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FOReVER 15

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50 days till the FOReVER party!

flights booked and the rest of the travelling arrangements done!!
see you there!!
added on the 2014-01-23 12:52:16 by bonefish bonefish
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formats:self running or APC, CIN, GED, GR8, GR9, HIP, INT, MIC (PIC), PI1, PI3 – we use Mega Player 2.0 for exhibit


are executables allowed?
added on the 2014-01-23 15:09:51 by g0blinish g0blinish
Yes - to me 'self running' means the same as 'executable'.


(travel arrangements sorted for me too \o/)
added on the 2014-01-23 15:15:50 by gasman gasman
see you there!
So, what are requirements for executables? Exit if any key pressed?
added on the 2014-01-23 17:51:40 by g0blinish g0blinish
exit if NMI button pressed. ;))

btw, these should be speccy compo rules for this year as far as I know.
added on the 2014-01-23 18:41:30 by bonefish bonefish
Gasman! \o/
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So, what are requirements for executables? Exit if any key pressed?


There are rules and contacts for each platform organiser on the forever page, feel free to contact appropriate one in case you are not sure in something. That's the best way how to be sure your entry match the compo/rules.
added on the 2014-01-23 21:12:04 by evills evills
No namevoting, lol. Exactly for ZX etc..
added on the 2014-01-24 05:36:12 by g0blinish g0blinish
If anyone is comming to this year's FOReVER and want bed for sleeping, please, send an email to ellvis(at)zeroteam(dot)sk.

See you there!
added on the 2014-02-27 22:40:38 by evills evills
FOReVER starts tomorrow!!! wooohoooo!!
8-bit fanatics, see you there!
added on the 2014-03-13 18:37:57 by bonefish bonefish
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short notice:
I decided not to write this yesterday evening, when I've just landed, as it would probably be too emotional.
so, if it still seems so, please take note that I'm actually trying to control myself on that field. ;))
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to begin with, I just need to say out loud that I already can't wait for another one (the next year's FOReVER party), and I've just got back!!

first, I want to say big thanks to my trip companions - MaV, PulkoMandy and LCD!!
MaV was a brilliant host throughout the whole time (not only in Vienna), and great conversation company 24/7 - I blame him for not being able to do doing some party coding ;)).
LCD, I've just meet him, but really can't find any downside for this guy! Hands down to our "Chauffeur" that helped all of us being the trip from Vienna to Horna Suca slightly less painful.
Pulko, well... it's a Pulko. I would just like to point out that he was able to make my trip home (2.5 hour drive from slovakia to vienna's airport + 5 hour airport wait) pass in a second. (and it was a "second" filled with laugh)

and the party was... well... brilliantly perfect!!!!

it is a demoscene event, but it is also a place to present the latest hardware, new magazines (way to go ellvis!!!), or just have a party.
friendly atmosphere (e.g. no one did trash those guys that decided to play some games on their old computers), controlled lightning (dark during the compos and slight light rest of the time - so that you're not bumping to the people and tripping over the chair and wires - as it is on other parties), reasonable PA (not too loud so that you don't hear each other, not that quiet that it looks like a party in a nursing home). just perfect!
and please note that it's not a small party with a 10-20 attendees, where this kind of atmosphere is normal.

even glitches gave it a warm feel, e.g. trying to order pizza by yourself after CreamD gave you the wrong country code, then ordering with the girl on the other side of the phone that doesn't speak english, or wotnau putting the mic on the speaker SEVERAL TIMES (!!) causing quite loud noise that made half of the visitors deaf for the next few hours, etc...

also, the location... well... at first, I was a little bit concerned and was wondering why someone would pick this particular location, which was hard to reach (without a car), but after spending 48 hours there, I get it!
it's a perfect location for the party!!
it's close to everything (if you have a car), and still far enough so that you don't have a problems even if boozed out guys start sleeping in a middle of a parking lot. but, you don't need to leave a party (and at the same time not spend a fortune like on other self-contained parties)

not to forget the accommodation (5 eur/night = cheaper than a pizza), that is just a upstairs of the party. soooooo convenient!!! as we're not getting any younger, having a quiet place where you can take a instant shower to refresh yourself, or even take a quick nap between compos. having accommodation like that was a cream on top of everything for me. true, it's a cheap accommodation = nothing fancy, but I felt like a royalty because of the fact that I have this luxury.

last and most important - people.
maybe I was too lucky, so I've already had a great company to start with (mentioned at the beginning of this post), but the rest of the people were also quite friendly.
1. perfect (zx&c64) organisers that weren't too nervous, and were always open to communication and more than eager to help - (mike, ellvis, jtr, creamd and wotnau)
2. 95% of the zx spectrum sceeners (especially to Busy that gave me a correct country code and saved me, mav and lcd from starving, dizzy that showed me pavel's wireless interface for zx, pavel that offered me some sweet deal regarding that same wireless interface, gasman, ... )
3. 95% of the c64 sceeners (brainstorm for being always cheerful and having a best t-shirt at the party, ...)
4. those guys (most of them from gemba boys) who was "coding" a realtime "presentation" for a c64 music compo. they already won the raster award for that, but it would be unfair not to mention that again.
5. always cheerful neighbours - hungarians from singular crew.
...and all the others that were left to be meet on the next party.

because of all those friendly people, for me, it was like a reunion with a long lost family (with a 100+ members!).

I would like to end with a message to all those that were thinking to come, but was not able to - believe me guys, you're missing out big time. I went to some parties (both - recently and in 90ties), will definitely go to some more, but if you're about to visit only one party - this is the one!!! and if you're 8-bit computer fan, visiting FOReVER is a requirement.

can't wait for the next one! big thanks to you all!!
added on the 2014-03-17 18:25:32 by bonefish bonefish
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Pulko, well... it's a Pulko.

Yes, yes I am!

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5 eur/night = cheaper than a pizza

That's for pizza delivered at the party place. I'm sure you can get cheaper pizzas if you walk to the bar instead. (but yes, this year it was raining...)

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I would like to end with a message to all those that were thinking to come, but was not able to - believe me guys, you're missing out big time. I went to some parties (both - recently and in 90ties), will definitely go to some more, but if you're about to visit only one party - this is the one!!! and if you're 8-bit computer fan, visiting FOReVER is a requirement.


...And you didn't see it all, you missed the Crazy Compos.
Thanks for the words bonefish, it was nice to meet you finally and hope to meet you again next year! It is always nice to hear we are not doing wrong everything... :)
added on the 2014-03-17 22:27:10 by evills evills
@ellvis: you're definitely doing it right, just keep on doing it!! and yes, I'll for sure come again next year. there should be really something serious to stop me for visiting the FOReVER parties in the years to follow.

@pulko: don't get me wrong, i was just pointing out how affordable accommodation was.
didn't mind the price of the pizzas at all (au contraire, they are more or less are same as here = quite cheap), and I would pay that much only for the unforgettable experience of ordering them by myself after creamd ditched me because he was in the middle of the compo :))) you can only imagine a conversation between a guy that trying to order a several different pizzas for delivery but doesn't know his address and a girl that takes orders but doesn't speak english. when our pizzas finally arrived, i felt like I won the crazy compo myself!!! :)))
added on the 2014-03-18 00:38:35 by bonefish bonefish

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