Thu. Mar 23rd, 2023

The PAX South premiere in San Antonio may have garnered more attention, but the Washington, D.C. suburbs had their own gathering of game fans this weekend. MAGFest (the music and gaming festival) has now grown in its 14th year from fewer than 300 attendees in 2002 to an expected attendance of over 18,000 this weekend. Gamers and musicians filled an entire wing of the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland with arcade cabinets, classic consoles, board and card games, merchandise tables, panels, and concerts.

What sets MAGFest apart from many other fan conventions is that it runs all day and all night for the entire four days. players were penetrate Johann Sebastian Joust until 2 a.m, for example, and clogged the arcade and console freeplay areas (and nearby bars) until the wee hours of the morning. Parental commitments prevented me from staying out that late this year, but next time I hope to find a babysitter for the kid and play with the crowd until dawn.

This is what I saw.

By akfire1

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