MAGFest 2017 Megathread


#1

MAGFest 2017 is on the horizon!

We’ll be there Thursday-Sunday! We have six panels.

Friday (6th)

Anime Openers from Around the World
11:30AM
Panels 4 - Chesapeake D,E,F

Quitting
1:30 PM
MAGES 2 - Chesapeake 7,8,9

When Does Sisyphus Rage Quit?
4:30 PM
MAGES 1 - Chesapeake G,H,I

The Sounds of Horror in Games and Cinema
6:00 PM
MAGES 2 - Chesapeake 7,8,9

Saturday (7th)

The Grind
10:30 AM
MAGES 2 - Chesapeake 7,8,9

The Virtual, Mixed, and Augmented Reality Panel (AR/VR)
3:00 PM
MAGES 1 - Chesapeake G,H,I


#2

Question would anyone want me to do a dump of all the awesome MAGFest stuff to do this year?


#3

Uncle Yo and I are doing a panel where we’re going to go over the Magfest schedule and shoot the shit with the audience.

Loading Screen, Panel 4 Thursday 1PM.

Come hang out with us…cause there’s nothing else to do then.


#4

2017 will be my first year not going to MAGFest since 2012. That’s usually the only place I tend to meet other FRC Members. As fun as it always is, can’t invest the moneys.

Tear it up, crew!


#5

This MAGFest has even more music than usual, and I’m excited to be coming back. I’m going to be rocking out all weekend.


#6

For all, I do this each year for me to make sure I can make heads or tails of the schedule. This year I am opening it up to everyone. This is the (unofficial) schedule sheet for reference. Best printed within Excel:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2zjoZ_yr0VPZllyUEY0dFpGT2s/view?usp=sharing

@Axel MAGUnderground is returning again, which mean in case you thought we had enough concerts, we managed to pull more concerts into MAGFest.


#7

@Coldguy
I KNOW. THAT IS WHY I’M FREAKING OUT ABOUT TIME MANAGEMENT.


#8

If there is one thing we prove to the world is why human cloning should exist.


#9

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOuw4G-g12f/


#10

I prefer this one:


#11

Indie tabletop details I may know more than 3 designers on this list.


#12

Ok hype is at max, I will be Gaylord bound tomorrow via carpool and packing finishes tonight. So here is my unofficial stuff you should do at MAGFest to have a good time.

  • Thursday 5:00 PM The Incomplete History of Nerd Music (my panel) this will be the last time I will be performing this in this manner, part of 2017 is to update the thing with much better video and audio evidence and get it to TED talk level.

  • Thursday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM MAGLaughs - This is one of my pet projects to have a stand up comedy presence at MAGFest, the line up is really good for having it be very slapdash and last minute. The anchor to the event is Uncle Yo

  • Thursday 11:00 PM The Protomen - They just released a new music video last month, I expect the army to be rocking

  • Friday 11:30 AM Anime Openers from Around the World - Yes I know we all have seen this but it is the first step to get some more anime/music content on the schedule.

  • Friday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Trifecta of Tabletop panels - Again another brain child of mine to get more content on the schedule. This block has the strongest stuff in it. Beyond D&D (Uncle Yo Edition), How to run a Boardgame Cafe, and how National Security using War Gaming to train (yes Kriegsspiel shit will be talked about)

  • Friday 2:00 PM Austin Wintory Concert - Can you say live interactive artist painting while he is performing?

  • Friday 3:30 PM Gaming with Kids - You think there would be a bigger demand for this topic?

  • Friday 6:00 PM Designing Cosplay using Audrinos - I do not Cosplay but think this is cool as shit, using Audrios to build portable lighting rigs

  • Friday 9:30 - 11:30 Schaffer the Darklord, Armcannon, Bit Brigade

  • Saturday 10:00 Back in My Day Conventions from the Past - These guys were a Zenkaikon pickup and cant wait for them to get into a bigger event

  • Saturday 12:30 PM Multi-Haunted NES - Remember how awesome we think Jackbox is for connecting phones to their game? Now picture that in actual NES game code

  • Saturday 2:00 PM Circus World - Learn how to Juggle and stuff, they do an awesome job teaching

  • Saturday 2:00 PM Nerf War - Same place as before should be around 200 people again firing Nerf at one another

  • Saturday 5:00 PM Super Art Fight!

  • Saturday 8:30 PM MAGFest Vs. - Its Nick Arcade on stage. This version has a behind the scenes QnA and has celebrities being the contestants

  • Saturday 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM Urizen and MaSu!

  • Saturday 11:30 PM Cosplay Dance Off - Best for photographers and people to do street style dance routines

  • Sunday 12:00 PM TeamFourStar - Or how a group of guests can’t read emails so I could justify people sticking around on Sunday

  • Sunday 1:00 PM The How to Panel, Panel - New one for me in which I walk people through making their panel not suck

Other things of note:

  • Battletek pod for intense gaming
  • Megamanathon concerts from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM on three consecutive days
  • Two Escape Rooms
  • Two Bridge Simulators
  • The following games you should play in Tabletop Indie: Lazer Ryders, Shapes the Game, Knuckule Sammach (from the people that brought you Kobbalds ate my baby)

There you go, I missed a bunch of stuff but that is maximizing on the good shit to do.


#13

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#14

The Nidhogg Tournament is at 6:00pm on Thursday.

I may attend. Even if it fills up I’ll probably watch it.


#15

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The Nidhogg Tournament is at 6:00pm on Thursday.

I may attend. Even if it fills up I’ll probably watch it.
[/quote]It is very unlikely to fill up.


#16

Next year, I need to get serious about setting up and running a Bushido Blade tournament at MAGFest. I brought the game last year, and spent a couple hours in the retro-console room, and the game was hugely popular, with tons of people stopping by to play a bit. I’m planning to do the same thing this year.


#17

I request a Rym vs. Jordan O match


#18

OH shit Bushido Blade, was just talking about our games down the shore one of the week of awesome’s playing that game and laughing the whole time.


#19

Bushido Blade is such a fun game to play and even watch. Last year at MAGFest, I had a bunch of people come up curious about the game as they’d never heard of it or seen it before. Even after I’d explained to them that it was a fighting game with “realistic” body damage and one-hit kills, they still didn’t fully understand or appreciate it until they had played a match and where subsequently killed in about half a second. Then, you would see this huge grin appear on their faces and they would laugh and say how awesome the game was, and want to keep playing. I had an absolute blast introducing the game to new players and letting old fans re-experience it.

I would love a modern, version of Bushido Blade with online multiplayer.

I’m definitely going to be in the retro console room with the game if anyone is interested in playing.


#20

Bushido Blade really needs a modern remake. It doesn’t even have to be an official one that is called Bushido Blade. I’ll settle for some indie developer making an homage. If I don’t see one in the PAX Megaboof this year, I will be disappoint.