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Download April 23. 1998

Download some of the contributions from ftp://ftp.gathering.org/incoming/

And get the official results. HTML winner and runner-up.

TG98 finished April 14. 1998
Five hectic days are over, and we are now more or less finished with the cleaning up. When we have gotten our breath back we will make all the compo-contributions available for download.

PARTY HAS STARTED April 8. 1998
Party has been rolling for some hours now and people are getting settled down in the hall. No big lines this year.

Partyweb [some point in 2010]
The TG98 party-web has also been rescued (twelve years after the party). You can find it here.

The Gathering close to launch April 6. 1998
As The Gathering approaches fast, be advised that table reservations are now closed. Those without a reserved table can do so at TG, but these people will handled a bit slower than those who managed to squeeze thru.
Also be aware that we don't have time to read email these last few hours before we open, so if you send us any mail you can not expect an answer.

BUSTRIP FROM OSLO, UPDATE April 6. 1998
The KANDU bustrip from Oslo S is still on, and people who wants to use this bus, should contact Bole in mail, or voice at: +47-91321472. Check the transportation pages for a schedule.

Winner found for TELL-COCA-COLA-ABOUT-TG compo April 5. 1998
The grand winner of 5 tickets to TG98 is Zonix, or Simon Olsen, with his grand poem (translated from Norwegian) "What is the Earth without the Sun, what is TG without Cola? Hva er jorda uten sola? Hva er TG uten Cola?" The ASCII drawing of the cokebottle was the winning touch! Congratulations to a deserving winner.

Fake tickets rumoured to be in existence April 3. 1998
From IRC, we've picked up rumours about fake tickets being produced and sold. This is a bad thing, especially for those who sell AND buy these tickets. TG entrance system will EASILY detect fake tickets. Anyone caught USING these tickets will be made a citizen arrest of and turned over to the police. If you were fooled into buying any fake tickets, immediately report the seller to the police. The penalty for document forgery of monetary instruments is PRETTY hefty. And to the forger(s), TG Organizers have had thermal printers since 1982. We know ALL the tricks, so give us SOME credit!

Meet Lara Croft by winning a trip to the E3 conference! April 3. 1998
In the Java/HTML compo, one GRAND winner will win an all paid trip to the Mekka of computergaming. The E3 conference is THE games event of the year. This year in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The prize is given by Telenor Nextel. The editor will resign from TG Organizing to compete for this SUPREMO-prize! Lara Croft+Editor=FUN FUN FUN IN THE SUN! PS! You still have to check up Lara yourself when you get to E3 in May 27-30.

6Mbit internet line at TG98 April 3. 1998
Our main sponsor Telenor Nextel has already set up the rad line of 6Mbit Internet line (about triple of last year) which will allow you to surf of all your hearts content. Various proxies and other helping items from the serversponsor IBM will make Internet seem like a net instead of a swamp.

Deadline and timetable April 3. 1998
Check out the schedule and see whats happening when.

The American invasion! April 2. 1998
Since there are no extensive parties in the US yet, the American delegation, consisting of among others the friendly guys at The Hornet Archive would like to let you know that they'll be bringing some Hornet CDROMs to The Gathering '98. Please see Snowman (Christopher G. Mann) or Phoenix (Andy Voss) at the party place if you would like to buy some.

Mr. Lee wants the wisdom of the scene. April 2. 1998
Mr. Lee, the noodle-emperor of Norway, wants some words of wisdom to take with him home after attending TG98 Thursday night. He announced a cool noodle-for-a-year compo today. Check out the page and compete for a years supply of the white gold.

TG Organizers gets the fatwah for cruel prank! April 2. 1998
4 organizers of TG gets put under ban of the fatwah from the high priesthood of partygods! In a cruel and unjust April fools prank, TG Organizers unwittingly caused the wrath of several hundred possible partygoers. The lucky fellows at Coca Cola (which earlier this week decided against sponsoring TG) is still trying to sort out their mailboxes. Hopefully, quite a few of you told them just how important Coca-Cola is to the scene! We are in fact the single largest Coke-drinking culture in the world. PS! We will actually make a winner of the BEST entry. Stay tuned Friday night for winning entry.

Monstercool prize in the Quake compo April 1. 1998
One of our mainsponsors, IBM, has donated a brand new Intellistation 6888-220 worth roughly $5.500,- (40.000,- NOK) as first prize in the Quake-compo.

International workshop at The Gathering March 31. 1998
In an effort to help all the creative people out there in starting their own companies, choosing their career or settle the curiousity on what it takes to go from coding demos to coding games, here is your chance. TG presents The Workshop where international investors and professional gamecoders will tell you in a direct, no-suits and no-bullshit way what it takes.

