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#1 Jillian Aversa

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 11:37 PM

MAGFest 5
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. :P
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.
How do I sign up?
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. :wink:

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. :puppyeyes:

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! :)!!


Attending:
djpretzel
Liontamer
zircon
pixietricks
zyko
Shnabubula
Geoffrey Taucer
Rama
Xerol
Bahamut
Darangen
Shael Riley
José the Bronx Rican
Richter
The Prophet of Mephisto
Mustin
Kitsuta
DjSammyG
Mogrothir
NC_Dave
Garian
RealFolkBlues
TristorTrucido
JigglesMcPuff
Benzo
iShwenk
hseiken
fivre
Moguta
Zeiram_
q-pa
The Pezman
bucky o'hare
Ayres

Possibly attending:
Beatdrop
JigginJonT
The wingless
mv
myf
neminem
Majin GeoDood
Suzumebachi
Fridge
teknoboy
shpladoink

Rooming together:
- Geoffrey Taucer, Darangen, zircon, pixietricks
- Rama, Rama's daddy, and Rama's brobro
- Xerol, Aaron, Garian, possibly Suzumebachi (willing to add more)

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 11:42 PM

I'm probably going. Not sure who I'm rooming with yet though, probably Xerol or Garian.
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Posted 03 October 2006 - 11:43 PM

I'm probably going. Not sure who I'm rooming with yet though, probably Xerol or Garian.


I was just looking for you. I really need to know this soon.

Anyway, add us to the room list: Xerol, Aaron, Garian, and possibly Suzu. I'm all willing to squeeze a fourth/fifth if they bring a sleeping bag or something, since I'm barely able to afford going as it is, so splitting the room up an extra way will help more.

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 11:54 PM

Being delivered:

Daragen's sleeping bag. (because he never gave me an address to mail it to :o)

iduno if it's clean or whatever. I mean...it's say in the same place in my room for a year now. Never opened. Never moved. Just sat.

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 01:16 AM

Whoa, lots of people travelling from afar coming. And Xerol, I thought I was going to be rooming with you guys? I said that I probably would do it, I just have to check to see whether I'll be getting a friend or two to come to MAGFest.
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Posted 04 October 2006 - 01:39 AM

I need at least $400... Think some of you guys could pitch in?

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 01:47 AM

Yo, I'm going. Quite possibly volunteering as well.
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Posted 04 October 2006 - 01:55 AM

I need at least $400... Think some of you guys could pitch in?


Ok, Smoke
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Posted 04 October 2006 - 02:39 AM

fivre will be attending.

I don't care where the hell I sleep, so long as it's low-cost.

#10 Geoffrey Taucer

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 02:41 AM

Looking at the VGmix thread, it looks like Zyko's comming

Also, are we perhaps making this topic too early? I mean it is still two months away.
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#11 Jillian Aversa

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 03:03 AM

We wanna allow people as much time as possible to register, book rooms, and plan travel arrangements. It's a big event, and will most likely be the largest OCR meetup to date.

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 03:11 AM

I'm coming.

I'm probably rooming with entirely different people from OCR and noone else. Besides, the only two people I'd room with already have plans. :P

As for riding.. ugh, I dunno. My sister and her husband are a pain in the ass when it comes to making plans. I'll just say I can take one, MAYYYYYYYYYYBE two people. We've got a definite three in the carpool already. Er, two. Definite two.

In other words, rides are up in the air. I live near Raleigh/Cary/Apex/wtfh NC.

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 03:16 AM

Kitsuta, don't forget I'm taking one of those spots in that car -- or had you already factored that in?
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Posted 04 October 2006 - 03:44 AM

Man, I really wish I could make it this year. I mean, I don't even live that far away! Unfortunately I have exams the Monday after the thing ends, so I need to stay here. :cry:

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 04:16 AM

Kitsuta, don't forget I'm taking one of those spots in that car -- or had you already factored that in?


No, I hadn't, because we don't know if we are taking you or not. You said you had a ride without us. If you came, would he have to come too? That might be too many people.

As I said, all up in the air. I don't even know if James is riding with us. I emailed him but he hasn't gotten back to me yet.

Broken: Brendan's not on right now, but I'll pass on the message.

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 04:27 AM

I want to go. I can give transportaion from Virgina Beach or close to it. I'd like to split a room with some people.
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Posted 04 October 2006 - 05:10 AM

Kit, I'll be riding with you if you have room.
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Posted 04 October 2006 - 05:11 AM

Mentioned it in the original thread but wanted to post it here just in case -

I'll have a few seats open so if anyone within a reasonable distance of a Charlotte-Raleigh-Richmond-DC route needs a ride, just let me know!

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 05:28 AM

Kit, I'll be riding with you if you have room.


It's a deal. I just got James' mail(from 8 hours ago.. curse you Gmail!) and he's not really planning on spending any time here in NC. Things should be simple in this case - we can pick him up after we arrive at the con, and drop him off at the airport before we leave. So that's definitely an extra seat in the car. Although we might have to have five people in the car at once. Eesh.

I dunno, we might end up taking two cars. That'd probably be a royal pain, though.

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 12:24 PM

I said if you have room. If having me along will force you to take two cars, I can get another ride.
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