MAGFest (Music And Games Festival ) is a US-based video game convention, hosted annually by Brendan Becker (who is a good friend of NGI and was featured in Show #102 ). The con features console game tournaments, a huge LAN party, panels by well-known members of the game industry, and sales booths, but arguably the largest draw to the show is the amazing live VGM concerts put on every year.

In 2008, the show will feature the triumphant return of MAGFest/VGMix superband The Smash Brothers and electronica gurus Wave Theory, along with two incredible bands new to the show this year, The Advantage and Select Start. Performing artists also returning from previous MAGFests will be Arm Cannon, Powerglove, and This Place is Haunted. The concerts will take place on Friday and Saturday night of the convention, and will feature 8-bit special effects by No Carrier and NoteNdo.

MAGFest runs from January 3rd to the 6th of 2008 at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia. Don’t miss this huge weekend of live video game music performances!

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