Funded! This project was successfully funded on November 27, 2009.

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Blip Festival needs to raise money this year due to severe budget cuts in grants that have previously supported artist travel and performance fees.

Now entering its fourth year, The Blip Festival NYC is poised to take over the Bell House, December 17th-19th, to celebrate the best of chipmusic and its related disciplines with live music, workshops, film screenings and more. In the past, Blip Festival organizers The Tank and 8bitpeoples have brought you an amazing breadth of performers and artists from around the world, thanks to the help of our devoted fans and a generous array of sponsors and grants.
However the same economic forces that are making fund-raising difficult for other organizations have affected the Blip Festival as well, and a significant grant we have traditionally received supporting previous festivals is not available to us this year. Rather than scale back, we are moving forward with plans for an even greater variety of international performers, more workshops & screenings, and new related satellite events.
But, times being what they are, we now need to call upon our friends and fans to kick in a little to help us out. With your contribution, this will be the best Blip Festival yet, and as an added incentive, we are happy to offer the following rewards for donations at whatever level you can manage.

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    Backers at this level will receive: • An exclusive 8bitpeoples mp3 compilation available only to Kickstarter backers, catalogue number 8BP106, featuring exclusive, previously unreleased tracks from artists performing at the Blip Festival 2009.

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    Backers at this level will receive two rewards: • The 8BP106 mp3 compilation (see above). • One t-shirt, randomly selected from a limited set of five t-shirts, each designed by a different chipmusic visualist. In your choice of size, of course.

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    Backers at this level will receive four rewards: • The 8BP106 mp3 compilation (see above). • One t-shirt, randomly selected from a limited set of five t-shirts, each designed by a different chipmusic visualist (your choice of size). • Blip Festival 4-day pass. • Admission for yourself and one guest to the exclusive official Friday Night Post-Show Event, featuring a live performance by COVOX and RANDOM collaborating as CONDOM. No, we're not making this up.

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    Backers at this level will receive five rewards: • The 8BP106 mp3 compilation (see above). • One t-shirt, randomly selected from a limited set of five t-shirts, each designed by a different chipmusic visualist (your choice of size). • Blip Festival 4-day pass. • Admission for yourself and one guest to the exclusive official Friday Night Post-Show Event, featuring a live performance by COVOX and RANDOM collaborating as CONDOM. • An LSDJ Game Boy cartridge (EMS type) pre-loaded with unique .sav files from Blip Festival artists past, present, and future.

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    Backers at this level will receive five rewards: • The 8BP106 mp3 compilation (see above). • Blip Festival 4-day pass. • Admission for yourself and one guest to the exclusive official Friday Night Post-Show Event, featuring a live performance by COVOX and RANDOM collaborating as CONDOM. • An LSDJ Game Boy cartridge (EMS type) pre-loaded with unique .sav files from Blip Festival artists past, present, and future. • The full five-design set of exclusive visualist t-shirts (your choice of sizes).

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    Backers at this level will receive seven rewards: • The 8BP106 mp3 compilation (see above). • Blip Festival 4-day pass. • Admission for yourself and one guest to the exclusive official Friday Night Post-Show Event, featuring a live performance by COVOX and RANDOM collaborating as CONDOM. • An LSDJ Game Boy cartridge (EMS type) pre-loaded with unique .sav files from Blip Festival artists past, present, and future. • The full five-design set of exclusive visualist t-shirts (your choice of sizes). • Admission for yourself and one guest to a special backers-only Blip Festival Artist Happy Hour on Saturday before the main event. • An exclusive Blip Festival 2009 NES cartridge, containing a custom promotional Blip Festival program assembled by Enso, Trash80, and NO CARRIER, with the code personalized with your name. One of a kind, this item comes as a numbered edition, and serves as a unique and distinctive keepsake of the Blip Festival 2009.

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