Thursday 1 January 2009 — Sunday 4 January 2009
Hilton Mark Center
5000 Seminary Rd, Alexandria, VA, 22311, United States
MAGFest is a video and computer gaming festival run by fans, for fans. It's similar to most fan-based (anime, scifi, etc) conventions, but aims to be more of a laid-back video game party atmosphere. No crowded show floors here, but rather lots of fan art, film and music, and room to relax. Our special guests fit right in and socialize with the rest of the crowd. Game movies and cartoons are shown weekend-long. In addition to our 10 000 square foot game room, lots of attendees set up games in their rooms and invite others inside.
Perhaps most importantly, MAGFest has a huge focus on game music -- multiple concerts worth -- filled with video game music tributes, some even with the original composers! On Friday and Saturday nights multiple bands perform on our main stage, and our 'JamSpace' is open 24 hours for collaborative music and special treats alike.