MAGFest 2019 Recap

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So I went to MAGFest this year. Me being a veteran (I think I only missed 1 or 2 MAG’s between MAGFest X and now), I have seen it grow from an event that would share the venue with jewelry conventions to a crazy convention (or festival if you insist) that covers every single corner of the venue.

Now with that praise out the way, I will go though my experience throughout that awesome weekend.

Staffing

This is my third year as a staff member at MAGFest and my fourth working at the con overall. I usually work in the Game On Film festival but they didn’t have it this year so I took shifts in crowd control.

I mainly worked in front of the panel rooms where I do badge check. It’s quite a humbling experience. I didn’t have to deal with long lines, but I was asked for directions. Since I know most of the Gaylord National, I was able to give good directions. The hours can be lengthy but I’m glad I was able to do it this year and help a bunch of people.

Games

My time in the arcade was limited and my time in the console section and Pokemon League was non-existent. But I did get to play some Windjammers and a few other classics.

When it comes to tournaments, I played in two tournaments…at the same time.

Here’s how I did it. On Friday, I found out that Hearthstone starts at the same times as Windjammers in two different sections of the venue. Luckily I was able to play my Hearthstone matches through Battlefy while waiting for my Windjammers matches. It was interesting experience.

Music

Well sadly I didn’t get to catch all the acts I wanted to catch. I did catch to see some of MC Frontalot live. I also discovered a new performer called D*Jadeabella who did her set in a Bayonetta/Fox McCloud cosplay. She had killer Star Wolf track that get me hearing it for the next two weeks. I became an instant fan.

Celebs!

Well I got to meet Freddie Wong from Video Game High School, which was great!

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Not only did I get to meet Xavier Woods, I saw his panel and saw him again in Windjammers.

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Ironically I saw both Freddie and Xavier in opposing teams MAGFest Versus. Hilarity ensued.

Well that’s it for my MAGFest blog!

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