Citizens of the World rejoice
As of today, a new chapter of mankind's history has begun!
This one man was called upon from the edge of the Universe
Who will set you free from your deepest fears.....
He shall forever be known as...
The Gathering '96 is set to be one of the most exciting parties this decade.
As The Gathering is having a 5 year celebration, we have made TG 96 a special one (as always), where the focus is upon party, party and party.
The setting is the Vikingship in Hamar, Norway. Famous from the Olympics, and one of the largest stadiums available in Scandinavia. It is also one of the most modern and well equipped stadiums as well.
Rave-party, concerts, stand-up comedians and other attractions will be held for those who need some extra stimulation during the long party hours.
A ski-trip for those who want to enjoy the Olympic slopes of Hafjell/Kvitfjell will be arranged. You can even rent the equipment you need (the wooden planks needed to run down the slopes and poles to stick in the snow [together with your heads :-D]).We have heard your complaints about bad choice of locations, loss of power, poor networking, expensive entry fees, prizes that were not paid until many months after the party and so forth...
As TG95 was NOT arranged by KANDU (Crusaders, Cryptoburners, Amotech etc) many of the things from last year leaves a lot to be desired. As a way of clearing this up, we wish to at least make the competition prizes to be paid out. As of now, we have contact with 3 of the prizewinners.
Calvin/Proxima already have received his prize for his 2nd prize in the PC 4K intro competition.
Trinity have received their prizes for the contribution(s) to the animation/wild compo.
Please contact us to receive more information if you didn't receive your prize. We do this to state our seriousness and sincerity concerning the name The Gathering.
Just of windy balloon full of hot air loaded with a pile of horsemanure or a real fact? Keep your weary eyes open and read on...
"VIKINGSKIPET" in Hamar, north of Oslo, Norway.
The main hall from the '94 Olympics in Norway. (If you don't know what the Olympics are, you are just the guy we want at TG, and believe us, the hall is big!!!) They even held an INDOORS cross-country skiing event in this hall.
12.000 square meters of pure pleasure (the same size as 3 soccer fields or 3000 tabletennis tables.) The total area of the hall is 26 000 square meters and 350 000 cubic meters. (350 million liters). Stairsfree entrances (excellent for rolling those car ts filled to the brink with equipment).
3000+ seats, tables and SEPARATE poweroutlets available. Every person gets a seat, every person gets a tablespace and every person gets his own grounded poweroutlet. (1 power outlet per person, bring your own grounded multiple power out lets to have more than one item connected at a time).
10 seperate LARGE wardrobes with 4-10 showers per wardrobe. Of course no money will be charged for this basic facility. Don't panic, bring your own towel! Sauna is optionally available.
Coin-operated laundry to get those clothes refreshened.
Catering will be provided. Junkfood and not-so-junk food will be served at your leisure.
Silicone and methane lifeforms make special arrangments.
Sleeping area is inside the hall. You will be allowed to sleep next to your beloved computers, and also separate facilities will be available for those who require less noisy environment to sleep in.
Also, for those who need something less 'campy', there's a motell next-door with 56 rooms totalling 224 beds.
Be warned that these rooms are often filled to the rim with other tourists.
Swimminghall, tennishall and so on are available in the Hamar area, but at this time, opening hours at Easter are not available.
Big parking facilities available immediately outside the hall at no extra charge. Will take any kind of possible vehicle you can arrive in. Extraterrastials call ahead for separate reservations.
Limousine service available.
No car queues at ANY time to the main road, or blocking of fire lanes to the main road. Failure obey so will result in summarily towing, no warnings will be given! There's plenty of parking space, so there's no need for a queue anyhow.
System Boot: Tuesday 2 April 1996 00:01
System Shutdown: Saturday 6 April 1996 16:00
For those of you who arrive early, you will not be let in before 0:01.
Official opening and the time which every feature will be available is 12:00.
More than 110 hours of party for 200 NOK! (About US$ 30). This requires you to pay in advance. If you wish to pay at the entrance, the fee will be 250,- NOK (About US$ 37). This gives you an exciting party for less than 50 cents an hour!
As usual, girls and non-Europeans are let in for FREE. ET's also have free entrance, but have to provide their own phones.
Filling out this form and paying in advance will bring you straight past the queue in the registration hall. In addition, it will save you the fair amount of NOK 50,-.
You will need to include a facial photo 3x4 cm.
Having this information HANDY upon entering the hall, without prepaying will also save you a lot of time.
All information is confidential and will be maintained with the highest level of confidentiality. No mailings or unwanted attention will follow of you entering this information. This is for our reference and future contact only.
By Norwegian law, you are only required to enter your complete name (first and last), but PLEASE enter the other information. It is GREATLY appreciated.
