Fall Culture Travel: Blip Festival
Our parents were wrong: They never should have donated our once-beloved Pac-Man games to the Goodwill because Pac-Man and all his buddies have made a comeback. The now-archaic games we played growing up were called 8-bit, and their designs have made their way on to T-shirts, skateboards, and have influenced countless young designers and artists.
From November 29-December 2, artist collectives The Tank and 8bitpeoples collaborate to celebrate all things 8-bit for the four-day Blip Festival in New York. In addition to visual art, the festival also includes musicians and filmmakers inspired by games.
The festival's complete schedule is forthcoming, but every day follows the same agenda: screenings and artists' workshops take place during the day, with concerts happening every night. Attending every session and concert within the four days is cheap as far as NYC festivals go at $35, and tickets to individual events cost just $10, with all ticket purchases including a one-year subscription to Time Out New York and free Singha Beer during evening/nighttime events.
What could be better? Revisiting your Atari glory days and free beer, all under the guise of art!