The organizers for Blip Festival Tokyo, which holds its inaugural show this September 4-5, are now selling tickets to chiptune fans that planning to attend. Of course, you could buy your ticket for the same price at the door, but purchasing one in advance will guarantee your admittance and net you a free drink ticket (value: $6).

Each ticket is priced at $35, and you'll need to buy two if you want to come both nights. That sounds expensive, but just consider all the artists/VJs performing: the venerable Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka (Metroid, Donkey Kong), popular chip group YMCK, Portalenz (USK and Maru), Hally, Nullsleep, Bit Shifter, Raquel Meyers, and many others!

Blip Festival Tokyo has also updated its site with a schedule, so you can plan your nights accordingly. Or if you're unable to attend like me, you can just load the list of performers on the agenda and sigh after reading each line.