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Blip Festival Winners!

Thanks to all the commenters who entered the contest to win a pair of badges to the upcoming Blip Festival in Brooklyn next month!

The winners:
Allanah’s comment got our attention because we’re looking forward to seeing her term paper about the experience :)
Andrei’s comment because he seems really passionate and excited about the scene.
Zhang’s comment won because we want him to enjoy some epic chiptunes and the idea of USK waving around a Gameboy like a weapon of mass destruction makes us giggle.

If you’re one of the winners, look for an email soon! The rest of you should still check it out, it’s only $50 for the entire festival or $15/day.

Blip Festival 2008: Ticket Giveaway!

Blip Festival 2008 is coming up December 4-7 in Brooklyn, NY. Self-described as a “four-day event showcasing nearly 40 musicians and visual artists occupying the international low-res cutting edge”, it sounds pretty incredible!

We’re giving away 3 pairs of tickets to the event so you and a friend can rock out to pixel pop all weekend. Simply check out the full list of performing artists on the site, and let us know in the comments who are you most looking forward to seeing and why. Is it their circuit bending skills or the way they use lo-fi electronic synthesis to create polyphonic, rhythm-driven electronic music? Explore the artists fall in love!

We’ll select 3 winners with the best comments on Friday November 28th. Good luck!

Video preview of the festival:

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