An Epic Metaverse Pride Weekend Extravaganza!

By Zac Kenny

In a continued effort to support the various communities within the NFT Community comes another crosspost. This post originally appeared here.

#NiftyPride2021 will be a landmark event for the Cryptoart community and will showcase LGBTQIA+ artists as some of the most inspired, talented, and exciting creators in the NFT space!

What began as a back-and-forth between Bruce the Goose, and Pixls.eth to create Pride-themed digital wearables, quickly became a full-on virtual pride parade and art show in the CryptoVoxels virtual world!

Poster for #NiftyPride2020

Since its launch in June 2020 by a few dedicated enthusiasts, the Nifty Pride organizational membership and its artist participation has quadrupled!

This year, with Haley at the wheel, and with the support of a small team of enthusiasts, Nifty Pride is preparing for an epic metaverse pride extravaganza!

From charity NFT auctions, to Twitter artist features, to a weekend of live music, workshops, performances, and artist presentations, #NiftyPride2021 will be a landmark event for the Cryptoart community and will showcase LGBTQIA+ artists as some of the most inspired and exciting in the NFT space.

#NiftyPride2021 is a full-weekend event, on Saturday, June 26th, and Sunday, June 27th (Schedule TBD).

Events will be multicast across various metaverse channels:

Artists who participating this year include notable LGBTQIA+ artists the likes of:

Kate the Cursed
Klara Vollstaed
Letsglitchit aka Dawnia Darkstone
Anthony Hurd
Strangepeo
Spaced Painter
CECHK
Genuine Human
Gio Mariani
sabet
bit_ter
𝗠𝗫𝗝𝗫𝗡
Guerr_Art
And many more!

Other #NiftyPride2021 events include:

We are literally bursting because we are featuring a special presentation, artist talk, and SuperRare NFT drop party of digital fashion and drag cryptoart superstar, SamJ!

SamJ’s work involves queer identity and digital fantasy and they incorporate graphic design, virtual fashion, and drag makeup, to create their stunning video work.
SamJ’s newest project is a fully virtual/augmented reality experience that they are releasing as an NFT-with-Physical through SuperRare.

Gallery” is available to view in AR on iOS devices.

Screenshot of “Gallery They(R)”:

One of three original paintings by SamJ that will be included with the sale of the NFT

Sample of SamJ’s previous work

Outside of Pride weekend, Nifty Pride is working to build continued and long-term support for the LGBTQIA+ Cryptoart community. A portal-connected network of gifted and borrowed CryptoVoxels plots is serving as an ongoing exhibition space for artists.

https://www.cryptovoxels.com/play?coords=W@642W,140S,6U

Nifty Pride is partnering with the Blockchain Centre NYC to bring their inaugural exhibition, “XO CRYPTO” to the metaverse!

XO CRYPTO features 26 amazing LGBTQIA+ cryptoartists working in a wide range of media from digital image, to animations, video, VR/AR and holographic.

The Nifty Pride installation of XO Crypto will be linked through our network of “Pride Portals”, and will be directly accessible here.

Fundraising for the Transgender Emergency Fund of Massachusets (TEF) is a focus of #NifyPride2021, as the extreme challenges and abuse facing transgender, non-binary, and gender-non-conforming people in the U.S.A. is a critical concern.

Nifty Pride co-organizer Zac Kenny is working with the TEF to raise funds that will help broaden their reach outside of Massachusetts, and assist in generating new local TEF chapters nationwide.

Nifty Pride has invited Cryptoartists to donate NFTs for a series of daily 24h Twitter auctions which have raised close to 1.0 ETH in the first 10 sales.

live NFT auction event will take place during the NiftyPride2021 weekend, on June 27th

Chastity Bowick, co-founder of the TEF will give a talk during the Nifty Pride events.
https://transemergencyfund.org/

We are working hard to make sure everyone who wants to, gets included!

Any artists, and anybody wishing to perform or give a workshop/talk can find more information and submission forms or may contact organizers directly niftypride2021@gmail.com or DM Nifty Pride on Twitter. You can view our press kit with participating artist work here as well as other press regarding the event.

NiftyPride is fortunate to be supported by such Cryptoart community influencers as:

Mintbase
NiftyWhale
WhaleSharkdotPro
WizardX
Bruce the Goose
and many others!

NFTHypeSquad banner design by CryptoPom

All earnings from our blog will be used to raise a fund to support artists who want to start out on @nftshowroom!

But we want to reward our authors too, so 25% of this post's rewards go to StarMasayume.

We gladly appreciate any support, donations or delegations :)

If you like, find us on Twitter and also follow our Twitter List to see what all our members are up to!

If you want to join the Squad, reach out to us, we're looking forward to getting to know you! <3


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