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Mmmm-hmm-hmm-hmm, yesss!
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« on: March 05, 2017, 03:45:10 PM »

At long last, a major-league vidya-con for the South Bay! MAGWest will be held August 25-27, 2017 at the Santa Clara Hyatt Regency, in the heart of the Silicon Valley! Well, actually more like the left lung of the Silicon Valley. ANYway, after being unable to attend the last two events I posted on this board due to illness, I'll be damned if I'm gonna miss this one.

More info about the event to come. BTW if you feel like volunteering, why not fill out the MAGWest online volunteer form here:


Just be sure to answer that last question as honestly as possible.

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 03:53:07 PM »

While it is a little bit of a drive and only a short time before PRGE, I'm not totally opposed to trying to head down there. We could meet up and find some pancakes, apply for jobs at the big G, go to that bay aquarium and you could introduce me to so many Goodwill employees. Lots of things to do down there.

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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2017, 11:18:12 AM »

Hey now,

MAGWest tickets are now available! for $50 you get the basic pass to attend all three days! Just head on over to:


The host for this event, the Santa Clara Hyatt Regency, will be more than happy to take your room reservations:


There are a lot of other hotels in the immediate area, many a decent walking distance away, which you can check out here:


All of these lodgings are just a 10-15 minute shuttle ride from Mineta San Jose International Airport:


And here are the airlines that go through SJC, which includes Southwest, American, Alaska, Air Canada, and other carriers:


Oddly enough, I'm not very familiar with the South Bay independent video game shop scene. However, there are a few places nearby-- both geekin' and not-so-geekin'-- that you might find of interest:

Levi's Stadium is just a short walk from from the convention. Sign up to tour it here:


Just a mile south is California's Great America amusement park:


Aaaand a bit further north is the Computer History Museum in Mountain View:


Go a few more miles north, and you can take a gander at the California Historical Landmark known as "the birthplace of Silicon Valley:"



Arguably the most notable San Jose landmark/tourist trap is the Winchester Mystery House:


BTW I checked to see if there were any tours of the Apple main campus in Cupertino, or the U.S. subsidiaries of various vidya companies based in the south bay and peninsula. Sadly, but understandably, they keep pretty tight security in these places; unless you're a VIP or have connections, it's next to impossible to get an inside look.

More info to come...
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