Yuga Labs, the mother or father firm and creator of Bored Ape Yacht Membership (BAYC), introduced the extremely anticipated return of its large in-person occasion, ApeFest 2023, which might be happening in Hong Kong from November 3 to November 5.
Regardless of the general NFT market decline, together with the drop in worth of the BAYC and Mutant Ape Yacht Membership (MAYC) collections, the return of ApeFest goals to reinvigorate the Ape group’s belief within the model and general pleasure of holding the business’s landmark PFP that has served because the forefront of a brand new type of social and cultural id and expression.
Increasing past NYC
Shifting from a three-day live performance occasion to a multi-faceted three-day conference, Yuga and BAYC are embracing evolution to remodel alongside their rising group and market demand. This begins with ApeFest detaching itself from NFT.NYC and exploring new areas and new cultural integrations.
In contrast to final yr’s ApeFest, which passed off in New York Metropolis throughout NFT.NYC, this yr’s occasion in Hong Kong is not going to be music-centric however quite a completely “new adventure” that prioritizes metropolis exploration and accessibility via hidden native gems and a digital expertise for many who can’t attend IRL, in keeping with the ApeFest web site.
Entry to ApeFest is free for all apes however remains to be restricted to solely BAYC and MAYC holders (and their plus ones) with a exhibiting of a sound ticket through the tokenproof app. In efforts to protect tickets for these apes who can attend IRL, the collective is implementing a refundable deposit that might be returned as soon as a holder is scanned in.
Certainly, the longer term does appear brilliant for Yuga and BAYC as they appear to increase past simply the NFT group and right into a multi-faceted cultural phenomenon and conference infrastructure.