Amiga and Java intro March 31. 1998
Some people whine, other people do. Contraz took the challenge and wrote a cool intro for the Amiga. Here it is in all it's glory, and Contraz got tickets to go to The Gathering.
In addition, Komplex, Orange and Crusaders presents the Java-intro to TG98. Both are available from the download-page.

Swedish tickets March 30. 1998
It is finally possible to reserve a table using a swedish ticket. However, you have to fill out a small form before you can reserve your table. You will find the form on this page

Speaking WEB-site? March 28. 1998
Another UTTERLY cool facility has been implemented in the TG98 web. At anytime, press the 'SPEAK TO ME' button on the lefthand side of the page for a spoken version of the web!
Warning: This feature requires high-bandwith as it generates about 1-3Mb of speech per page. As this feature is a tad experimental, please notify us if a page is not working properly with the script.
Known to work with Netscape, various results with Internet Explorer. Try it for a hilarious time!

KANDU Bus OSLO-HAMAR March 28. 1998
Plan on going from Oslo to Hamar? Still looking for a good way to get there with ALL your equipment? Join the excellent facilities of the KANDU-bustrip

Expecting visitors at TG98? March 27. 1998
Are you expecting any visits during The Gathering 98? Are you going to visit somebody at The Gathering 98?? Then you should read our day-time visitors guide which explains the strict rules that apply to a one-day visitor.

Mr. Lee does The Gathering! March 26. 1998
The utterly cool Mr. Lee will be present at TG98 Thursday evening. He'll be the OverSupremoMasterHeadJudge of the "Battle of The Scenes-compo" live on stage. Finally, a settling of WHICH scene is 3lite-d00dz or lamerz! No noodling about!

table.gathering.org feeling better?? March 25. 1998
After wearing black robes and chanting for half an hour (uns)table.gathering.org now seems to be more willing to cooperate. Those of you who have offered live goats and virgins for our up-and-comming rituals can keep both as we managed to align the server with both Mekka and uranus at the same time.
If this doesn't work we will simply drive a large stake through its CPU and bury it in someones backyard along with massive amounts of garlic..."

A scheduled down-time for (uns)table.gathering.org!! March 25. 1998
The table registration will be down tomorrow (wednesday, March 25.) from 10 to 17 due to pagan rituals. We are going to sacrifice a black chicken and mumble things near the PC while wearing black robes, if that doesn't work we will be more drastic, please drop use a note if you happen to have a goat or a couple of virgins lying around.
We will still keep it aligned with Mekka just to be on the safe side.

New album by Dr. Awesome at TG98 March 24. 1998
Bjorn "Dr.Awesome" Lynne will release his new album "Wizard of the Winds" at TG98. Official release is on the opening day of TG. (The album will not be in the record-shops until 2 months later!)

Team17 at TG98 March 24. 1998
Team17 Software Ltd. (Makers of "Worms", etc.) will send their Development Director, Martyn Brown, and their Programming Manager, Rob Hill, to search for programming and artist talents and possibly arrange hiring staff from TG98.

Dagbladet supports TG98. March 21. 1998
One of our mediapartners, Dagbladet, printed today, Saturday March 21st, a halfpage ad for TG on page 10. This give recognition for TG and all the scenes to most of the Norwegian population. Show it to your buddies on coolness effect on where you're going this Easter! That is if you're lucky enough to own a ticket....

Finally, GREAT sound at TG! March 21. 1998
The internationally famous Norwegian hifi-maker Electrocompaniet will provide highquality acoustics in the filmroom and from the stage. Pure earfest during the competitions.

Far away foreigners at TG! March 20. 1998
We have a lot of people coming in from other countries than Norway and Sweden. You guys do not need to buy a ticket in advance!!! We have set aside extra room for the guys coming from outside Norway and Sweden!

Tickets sold out in Norway! March 20. 1998
We have recently recieved confirmation that all the Norwegian tickets to The Gathering 1998 has been sold. Even if you do not have a ticket yet, you still have a chance. Read our sold-out-in-Norway-guide for more info. (This guide is in Norwegian only.)
A FEW Tickets are still available in Sweden, and Swedes can buy their ticket at BiljettDirekt.

You should reserve a table March 18. 1998
If you have a ticket you should concider reserving a table. This way you will be sure to get the seats you want, and that you can sit together with your friends.
If you have any problems with your ticket-number, please read our quite so helpful help-page before contacting us

Table reservation is walking again. March 18. 1998
The table-reservation server is now facing Mekka, and seems to be feeling a lot better already. In addition to this, the server will be rebooted on an hourly basis. This does of course mean that it will be unavailable for a few minutes every hour, but it's still an improvement.

