More Convention Updates!

Hey all! Just some news concerning MTAC next month. I’m sorry to say that CrusherP will not be able to attend this year’s MTAC due to unforeseen circumstances.

However, I am pleased to announce that Pachi, our gracious web host and soon-to-be voicer of the lil’ pink cutie in the top banner, will be attending! If all works out timewise (as I have not yet received a schedule) she will be assisting me with the UTAU panel. I plan to do a live recording, otoing and USTing demo with her help.

As usual, after the panel I will be offering an UTAU fan-meet, where we can go hang out and grab something to drink or eat around the con venue. And I’ll bring some UTAU-themed goodies to hand out as well! So please come and chat about singing robots with us~ o(≧∇≦o)

(Official announcement video on YouTube will come later once I have the date and time set!)

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!

Myst @ Castle Point Anime Convention 2016

I’m pleased to announce that I (MystSaphyr) will be attending the Castle Point Anime Convention in Hoboken, NJ the weekend of April 23-24 as a guest, alongside CrusherP, CreepP, and Misha (voicer of Vocaloid Ruby)!

I’ll be hosting an introductory UTAU panel at 10 AM Sunday morning, and afterwards, helping out with a giant Vocaloid panel at 1 PM! There will be 5 VocUTAU-related panels total at the con, so please look forward to it! The full schedule can be found here.

This will be my first guest appearance at a convention, and my first time traveling to New Jersey! I’m super excited!!