have gone before i moved to the west coast, and apparently it's only gotten better since then. the best video-game convention in the US, period
Ditto... I don't go anymore now that I'm far from local. Before, it was nice to carpool 30 an hour to the place, and split $10 or so parking 4 ways.
I've gone to the last three and honestly didn't have a great time at this last one. But that's mostly because I wasn't able to meet up with my friends very often for various reasons, and none of them were interested in board games. But also only a small number of panels and bands appealed to me this year.
I'm moving to the west coast this year so this year's MAGfest was my last probably.
When I was in the area, for every 12 board gaming events, there would only be 1 video gaming one. As such, I prioritized video games, and MAGFest being primarily video games was THE place to do that.