*.gathering.org unavailable March 18. 1998
Our server had a nasty accident this Tuesday. After a few hectic hours it should now be OK again.

Prizes March 1. 1998
Prizes in the competitions will amount to a total of $20.000.

www.gathering.org has moved. February 11. 1998
We have just moved www.gathering.org from a user-account to our own server. As a result of this there are some problems with the guestbook and webboard, but we hope to fix this soon.

Gathering Newsgroups now up for testing! February 4. 1998
We have now put up a News server on news.gathering.org

Invitation intro for PC January 26. 1998
The first invitation intro for TG98 is now finished. You'll find it on the download page.
On the same page, you will find a nifty TG98 countdown program for Windows. This program - well what did you think it did? - counts down the days to TG98 :-)

TG97 Documentary January 25. 1998
Geir Bruskeland made a documentary about The Gathering '97. Take a look at it in Real Video format at this page.
If you haven't been at The Gathering before, you might want to check it out, just to know what you should expect this easter ;-)

Transportation page updated! January 25. 1998
A list of bus-trips to TG98 is now available on the transportation pages.

The Gathering, now also in Taiwan! January 13. 1998
Our main-sponsor from TG97, Accton has taken the TG concept half around the world, and are organizing "The Gathering Taiwan" in February. Check out the development at www.gathering.org.tw

Sponsors January 13. 1998
Two sponsor-deals are now ready. 3Dfx Interactive and the Norwegian magazine Tekno has agreed to sponsor TG98

Info about the network January 9. 1998
TECH Crew has released some¨information about the planned network.

Now you can sign our guestbook January 2. 1998
The guestbook is now available. You can either sign it or just read in it.

TG98 Discussion board is ready January 2. 1998
The discussion board is now ready for use. If you have ANY questions or comments about The Gathering '98, you can write it here.
There is also a discussion board for discussing the competitions at TG98. If you want new rules in a competition or if you want to create a whole new compo, or anything else that is related to the compos at TG98, write your comments here.

Finally, the TG98 web is online. December 19. 1997
It took a bit longer than planned, but finally these web-pages are beginning to take form. It's not completely ready, but at least most of the design is ready, and I've finished making most of the Perl-scripts this site needs. That means that we can consentrate on the contents from now on.

Same time, same place December 19. 1997
Why change a good thing? The Gathering will be held in The Viking ship in Hamar, Norway from Wednesday to Sunday during the easter this year too.


PARTY HAS STARTED April 8. 1998
Party has been rolling for some hours now and people are getting settled down in the hall. No big lines this year.

The Gathering close to launch April 6. 1998
As The Gathering approaches fast, be advised that table reservations are now closed. Those without a reserved table can do so at TG, but these people will handled a bit slower than those who managed to squeeze thru.
Also be aware that we don't have time to read email these last few hours before we open, so if you send us any mail you can not expect an answer.

BUSTRIP FROM OSLO, UPDATE April 6. 1998
The KANDU bustrip from Oslo S is still on, and people who wants to use this bus, should contact Bole in mail, or voice at: +47-91321472. Check the transportation pages for a schedule.

Winner found for TELL-COCA-COLA-ABOUT-TG compo April 5. 1998
The grand winner of 5 tickets to TG98 is Zonix, or Simon Olsen, with his grand poem (translated from Norwegian) "What is the Earth without the Sun, what is TG without Cola? Hva er jorda uten sola? Hva er TG uten Cola?" The ASCII drawing of the cokebottle was the winning touch! Congratulations to a deserving winner.

Fake tickets rumoured to be in existence April 3. 1998
From IRC, we've picked up rumours about fake tickets being produced and sold. This is a bad thing, especially for those who sell AND buy these tickets. TG entrance system will EASILY detect fake tickets. Anyone caught USING these tickets will be made a citizen arrest of and turned over to the police. If you were fooled into buying any fake tickets, immediately report the seller to the police. The penalty for document forgery of monetary instruments is PRETTY hefty. And to the forger(s), TG Organizers have had thermal printers since 1982. We know ALL the tricks, so give us SOME credit!

Meet Lara Croft by winning a trip to the E3 conference! April 3. 1998
In the Java/HTML compo, one GRAND winner will win an all paid trip to the Mekka of computergaming. The E3 conference is THE games event of the year. This year in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The prize is given by Telenor Nextel. The editor will resign from TG Organizing to compete for this SUPREMO-prize! Lara Croft+Editor=FUN FUN FUN IN THE SUN! PS! You still have to check up Lara yourself when you get to E3 in May 27-30.

