After writing about how skeptical I am about this so-called Metaverse and how I suspect it's less of a digital paradise than a endless procession of marketing and sales pitches, I wasn't expecting to be pitched a Metaverse-themed Halloween party called "NFTs Are Dead."
Okay, I honestly was intrigued by the name of the party, thinking that it was some sort of slam against NFTs. Which to be honest, really fits into my worldview right now.
Sadly, the title turns out to be an attempt at irony and the party itself takes place at Decentraland, which bills itself as "a booming Metaverse and virtual hangout space for crypto and NFT enthusiasts."
Here is the description of the event, according to a press release I received:
"In partnership with Decentraland, BEAR NFT, Banquet Labs, BlackFlag and Jordan Belfort’s Mezcal SantoInfierno have teamed up to produce “NFTS ARE DEAD,” the premiere Metaverse event of the Halloween season. Taking place at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time on October 31st (4:00 a.m. UTC), “NFTS ARE DEAD'' will serve as Decentraland’s official Halloween party and concert. It will feature performances from some of the best musicians that have previously performed in the Metaverse, as well as the first ever live set from one of the hottest virtual rappers around, Lil Bitcoin. The event will take place at the coordinates 101, 76 in Decentraland.
For newcomers to Decentraland, the event will showcase the boundless creative possibilities that are now possible inside the metaverse. Upon entry, attendees will have a choice between entering either heaven or hell themed parties that will each feature richly themed decorations and immersive environments, as well as a performance area and dance floor. Outside the venue, there will also be a haunted corn maze, which has options for different levels of scariness, for a thrilling immersive experience. The build was created by The Last Slice collective, known for their work creating Metaverse builds for Wall Street Bets, DeadHeads and Club Nyan Cat.
Guests are invited to wear their best costume for photo opportunities, a costume contest and other fun surprises. Attendees should also keep a look out for a secret special VIP guest who will be wearing a 1/1 wearable and will reveal himself for those who stick around for the party’s grand finale
"We are thrilled to bring this great group of partners together and collectively build off of the success of our previous Metaverse events," shared event producer and BEAR NFT co-founder Ryan Kieffer. "The level of detail in The Last Slice’s custom environmental builds creates an incredible spooky immersive experience that is unmatched across the Metaverse. We have taken you TO THE MOON and now we are excited to take you to the depths of hell with NFTS ARE DEAD."
The event will feature an array of musical performances, highlighted by previous Metaverse performers Ookay, Autograf, Category 5 and Tropix. Artists debuting in the Metaverse for the first time include Lil Bitcoin, BIIANCO and Thelen."
In a perfect world, Lil' Bitcoin would be the Metaverse's answer to Weird Al Yankovic. But I suspect it's more along the lines of someone rapping about Blockchains and Elon Musk.
So "NFTs Are Dead" really isn't for me. But for more information, view the official Decentraland evet page here and follow @BEARNFT on twitter. The event will take place at 101, 76 in Decentraland, which can be reached directly by clicking here.