X-cited for X-Sightings

Holy hot damn, I’m still recovering from last weekend’s multiple hackathon madness and here comes the X-Sightings Cinematic VR Film Fest! For crying out loud, VR community, slow down already!

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Check out this sweet new logo.

The fest runs Saturday and Sunday at Northwest Film Forum, from 1-7 PM. If you’re within the gravitational pull of Capitol Hill this weekend, you have no excuse not to pop in. It’s free!

X-Sightings is brought to you by the good people at Sixr. Budi, Kawan, Diana, Jennae, Julian. A team of badass creators throwing down mind-bending visuals to overload your ocular orbs, man. Perhaps you’ve seen some of them in a hot tub near you. VR Maker Dome is providing gear, and uGen World, a VR social gaming company that deserves a lot more attention, is going to be on hand to accept sign-ups to test their platform.

I’m told there will be cinematic VR experiences to behold in Vives and Rifts, including something from Mechanical Dreams. I recently shared a hearty high-five with Kawan over news that there will be a 360 movie from Helsinki, Finland–fruits of our reaching out to the Finnish VR community.

I don’t know about you, but things are starting to get really fun around here.