Going Live: Language and Fantasy in the Southeast Asian Vtuber Universe

Conversations  |  SEA Focus  |  Non-fiction  |  English  |  1 hr

19 Nov, Sun, 9.00pm to 10.00pm
Festival Pass
favourite favourite Add To Favourites
Event has ended

About

Don't judge their cuteness by its cover—Southeast Asian VTubers are the new meta in streaming! Taking the form of adorable anime-inspired avatars, their arsenal of talents is only rivalled by their ability to seamlessly transition across multiple languages on stream. Effortlessly shifting from a bilingual Genshin Impact stream in one video to performing a Japanese song cover in the next, how has language allowed them to find a niche at the intersection of Southeast Asian and East Asian fan culture? We talk to these Vtubers about putting a regional spin on an internet phenomenon that originally started in Japan, engaging with a multilingual fanbase, and the storytelling that makes their virtual persona come to life.

Moderator

Felicia has worked in bookselling and publishing for over a decade. She is the Publisher at Difference Engine and also one half of the writing team behind the best-selling Sherlock Sam series of children’s books. She has her first published adult fantasy short story in Fish Eats Lion Redux and is working on a webcomic adaptation. 

 
close