Oh baby, we're less than 90 days away from the razzmatazz that is MAGWest! And the stuff we've been cooking up behind-the-scenes has been absolutely nuts. But more on that later. First and foremost...


Use the promo code WHIRLYBIRD for $10 off your badge right now. This offer only lasts until July 15th, so move your tuckus!

And for our first band announcement...


Oh HELL yeah. Legacy rock band The Minibosses are primed for their MAGWest debut! One of the earliest and most bad-ass VGM bands, The Minibosses have lit up stages around the globe, and we're stoked to have them melt faces at MAGWest. I could spend all day talking about them, or you could just enjoy one of my personal favs.

Keep an eye on our official Twitter and Facebook pages for more announcements. 

So now you’re thinking, gee, all of this shiz looks hella tight, can I help in some way? Well, check out…


If you'd like to get involved in shaping this party, we'd love your help. June 22 & 23 is our semi-annual MAGWestCon, where we plan out MAGWest and mash ideas together. Not only is this a chance to earn some sweet volunteer perks, but this is your one shot at doing something meaningful with your life. Haha just kidding, you're great.

For more details and to RSVP, click here.

Panels, Indie Games, Marketplace Applications are LIVE!!

Do you want to bring your wacky idea, game, brain, or wares to MAGWest? You can! Take a look at your options:

  • Developers interested in showcasing their indie game at our Indie Arcade should go HERE to apply!

  • Panelists wanting to talk about games/shows or do something weird should go HERE to apply!

  • Casual or professional educators/students with knowledge or curiosity to bring to the table should check out our educational symposium track HERE!

  • Marketplace Vendors will receive info on the application process in the coming weeks if they're signed up on the form HERE!

Deadlines for these applications may vary, so get your applications or inquiries in ASAP!

Registration & Hotels are LIVE!

GUYS, we are back, and we are so happy to announce that the wait for badges is finally over! As you know, MAGWest 2019 will be held Friday, September 13 to Sunday, September 15 at the San Jose DoubleTree by Hilton in San Jose, CA. Beginning today, you can:

  • preregister for a MAGWest 2019 badge and give us your money!

  • book your hotel at the San Jose DoubleTree with our special room rate!

We know you're paying off your house from a certain bandit-animal shop owner, so use promo code HELLAEARLY to save $20 on your badge here until May 15th! Better yet, buy 5 or more badges and get the ultimate savings—check out our info on group discounts in our FAQ!

Are you interested in getting some sweet swag to be the hippest hep cat the town has ever seen? Make sure to buy your badge with a kick-in package to get your hands on our event t-shirt, our Li'l Bandit Sleep Mask, a gift balloon, and MORE! But you better act fast--quantities are limited!

Once you've done that, head over and book your hotel room here to make sure you and all of your villager friends have a place to rest your sweet little heads. <3

MAGWest is doing more than ever for 2019. In addition to all of our flagship areas like consoles, arcades, tabletop, and concerts, we’re bringing back LAN, we’ve got an educational track (better known as MAGES) in our panels lineup, and we’ll be having our very first marketplace! We’re thrilled with our growth, and we can’t wait to see what a difference it’s going to make this year.

We encourage you all to spend the weekend with us at MAGWest 2019. Register today!