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2nd Annual Demoscene Card Exchange

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Welcome to the second annual Demoscene Card Exchange!

Join us for an end of year event about sending and receiving cards or postcards with other people in the Demoscene. All you have to is sign up, wait to get your recipients, then get creative! No purchases required (except stamps and envelopes). The deadline to join is November 6th.

Sign up at https://demoscene.exchanges.cards

Read the rules and get more details at https://demoscene.exchanges.cards/rules


This has been running well a Nectarine-only exchange for two years and a full demoscene exchange last year with no major issues, so here we go again! Some people have sent demoscrene postcards, water colors, papercraft, rendered covers, a whole bunch of stuff. So feel free to get creative, but even if you've got too much to do sending a regular (perhaps regional, cultural, or seasonal) card or postcard from the store is perfectly fine.

If you do decide to post photos of what you get (some people like to see those), feel free to do so. If you post to a platform with hashtags like Twitter it might be nice to use #democenecardexchange so we can find them all. Don't forget to cover any personal information such as addresses before posting.

Finally I do expect mail to be a bit slow again this year, hence moving the sign-up deadline a bit. Also I apologize for forgetting to leave myself a calendar notice and posting everything a week late. Also as a result of slow mail and various factors, I will be adding an opt-in feature later to allow people in early January to check who was assigned to them so they can work out who they should still be expecting.

Thanks again for participating! :)


Stats page for the nerds (so, like, all of us). :D
Thanks for organizing this again Starchaser! Signed up!
added on the 2021-10-15 10:47:43 by v3nom v3nom
Yaaaay! Here we go!
added on the 2021-10-15 10:54:33 by aldroid aldroid
w00p! \o/
added on the 2021-10-15 11:45:25 by Bombe Bombe
Okay? Yes!
It sounds like fun. Why not? :)
added on the 2021-10-15 14:43:29 by netro netro
Missed it last year, signed up now! \o/
added on the 2021-10-15 15:13:34 by okkie okkie
Yeah, this was fun last year, I'm in to send three cards again :)
added on the 2021-10-15 17:43:46 by spiny spiny
*Signs up* What have I done. Again.
added on the 2021-10-15 21:05:54 by pestis pestis
added on the 2021-10-18 09:08:11 by Bombe Bombe
oh yes, HO HO HO
added on the 2021-10-19 01:29:16 by DaD1916 DaD1916
Finally, 26 participants! Now that person requesting 25 cards can actually send them. :)
Sign-ups plateaued so I apologize for the bump, but hopefully people will see this and get engaged. Only one more reminder will be sent out here, a couple days before the deadline and that's it. So don't forget to sign up!

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If you have the time and inclination, this is a great time to try out making your own card art, be it digital art or even physical like this water color picture I got from IKS:
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but this is not required. Sending store-bought is OK. :)
I have notions that will probably backfire massively.
added on the 2021-10-28 15:09:21 by okkie okkie
Which, asking to send a lot, making your own cards, or sending store-bought?

The stuff sent and received last year was quite tasteful, and as above and via my Twitter posts people did make their own unique cards and postcards. :)

The last rule of the exchange does say:
"Please be kind and civil. (No hate mail, offensive or demeaning letters, etc.)"

I would be surprised if anyone at this point wanted to send hatemail/fuckings, but offensive is a possibility, though I hope not. I don't explicitly define what that means, because it's not really up to me.
Last week to sign up!

Details in original post. Last announcement will come a couple days before, so don't forget.

I also updated the date to check back because it was still showing last year's date. You should check back on the 8th for assignments.
Hey all so, sign-ups for the second annual Demoscene Card Exchange close soon!

The site closes to new entries after November 6th (Saturday) Pacific Daylight Time (Nov 7th at 07:00 UTC) so don't wait. After sign-ups close I get to work on assignments.

Read the rules and get more details at https://demoscene.exchanges.cards/rules
Sign up at https://demoscene.exchanges.cards/

I believe we're just 4 shy of passing last year's number of sign-ups.

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About 2.5h left to sign up!
Assignments are posted, emails should go out in about 6 hours. Make sure to check your spam folders, since unfortunately someone said theirs landed in there last year.
I'm EXCITE and have wild plans I hope I can actually do :D
added on the 2021-11-08 11:01:18 by okkie okkie
Now might be a good time to start preparations for okkie's Demoscene Card Exchange World Tour
oooo I got postcards to write!
added on the 2021-11-09 00:20:03 by DaD1916 DaD1916
Meh. Forgot to register. Still possible Starchaser?
added on the 2021-11-13 12:00:30 by iks iks
Hi, sorry, I just saw this. If you email me (check the site rules or privacy policy, my email is linked several places) or DM Starchaser#6383 on Discord if you're in the Demoscene and/or SceneSat servers. I'll see what I can do.

There are people who had send/receive spots left I could ask if they want to send (and get) one more if it's it too late, depending on how many you wanted to try sending. Otherwise if it's just one, I have extra cards yet and can swap with you.

Just let me know. :)
RbR also missed out so you can swap with him, me or both. :)

Just contact me as a over (privately) and we can work out a proper (not email or text chat) way to get your address to me.



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