MAGFest as an organization continues to circle the drain, as things have gone from bad, to worse. "Friends of MAG" started a campaign to oust the executive director back at the start of 2021, who was chosen to replace an equally as bad previous executive director, along with the entire Board of Directors resigning. After that... it's largely been radio silent, even to current department heads and other staff members. Those that have been chosen to replace the BoD, largely have no experience running such a chaotic organization, and were merely "promoted" from existing volunteer staffing positions. This in turn, completely scuttled the full VR MAGFest event that was planned to replace the normal Super MAGFest at the Gaylord in 2021.The first official announcement for the next MAG event, is MAGWest going virtual for a second year in a row, largely due to restrictions still in place in California. Plenty of people are not happy about this.MAGStock, the outdoor camping event, is now effectively dead. New owners of Small Country Campground have turned down negotiations, and do not want MAGStock to return. Finding a new campground location will prove very difficult, as most places don't have the facilities or space, or are willing to host a bunch of nerds "glamping".MAG is now looking at possible corporate sponsorship for funds, as COVID-19 has put a big hurt on the MAG budget, which over the past few years was sunk into MAGWest to try and jumpstart a west coast event with the same numbers as Super MAGFest. MAG is also now contracting out staff/equipment to other cons for more cashflow.And finally, it is looking like Super MAGFest in 2022 (Jan. 6th - 9th) will mandate proof of COVID-19 vaccinations, despite many staffers objecting to such a practice, as there is no definitive way to verify that vaccination cards are indeed genuine. Any objectors in the MAGFest Discord, are hit with the "no politics" rules as a means of silencing opposition.
Went in 2012 as a dumb teenager. It was fun. Sad to see I probably won't get to go again
Is Jan 6th to 9th confirmed? I'll go even if its a shitshow desu
The only verifiable thing here is that Supermag is greenlit for 2022
>>10628417>MAG is now looking at possible corporate sponsorship for fundsa strong sign of overall weak finances, if true.but i guess it depends on how you define a successful con.
>>10628417>despite many staffers objecting to such a practice, as there is no definitive way to verify that vaccination cards are indeed genuine. Any objectors in the MAGFest Discord, are hit with the "no politics" rules as a means of silencing opposition.At least there is proof of push back, but the organization want this purely to virtue signal.If they are insisting on this AND going all covidwoke I won't be attending.At least they had a good run.
good riddance, this is the rapiest con I’ve ever been to. Know at least three people who were assaulted by guests/bands there. Hope it never comes back.
The camping con idea makes me laugh. Can you imagine how insufferable the average magfest attendee would be on a camping trip.
>>10628614Jesus Christ, are you serious? That's horrifying. Do you know if any of these were reported to staff?
>>10628417As a DMV-area cosplayer idgaf as long as it continues to give me an extra weekend to attention whore in the Gaylord’s lobby.
>>10628637I think one of the incidents was, but nothing really came of it. Two of the rapist bands were "headliners" and super popular, and both went after underage girls who were too scared to speak up. They still booked the bands the next year, so I stopped going. I'm sure there's dozens more assaults that have gone unreported over the years. The alcohol/drug use all over the hotel was out of control the two years I went and I'm a fairly seasoned con partier. It was a horrible mix of drunk unsupervised teenager girls, drunk "nerd rock stars", and drunk neckbeard gamers.
>>10628733Who is the accused rapey band?
Reminder that MAGfest isn't a con, it's a fest. If you don't like neckbeards getting drunk and rocking out to nerd music maybe you shouldn't go?
>>10628737that notion long flew out the window when they started catering more to the sjw crowd. festivals don't have 10+ LGBQTOMBWTFBBQ panels>>10628519welcome to just another PAX. MAG used to brag they were better than the corporate PAX back in the day
>>10628750Wait until it's confirmed that PAX is shutting down some of their unprofitable shows.
>>10628634MAGStock was legitimately most fun "con" I've been to. It and CCE share first and second place, the lead based on my current mood.
>>10628799If it wasn't raining, it wasn't a good MAGStock. Loved the Bar that some camp set up a few years, especially when they handed out free margaritas
>>10628417>MAGStock, the outdoor camping event, is now effectively dead. New owners of Small Country Campground have turned down negotiations, and do not want MAGStock to return. Finding a new campground location will prove very difficult, as most places don't have the facilities or space, or are willing to host a bunch of nerds "glamping".What the hell happened for the campground to kick MAGStock to the curb like that?>>10628519Corona exposed a lot of cons who didn't have their financial shit together and are damned lucky shit is starting to normalize.
>>10628417Stop spreading bullshit. Fucking ex staffers taking one possibility and running around screaming that MAGFest is awful and the end is nigh need to take a xanny and calm TF down. You're just acting like you know more than you do.
>>10628734Google has failed me on this. Tea, please.
>>10629013>Corona exposed a lot of cons who didn't have their financial shit together and are damned lucky shit is starting to normalize.when the tide goes out, you can tell who was skinny dipping.
>>10629024Someone is assmad. Going to ban more people who spread the staff document that was accidentally leaked in the mag discord? Keep on trying to silence everyone that doesnt agree with the org's direction, and keep making MAG another generic anime con with video games. Its people like you that chased off the people who gave a damn. Makes me want to quit staffing with the toxic bullshit I have to put up with just to get anything done.
>>10629013Around MAGStock 6, locals started coming to the event without paying and causing all kinds of trouble, plus campground residents started doing stuff to make MAG look bad, like pooping in the campground showers. It got bad enough, that MAG had to put their own staff on bathroom watch outside to try and catch who was doing it
>>10628750>that notion long flew out the window when they started catering more to the sjw crowd. festivals don't have 10+ LGBQTOMBWTFBBQ panelschrist i hate how true this is>>10628733>>10629054is it a band pre or post 2015?>>10629148link to doc?
>>10630555was the internal staff newsletter. basically about West/Stock/Super
>>10628637NTA but one of the people involved with the game room was outed for SA and chased after minors.
can someone shoop the mag logo onto a heartrate monitor?
>>10630984sloppy 20 minute kluge job with artistic license, but here you go
>>10628778Pax south is done. They may move it from texas but its basically done for now. Lmmfao I cant believe brandon hood ran magfest into the ground. He was cool as fuck and a friend at one time but went full sjw after getting married and acts like he doesnt know any of his old friends. >>10628734I would like to know but have a suspicion. I can tell you some stories about a few musicians and crazy shit that happened at magfest.
>>10633504I know PAX South is done. It hasn't been publicly confirmed. I'm sure Reed will wait until October to confirm that it is done.
>>10633543Yeah they said they wanted to move the location but thats not the problem with pax south. Its the date.
>>10628733>>10628614>Amost raep>accusations of sexual assault but no formal police or admin reportsSounds like a bitter gull that treats flirting and normal partying as wanton rape. Not buying it.
>>10634539okay rapist. "officer she consented to being roofied!! And she said she was 18!!!"
>>10634552>Pulls out a strawmanStill not providing any details on what exactly happened mostly because you're full of shit. Mind you I'm also going by the "nerdy rock band" and "gamer" comment but I'm betting you are bitter at other people partying and/or just dislike MAGfest.