6Mbit internet line at TG98 April 3. 1998
Our main sponsor Telenor Nextel has already set up the rad line of 6Mbit Internet line (about triple of last year) which will allow you to surf of all your hearts content. Various proxies and other helping items from the serversponsor IBM will make Internet seem like a net instead of a swamp.

Deadline and timetable April 3. 1998
Check out the schedule and see whats happening when.

The American invasion! April 2. 1998
Since there are no extensive parties in the US yet, the American delegation, consisting of among others the friendly guys at The Hornet Archive would like to let you know that they'll be bringing some Hornet CDROMs to The Gathering '98. Please see Snowman (Christopher G. Mann) or Phoenix (Andy Voss) at the party place if you would like to buy some.

Mr. Lee wants the wisdom of the scene. April 2. 1998
Mr. Lee, the noodle-emperor of Norway, wants some words of wisdom to take with him home after attending TG98 Thursday night. He announced a cool noodle-for-a-year compo today. Check out the page and compete for a years supply of the white gold.

TG Organizers gets the fatwah for cruel prank! April 2. 1998
4 organizers of TG gets put under ban of the fatwah from the high priesthood of partygods! In a cruel and unjust April fools prank, TG Organizers unwittingly caused the wrath of several hundred possible partygoers. The lucky fellows at Coca Cola (which earlier this week decided against sponsoring TG) is still trying to sort out their mailboxes. Hopefully, quite a few of you told them just how important Coca-Cola is to the scene! We are in fact the single largest Coke-drinking culture in the world. PS! We will actually make a winner of the BEST entry. Stay tuned Friday night for winning entry.

Monstercool prize in the Quake compo April 1. 1998
One of our mainsponsors, IBM, has donated a brand new Intellistation 6888-220 worth roughly $5.500,- (40.000,- NOK) as first prize in the Quake-compo.

International workshop at The Gathering March 31. 1998
In an effort to help all the creative people out there in starting their own companies, choosing their career or settle the curiousity on what it takes to go from coding demos to coding games, here is your chance. TG presents The Workshop where international investors and professional gamecoders will tell you in a direct, no-suits and no-bullshit way what it takes.

Amiga and Java intro March 31. 1998
Some people whine, other people do. Contraz took the challenge and wrote a cool intro for the Amiga. Here it is in all it's glory, and Contraz got tickets to go to The Gathering.
In addition, Komplex, Orange and Crusaders presents the Java-intro to TG98. Both are available from the download-page.

Swedish tickets March 30. 1998
It is finally possible to reserve a table using a swedish ticket. However, you have to fill out a small form before you can reserve your table. You will find the form on this page

Speaking WEB-site? March 28. 1998
Another UTTERLY cool facility has been implemented in the TG98 web. At anytime, press the 'SPEAK TO ME' button on the lefthand side of the page for a spoken version of the web!
Warning: This feature requires high-bandwith as it generates about 1-3Mb of speech per page. As this feature is a tad experimental, please notify us if a page is not working properly with the script.
Known to work with Netscape, various results with Internet Explorer. Try it for a hilarious time!

KANDU Bus OSLO-HAMAR March 28. 1998
Plan on going from Oslo to Hamar? Still looking for a good way to get there with ALL your equipment? Join the excellent facilities of the KANDU-bustrip

Expecting visitors at TG98? March 27. 1998
Are you expecting any visits during The Gathering 98? Are you going to visit somebody at The Gathering 98?? Then you should read our day-time visitors guide which explains the strict rules that apply to a one-day visitor.

Mr. Lee does The Gathering! March 26. 1998
The utterly cool Mr. Lee will be present at TG98 Thursday evening. He'll be the OverSupremoMasterHeadJudge of the "Battle of The Scenes-compo" live on stage. Finally, a settling of WHICH scene is 3lite-d00dz or lamerz! No noodling about!

table.gathering.org feeling better?? March 25. 1998
After wearing black robes and chanting for half an hour (uns)table.gathering.org now seems to be more willing to cooperate. Those of you who have offered live goats and virgins for our up-and-comming rituals can keep both as we managed to align the server with both Mekka and uranus at the same time.
If this doesn't work we will simply drive a large stake through its CPU and bury it in someones backyard along with massive amounts of garlic..."

A scheduled down-time for (uns)table.gathering.org!! March 25. 1998
The table registration will be down tomorrow (wednesday, March 25.) from 10 to 17 due to pagan rituals. We are going to sacrifice a black chicken and mumble things near the PC while wearing black robes, if that doesn't work we will be more drastic, please drop use a note if you happen to have a goat or a couple of virgins lying around.
We will still keep it aligned with Mekka just to be on the safe side.

