Vikingskipet, Hamar
27.–31. March, 2013


Before the party

At the party


The Crew

Before the party

When is The Gathering 2013?

The doors open on Wednesday March 27th at 09.00. The net will be turned off at 11am on Sunday March 31st. The power will be turned off at 11:30am, and you must have left the arena by 13:00.

Where is The Gathering 2013?

The Gathering 2013 will be held at the Vikingskipet Olympic Arena in Hamar, Norway.

What is GE?

Short for

How do I buy tickets?

To buy tickets to The Gathering 2013, register at
If you have already registered, you may just log in with your username.

How do I buy special tickets?

All tickets will be available trough GE.

Is the ticket refundable?

Yes. Tickets are refundable until a date that has not yet been set. If you want to refund your ticket please contact Geekevents at support at geekevents dot org.

How do I reserve a seat?

You reserve your seat using Geekevents, further details will be available later. Keep an eye on

What kind of tickets are available for Gathering 2013?

 Price (NOK)FeeTotal
Participant 1050     
Creative participant 800     
Foreign participant 525     
Creative foreign participant 400     
Meal ticket 600     

Participant (without included KANDU membership)


1 - Participant
This is the regular ticket for all other participants that want a seat at The Gathering 2013. This ticket sale will start at a later date. Please follow the information provided from to place an order for your ticket. A KANDU membership is included in the price. You can attend all competitions with this ticket.

2 - Creative ticket
If you want to spend this easter pursuing your creative passions, learning new skills and meeting inspiring people, this is the ticket for you! The Creative ticket allows you to be seated in the Creative Lounge - an area in the Vikingskipet dedicated to creative people such as musicians, graphics artists, demo coders, game designers and hardcore programmers from all over the world.

To order this ticket, you will need to write a short application, explaining why you wish to have a Creative ticket. This ticket does not require that you participate in the creative competitions, but your primary motive for attending The Gathering should be for the creative events such as demo shows, seminars and creative competitions. If you are new to the creative scene at The Gathering, but are eager to learn and meet new people, you are also welcome to order this ticket!  You can attend all competitions with this ticket.

3 – Foreign Participant
This is the regular ticket for all other foreign participants that want a seat at The Gathering 2013. Please follow the information provided from to place an order for your foreign ticket. Proof of residence outside of Norway will be required - a recent letter to your foreign residence will suffice. You can attend all competitions with this ticket. 

4 – Foreign creative participant
This ticket is as it sounds: a combination of the Foreign and Creative tickets. This is the ticket for you if you reside outside of Norway and want to be seated in the creative lounge. You can attend all competitions with this ticket. 

5. - Meal ticket
Details to come.

6 – Participant (Without KANDU membership)
This is the same ticket as number 1, the participant ticket, except you will not become a member of KANDU, the organization behind The Gathering.

What is the admission fee for The Gathering 2013?

Participant 1050
Creative participant 800
Foreign participant 525
Creative foreign participant 400
Meal ticket 600
Participant (without included KANDU membership) 1560

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

There is no age limit, but we expect you to be able to take care of yourself. If you travel with someone in your family or one of your friends you should be okay, no matter what age you are. The police demand that anyone under 16 bring a consent form signed by one of your parents.

The consent form is found here.

How many tickets can each person buy?

Up to five 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 six people going together, do we need to buy five tickets and then one extra?


We ordered three tickets, but now we need five because two more wanted to join. Can we just change from three to five tickets before we pay?

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

How do I get my ticket?

The ticket is digital and you won't be sent anything before the party starts. Details on how you check in at the event will be posted at a later date.

At the party

How much space do I have at my seat?

Your place 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 in accordance with the construction rules, which will be posted at a later time.

What competitions will there be at The Gathering this year?

TG13 will, as previous TG's, be host to a wide range of competitions. You can find more in our creative and game sections.

What speed will the Internet connectivity be?


How much electric power will each person get?

1 Ampere.

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

No, that will blow the fuses and make everyone pretty mad.

Is there a way for me to heat my food?

Yes, there is a designated area for heating of food and beverages. The designated area has microwaves and waterboilers. This is the same place as where you'll be able to pick up your pre-odrered fjordland meals.

Do I need to bring my own chair?

No, there are chairs for every seat. However, you are allowed to bring your own, just make sure your chair or sofa does not block the escape routes.

How is the security?

We cannot guarantee that nothing will be stolen, but we do have a big security crew who 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 stuff is broken/stolen at The Gathering?

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

The Crew

Where do I apply for a crew position?

All applications will have to be submitted at Further details can be found here and we've even got the tips on how to stand out from the rest here.

How old do I have to be to join the crew?

Some of the crews have an age limit, like Security, and others do not. All in all, your skills are more important than your age.

How much work is it to be a crew member?

It depends on which crew you are in; some crews work eight hour shifts, like Info:Desk and Security, others work when there are things to do.

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

You should buy a ticket just in case. You can refund your ticket if you are accepted.

When can I expect an answer from Wannabe?

Most crews will have completed their admissions by mid-February. However, some crews will remain open for applications somewhat longer.

Where can I find you on IRC?

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