Nobuo Uematsu and Earthbound Papas to Perform at MAGFest

Final Fantasy series composer's new band to play live show near
Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC -- NOVEMBER 4, 2011 -- MAGFest, The Music And Gaming
Festival, is proud to announce Nobuo Uematsu and EARTHBOUND PAPAS as
guests at the next upcoming MAGFest, January 5-8, 2012, in National
Harbor, MD. Nobuo Uematsu is best known for being the primary composer
for the Final Fantasy series of video games. Uematsu's band,
EARTHBOUND PAPAS, will be performing new originals as well as
arrangements of Uematsu classics in their second American performance
to date. EARTHBOUND PAPAS features a line up of talented musicians,
many of which are former members of Uematsu's previous band, The
Black Mages.

In addition to Nobuo Uematsu and EARTHBOUND PAPAS, MAGFest attendees
can expect to see a huge lineup of guests and bands.

Musical performer lineup:
Earthbound Papas
Bit Brigade
Descendants of Erdrick
The Megas
Metroid Metal
The OneUps
Random Encounter
Temp Sound Solutions
This Place Is Haunted
Year 200X
(DJs and chiptune artists to be announced later)

Notable guests:
Nobuo Uematsu (Composer, Final Fantasy series)
Grant Kirkhope (Composer, Goldeneye 64, Perfect Dark and Banjo series)
Ellen McLain (Voice of GLaDOS, Portal)
John Lowrie (Voice of sniper, Team Fortress 2)
Jon St. John (Voice of Duke Nukem)
Hey Ash Whatcha Playin? (Web video series)
Loading Ready Run (Web video series)
Extra Credits (Web video series)
Angry Video Game Nerd (Web video series)
Arin "Egoraptor" Hanson (Web video creator)
(Many more listed on the website)

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 10th annual MAGFest, or MAGFest X
for short, is scheduled for January 5-8 2012.

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