This weekend I went to MAGFest. It’s something I try to do each year. If you have not gone to MAGFest you do know what you are missing. And if you like video game-based music, then you really really need to check this out.
This is practically my first time going to MAGFest as a staff member, meaning that I can get free entry (yay!), free meals (double yay!), and this nice staff-T-Shirt! (yippie-yi-yo-ki-yay!).
Since I was part of staff I was able to enter and console rooms before the crowd came in. It was a relief that I was able to hop on a game without having to wait for someone to get off the machine.
My first shift was was the screening of the webshow AFK, which I got to introduce and interview the writer/director of the show as well of one of the actors via Skype it was weird doing a talking to a computer screen but it certainly worked!
Next was a The Protomen concert, which was awesome as always! Then I ended the day at the MAG Arcade!
Next day was quite different. I introduced a set of Pokémon Go short movies, followed by some actual Pokemon Go searching. I didn’t make it through the whole hunt since my bare hand was out and it was cold as fuck. So I had to had back to that Games on Film section to introduce a double feature: Computer Fighters and Out Runners.
Then my friends and I went to the jam to DJ Cutman’s session. Then I went to a panel on how to work that special badge staff and supports got. I couldn’t manage to work the thing until AFTER the convention.
When I woke and got a quick breakfast then went down to attend MarzGurl and Josh Knight the First’s cartoon Sing-along. That was fun.
Then I went to the Jamspace section to check out the band Master Sword, who actually followed me on Twitter beforehand. Damn they are good.
Then I did Games on Film work for a short live-action films set, the I worked the projector on Viva Amiga. Then I did my last Games on Film job on Man Vs. Snake!
Then I managed to catch of the finals of the Magfest Pokemon league where Rachel won, becoming the first woman to Pokemon Leagure Champion!
The Nerf War was supposed to be on Saturday (day 3) but it was moved because of snow. It was a small yet intense crowd. I should really work on the video for that. And the last game I played before leaving was Killer Queen.
So pretty much that was MAGFest. Can’t wait to come back next year!