Washington DC, VA, MD – December 20th, 2012 – In the past two years, MAGFest, the Music And Gaming Festival, has raised over $15,000 to support Child’s Play (http://www.childsplaycharity.org), the Penny-Arcade run charity which provides games to children’s hospitals around the world. This year, MAGFest hopes to surpass all years previous by offering a variety of charitable activities to help raise money for Child’s Play.
Usually known for its non-stop gaming and concerts, the upcoming 11th annual MAGFest will also be hosting both live and silent charity auctions, as well as a brand new event: Table Flipping For Charity. MAGFest provides the table, cutlery, cups, beverages, and more, and you provide the rage. The more you donate, the more stuff you get to flip over. Never before have violent outbursts been so productive to society!
Silent auctions will be running throughout the entire weekend, and a live auction will be held on Sunday afternoon (January 6th). Dozens of rare and signed gaming items will be up for auction, including several one-of-a-kind items such as a signed printer’s proof sheet from Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds, as well as a mint condition vinyl soundtrack to Beverly Hills Cop 2, signed by Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu’s band Earthbound Papas (formerly The Black Mages).
Dozens of companies and people have contributed to the list of items to be auctioned, including:
- Gearbox Studios
- Firaxis Games
- Jonathan Coulton
- Paul & Storm
- And many many more…
MAGFest hopes to raise even more money this year than all years previous, so read about our charity activities at http://magfest.org/charityauction, and join the festivities this January 3-6 in National Harbor, Maryland!
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 11th annual MAGFest, or MAGFest 11 for short, is scheduled for January 3-6 2013. For more details regarding MAGFest, contact Nick Marinelli, MAGFest press and public relations director, firstname.lastname@example.org.