What’s going on Club Members, coming at you with a new segment called #ConLife2017. Essentially this will be our tag on the website where you’ll see our con reviews, interviews, and photos.
Let’s get into this, I attended MAGFest for the first time this year. MAGFest is a convention that takes place the first week of January. It’s also takes place during my best friends birthday. So what better way to celebrate it than by attending a con together?
Anyway, MAGFest location is at the National Harbor in Maryland. A fantastic spot to have a convention. My only regret is that it wasn’t warm like it was a few days after the fact. I only attended Saturday so my ticket cost me about $55.00 for an entire day. Gaming wise, there was so many games to play. MAGFest focuses on music and gaming and I felt that presence there. They have a huge room in which you can play nothing but the current console systems. Another room where they have nothing but arcade games. I just felt like MAGFest had a game for everyone in one way or another.
Crowd wise, I felt MAGFest was perfect. Katsucon also uses the Gaylord Hotel and it feels overcrowded at times. Meanwhile at MAGFest I felt like I had room and as a big guy it felt nice. I didn’t feel like I was blocking or in the way. Whereas with Katsucon, I just feel like I’m holding people up.
MAGFest has a more chilled vibe. Everyone is there to sit back, listen to some music, and above all else have a good time. I got to met a ton of friends both new and old during my Saturday there. So it was definitely worth it overall. Next year I do plan on attending for all four days to get the full effect of the convention. I really wish I got to attend a few of the panels along with hearing Richie Branson live. As I’ve been a fan of his music since 2011, so one of my goals is to see him do his thing.
Final thoughts, MAGFest is a really good convention to start the New Year off with. I honestly had a great time and would love nothing more than to attend again next year. Down below are links to MAGFest main website along with their other social media platforms. Finally the photo gallery is down below as well. Until the next #ConLife2017, I’m still XBen3000 and I’m out!
MAGFest Website: http://magfest.org/