In the early years of ChipWIN, I knew very little about chiptune, but I knew I loved the community, the shows, and my soon-to-be-hubby, so I wanted to help! I’ve sold a few Girl Scout cookies in my day and I’ll talk to anything that sits still long enough; not to mention that I have an unhealthy adoration for spreadsheets and data, so I decided to dive in and become Maven of the Merch Booth!
And that’s what we’re talking about today, chip children; Brandon and I want to pass on our knowledge about…
Photo by Aspyn Oakes at ‘Freq.Fest’ in Los Angeles, CA.
As you’ve no doubt noticed in and around our community as of recent, we’ve been promoting the hawt diggity dangin’ dawg out of our latest compilation, ‘Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 7‘. And rightfully so! It’s absolutely stellar! ♬♫♪◖(●。●)◗♪♫♬
That said, the chipmusic from this year’s Volume isn’t the only part worthy of extended celebration and promotion. The Vol.7 art contest entries are equally phenomenal, and you can feast your eyes upon their collective splendor via the following convenient slideshow. To discover more amazing works from the artists, investigate the links section underneath. Enjoy! (ﾉﾟ0ﾟ)ﾉᵒᵐᵍ ＿〆(。。)
Sooooooo, what was going to be a week-long series of social media posts giving brief historical context on five years of our compilation series (a little hype leading up to Friday’s V.6 launch if you will) just turned into a week-long series of blog posts featuring such. Why? Simple: there’s no word limit here. ಠ‿↼ And boy howdy, can I write a lot about this gorram project; especially this core facet of it.
For you PAX East 2015 attendees wondering where to find the awesome chiptune, VGM & nerdcore shows this year, hot diggity dawg do I have some news for you!
MAGFest Presents thePAX East Jamspace 2015! As always, this year will be a mix of open jam time aka your typical Jamspace awesomeness (starting around 10am all three days!) + some fantastic scheduled shows featuring 25+ artists from all around the VGM, chiptune, and nerdcore communities! (more…)
Chipspace is MAGFest’s chiptune open mic stage, which is available to any and all MAGFest attendees interested in & capable of performing chipmusic at MAG. (tl;dr – It’s a Jamspace for chiptunes yo!).
Marshall Art being the epitome of amazeballs at MAG 12 Chipspace.
In other words, if you’re coming to MAGFest 13 and want to perform some chiptunes, Chipspace is the place for you. This year we’ll even be setup for visualiststo hook up and jam along as well. IT’S A CHIP PARTY FOR EVERYONE.
Also, HOT DAMN! LOOK AT THESE CURATED CHIPSPACE SHOWCASES:
HELLA AWESOME flyer by Jason Rosa and Justin Franco of Play It Loud/Kawaii 8 Bit.
LSDJ Masterclass w/Storm Blooper: Turning Your Old Game Boy Into a Musical Instrument – Sat, 1/24 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Others TBA (or not; we may just drink beer instead lulz)
CHIPSPACE IS GOOD. CHIPSPACE IS FUN. CHIPSPACE IS MASTER OF ALL. & stuff.
More info on Chipspace HERE. Chipspace guidelines HERE.
Welp, I reckon that covers pretty much everything M13 chiptune this time around.
HYPE TRAIN IS GO.
Also: HAVE A RANDOM HILARIOUS M13 PROMO VID BY “VP” SWACKHAMER:
As always, only one thing left to say….
SEE Y’ALL AT MOTHERFUCKING MAGFEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
President Hoodie Founder & Project Manager of Chiptunes = WIN