MAGFest 9 photojournal and cosplay gallery – the best festival West Coast gamers never heard of

And now for… the rest (because if it was all cosplayers, it would be a costume show and not a music and gaming festival.

Above: The “JamSpace” was open to all guests at any time for impromptu jam sessions

Above: One of the vendors sold authentic L4D “Peels”. Ah, dialect humor, will you never come off as not racist?

Above: You might not know him, but you love him. This is Danny Baranowski, amazing composer of the awesome
Super Meat Boy soundtrack

Above: This meager shot barely scratches the surface of the breadth of games on display. Don’t just stare at Centipede, Mr. Dressy Pants! Play it

Above: One of the arcade cabinets got covered in signatures, as per MAGFest tradition

Above: And the LAN room returned as well, for guests who brought their own rigs

Above: Larry Oji, from
OverClocked ReMix, and contributor for GR’s Game music of the day

Above: Musician and Remixer Danimal Cannon performed in multiple bands this year, including

Above: Andrew (a.k.a.
Zircon) and Jillian Aversa, two widely renowned game music composers and performers - that’s Jimmy Hinson, one of the composers for Mass Effect 2, providing the photobomb back there

Above: Brendan Becker, creator and undisputed “king” of MAGFest, wondering why his picture is last even though he put the whole damn thing together

January 25, 2011

Over 60 photos in our stunning collection of hot cosplay couture

Find out how costume play grew into one of the most diverse subcultures in Japan

Jillian Aversa of OC ReMix waxes poetic on Super Metroid’s awesome tunes