Next Tuesday, Sep 15, is the 25th anniversary of Hackers, so we're doing another Cyberdelia! Obviously we'd rather be doing this in person, with the skate ramps and the costume contest and whatnot, but... it's the apocalypse.
- Laurence Mason - Lord Nikon
- Peter Kim - Blade
- Darren Lee - Razor
- Iain Softley - Director
- Renoly Santiago - Phantom Phreak
- Roger Burton - Costumes
Then, immediately after that, on dnalounge.com/webcast/ (starting at 6:30pm) we've got our lockdown cyberpunk dance party live from the DNA Lounge main stage, with superstar DJs Tripp and Netik, accompanied by the rollerblading Cyberdelia gogo dancers!
Our original plan was to have all of this on the DNA Lounge stream as is traditional, but after weeks of effort, Hackers Curator could not get the movie studio to answer their question, "How much to license the movie to play live on our stream?" They decided to just risk it and do it anyway, but I... did not. So that's why the early part of the evening is on Twitch and the later part is on the DNA stream, even though I'm vehemently opposed to all things
We've got some other awesome stuff coming up in the next couple of weeks, too!
- Tuesday: Flesh Industry performing live from the Main Stage!
- Friday: Turbo Drive, DJs bringing you the best in synthwave!
- Saturday: Hubba Hubba Revue's 14th Anniversary: Live burlesque on the Main Stage!
- Next Friday: Apothecary Raree returns with even more more live burlesque and variety!
- Thu Sep 24: Star Crash, featuring exclusive live (though pre-recorded) performances from Megatronic, Great Highway and ContainHer, plus another awesome VJ mix from Remi X.
* Why am I so down in Twitch, you ask?
Well aside from the fact that DJing is a violation of their terms of service, aside from that...
Twitch has the same business model as Facebook: their only goal is to convert your customers into their customers and then push you out of the way. Twitch is happy to have you drive your audience to their site, where they can then make them captive to Twitch. After that, they've got the customer and you're just a statistic. I strongly believe that one of the things that has served DNA Lounge best over the years has been, "Never let a gatekeeper get between you and your audience".