I second what Jay C said. Drinking is part of it for some folks, but I've never seen it get out of hand - I personally don't go overboard with the drinking because I don't want to waste any time sleeping or any of that nonsense.
For some reason when I'm at MAGfest, I don't require rest... I'm almost always the last of the Megas to bed and the first to go back downstairs in the morning. It's too much awesome to miss any of it.
And it's true, MAGfest is what you make of it... you want to come see us play, then go seek out hotel parties and play beer pong after? They've got you covered. You want to come see us play, then go play Rock Band? Covered. Board games? Covered. LAN parties? Covered. Anime screenings at 3am? Covered. That's the beauty of the thing - and the only constant is COMING TO SEE US PLAY. That part's required.
Jay C wrote:
Alcohol isn't a necessity or a requirement for MAGFesting. Those who want to participate in drinking can. In the past 4 years that I've been attending MAGFest, I have never seen anyone be hard to handle, be it, violent, sick, or an ass hole.
Last year we had two rooms. One was basically a party room pictured while the other was used for a more low key hang out. Basically we get as many rooms as we can all comfortably fit in. If we were to increase the number of people who attend this year, then we could get yet another room.
Let me say this. MAGFest is not about drinking. I repeat, MAGFest is not about drinking
. MAGFest is a 4 day life experience of immersing yourself in gaming culture. If you want to party hard with video game bands in a mosh, you can. If you want to play Magic: The Gathering the entire time you're there, you can. If you want to attend panels that are relevant to your interests, you can. If you want to spend the entire time cooped up in a room with nothing more than you, your pillow pal, and a bottle of wine, you fucking can dammit.
MAGFest is 96 hours of something always happening. MAGFest is what you want it to be. I still am going to encourage everyone I can to go because you won't regret ever going.