Madicon is a yearly gaming/literary convention run by the Science Fiction Fantasy Guild at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. This year it is at the student center at JMU, March 8-10. The con has a number of panels, workshops, vendors, artists, many games, costume contest, a LARP, art show, video games, live bird show, and auctions (including the Geek Auction to buy live people) to raise money for the Wildlife Center of Virginia.
Guests for the con are authors: Jana Oliver, Jean Marie Ward, Pip Ballantine, R.S. Belcher, and Tee Morris, plus makeup guest Megan Amberly, voice actor Jon St. John, the 501st Storm Troopers, combat groups Bridgewater College Comitatus, COMARR, and Silverdain. In addition some great music acts.
The Music Guest of Honor is Johan Knight, who I have written about so much before. All I can really say is expect good music from him at the con. Once again he has three concerts, paranormal folk, creepy, and supernatural steampunk. Plus a chance to talk with him over a cup of coffee.
Madicon this year has two veterans of convention raves DJ Cutman and DJ Super Sonic. The rave is on Saturday night and will be filled with 8bit sounds and remixes of all kinds.
Panels include discussions on what different sound chips in old school consoles, about releasing a cover album, learn to write your down chiptune music, and explanation on video games remixes and their scene by DJ Fayt.
Of note, Tainted Reality will be selling Jrock CDs in the vendor room too.