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There’s not much I can say that the pictures won’t! The return of FAGFest was a huge success and hosts JoeCam and Ashley were awesome as always opening their beautiful new place up for all us nerds to crash at.
Again, the awkward name is a play on MAGFest, the Music and Gaming Festival which occurs every January in Alexandria, VA and the fact that the guys WAY out number the women. This coming together of the various parts of the VGM Remix community always seems to come at a much needed time, and is a great way to refresh ourselves from the daily grind.
Without further ado however, here’s the highlights, caught on (digital) film!
Contrary to popular belief, there actually ARE girls that come to FAGFest parties (Other than JoeCam’s wife Ashely, who Ian is taking a nap against)
Josh (Riallatar’s) Wife Ginnette shows the boys it’s not all about us at FAGFest. Joe takes interest.
What’s a nerd party without video games?! Kunal boots up Shael Riley’s hacked NES as the pedo-stached musician looks on.
“FEAR THE BEARD!!!” Joe cried as he took on some NES himself. Also, I can has cheeseburger.
What’s a FAGFest without some hot weiners?! Grill Meister Pappy was happy to oblige our hunger for MEAT!
All around awesome (and Bad) Dude Mazedude provided some leafy greens to keep it healthy and we had some awesome salads.
The cake was NOT a lie. Josh celebrated his birthday FAGFest style!
The biggest hit at the party game-wise was Rock Band. Here Mr. Shael Riley rawks it up as Steve “D-Lux” King readies to smash the drums.
Kunal looks on as Mazedude tests his vocal chords.
Duet of Gabe and Pappy with Joe Casually strumming in the corner.
The highlight of every FAGFest HAS to be Pappy’s singing. Lookit that power stance…quite contrary to his excellent falsetto!
He also is a WIZ on the drums.
But seriously…what PASSION! <3 (I mean…wut?)
Here’s the video evidence of Pappy upholding his end of a lost bet: Singing Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus:
Sorry it cuts off so awkwardly. JoeCam was a good sport, and ended up downloading a Nickelback song and performing it later on. Awww. He cares.
All in all I can’t say enough about how awesome this collection of people is. We meet so infrequently over the years it’s always exciting to re-discover them and catch up, even if it is for just a short weekend. I look forward to seeing most of them again next year at MAGFest 2011, then perhaps again in a Springtime edition of FAGFest!
(Note: D-lux was the only guy who was able to beat Air Man Vs. Mario, so Kudos!)
P.S. – See more photos from the party at MY FLICKR