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NFT.NYC 2021 Day Two Recap: Pak, Gary Vee & More

BY Langston Thomas

November 04, 2021

The third annual NFT.NYC conference kicked off this week with a barrage of events and programming scheduled for Nov. 2 to 4. The 500-plus speaker event has drawn artists, builders and enthusiasts from all over the world to convene in New York City’s Times Square for a celebration of NFT community and culture.

Featuring appearances from celebrities such as Timbaland and Quentin Tarantino, to NFT stars including Beeple and Metakovan, the annual conference has already been a whirlwind. And although we mapped out some of NFT.NYCs most notable happenings in our event roundup, new and exciting things seem to be popping up around every corner.

Here’s a recap of highlights that happened during day two.

Pak Face Reveal

In the early evening of Nov. 3, influential creator Pak began teasing what would turn out to be a meet and greet of sorts in Times Square. Pak, in a reflective hooded robe and a Guy Fawkes mask, dropped his location via Twitter, enticing his followers to come take a selfie with him.

Upon removing his mask, Pak revealed the mouthless face of who is now heavily speculated (and seemingly confirmed by PAK) to be actor Ezra Miller. The Pak stand-in then removed his robe, revealing a bodysuit made out of charging cables and iPhones that displayed QR codes linking to a Pak NFT, collectible by the first person to scan the code.

Gary Vee Secret Wine Party

Like a blast from the past, Gary Vee brought back his coveted Secret Wine Party for a one-night soirée on day two of NFT.NYC. Originally a traditional part of the Gary Vee SXSW experience, the influential entrepreneur hosted the party at OS NYC.

First announced during his Brands with Gary Vee panel at the Edison Ballroom, the location of the Secret Wine Party wasn’t revealed till about 10 minutes before 11 p.m. The event, which featured free pours from Empathy Wines, drew a massive crowd, with a line stretching down the block from the venue.

3LAU Fireside Chat

A-list producer/DJ and NFT superstar 3LAU sat down with industry expert and nft now cofounder Matt Medved on NFT.NYC day two. The pair discussed empowering musicians through NFT and blockchain technology, the need for change in the modern music industry, 3LAU’s latest NFT endeavor, Royal, and more.

Bored Ape Warehouse Party

For day four of Aped NYC, the Bored Ape crew took over the Brooklyn Steel warehouse for a wild night of live music. Featuring performances from The Strokes, Lil Baby, Beck and Questlove with Chris Rock and Aziz Ansari as MCs, the festival-like event was open only to owners of a Bored Ape Yacht Club or Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFT.

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Photos courtesy of OS NYC.

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