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MAGFest Announces First Round of Guests for 2012

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MUSIC AND GAMING FESTIVAL, JANUARY 5-8, 2012 Live Video Game Music Cover Bands and 24 Hour Gaming For Four Days WASHINGTON, DC — SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 — The largest video game party on the east coast returns once again. MAGFest X, the 10th annual Music And Gaming Festival, will be rocking the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention center in National Harbor, MD 24 hours a day for four days straight this January 5-8, 2012. Consoles, arcades, LAN, tabletop, video game cover bands, chiptunes, guest, vendors, and more will all be available for you to enjoy. Check out some highlights of the guests we’ve announced so far, and there are many more on the way.

Featured Guests (More listed on the website, and more to be
Jon St. John – World renowned voice actor, known best for his role as “Duke Nukem”.
Ellen McLain – Voice actor best known for her role as GLaDOS in Portal and Portal 2.
John Patrick Lowrie – Voice of Team Fortress 2’s Sniper, among other Valve characters.
Hey Ash Whatcha Playin’? – Hit web video series parodying popular video games.
Arin “Egoraptor” Hanson – Creator of the “Awesome” flash video series.

Featured Game Music Bands (More listed on the website, and more to be
Metroid Metal ( – Math metal arrangements of Metroid music.
Bit Brigade ( – Plays the entire soundtrack of a game while someone does a live speedrun on stage.
The Megas ( – Vocal-driven rock featuring lyrics that tell stories all about the Mega Man universe.

About MAGFest:
MAGFest, The Music And Gaming Festival, is an annual event in the Washington D.C./Virginia/Maryland area dedicated to the celebration of video games and video game music. Each year, MAGFest offers 24-hour console, arcade, and PC game rooms, over twelve live video game cover bands, chiptunes, a vendors area, and guest speakers from the video game industry and fan scene. It also features a “JamSpace” available to all attendees for impromptu music performances. Numerous other events are scheduled each day. The 10th annual MAGFest, or MAGFest X for short, is scheduled for January 5-8 2012.

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