Frank Klepacki

Frank Klepacki

Composer for the first real-time strategy game

Frank Klepacki is a world renown video game composer and musician, most famous for his Command & Conquer soundtracks. His song “Hell March” is regarded as one of the top video game themes of all time. The Tiberian Sons are no strangers to MAGFest, specializing in performing their brutally impressive signature arrangements of various video game themes. Frank Klepacki has invited them to join forces in order to bring you for the very first time in history: The music of Command & Conquer LIVE!

Kris Maddigan

Kris Maddigan

Luckily, we didn’t have to make a deal with the devil to get this guest!

Kristofer Maddigan is a percussionist, drummer, BAFTA award winning and Juno nominated composer based in Toronto, Canada. Principal percussionist of the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra (of which he has been a member since 2010), Kris also performs regularly with a wide range of groups including The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The National Arts Center Orchestra, The Hannaford Street Silver Band, The Esprit Orchestra, The Toronto Concert Orchestra, The Thunder-Bay Symphony, A Fantastica Batteria, and the Devah Quartet. Kris also works with numerous jazz, theatre and new music groups around the city.

Kris received his Artist’s Diploma in percussion from the prestigious Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music in 2009, where he studied with Toronto Symphony members John Rudolph and David Kent. Kris has also pursued private study with such prestigious artists as Jim Blackley, Terry Clarke, as well as many others both in Canada and Internationally.

As a composer, Kris contributed music for the ‘My Virtual Dream’ project which premiered at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche in 2013, and composed the soundtrack for the award winning video game ‘Cuphead‘, released to widespread acclaim on X-Box One, Windows 10 and Steam in 2017.

In the spring of 2018 Kris was honoured to receive the Toronto Musicians’ Association ‘Musician of the Year’ award.

Takashi Tateishi

Takashi Tateishi

This is the guy responsible for your sleepless nights humming Wily Stage 2

Hailing from Kobe, Japan, Takashi Tateishi composed the iconic soundtrack for Mega Man 2. He later moved to Konami, where he worked as a Sound Producer for Suikoden and the DDR series. His appearance at MAGFest 2019 marks his first time visiting the continental U.S. and his first interacting directly with American game fans.

A Brand New Mystery Cast...

A Brand New Mystery Cast...

So long, King Donut. You're old news now, buddy.

Not much is known about this mostly-young team of upstart space pilots, but they’ve been seen flying M-shaped ships around the A-Flat System. Are they fighting for good, or renegade nuisances? Rumors say they’re lead by a pilot named... Sunny McShreds?

More Guest Announcements Soon

More Guest Announcements Soon

Oh man. We're going to have so many guests. You don't even know.

I’ve been to MAGFest before. They definitely have guests. I even met some of them. There were autograph parties or something. It was really cool. I think the dude who scribble-composed all of that Final Fantasy music on a napkin at a diner was at MAGFest before. That’s what I heard, at least.
— A hypothetical MAGFest attendee