(HIKKY; Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; President: Yasushi Funakoshi) announces that it will begin accepting general exhibitor applications for "Virtual Market 2023 Winter," the world's largest VR event with three Guinness World Records™, to be held over 16 days from December 2nd (Sat) to 17th (Sun), 2023, from today, August 16th (Wed).
About Virtual Market (also known as Vket)
Visitors can also enjoy voice communication with each other, giving them a realistic feeling as if they were touring the city together in the real world. The virtual market started as a place to buy and sell 3D data products between individuals, but in recent years, various companies that want to participate in the Metaverse business have expanded the sale of real products, creating new possibilities for VR commerce.
Virtual Market 2023 Winter General Exhibit Details
In addition, for the first time in Vket's history, we have added two new exhibiting methods, "Item Exhibiting" and "Community Exhibiting".
In recent years, as awareness of the Virtual Market has grown and the number of participants has increased, the number of general exhibitors has risen to the point where the odds of exhibiting in popular worlds have quadrupled.
We hope that more people will experience the fun of the virtual world through exhibiting at the Virtual Market, and that those who are not able to build a booth level but are able to create items, as well as those who wish to expand the virtual culture beyond 3D models, have added a new exhibiting method. We have added a new way of exhibiting. In the Item Exhibit, you can exhibit your own 3D model items at a venue or store of your choice.
In the Community Exhibit, you can exhibit your community's "store" in the world of your choice, targeting communities that hold storefront events.
For more details, please refer to the following note.
We are also pleased to announce that we will once again be offering a 50-meter square booth, which was very popular last year. We are looking forward to receiving many applications again this year.
If you are considering exhibiting, please feel free to choose the venue that best suits your style and submit your entry from the application URL below.
This general exhibition call is for general creators only. Please note that the requirements and deadlines for corporate exhibitors are different.
Login is required to register. Please note that only one application per account will be accepted.Exhibitor Fees: Starting with the 2021 Virtual Market, we will ask all general exhibitors to pay an "Exhibitor Fee. This is to increase the submission rate and improve the quality of the Virtual Market.
The reason for the lottery is to ensure that the number of booths does not increase too much, which would result in a decrease in the attention paid to each of the exhibitors' works. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
General PC World Exhibits Introduction.
A step into the lobby and you’ll be greeted with collections of first-class art pieces from around the world. The guest rooms all come in suite or above, and each floor is styled distinctly from one another. As for the restaurant, world-renowned chefs will be waiting for you to serve all five of your senses. An embodiment of sheer luxury itself. A world where blissful moments intertwine with elegance, open only for the true wealth. That is Hotel Gajou-en. There’s no going back once you’ve experienced its opulence.
The investigation into magic, magical items, and the kingdom went on, and Barremhorn was built to serve as the frontier of studies. And now the present. The kingdom was revived as the new capital, Magica.
Fulfilling its duty, Barremhorn was thought to become abandoned but… Due to it being in convenient location for adventurers preparing for quests, and the alcohol business popular at the time bearing fruit, Barremhorn was reborn into a pub town! …Ey! Don’t see you ‘round here, must be new? Ya see, this town, it’s pubs and bars as the eye can see. Hic. How ‘bout a drink? On me! Yeah I can tell you could use one. Here! Cheers!!
World End: Utopia Reboot
Nursery Rhyme Retold
The fairytales I’ve dreamt of.Full of excitement, and a gentle thrill. A world of big and small, so fluffy and sweet.
A jealous voice from a birdhouse calls.“Say goodbye to the outside! Inside me is the best place to be”
Lazy sheep dolls trying to hide.“Yawwwn… So busy, very busy. How about an orange? No rhymes here”
Don’t lose your way, stardust castles.“Look at the sky once in a while! Wheeling around to take you to the ceiling~♪”
Oh tell me, wonderful Nursery Rhymes!What happens after the story’s told and the book is closed?
【Imanesia】 Capital Magica
Above this continent once floated the ancient nation Magica, ruled by ethereal beings. The people of Magica drew energy from the colossal entity Savios, and prospered through their control over miracles. But eventually, Savios’ energy had all been consumed, and Magica’s floating castle had fallen to perish, along with its residents. The humans and demons on the surface who held respect to the people of Magica, built settlements around the collapsed castle. These people had benefited off the unearthed magical items, and gradually developed to even bring Magica back to life.
Magic was not an all-purpose miracle that can do anything. It was the fruition of science waiting at the end of wisdom, revelation, and endless research. We live to know - the “potential” and the “limitations” of scientific witchery.
We live to know - the “terrors” and the “existence” of things wisdom alone can’t surpass. And people live to know this world, where science and magic is one and the same, under the name “Imanesia”.
The age of Technokinds. Highly advanced and overzealous innovations have brought various benefits and destruction to the world. And likewise, cities around the world were in constant disarray between development and ruin… Light and darkness had made a sharp divide in one of Technokind’s cities, Tetherford.
The influence of the megacorp “Kagoshige Industries” grew and grew, until the country and the government became nothing more than decorations. With Kagoshige pulling the strings, the value of human life was becoming questionable. In retrospect, the cybernetic tech that brought Tetherford to glory was in fact under equal exchange for people’s lives. Becoming too accustomed to dealing with the devil, Tetherford began attracting the attention of agents from other Technokind city-states.
To this day, countless spies lurk the Tetherfort residential areas, most prominently in the slum district. –But it is to say, it’s in dark places like this, where people’s ideals intertwine and drown, do we see a glimpse of the razor-sharp edge shine. Welcome to the world of Technokinds, the future where life burns ever so bright.
VketMall - Goshikiya
The lucky cat at the end of the shop is raising both hands, installed with the hope of bringing both customers and luck. According to legend putting your hands together with the beckoning cat brings luck.
【VketMall - Argento】
【VketMall - MORNING GLORY】
VketMall - Yake
One of these clinics has its roots in the business of various illegal products, psycoactives, and alike in addition to medical treatment. The anonymous shop is going by “Yake,” or the “Dentist”.
Virtual Market 2023 Winter Overview
Name: Virtual Market 2023 Winter
Hosted by: VR Corporation HIKKY
Dates: December 2 (Sat) - 17 (Sun), 2023 (16 days in total)
Exhibit venues: ParaReal London / ParaReal Okinawa / ParaReal Shibuya/Harajuku
Official Website: https://event.vket.com/
How to visit:
You can visit the special world in VRChat from VR devices and gaming PCs.
Some browser-based venues will also be available for visitors to enter by simply clicking on the URL from smartphones and other devices.
Real venues will be announced in the future.
For inquiries from companies, please use the form below.