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Video Interview From MAGFest 13: Beep Documentary Crew

RPGFan Interviews The Beep Documentary Crew at MAGFest 13. Featuring Karen Collins, Director of Beep, and Matthew Charlton, Director of Photography and Camera Operator for Beep.

Here’s what we asked:

1. How did the Beep Documentary come to life? 0:20
2. How has the process been so far? 1:55
3. What are you filming here at MAGFest for the documentary? 2:44
4. How was your interview with Nobuo Uematsu at Distant Worlds? 3:50
5. Tell us about the book & webisodes 4:37
6. Can you tell us about webisode sponsorship? 5:45
7. What are some of your favorite game soundtracks? 7:02
8. Is there anything else you would like to say to your followers? 12:15

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www.gamessound.com
www.magfest.org

Shot & Edited by: Bradley Pearce
Interviewed by: Stephen Meyerink

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MAGFest 13 + Photos!

So MAGFest 13 was awesome. Not that it needed to be said because MAGFest is always awesome.

It has been really cool seeing this festival grow so much. I wish I could have been there from the very beginning, however my first MAGFest was MAG9 and I promised myself I wouldn’t miss one after that. That year it was at roughly 3,000 attendees, this year 17,000… craziness.

This year was spectacular, and I think I was actually able to catch more bands than I ever have in a single MAGFest weekend (see pics below or view FLICKR album). There are so many awesome things to do at MAGFest, but the music is where it’s at for me. Some of the highlights being bands that are fairly new to me like Kirby’s Dream Band, Super Soul Bros, and Do A Barrel Roll. Others being the always awesome likes of Descendants of Erdrick, D&D Sluggers, Bit Brigade, Danimal, Powerglove, The Protomen, The Megas, Triforce Quartet, etc. I still think my overall favorite performances were (just like last year) Lonely Rolling Stars and Viking Guitar.

I somehow also found time for gaming and spent it at the Indie Game Showcase and playing some classics like Bad Dudes 2-player with the wifeypon™. Some notable indie games we played were: Pixel Noir, Vidar, Vagante, and Guns of Icarus Online.

The single best moment of MAGFest had to have been being up front for the transition between The Protomen and Danimal Cannon. All of the performers were on stage and then the crowd was split for Danimal and Kilroy to go all the way across the Potomac Ballroom to the other stage for Danimal’s set to begin. It was totally rad to follow that!

All in all, this elongated weekend consisting of fun times and very little sleep will probably be the highlight of my 2015. Loved seeing so many friendly faces and getting to hang out with my RPGFan.com crowd & the amazing Mediatron Staff!


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MAGfest 11 Pictures!

Here are some pictures from the 11th Annual Music And Gaming Festival, four days of non-stop games and concerts at Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center! Despite being totally sick, I had a fantastic time with some awesome folks seeing lots of live music, panels, cosplayers, etc. I also shot a couple of interviews for RPGFan.com so be on the lookout for those on their YouTube Channel. One is with Kan Gao, the Director & Composer at Free Bird Games, and the other is with none other than Yuzo Koshiro!


*Update*
Here is the video interview with Kan Gao!

*UPDATE*

And here is the video interview with Yuzo Koshiro!


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MAGFest X

MAGfest Banner
To put it simply, MAGfest is an awesome festival that celebrates music and games for 4 days straight. I have to admit, this year’s event was one of the greatest weekends I’ve ever experienced. MAGfest took place in a MUCH larger venue this year, the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbour, MD. I was able to see Alexandria and DC from our 9th floor window, and spend the whole weekend getting my face rocked off by great bands! Watch the videos below for some MAGFest X highlights, as well as the video interview I did (for RPGFan.com) with Nobuo Uematsu and his band Earthbound Papas.

MAGFest X Highlights

Earthbound Papas Interview

Do yourself a favor and take the time to check out all of the bands linked below.

Earthbound Papas
Earthbound Papas
Earthbound Papas
Earthbound Papas

Metroid Metal
Metroid Metal
Metroid Metal
Metroid Metal
Metroid Metal

Brentalfloss
Brentalfloss
Brentalfloss

The Megas
The Megas
The Megas
The Megas

The OneUps
The OneUps
The OneUps
The OneUps
The OneUps

Danimal Cannon
Danimal Cannon

Armcannon
Armcannon
Armcannon
Armcannon

The X-Hunters
The X-Hunters

Year 20XX
Year 20XX

Knife City
Knife City

Disaster Piece
Disaster Piece

And below you can view pictures of other things like the game room, the merchandise area, and various Cosplayers.

Black Mage
Cosplay Zora
Cosplay Terra & Relm
Gaylord Convention Center
Gaylord Convention Center
Merchandise
Merchandise
Game Room
Crowd
Main Stage
Main Stage Panorama