MAGFEST BRINGS JAMSPACE TO ANIMEUSA
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 (http://www.rarecandyband.com/) will perform their synth rock video game covers, and chiptune artist Inverse Phase (http://inversephase.bandcamp.com/) 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.
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 www.animeusa.org.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.