TDF marked its 6th time! and this year it was held at the new place called “3331 Arts Chiyoda” close to Akihabara. The building used to be an junior high school, and it has nice café and stores on the first floor, and the second floor was art gallery. (Each classroom was turned into a space for one artists… what a smart way to use classrooms!) Many events were going on at the same time as TDF, so there were a lot of people!
Tokyo Demo Fest（TDF）は、今年で6回目の開催！今年は前回までと異なり、秋葉原近くの「3331 Arts Chiyoda」という会場で行われました。この会場、もとは区立の中学校だったそうで、1階には素敵なお店やカフェスペースがあり、2階はアートギャラリーになっていました。（アーティストごとに1つの教室を使って展示をやっているのが、とてもスマートだなぁ！と思いました。ちょっと文化祭チックでもあるし！） この週末はTDF以外にもいろんなイベントが行われていたので、会場はたくさんの人であふれていました。
(Left) On its second floor. Now you get the sense that it used to be a school. Nostalgia… TDF info desk is at the far end of this hallway. (Right) Tokyo Demo Fest was held in its Sports hall. (It was quite funny to see the people giving seminars under the basketball goal hoop… 🙂 Comparing with the venue of previous years (café), it’s really getting closer to the look of European demoparties… isn’t it?
(Left) Zavie from Ctrl-Alt-Test, one of the organizers and also a chef here. He made a pile of crepes (literally) and served us by adding some fillings… It was tasty stuff and I was camping in front of it. 😀 Thanks, Zavie-san!
(Right) The new venue allowed guests to bring in food and drinks. And there was a table for freebies: someone (hole-san?) started beers and other people joined in, I heard. Snacks, pizza, drinks, sushi… it’s such a great and fun idea! Will this table become a tradition of Japanese demoparty?
It was obvious that the number of guests are growing (does this mean Japanese demoscene is growing too?) and there were quite a lot of demosceners coming outside of Japan. On the left, it’s Velo and Cryptic from Approximate. About 10 people were coming from Sweden, and there’s this Swedish table at TDF venue 🙂 Velo said he’ll write a party report, so we’ll look forward to it!
On the right, it’s Navis from ASD! He gave a seminar about his new demo released at this party. He was visiting Tokyo with his family, and it was really nice to see them all at the party place! Yokoso Japan!
Really cool works were released at this party, and you should check with your eyes! You can check all the releases and give comments to creators at Pouet. And for seminars, I heard that recorded video will be published later, so be sure to check TDF website or Twitter for the updates. (You can also follow the excitement of this party by checking the hashtag #TokyoDemoFest on Twitter 🙂
For everyone I met at the party, it was all nice seeing you! And organizers who made this happen, thank you so much for the great time!
→ For demoscene related posts including past TDF reports and interviews are here.