Comic Vket 1, the virtual reality alternative to Japan’s Comic Market (“Comiket”) fan convention, is under way as of August 13, 2020. The digital stands are bustling. Fans from all over can attend just by loading up the “Virtual Akihabara” event space in popular VR programs like VRChat, Cluster, or Styly. Once there, they can browse virtual booths set up by indie creators, sample their work, and order them online. Beyond the ‘zines and fan comics, Comic Vket is also accompanied by a neighboring space, Music Vket, dedicated to indie acts and composers. Oh, and there are official NieR Automata VR avatars up for sale for quite an expensive price.
See, it’s not just indies and amateurs that have a space in virtual Akihabara….