Chip music is coming to Seattle’s Penny Arcade Expo in a big way this year. If you’ve been to PAX before, you’ve probably seen Lo-Tek Resistance, the annual chiptune street busking performance held (unofficially) in front of the convention center by members of Crunchy Co Records. Featuring chip artists local to the Seattle area (and some special guests from afar), Lo-Tek has quickly picked up a lot of attention among PAX attendees and organizers. This year marks a milestone for the event, and I’m proud to announce that I’ll be performing with Fighter X, Spamtron, Knife City and Seanbad at PAX’s very first official Chiptune Music Showcase, taking place in the Jamspace room of the Washington State Convention Center on Saturday, September 4th at 1PM.
In addition to that, Crunchy Co will be running a chiptunes panel on Friday, September 3rd at 11AM in the Wolfman Theatre. Now’s your chance to learn how chip music os made and performed from some of the world’s top 8-bit artists. Panelists will include Peter Berkman of Anamanaguchi, Nickolas Walthew of Fighter X and Gabe Hayward of KGHB.
Last but certainly not least, 2 Player Productions, creators of the massive, soon-to-be-released chiptune documentary Reformat The Planet will be having their own panel and screening Penny Arcade TV, their documentary series on Penny Arcade creators Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins on Friday, September 3rd at 5PM in the Serpent Theatre. Make sure to say hi and pick up a copy of the RFTP DVD.
Check out this thread for more info. See you there!