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Riverwash 2018 - 31 August to 2 September - Katowice, Poland

category: parties [glöplog]
It's time for the Final Cruise as ORP Riverwash is sailing to meet its fate. Come and join us aboard this fine steamboat to enjoy the biggest Polish multiplatform party for the last time.

Despite strictly non-commercial, 100% demoscene formula, the cruise is free for everybody. Yes, no tickets! You can still expect to get breakfast, there will be concerts, compos and all the fun a demoparty should offer. There's a sleeping area, a restaurant/pub within the same venue and a nice garden with an outside screen to enjoy the party while relaxing. We accept entries for all platforms, yet we run everything on real hardware. Katowice is a major town in Southern Poland with convenient motorway access and two nearby airports (25 and 100 km). The party place is located 500 metres from the train/international bus station.

Check our website for party info and our FB fanpage for news and updates.

Nice people have released 4 invitations so far:
The Final Cruise by Huge Load
Silly Adventures by Motionride
C64 invitro by Rabenauge
ZX Spectrum invitro
added on the 2018-04-18 22:45:33 by Fei Fei
Samplers, synthesizers and blood from your ears. YOUR MUM DOES TECHNO. Willy (a.k.a. Czarny Jobacz vel Pepper Emoji), will take you on a sound cruise to the meanders of electronic music. Jump in front of the big screen on Friday night. Warning: noise will escalate quickly.

Short animated promo
added on the 2018-06-04 11:23:18 by Fei Fei
Wiklund started composing music in 2008 with his old dusty gameboys and later discovered the possibilities of other consoles. He has been making music for numerous games and demoscene productions.

Wiklund/Fairlight^MultiStyle Labs is going to perform on Saturday, before the main compo block.
added on the 2018-06-17 17:29:48 by Fei Fei
flights booked \o/

message to finns: there have been some ridiculously cheap flights available from helsinki to krakow, so there's no excuse not to board the final cruise / sista färjan.
added on the 2018-06-17 18:15:54 by waffle waffle
message to finns: there have been some ridiculously cheap flights available from helsinki to krakow, so there's no excuse not to board the final cruise / sista färjan.

And getting from Kraków to Katowice is very, very easy. Indeed, no excuse! :-)
added on the 2018-06-19 06:33:08 by LiSU^TRS LiSU^TRS
Falcon is a composer and music producer. He began composing music at a very young age, using 8-bit Atari. From 1993 he was active on the PC demoscene in such groups as Substance and Pulse, among others. During that time, he composed over 100 modules, mainly using the legendary Fast Tracker II. The most popular are soundtracks to such demos as Sunflower (Pulse), Tribes (Pulse & Melon Dezign) or Zilog (Pulse).

From 1997, he co-founded the Aural Planet formation, with which he produced 6 full-length LPs containing a wide spectrum of electronic music sounds.

He was involved with the demoscene until 2001, when he engaged into commercial activities. He is the author of two studio albums of an electronic group called Husky and soundtracks for games produced by the Infinite Dreams and Vivid Games studios.

Currently he is a co-host of the Institute of Low Temperatures - a radio program dedicated to new sounds, broadcast by RAM Radio Wrocław.

Falcon will present a DJ set on Friday during the Final Cruise.
added on the 2018-07-03 13:32:11 by Fei Fei
Finally, the coverage from last year's compos is online. Relive the 2017 edition while preparing your entries for the Final Cruise.

Remember, we don't stream during the party. Be there or you'll miss it.
added on the 2018-07-16 08:57:50 by Fei Fei
We have a Discord channel. If you want to meet other cruisers, ask orgas about the party or just sail along, join Riverwash 2018 Discord.
added on the 2018-08-21 07:27:40 by Fei Fei
i will be there! only problem i have is finding a save harbour for 'my summer car' during the party.
added on the 2018-08-21 21:40:22 by gentleman gentleman
There's a guarded car park here, 10 minutes walk from the party place, 20 PLN (5 EUR) a day. I have no idea if they have free places.
added on the 2018-08-22 07:32:23 by Fei Fei
Two weeks left! <3
added on the 2018-08-23 20:33:54 by argasek argasek
Till Function, yay!
added on the 2018-08-23 20:40:31 by Fei Fei
Oh crap! Indeed! ONE WEEK LEFT! Mayday! Mayday! Demo or die!!!!
added on the 2018-08-23 20:42:20 by argasek argasek
added on the 2018-08-23 21:17:09 by nagz nagz
@nagz would replay with a proper Hungarian insult, but the only one I know of is kind of too extreme for such mannerly place as Pouet!
added on the 2018-08-23 22:05:39 by argasek argasek
just say "felfújható vécésnéni" and we're good
added on the 2018-08-23 22:07:34 by nagz nagz
Féktelen hasmenés! Oh, speaking of swear words, big shout to guys from Jumalauta for inviting to visit both Jumalauta 18 Years and Riverwash \o/, ferries are great!
added on the 2018-08-23 22:13:08 by argasek argasek
féktelen hasmenés could be a great punk band name!
added on the 2018-08-24 10:43:54 by nagz nagz
So, who's playing the drums? I had a contact to The Beatles manager, but Ringo is dead, unfortunately, that's what I've heard.

Never been to Riverwash? Still hesitating? Go watch this 2017 video summary made by Kya/Lamers. :)
added on the 2018-08-26 01:11:16 by argasek argasek
Hello hello, I am finally coming to Riverwash again!
Just one problem: I need a place to stay. Are there any locals that have some room to share? I will arrive on Thursday the 30. of August and leave on Tuesday the 4. of September. I don't need much, just a sofa or enough floor space for a sleeping bag.

Alternatively, if someone wants to share a room there is a nice looking 2-person AirBNB available right around the corner from the party location, and it's pretty cheap. Anyone interested?
added on the 2018-08-26 15:11:42 by Topy44 Topy44
Topy44, let's do that. i will contact you on IRC this evening.
added on the 2018-08-26 17:12:18 by gentleman gentleman
OK great!
added on the 2018-08-26 18:49:23 by Topy44 Topy44
Wanna ask orgas something? Need to find a hotel roomie? Want to polish your Polish? Join the Riverwash Discord!
added on the 2018-08-28 12:17:56 by argasek argasek
Anyone still around Monday night?
My flight is ultra-early, I need to take the shuttle bus to the airport around 2:00 at night. So no point renting a bed for that night - anyone feel like hanging out?

Also, anyone want to meet up Thursday evening? I am thinking about visiting the local hackerspace in Katowice and then maybe go grab a beer or two.
added on the 2018-08-28 15:09:41 by Topy44 Topy44
@Topy44: Flashlight, Beftex and me stay in Katowice from wednesday till wednesday so lets stay in contact


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