Frequently Asked Questions

Before the party

At the party

The Crew

Before the party

When is The Gathering 2010?

The doors open at Wednesday 09.00 March 31st. The net and power will be taken at 12:00 Sunday April 4th, and you must leave before 14:00.

Where is The Gathering 2010?

The Gathering 2010 will be held at the Vikingskipet Olympic Arena in Hamar, Norway.

What is PTN?

Short for

How do I buy tickets?

To buy tickets to The Gathering 2010, register at
If you allready have registered, you may just login with your username. You can find a PTN-registration guide here

How do I buy special tickets?

There will be special tickets (PROgamer, demoscener and foreigner). These will be available via PTN.

PROgamer: Allows you to participate in all tournaments except DotA. You can't bring a desktop, but a notebook is okay. Note that there is NO seat included! There will be computers that you can use during the tournaments. Questions?

Demoscener: Just like the ordinary ticket, but you'll be given a seat in the Creative area. Note that you must be verified by Creativia. Questions?

Foreigner:  All people from other countries than Norway can apply for a foreigner ticket, but you will have to prove that you are a foreigner.
(If you already have an ordinary ticket and want to convert it, please apply for a foreigner ticket and then refund your ordinary ticket).

Is the ticket refundable?

Yes, you can refund your ticket at PTN until the 8th of March.

How do I reserve a seat?

Read the PTN-guide (Will be available soon!)

What is the admission fee for The Gathering 2010?

Ordinary ticket: 800 NOK + 42 NOK PTN-fee = 842 NOK in total.
Foreigner tickets: 400 NOK + 24 NOK PTN-fee = 424 NOK in total.
PROgamer ticket: 800 NOK + 42 NOK PTN-fee = 842 NOK in total.
Demoscene ticket: 800 NOK + 42 NOK PTN-fee = 842 NOK in total.

The ordinary ticket includes membership in KANDU for 2010. If you wish to participate at The Gathering but not become a member, you can buy the exception-ticket. It has a raised price due to the fact that KANDU receives economical support from the Norwegian government for each member. The price for the exception ticket is 1050,- NOK (1000,- NOK + 50,- NOK PTN-fee)

How old do I have to be to attend The Gathering?

There is not set any age, but you will have to be able to take care of yourself. If you travel with someone in your family or your friends you should be okay, no matter what age, though our general rule is that you must be able to take care of yourself. The police demands that all of you under 16 bring a note from one of your parents. Please print out this form and let your parents fill it out!

How many tickets can each person buy?

Up to 5 tickets.

What are the chances that I don't get a ticket?

It is impossible to say, but in the past there have been spare tickets left when TG started. This is because they have been returned to us, but we have not had time to resell them.

We are 6 people going together, do we need to buy first 5 tickets and then 1 more?


We ordered 3 tickets, but now we need 5 because two more wanted to join, can we just change from 3 to 5 tickets before we pay?

You can't change the number of tickets you first ordered. You have to pay for 3 tickets first. Then you have to get back in the queue and order two more.

At the party

How much space do I have at my seat?

Your spot on the table will be 80 cm wide and 60 cm deep.

Can I bring a shelf to put up at my place?

Yes, but it must be made to fit the construction rules

What competitions will there be at The Gathering this year?
See the following links: Competitions and Games.
What speed will the Internet connectivity be?

30Gbit, delivered by Ventelo.

How much electric power will I get?


Can I bring my own fridge, waffle iron, coffee maker, etc?

No, that will blow the fuses and make everyone angry at you.

Can I bring my own chair or sofa?

Well, it depends on the size and where your seat is. We have some fire restrictions to follow, and it is not allowed to block the space between each row.

How is the security?

We can not guarantee that nothing will be stolen, but we do have a security crew that will do their best for our security and well-being. It might be a good idea to bring small gadgets with you when you leave your seat, or make sure some of your friends are watching your stuff.

What if my computer or other stoff is broken/stolen at The Gathering?

The Gathering is not responsible for any economical losses, direct or indirect, due to circumstanses connected to the event. However, we have never had any big problems with theft or malice earlier and we don't expect this year to be any different. We do however recommend you to bring a valid travel insurance, just in case..

The Crew

Where do I apply for a crew position?

All applications have to be submitted at Wannabe is soon closed for new applications and there's very few positions left.

How old do I have to be a part of the crew?

Some of the crews have an age limit, like security for an example, and others don't. All in all the skills are more important than age.

How much work is it to be a crew member?

It depends on what crew you are in, some crews work 8 hour shifts (like info:desk), others work when there are things to do.

Should I buy a ticket if I apply for crew, or can I wait until I get an answer?

You should buy a ticket just in case. You can sell us back the ticket if you are accepted.

I'm not a crew member yet, when can i expect an answer from wannabe?

The main crew application process is almost finished.
Some could still be accepted, but this is mostly due to special circumstances

Where can I find you on IRC?

Some of us can be found on EFNet at #tg, but we do not know anything more than what's already on