New album by Dr. Awesome at TG98 March 24. 1998
Bjorn "Dr.Awesome" Lynne will release his new album "Wizard of the Winds" at TG98. Official release is on the opening day of TG. (The album will not be in the record-shops until 2 months later!)

Team17 at TG98 March 24. 1998
Team17 Software Ltd. (Makers of "Worms", etc.) will send their Development Director, Martyn Brown, and their Programming Manager, Rob Hill, to search for programming and artist talents and possibly arrange hiring staff from TG98.

Dagbladet supports TG98. March 21. 1998
One of our mediapartners, Dagbladet, printed today, Saturday March 21st, a halfpage ad for TG on page 10. This give recognition for TG and all the scenes to most of the Norwegian population. Show it to your buddies on coolness effect on where you're going this Easter! That is if you're lucky enough to own a ticket....

Finally, GREAT sound at TG! March 21. 1998
The internationally famous Norwegian hifi-maker Electrocompaniet will provide highquality acoustics in the filmroom and from the stage. Pure earfest during the competitions.

Far away foreigners at TG! March 20. 1998
We have a lot of people coming in from other countries than Norway and Sweden. You guys do not need to buy a ticket in advance!!! We have set aside extra room for the guys coming from outside Norway and Sweden!

Tickets sold out in Norway! March 20. 1998
We have recently recieved confirmation that all the Norwegian tickets to The Gathering 1998 has been sold. Even if you do not have a ticket yet, you still have a chance. Read our sold-out-in-Norway-guide for more info. (This guide is in Norwegian only.)
A FEW Tickets are still available in Sweden, and Swedes can buy their ticket at BiljettDirekt.

You should reserve a table March 18. 1998
If you have a ticket you should concider reserving a table. This way you will be sure to get the seats you want, and that you can sit together with your friends.
If you have any problems with your ticket-number, please read our quite so helpful help-page before contacting us

Table reservation is walking again. March 18. 1998
The table-reservation server is now facing Mekka, and seems to be feeling a lot better already. In addition to this, the server will be rebooted on an hourly basis. This does of course mean that it will be unavailable for a few minutes every hour, but it's still an improvement.

*.gathering.org unavailable March 18. 1998
Our server had a nasty accident this Tuesday. After a few hectic hours it should now be OK again.

Prizes March 1. 1998
Prizes in the competitions will amount to a total of $20.000.

www.gathering.org has moved. February 11. 1998
We have just moved www.gathering.org from a user-account to our own server. As a result of this there are some problems with the guestbook and webboard, but we hope to fix this soon.

Gathering Newsgroups now up for testing! February 4. 1998
We have now put up a News server on news.gathering.org

Invitation intro for PC January 26. 1998
The first invitation intro for TG98 is now finished. You'll find it on the download page.
On the same page, you will find a nifty TG98 countdown program for Windows. This program - well what did you think it did? - counts down the days to TG98 :-)

TG97 Documentary January 25. 1998
Geir Bruskeland made a documentary about The Gathering '97. Take a look at it in Real Video format at this page.
If you haven't been at The Gathering before, you might want to check it out, just to know what you should expect this easter ;-)

Transportation page updated! January 25. 1998
A list of bus-trips to TG98 is now available on the transportation pages.

The Gathering, now also in Taiwan! January 13. 1998
Our main-sponsor from TG97, Accton has taken the TG concept half around the world, and are organizing "The Gathering Taiwan" in February. Check out the development at www.gathering.org.tw

Sponsors January 13. 1998
Two sponsor-deals are now ready. 3Dfx Interactive and the Norwegian magazine Tekno has agreed to sponsor TG98

Info about the network January 9. 1998
TECH Crew has released some®information about the planned network.

Now you can sign our guestbook January 2. 1998
The guestbook is now available. You can either sign it or just read in it.

TG98 Discussion board is ready January 2. 1998
The discussion board is now ready for use. If you have ANY questions or comments about The Gathering '98, you can write it here.
There is also a discussion board for discussing the competitions at TG98. If you want new rules in a competition or if you want to create a whole new compo, or anything else that is related to the compos at TG98, write your comments here.

Finally, the TG98 web is online. December 19. 1997
It took a bit longer than planned, but finally these web-pages are beginning to take form. It's not completely ready, but at least most of the design is ready, and I've finished making most of the Perl-scripts this site needs. That means that we can consentrate on the contents from now on.



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