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Pre-Blip Festival Events on 12/16: Handmade Chip Music & Blip Festival Open Mic

Can’t wait to experience The Blip Festival? Check out our official pre-Blip parties on Wednesday, December 16th !

Babycastles Arcade Kickoff Party feat. Handmade Chiptunes Night
Free, 6:00PM – 8:30P
Silent Barn, 915 Wyckoff Street (Brooklyn)

Babycastles teams up with Handmade Music Night for the inaugural opening of a permanent indie games arcade in Brooklyn.

This opening celebrates Adam Atomic’s Canabalt (NYC), Ivan Safrin’s Owl Country (NYC), Tristan Perich’s KillJet (NYC), and Kyle Purver’s Jottobots (NY), which will be playable all night and throughout December. Cardboard lectures by the game developers! High Score Chalkboard Dress by Lara Grant! Chiptunes performance and workshop by little-scale (AU)! Show up extra early for a secret chipmusic toy soldering workshop by the Loud Objects.

Attendees get a 10% discount on Blip Festival events and a group hug subway ride to the Tank afterwards!

Pre-Blip Open Mic / Meet & Greet
$5 or Free with Blip Festival Pass, 9:30PM – 12AM
The Tank, 354 45th Street (Manhattan)

Here’s the moment all you underdogs have been waiting for! BEHOLD! The official Pre-Blip Open Mic Extravaganza!

On Wednesday, December 16 2009 between the hours of 9:30pm to 12:00am chip musicians from all over the world will have 5 minutes to showcase their best material to an enormous bunch of chip fanatics and Blip Festival attendees!

Each performer will have a 5 minute time constraint (including set up time), so please make sure you are ready to plug in and play! Spots are already filled – but bring your gear JUST IN CASE someone isn’t there to perform. If you are not at The Tank when your name is called out for you to perform, you will lose your spot and it will be given to the next available performer. This will be a wonderful evening for people to showcase their material, and for everyone to meet each other and party together, so don’t miss out!

This is an all ages event, 21+ (with ID) to take advantage of the drink specials!