What is your name and role within NFT Melbourne:
Theo Kanellopoulos, Co-Founder
For those that are new to this concept, please tell us what NFT is all about:
NFT STANDS FOR NON-FUNGIBLE-TOKEN, AND IN ITS MOST BASIC FORM IS DIGITAL PROOF OF OWNERSHIP THAT IS IRREFUTABLE. THE PROOF OF OWNERSHIP AND ITS HISTORY LIVE ON A PUBLIC LEDGER CALLED A BLOCKCHAIN, WHERE IT CANNOT BE ALTERED, AND ANYONE CAN VIEW IT.
NFT Melbourne will be launching on February 23 at 170 Russell in Melbourne CBD, what can people expect from the event?
We have created NFT MELBOURNE as a way for our city to make its mark as a serious player in the global NFT space and provide a place for everyone to learn, network and lift each other up. The event will be a safe space for people to come and learn about NFTs if they are starting on their journey or come and listen to thought leadership if they are further advanced. We will have many activations that will exhibit digital and physical art as well as areas for people to network with others who are like minded and eager to learn more plus a very special guest live performance too.
Please tell us about the collaboration with Tennis Australia which included Steve Aoki, Masked Wolf and Tigerlily:
We had been in discussion with Ridley Plummer at Tennis Australia about presenting at NFT Melbourne and he invited some of the Lucky Ent. artists to perform in the metaverse for the closing party. We loved the idea as a way to collaborate with those in the space and the artists jumped right on it too. We were lucky enough to secure international DJ Steve Aoki as well as Masked Wolf and Tigerlily.
Who will be guest speaking and what topics will be covered?
We have about a dozen speakers covering topics such as:
Fireside chat – How Web3 is impacting events and experiences. AO Art Ball use case – Matty AKA DCLBlogger, Ridley Plummer, Louie (Run it wild)
Panel – Marketing in Web3 – Geoff Measey and Greg Oakford
Panel – Aussie project spotlight
Panel – Navigating NFTs as a creative – Danielle Weber who is an exceptional artist
What do you think the future of NFT is and how will it be of a benefit to artists, brands and the public as a whole
Most of what is possible has not yet been thought of but NFTs are already helping artists, bands and the general public by creating a greater connection through a number of ways such as ownership, access, experiences and community while ensuring artists are getting a fair source of revenue directly from their fans and community.
What else does Lucky NFT have planned for 2022 and beyond?
We are speaking to many brands, artists and celebrities about how we can help them enter Web 3 and are planning to scale NFT events across Australia and NZ in the next 12 months.
Website info – www.luckynft.co
Facebook – @Lucky Ent.
Instagram – @nft.melbourne