I’ve said it before, and I’ll probably say it again: MAGFest (The Music and Gaming Festival) is the best gaming convention I go to all year. The gathering of thousands of video gamers, tabletop gamers, cosplayers, chiptune music fans and all other types of geeks creates an electric atmosphere that lasts for four whole days, both day and night.
Other fan-centric conventions like PAX can capture some of that feeling, but the presence of major game publishers at those shows ultimately creates a more corporate feel. For over 18 years, MAGFest has maintained its atmosphere as a grassroots gathering of fans of all kinds, giving them the opportunity to share their common interests in a safe and controlled space. It’s the perfect way to start a new year.
Here are some of the most interesting images I’ve come across at this year’s show.