Announcing JAGFEST 2024

Can you believe it?!? 25 years ago, aspiring hobby developer Carl Forhan launched Songbird Productions and hosted an event called JagFest in June 1999. The fan-led event has appeared off and on over the years, even in Europe as e-JagFest, but that was the only event hosted by Songbird… until NOW.

Songbird is pleased to announce that JagFest 2024 is coming to Rochester, MN, on June 28-29, for a 25th anniversary celebration. Tickets on sale NOW; only 100 tickets will be sold. Here are some quick details for you.


  • Cascade Town Hall, 2025 75th Street NE, Rochester, MN 55906


Ticket & T-shirts

NOTE: T-shirts must be pre-ordered by May 15.

  • Only 100 tickets
  • $30 each
  • Upgrade option available to add a JagFest t-shirt featuring the above logo
  • Friday evening and Saturday all-day admission include
  • $10 Songbird credit to use at the event
  • Physical copy of the Battlemorph soundtrack on audio CD!

Event Details:

  • Free play on Lynx, Jaguar, and Nuon systems
  • Demos of rare games, hardware, and collectibles
  • Tournaments
  • Ad-hoc swap meet
  • World Premiere announcements/demos of upcoming games!
  • Q&A session with Songbird

Event Schedule:

Download the full event schedule here

Friday, June 28

  • 2pm – Early entrance for setup only (contact Songbird for details)
  • 4pm – Show opens for all attendees
  • 7pm – Tournaments start
  • 10pm – Show closes for all attendees

Saturday, June 29

  • 10am – Show opens for all attendees
  • 4pm – Tournaments close & winners announced
  • 8pm – Show closes for all attendees; teardown and clean up begin
  • 10pm – Teardown ends

So why host an event? We just want retrogaming fans who enjoy the same Lynx, Jaguar, and Nuon systems that we do to have a chance to meet in a relaxed, personal setting. Share your stories, bring games to swap, or showcase your prized possessions. This will be one retro celebration you won’t want to miss!