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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RIP Stan Lee

Stan Lee Signs Copies Of His New Book "Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir"

I’m not always overwhelmed by celebrity deaths. But when I found out that Stan Lee passed away, I was stunned. Frozen. I took quite a while to process.

Stan did a lot not just for comic books but for the entire field entertainment. We have the Marvel movies, the video games, the card games, the tabletop games. A lot of stuff. And we can’t forget about his cameos. My favorite is the one in Captain America Civil War.

My feeds has shown tons of support for Stan Lee and it was powerful. His legacy have touched a whole lot of people.

He will be missed.

Gents Vox Box (Sponsored)

I have received a complementary Gents Vox Box from Influenster for testing purposes earlier in the Summer. Not that I am done testing the products inside, I will now tell you those products.

Barbasol Shaving Cream and Razor: I have use the Barbasol shaving cream before but it was my first time using the razor. When the shaving cream provides a nice lather for its pricing. The six-blade razor gave me a shave I never would have expected and edging blade is a nice touch.

Frank’s Red Hot Sauce: This hot sauce is the perfect combination of flavor and spice and it goes well with my favorite foods. I would definitely recommend.

Kettle Chips: The potato chips have a unique taste to it. It wasn’t a flurry of salt so that’s a plus.

Bed Hed: I rarely put wax in my hair (or lack thereof) but I like the product. The hold was nice in neat and the mess was minimal.

That’s wraps up my review of the Gents Vox Box! Thank you Influenster for letting me test these products!