Friday, November 02, 2012

Nov 9 -11: AnimeUSA at Marriot Wardman Park features live music


Two Washington DC events team up to bring musical jams to the public


WASHINGTON, DC — Nov.2, 2012 — Japanese art and pop culture festival AnimeUSA welcomes staff from video game music festival MAGFest to assist in the next upcoming AnimeUSA, November 9-11, 2012 at the Marriot Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.


 MAGFest will be hosting a "Jamspace" at AnimeUSA, which is a unique room that combines live bands with opens jams. Baltimore locals Rare Candy ( will perform their synth rock video game covers, and chiptune artist Inverse Phase ( will use classic game hardware to re-imagine pop and rock favorites in ways you never thought possible. Whenever a scheduled band isn't playing, Jamspace will be open all weekend for open jam.


MAGFest provides the guitar, bass, drums, and keyboard, and you provide the talent (or lack thereof). Join in the fun at the jamspace at AnimeUSA!

About Anime USA: In 1999 Anime USA began as a northern Virginia convention started by fans, and in 2004 become a non-profit educational organization. Our mission is to educate the public about and promote Japanese arts and popular culture. As in the beginning, we remain a convention of fans, by fans, and for fans. Anime USA is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit.


Anime USA 2012 will be held November 9-11 in our new location: the Marriott Wardham Park in Washington, D.C. For more information and to register for the convention, visit us at


About MAGFest: MAGFest, The Music And Gaming Festival, is an annual event in the Washington D.C./Virginia/Maryland area dedicated to the celebration of video games and video game music. Each year, MAGFest offers 24-hour console, arcade, and PC game rooms, over twelve live video game cover bands, chiptunes, a vendors area, and guest speakers from the video game industry and fan scene. It also features a "JamSpace" available to all attendees for impromptu music performances. Numerous other events are scheduled each day. The 11th annual MAGFest, or MAGFest 11 for short, is scheduled for January 3-6 2013.


For more details regarding MAGFest, contact Nick Marinelli, MAGFest press and public relations director,

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