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Unread 09-04-2013, 10:40 AM   #1
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MAGFest 2014

My favorite little con is back on January 2nd. And while I usually keep MAG free of cosplay, I'd thought I'd switch things up and bring some stuff. Looking at Booker Dewitt (Bioshock Infinite), something from Saints Row, and possibly something from Resident Evil. Aside from that, drinking/concert/games. What about the rest of y'all?
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Unread 09-28-2013, 10:22 AM   #2
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This will be my second year at MAGfest and I'll be bringing Streets of Rage 2 Blaze, Streets of Rage 3 Soozie (generic villain), and perhaps Pokemon Trainer Black/White 2 and (hopefully) a secret cosplay (depending on the time I have left to make it...).

Last year I did Streets of Rage 3 Blaze and it was so much fun!!
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Unread 09-29-2013, 10:45 AM   #3
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Probably just Sol Badguy [GGXX] and Date Masamune. Try and stick to video game-ISH characters for the time being. I'm also going to be staffing so probably won't be dressed up most of the time xD
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Unread 09-29-2013, 11:19 PM   #4
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This will be my second year at MAGfest and I'll be bringing Streets of Rage 2 Blaze, Streets of Rage 3 Soozie (generic villain), and perhaps Pokemon Trainer Black/White 2 and (hopefully) a secret cosplay (depending on the time I have left to make it...).

Last year I did Streets of Rage 3 Blaze and it was so much fun!!
Do you have a Streets of Rage 2 Axel? If not, that's all the reason I need to make one!
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Unread 09-29-2013, 11:49 PM   #5
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Do you have a Streets of Rage 2 Axel? If not, that's all the reason I need to make one!

We will have a full SoR2 group, if everyone comes; Max, Skate, Axel and Blaze. Here's hoping they all come!

You should totally make SoR cosplay regardless!! SoR Needs more cosplay love!
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Unread 09-30-2013, 01:24 PM   #6
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I'll be Rucks from Bastion on one of the days. probably Friday or Sunday i think.
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after comparing some, my group is looking like we'll be hitting up Magfest instead of Katsucon next year. It just seems like it'll be a more fun experience overall. Anyone able to do a comparison for me?
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Unread 10-12-2013, 01:48 AM   #8
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I had a blast at MAGFest this year and wouldn't mind going next year. Problem is that I might be overseas during that time. If I end up going, I will reprise my Adventure Hero or Kensou (KoF XIII).
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Unread 10-15-2013, 10:01 AM   #9
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after comparing some, my group is looking like we'll be hitting up Magfest instead of Katsucon next year. It just seems like it'll be a more fun experience overall. Anyone able to do a comparison for me?
Let me tell you why MAGfest is better:
1) Slightly older crowd.
2) Post New Years, which means the hotel won't be double booked with something else.
3) Cheaper badge/cheaper hotel rates.
4) 24 arcade/tabletop/game room.
5) Really, really laid back atmosphere.

I <3 MAGfest. It's no PAX, but it doesnt try to be, and it definetly works out towards the show's advantage.
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How is MAGFest as far as cosplay goes? I've heard many great and wonderful stories but I've heard a couple horror stories. I went a while ago and only recalled seeing two cosplays the entire weekend.
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Unread 10-16-2013, 03:19 PM   #11
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Buying our tickets next week! Looked more into it, and my fiance practically demanded MAGfest over Katsu lol. Whole group is actually a bit more excited for MAG's focus on gaming and music over a giant cosplay event.
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How is MAGFest as far as cosplay goes? I've heard many great and wonderful stories but I've heard a couple horror stories. I went a while ago and only recalled seeing two cosplays the entire weekend.
There's some, but not a ton compared to Katsucon. If you are a cosplayer though, its better to shoot at MFEST than Katsu b/c the gaylord will be empty in comparsion

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Buying our tickets next week! Looked more into it, and my fiance practically demanded MAGfest over Katsu lol. Whole group is actually a bit more excited for MAG's focus on gaming and music over a giant cosplay event.
Correct focus is correct.
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Unread 10-17-2013, 02:46 PM   #13
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Buying our tickets next week! Looked more into it, and my fiance practically demanded MAGfest over Katsu lol. Whole group is actually a bit more excited for MAG's focus on gaming and music over a giant cosplay event.
Same!! Although, I am going to cosplay, I am much more looking forward to all the games and guests. I'm not a big fan of music. Although I did have to go see the Earthbound Papas and Nobuo Uematsu. <3

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There's some, but not a ton compared to Katsucon. If you are a cosplayer though, its better to shoot at MFEST than Katsu b/c the gaylord will be empty in comparsion
I see! I've never been to Kastucon although many people have recommended it. Yes, I've noticed that from the last MAGFest I went to. I was more so wondering if cosplaying it 'accepted' there. I've only heard one horror story where someone was touched (a helmet they worked very hard on was thrown to the ground and broken) but most of them were just people being downright rude. I tend to ignore people like that but if there are a lot of people who are like that there, then I'll probably forget cosplaying this year there. I really don't know if that is what they are like towards cosplay though. I mean, I went last year with no cosplay and I only met one jerk while everyone else was really laid-back and nice!
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Unread 10-18-2013, 09:30 AM   #14
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I see! I've never been to Kastucon although many people have recommended it. Yes, I've noticed that from the last MAGFest I went to. I was more so wondering if cosplaying it 'accepted' there. I've only heard one horror story where someone was touched (a helmet they worked very hard on was thrown to the ground and broken) but most of them were just people being downright rude. I tend to ignore people like that but if there are a lot of people who are like that there, then I'll probably forget cosplaying this year there. I really don't know if that is what they are like towards cosplay though. I mean, I went last year with no cosplay and I only met one jerk while everyone else was really laid-back and nice!
My wife and I NEVER had a problem when we were in costume at MAGfest, so no worries on that front. I know the Cosplay Rost can get a little brutal at times, but it's a roast, so it's kinda expected. But the MAGfest cosplay scene is growing, and it's nice overall, just be careful come night time when the attendees begin drinking and get a little rowdy.

As for Katsu, I went for nearly a decade straight, and am done with that show. They've done a fine job of upsetting management, and this past year was kinda a mess.
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Unread 10-20-2013, 08:13 AM   #15
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So, more importantly... Has anyone had any luck getting a room for MAGfest this year? You can only reserve the room for one night at the Gaylord it seems, and the marriott across the street only has king sizes as well =\.
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