Post-MAGFest Lift

In which RVA discusses the best convention ever…

MAGFest has come and gone.  MAGFest 2020 was not, despite some beliefs online, the twentieth MAGFest, though it seems like it.  MAGFest began in 2003 (…I think?), so this was like the seventeenth or something.  Plus it was originally in September, then it moved to January.  Plus there have been other MAG-events, so the actual number is…well, it involves some algebra.

What has not changed is how amazing and wonderful of a time it was, and is.  If you haven’t been to MAGFest, start making plans to attend the next one.  The whole four-day experience is like nothing else I have ever known, and I think I’ve attended just about every type of convention there is (except a furry con).

Since I was unveiling Rhest of the Time, my table was super-busy.  Thank you to everyone who came by to pick up a copy.  I sold out of Rhest for the Wicked, RocKaiju, Proton, and ran low on the other books.  Always a wonderful problem to have.  The Gamification of Fitness panel was a little rushed because I can’t pace myself when talking about exercise, but I hope a few people were able to get some gems from it.  Real-World Street Fighter was a hoot!  I’m delighted so many people enjoyed it, and since it was recorded, hopefully it will be available for all the inter-webs to enjoy!  Twenty Years of RVA was an extremely emotional panel, but it was fun.  I liked getting to talk about Crossworld and Ghee again.

Outside of my experiences, X-Strike made a rare appearance and unveiled a new stop-motion project.  After years of campaigning, Mariachi Entertainment System finally made it MAGFest and apparently blew the roof off the place.  It was simply an amazing weekend and I simply cannot recommend it high enough.  Experience MAGFest for yourself and see how much fun you can have.  It will change your life for the better.

Author: Robert V Aldrich

Author. Speaker. Cancer Researcher. Martial Artist. Illustrator. Cat dad. Nerd.

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