VOCAMERICA Recap!

I arrived home from NekoCon yesterday early morning, but I was far too exhausted to properly recount anything about the weekend for a coherent blog post. It’s still difficult for me to put everything into words as the whole VOCAMERICA experience was actually overwhelming.

I cannot thank everyone enough for their support: Aki for including Aiko in the concert and allowing me to assist her at the exhibitor booth (which was a FANTASTIC experience), Agatechlo and KK and Iris and Joe and everyone else I met at the con for being such wonderful friends and supporters, and Pandemic for being there in spirit and surprising Aki with such a fun gift at the VIP hangout. I couldn’t have asked for a better NekoCon.

I unfortunately did not film the concert (for one, at that point my phone was nearly full anyway and I also wanted to fully experience the first VOCAMERICA performance) but videos have been cropping up on Twitter and YouTube already.

Shinji, the tech manager for the show, posted his videochat footage from Aki’s phone. Aki herself filmed the entire concert with a camera & tripod, so you can expect footage to be posted within the next few weeks, and even sooner if you were a Kickstarter backer.

Also RoboticReptile1 on Twitter captured footage of the 3 CrusherP songs in the concert: “Biohazard”, “Wildfire!!” and “ECHO”. I still can’t believe I got to see Aiko perform on stage and I’m not ashamed to say I cried like a proud mom.

The concert itself went off without a single technical hitch, with an estimated 800-1000 person audience. It was an incredible success, if the merch line post-concert was any indication! Aki and her staff worked incredibly hard and the end result was well worth the wait. Here’s to many more VOCAMERICA concerts in the future! Remember, if you want to see VOCAMERICA at a local convention in your area, contact that convention’s event staff and express your interest!

Synthesized Reality Productions – Kickstarter!

Hey all! For those of you who don’t know by now, I’m a member of Synthesized Reality Productions, a Vocaloid concert group. We’ve put together a Kickstarter project to help fund equipment (projectors, cameras) for our upcoming show at Pacific Media Expo!

Please be sure to check it out and help us by donating if you can, this equipment will help us to put on bigger and better shows in the long run at other conventions!

Aiko Performing Life-Size – 39diyMMDConcert / VLP

Thanks so much to Shinji, a.k.a. the guy behind VLPProject01 and 39diyMMDConcert, for accepting my video request! He shot a video of a life-size projection of Aiko performing her cover of Aiko Aiko ☆ Fire Endless Night!
For those of you who don’t know, Shinji’s goal is to promote technology (cheap and easily-accessed stuff, at that) that could be applied to future Vocaloid concerts (even other homegrown projects like this)! Check out the channels I linked above, they’re awesome 😀
One step closer to a live UTAU concert MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA