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VOCAMERICA at Tora-Con Updates!

Tora-Con goers and VOCAMERICA backers alike can rejoice! We have some VOCAMERICA at Tora-Con updates that are sure to please!

Tora-Con Concert

The Tora-Con convention is taking place this weekend, April 22nd-23rd, with the concert being held on Saturday, April 22nd. There will be an exclusive Tora-Con CD as well as a special surprise for VOCAMERICA backers. If you backed VOCAMERICA on Kickstarter or Patreon, be sure to check out your emails or the pages for a special update! UPDATE: The update has been made public! There will be a live stream available for both Tora-Con concerts! Here’s the link.

There will be two concerts at Tora-Con. The first showing is scheduled from 7:30-8:30 PM while the second is from 9:00-10:00 PM. Both concerts are in the SAU: Davis Room.

Exclusive CD

While the Tora-Con concert is already sure to amaze, you can bring a piece of it home with you as well! In addition to hearing the songs live at the concert, you’ll be able to buy a Tora-Con exclusive album.

There are some new songs on the album in addition to ones available on the previous album. So if you missed out on the Kickstarter album, you have a second chance to grab some of the amazing songs. And even if you have the previous album, the new mixes added are totally worth it.

Booth Upgrade

EmpathP also has a new banner for her VOCAMERICA booth!

Be sure to keep an eye out for it so you know where to get the VOCAMERICA goods.

Viki Hopper Debut

And last but not least, UTAU Viki Hopper will make her debut at Tora-Con!

Tora-Con VOCALOID Panels

Of course, the VOCALOID party isn’t limited to just the VOCAMERICA concert. There are VOCALOID panels as well!

The World of VOCALOID

Hosted by: EmpathP
GOS: 1250
Saturday 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

VOCALOID is a synthetic vocal software developed by Yamaha that broke down the barriers to music production in Japan. Now a global phenomenon, it has given rise to sensations such as superstar virtual idol Hatsune Miku for whom concerts are held from Japan to Taiwan to Los Angeles. Even so, this just scratches the surface. Trace the path of VOCALOID from its humble beginnings and learn about its limitless future in the world of music production.

VOCALOID Psychology 101 (18+)

Hosted by: EmpathP
LBR: A205
Saturday 10:30 PM – 11:30 PM

When most people think of VOCALOID music, they picture cute and bubbly pop songs. There is another side to the VOCALOID music scene however, one which many fear to tread. Experience the deep dark secrets of the grittier VOCALOID music scene and learn why it is so important that these ground breaking music producers deal with topics many others would find taboo.

VOCAMERICA Q&A

Hosted by: EmpathP
Room 1300
Sunday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

What started as a simple idea to share Western VOCALOIDs with the United States soon grew and expanded into VOCAMERICA: The Western VOCALOID Concert Project. Join EmpathP for an hour of Q&A and learn how the project was born, how it works, and what its future might be.

The End: A VOCALOID Opera Analysis

Hosted by: EmpathP
Room 3015
Sunday 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

“The End” is an original electronic opera written by Keiichiro Shibuya and features Japanese VOCALOID Hatsune Miku. On the surface, the opera is a surrealist wonderland filled with vague shapes and confusing imagery. Join EmpathP and dig deeper into the images and music to find just a few of many possible interpretations of the opera’s message.

The World of VOCALOID

Hosted by: EmpathP
Room 1420
Sunday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

VOCALOID is a synthetic vocal software developed by Yamaha that broke down the barriers to music production in Japan. Now a global phenomenon, it has given rise to sensations such as superstar virtual idol Hatsune Miku for whom concerts are held from Japan to Taiwan to Los Angeles. Even so, this just scratches the surface. Trace the path of VOCALOID from its humble beginnings and learn about its limitless future in the world of music production.

Other VOCAMERICA News

If you live in Europe and want VOCAMERICA to come to you OR if you’d like to watch a live stream of the VOCAMERICA concert set to happen in Switzerland, check out their StartNext crowdfunding campaign. At €6,400 EUR, they plan to stream the concert on YouTube for all to watch! You can find information on the tiers and stretch goals here. However, there’s some new rewards added as well as some art reveals that you can check out here!

Official Links

Tora-Con Website
Tora-Con Online Guidebook
VOCAMERICA Patreon
VOCAMERICA in Europe Crowdfunding Campaign

About Hoshi

When not writing for VNN, Hoshi can be found managing the Vocaloid Facebook Fanpage, obsessing over figures, or dealing with real life where she's a college student. She's been a fan of VOCALOID for about 7 years now and has been obsessed for a little over 2.

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