Our apologies for the length of time between Parts 2 and 3. We’ve been super busy with…
- A new release from R_Garcia
- Protesting SOPA/PIPA
- Our upcoming podcast
However, we are committed to telling the rest of our MAGFest story — so grab a delicious beverage, sit back, relax, and prepare to be regaled with a tale of EPIC MUNDANITY!
DAY THREE: SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2012
Saturday was a barn-burner! The surge in attendees was significant, as all the folks who had to work on Friday began washing up on the shores of MAGfest. We rolled out of bed at the crack of 11:00am and went down the exhibition hall to crank up some tunes and enjoy our morning coffee. As with all cons, the first half of the day is best spent people-watching, because the cos-players are still fresh looking and the drunks from last night are still comically trying to make sense of their ambulatory abilities. Unlike MAGFest 9, we chose to stay away from the fire-water this year — lest we wind up singing Bill Withers songs with Duke Nukem again.
Q. What kind of music do you guys release? – A: Spacecore
We must admit: the daylight hours of Saturday were all work and no play this time around. Luckily, we met many awesome people from all over the country who were willing to give our music a listen. Many remembered us from the previous year, and some of those folks even came looking for our new releases. We had a great day selling our wares, and before we really had a chance to relax, it was already 9:00pm — so, rather than become dull boys, we opted to temporarily close the booth and take on some of the evening’s scheduled events. First on the list was the main attraction for the evening: Earthbound Papas.
Just in case you have no idea what we are talking about:
“The Earthbound Papas are a band formed by veteran Final Fantasy composer, Nobuo Uematsu, after his other project, The Black Mages, disbanded. According to Uematsu, they will play Final Fantasy music that The Black Mages had not played. It has also been suggested that they will play video game music from titles other than that of Final Fantasy.” --Final Fantasy Wiki
The fun certainly didn’t stop there. At some point we stumbled into one of the performance halls and happened upon An0va, who’s track “Flow” opens our 99 Problems but a Chip Ain’t One compilation.
An0va writes really awesome chiptunes — some of the best we’ve heard to date. On top of that, he is one of the nicest people on the planet. It was cool to see him slinging a guitar + gameboy live rig. You can download his latest album, The Teaching Machine for for free. Check out a bit of his MAGFest X performance below.
Following the evening performances, we returned to the booth for a brief red-eye sale and impromptu DJ set by R_Garcia. We then ate more pocky and drank a every variant of Mt. Dew before closing down for the night and heading over to the arcade for some sweet-sweet retro gaming love. However, our attention was drawn to something much more interesting…
Stay tuned for the final installment of our MAGFest X recap where we develop a new sales strategy based entirely on polyhedral randomizers!