Thursday, January 4th - Sunday, January 7th, 2007
At the Sheraton Premiere in Vienna, Virginia
MAGFest? What the heck is that?
Why, only the best music and gaming festival this side of the USA... This year is the 5th anniversary, and it's looking bigger and better than ever. Brendan somehow managed to book an absolutely beautiful hotel for the event, the Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, equipped with an indoor pool, jacuzzi, fitness room, and sauna. (Plus free parking!)
What is there to do?
Concerts- The musical performances are what make MAGFest so freaking awesome. There's already a great lineup of video game bands this year: The Minibosses with Jenova Project, Shawn Phase, Smash Brothers, Sprite Slowdown (Chromelodeon's video game department), Wave Theory, Concertneskimos, Parasprinter, Powerglove, Search Snake, and This Place is Haunted!
Gaming- A huge 24-hour gameroom with tournaments, as well as a 24-hour LAN room!
Costume contest- Self-explanitory.
Panels- This year's panel lineup will play a large role in the festival activities:
- OCR will be giving a panel at 4:00 pm on Friday the 5th, featuring some site history, music (duh), trivia with prizes, and live performances. Immediately following will be a meetup in the lounge!
- And, of course, there will be other panels on geeky topics featuring artists, authors, and comedians of video game culture.
You should preregister to attend MAGFest if you wanna save money, and the sooner the better! Unless you live close to the location site, I would also recommend booking your hotel room well in advance. It's cheaper (and more fun) to split with a few other people. As I understand it, all the rooms this year will have two double beds, so 4 is an ideal number for rooming groups. If you're really strapped for cash, though, and wanna squeeze in more, there's always the floor.
All that being said, I'm going to do my best to keep the following lists updated, so you can see who's coming. That should help with organizing carpools, rooming groups, and such. If you're looking for a ride or roommate and people don't respond in here, try PM. Just a couple requests:
Anyone who's driving to the event (and has room for more) should post in here with their travel info!
Let's not let the dream die for those who are transportationless.
Once you've figured out who you're rooming with, please let me know either in the thread or by PM!
Last year, it was hard to keep track of who was around from OCR because we were relatively scattered about. I know *I* don't wanna miss out on meeting any of you lovely people, so this should help.
OMG SEE U THAR!
José the Bronx Rican
The Prophet of Mephisto
- Geoffrey Taucer, Darangen, zircon, pixietricks
- Rama, Rama's daddy, and Rama's brobro
- Xerol, Aaron, Garian, possibly Suzumebachi (willing to add more)