PAX EAST JAMSPACE 2017!

PAX EAST JAMSPACE 2017!

Well folks, looks like it's that time of year again! What time, you ask?

Why, time for MAGFest to bring some Jamspace action back to PAX East, of course!

As always, this 7th year will be a mix of open jam time aka your typical Jamspace awesomeness (starting around 10am all three days!) + some fantastic scheduled shows featuring 26+ artists from all around the VGM, chiptune, nerdcore communities. We even got some wizard rock and steampunk mixed in this time around! As always there will be games to play the too!

Come join us and help bring the spirit of MAGfest to PAX East Jamspace 2017. See you there!

Once again we're back in room 109AB aka THE BIGGER BADDER ROOM - HOT FLOWERS! 8-)

Video livestream provided by MAGFest Mediatron at twitch.tv/magfest!

Audio livestream provided by geekbeatradio at geekbeatradio.com!

HUGE THANKS to both the geekbeatradio crew & Boston8bit for helping make this happen!

GO HAVE SOME MUSIC PARTY. AGAIN.

Friday 3/10

10:00am - 12:00pm

OPEN JAM

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Boston8bit chiptune showcase featuring:

DonutShoes / Solarbear / Triheart / nanode

3:00pm - 6:45pm

LIVE BANDS

Minusworld /Lame Genie / MC facepalm /Shane Hall & The Chaos Mathematicians / Super Soul Bros.

7:00pm - 9:00pm

OPEN JAM

10:00pm - 12:00am

DJ Dance Party by geekbeatradio featuring:

Orlando Boom / fraxiom / radio SKOTVOID (aka Scott D Buchanan) / Death's Medicine

Saturday 3/11

10:00am - 12:00pm

OPEN JAM

1:00pm - 6:45pm

LIVE BANDS

The World is Square / Draco and the Malfoys / FamilyJules7x / Blue Milk Run

7:00pm - 9:00pm

OPEN JAM

10:00pm - 12:00am

geekbeatradio chiptune dance party featuring:

Destro (aka Jay Doherty) / A. Campbell Payne / Dachampster / chipocrite

Sunday 3/12

10:00am - 11:30pm

OPEN JAM

12:00pm - 3:45pm

LIVE BANDS

Ap0c / (T-T)b / Geeks and Guitars / Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band

4:00pm-6:00pm

OPEN JAM

 

Make sure to follow our event on Facebook for updates!

THANK YOU, POLAND!

THANK YOU, POLAND!

We'd like to express our most heartfelt gratitude to the Polish Embassy and Polish Cultural Institute New York for helping host our Polish Demoscene guests Jakub “Argasek” Argasinski and Grzegorz “Fei” Juraszek. We hope to continue working with them in future years to host more Polish guests, demoscene or otherwise, and even maybe hold a full-fledged Demoparty at MAGFest!

We were privileged to be able to help advise the Polish Embassy during the EU Open House event last spring, as they had chosen to focus their open house on their booming game industry. Poland has been producing amazing games such as The Witcher series, Dead Island series, and Superhot, so we're glad that we got a chance to be a part of that celebration, and are thankful for the Embassy's assistance with MAGFest this year.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR SUPER MAGFEST 2018 PERFORMERS!

SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR SUPER MAGFEST 2018 PERFORMERS!

HOTDAMN Applications are now open for Super MAGFest 2018 performers!

#OHSNAP The form may also be used this year for other MAG booking (West, Stock, etc)!

Yes, these dates are way earlier than normal.

Yes, this means that Super MAG artist announcements should come way sooner. #YouAreFugginWelcome

Full info regarding such can be found right here: http://magfest.org/perform

WANNA LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR COLLABORATION WITH PULSEWAVE? WE GOT THE DEETS

WANNA LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR COLLABORATION WITH PULSEWAVE? WE GOT THE DEETS

Hey MAGFam! I’m EMi. You might recognize me from MAGFest events as early as MAGFest 9; I’m the tiny person with silly glasses, ridiculous haircuts, and a giant camera. Besides being a founding member of the Mediatron department, I’m also a co-organizer for Pulsewave along with MAGFest attendees Jenn de la VegaDannel Jurado, and Pat Koch.

Pulsewave is a chiptune showcase that’s been running in NYC for over 11 years! Historically we’ve stuck to a monthly schedule, though we’ve changed to bi-monthly for 2017 to keep our events strong and healthy. We have an open mic at every event (5 minutes plug-and-play) so that way we can learn more about up-and-comers in our community, then three curated acts that follow. There’s also a visualist performing alongside the musicians, just like you’ve seen at MAGFest. Speaking of, many acts at Pulsewave go on to play MAGFest and vice versa! We love seeing our local acts go on to succeed on the big stage and we’re also seeking new talent from other localities as well. Plus our shows are all ages so anyone is welcome to attend.

Inclusivity is very important to us, and we’re always trying to create lineups that represent the diversity of the chiptune community. Sustainability is a priority for us as well: We cover transportation for all performers we book, and we give them a split from the door in addition to all the profits they make from their merch. We’ve also implemented a design residency program, giving two visualists from our community the opportunity to flex their muscles by designing us fliers, logos, and merch. Continuing our theme of sustainability, we created a zine out of our 2016 fliers and all proceeds raised go directly to the 2017 residents: https://gumroad.com/pulsewave

If you’ve seen our event page already, you may have noticed that the door charge is marked “$10 - $15 sliding scale donation.” We got the idea for that from our hosts at Babycastles, who have also been at MAGFest as a part of the indie arcade! The goal there is to avoid turning people away if their budget is on the tiny side, while also giving folks who are in a better place financially the ability to kick in extra. It’s like a smaller version of MAGFest’s super supporter badge. For 2017 we started something new where if you meet or exceed the max donation, we give you a limited-edition token of our thanks. Presently the reward is a button manufactured by MAGFest community superstar Jonna. So if you’re able, please give generously so we can keep paying people to do what they love.

We’re so excited and proud about this month’s collaboration, and we hope we’ll see lots of new faces at our event on April 29th. This will be our first time hosting Professor Shyguy and D&D Sluggers on our stage, and who could ask for better returning performers than Danimal Cannon and magical_grill?

Can’t make the show? We stream every event thanks to the support of our friends at bel-air radio. We’re also archiving all our shows over on Soundcloud, so give it some time and the recordings will end up there too. We all are volunteers, after all!.

Wanna keep in touch? You can follow Pulsewave on Twitterlike us on Facebook, and read our blog. We’re looking forward to getting to know you!