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TICKETS

Tickets for individual nights are available at the door, or for advanced purchase.
Four-day festival passes are available at the door on first night only, or for advanced purchase.

$15
a night
$50
for festival pass
$60
for festival pass and "Blip Festival 2006: The Videos" DVD

The festival is ALL AGES on ALL NIGHTS.

PURCHASE TICKETS

MUSIC SCHEDULE

Thursday, December 4 Friday, December 5 Saturday, December 6 Sunday, December 7
     

6:00 PM—6:40 PM

music by
Starscream
visuals by
NO CARRIER
     

6:40 PM—7:20 PM

music by
Lissajou
visuals by
noteNdo
     

7:20 PM—8:00 PM

music by
Syphus
visuals by
The C-Men

8:00 PM—8:40 PM

music by
noteNdo
visuals by
noteNdo

8:00 PM—8:40 PM

music by
Animal Style
visuals by
VBLANK

8:00 PM—8:40 PM

music by
Jellica
visuals by
The C-Men

8:00 PM—8:40 PM

music by
nordloef
visuals by
Paris Treantafeles

8:40 PM—9:20 PM

music by
Graffiti Monsters
visuals by
Entter

8:40 PM—9:20 PM

music by
Low-Gain
visuals by
Paris Treantafeles

8:40 PM—9:20 PM

music by
Mr. Spastic
visuals by
noteNdo

8:40 PM—9:20 PM

music by
Ikuma
visuals by
Entter

9:20 PM—10:00 PM

music by
IAYD
visuals by
VBLANK

9:20 PM—10:00 PM

music by
Cheap Dinosaurs
visuals by
Entter

9:20 PM—10:00 PM

music by
Bubblyfish
visuals by
VBLANK

9:20 PM—10:00 PM

music by
Anamanaguchi
visuals by
Anamanaguchi

10:00 PM—10:40 PM

music by
zabutom
visuals by
NO CARRIER

10:00 PM—10:40 PM

music by
Role Model
visuals by
noteNdo

10:00 PM—10:40 PM

music by
Sulumi
visuals by
Entter

10:00 PM—10:40 PM

music by
USK
visuals by
VBLANK

10:40 PM—11:20 PM

music by
Tonylight
visuals by
noteNdo

10:40 PM—11:20 PM

music by
Glomag
visuals by
VBLANK

10:40 PM—11:20 PM

music by
Cow'p
visuals by
NO CARRIER

10:40 PM—11:20 PM

music by
Trash80
visuals by
Paris Treantafeles

11:20 PM—12:00 AM

music by
m-.-n
visuals by
Paris Treantafeles

11:20 PM—12:00 AM

music by
Bit Shifter
visuals by
The C-Men

11:20 PM—12:00 AM

music by
Nullsleep
visuals by
Paris Treantafeles
 

12:00 AM—12:40 AM

music by
Sidabitball
visuals by
Sidabitball

12:00 AM—12:40 AM

music by
minusbaby
visuals by
NO CARRIER

12:00 AM—12:40 AM

music by
Stu
visuals by
The C-Men
 

12:40 AM—1:20 AM

music by
Unicorn Dream Attack
visuals by
The C-Men

12:40 AM—1:20 AM

music by
Meneo
visuals by
Meneo

12:40 AM—1:20 AM

music by
Dubmood
visuals by
NO CARRIER
 

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Information on how to sign up for the workshops will be added soon. Sign up for our newsletter on the main page to receive notification of the update.

Saturday December 6th

12 PM — 3 PM : Make Your Own Visualist – electronics building workshop with VBLANK

This 3 hour workshop will allow participants to build their own 8x8 pixel motion graphics device. The project will center around a portable 64 pixel LED array and microcontroller that can be carried or worn. Participants will learn the basics of soldering and kit-building, and will build their own programmable LED device. The battery powered device can be worn and programmed via buttons to make simple changing graphics. This is a beginner electronic workshop.

$40 includes all materials and reserves your space in the workshop. Non-festival pass holders will have to pay an extra $10 workshop fee at the door. Tickets are SOLD OUT!!


12 PM — 1 PM : Surrealtime 2: 8-bit Demo Show

Phoenix (MindCandy DVD, Hornet PC demo archive) returns to showcase the latest and greatest demos on Atari 8-bit, C64, Vic-20, ZX Spectrum, and more. New this year will be demos made on homebrew 8-bit hardware and the DTV joystick, delving a little into the "circuit bending" phenomenon. You'll be amazed by the visual effects and music that can be wrestled out of primitive hardware.


1 PM — 2 PM : 2A03 Workshop - Crash Course in FamiTracker with Baron Knoxburry

A one hour adventure through FamiTracker's abilities to program the Nintendo Entertainment System's 2a03 audio chip. Baron Knoxburry shall expound upon the qualities and limitations of each voice, how to build instruments, explore all the effects commands, and try to maintain an open forum for discussion in the process. And for anyone who thinks they know it all already -- there will be a one hour competition starting 10 minutes before this workshop begins, so you can compete with the Baron of Knoxburry as he tries to teach a class! These fresh tracks, programmed within an hour, will be played back during the final 10 minutes so we can hear a variety of different styles.


2 PM — 3 PM : Beyond Vegavox: NES albums and music on real hardware

Presented by NO CARRIER (Don Miller)

In 2007 Alex Mauer released Vegavox, the first NES music album distributed on actual carts and made for playback on the classic Nintendo console. The man behind the code was NO CARRIER, or Don Miller. Others have followed, releasing their music in NES rom format via the internet. Now NO CARRIER will teach you how to take it to the next level, moving beyond your PC to the authentic sounds of the NES. This workshop will focus on a brief intro to NES audio, various methods of creating NES music, playing it back on hardware, and even creating cart-based albums of your own. After this workshop you'll delete your emulators and VST's and settle for no less than the real thing!

Sunday December 7th

1 PM — 3 PM : Screening: "Blip Festival: Reformat the Planet"

BLIP FESTIVAL: REFORMAT THE PLANET is a feature length documentary which delves into the movement known as chiptunes, a vibrant underground scene based around creating new, original music using old video game hardware. Familiar devices such as the Nintendo Game Boy and Nintendo Entertainment System are pushed in new directions with startling results.

Using New York as a microcosm for a larger global movement, "...Reformat the Planet" maps out the genesis of the first annual Blip Festival, a four day celebration of over 30 international artists exploring the untapped potential of low-bit video game consoles. With floor-stomping rhythms and fist-waving melodies, trailblazers of the chiptune idiom descend upon Manhattan to pen a new chapter in the history of electronic music.