MAGFest X Announced

With special performances from Random Encounter and The Megas, this year’s 10th annual Music and Gaming Festival is expected to be bigger and better than ever.

by metalcrush

Predicted to be the “absolute biggest year ever”, the 10th annual Music and Gaming Festival has just been announced.  If you’re unaware of one of the most anticipated events in VGM community, get in the know: started by Brendan Becker in 2002, MAGFest is an annual event by fans devoted to the celebration of video games and video game music for fans. Since then, attendance has increased drastically while MAGFest’s theatrics get bigger and better each and every year.

An official MAGFest announcement has confirmed mind-blowing performances from Random Encounter and The Megas as well as appearances from special guests Arin “Egoraptor” Hanson, mastermind behind the “Awesome” series of flash video game parody cartoons, and Jon St. John, the voice responsible for the badassery of the Duke Nukem we’ve grown to love. More guests and musicians will also be announced soon.

MAGFest X will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland on January 5-8, 2012. Pre-register today to ensure your attendance to one of the most exciting events of the year!


Hailing from sunny California, Adrienne Macalinao is an avid gaming and comics enthusiast. Learning to play video games before she could even walk, she has closely observed the video game music arrangement community since 2001. It's also worth mentioning that she is probably a cylon. If you have any tips or VGM news suggestions, shoot an e-mail to [email protected].


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