Now fill out the PostalGiro, and pay the amount of 200,- pr. attendant. If you pay for more than one person, make a clear note here for which person(s) you are paying.
Put the reference name for payment in the address field for the payee with a complete name and address. Failure to do so can cause your payment to end up as an advanced form for anonymous gift to TG96.
All the attendants must fill out their own registration-forms and include a photo. If you send several preregistration-forms in one envelope give each photo a number, and write the same number in the form that it belongs to. Please fill out the form as co rrectly as possible, and do not make jokes with sex: (ie. SEX: YES, plenty! or similar). If the data we receive are incorrect, you will have to line up with the others. The photo will be used for the ID-card, and is a reference to your face, so do not sen d a photo of your girlfriends beaver, your dog, or your 128 year old grandpa.
If we do not receive the payment, or are incapable of verifying that proper payment has occured, you have to pay entrance at the gate as everybody else (so be concise to avoid misunderstandings).If you are paying for others.
Send the forms and Photos to us, and you will recieve an ID-card, which you MUST bring. The card will be your proof of payment.I pay for these people:
1500++ Ethernet connections with high speed internal and Internet party network from day 0 at NO EXTRA CHARGE!!
The NETWORKS available at the party is:
Novell Netware, for fileservices, network gaming (thru the IPX/SPX protocols) and internal chat-lines.
Internet for IRC and Telnet sessions. WWW and FTP will be limited due to limitations on system resources. (1500 WWW's is quite demanding). TCP/IP protocols only. For further instructions on how & when, read in later revisions, or contact us.
98% COAX connections, bring your HUB's for TP-connections.
You just need a PC with an Ethernet-card, or buy one from us for 250 NOK (US$ 35) (16bits NE2000 cards for ISA-bus only). This is non-profit way for us get YOU onto the network if you don't already have an Ethernet card. You get to keep the card afte
r the party. No rentals or credit plans available.
Major body parts acceptable as a shortterm deposit.
For the Amiga, special deals with our dealers will be made available. As this feature is not yet properly laid out, contact us for information.
Seperate poweroutlet per person, 20 persons per breaker switch.
2000 Amps available instantly, and our special TECH task force will be monitoring the powergrid at all hours. The hall itself is providing this as a courtesy service, so it's not us spending the week putting the power up. It's in place the week BEFORE t he party.
PC, Amiga, C64, demo, intro, Internet, music, gfx and wild competitions will be held, plus a few surprises...
See separate paragraph for more info.
Hot new movies and all the old goodies will be shown at regular intervals, 24 hours a day, all week. A special auditorium with 200 quality seats and superb audiovisual equipment provides the quality experience for all of you moviebuffs. If it's good eno ugh for Olympic hot-shots it's certainly good enough for you.
We're gonna have a rave-concert hosted by a popular Norwegian DJ. Laser effects will be a part of this concert. Mads Drøschler (Gatekeeper/Xtacy) will hold a small concert, as will Henning Kristiansen. Drøschler also held a concert at "The Party V". We wi ll also have a one hour long stand-up comedian show.
Special arrangements with the local fire department allow sleeping inside the hall. (No more sleeping outside in a tent, we're computer freaks and not Grizzly Adam's fans.) You'll be allowed to sleep next to your dear computers.
As a lot of you set up your own TV-stations, we wish to provide you with the best transmission possibilities available.
To make the Tech-crew help you out with this, a few rules have been set.
By doing this, you can just ask the Tech-crew to assist you in setting up your transmissions, and possibly relay it to the main screen.
See parking and general rules.
In case of fire, warnings will be issued over the PA-system and by our guards, there's no need for a panic, as the hall is built to evacuate 19 000 people within 60 seconds. Warnings by alarm systems will be given MANUALLY and will be verified by our gua rds, so please report any incidents to your nearest guard immediately.
The fire dept. is located at the side of the hall, and they will support us to avoid unnecessary firedrills or situations.
Be aware of your own limitations and contact one of our guards if you need assistance. Also be aware of your buddies. Astmatic and diabetic attacks have been observed earlier and will hopefully not occur at Hamar.
All entries will be presented in the best true form available.
The music modules will be put onto DAT and presented from this media. We'll strive to get the highest quality available.
The demos and intros will possibly be put onto video (not your ordinarily VHS type though) to allow a smooth running if it's technically possible to do so for the product.
To allow us to do this, please follow the written rules:
See separate demands for each contest.
All entries MUST be delivered with a FILE_ID.DIZ file describing the production in a detailed way. The file must follow the description below:File_id.diz 45 chars x 8 lines, no colour-ansi's.
Type : Title : Version : Author : Competition-type/place : Short description : Eks. 1 2 3 4 123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345 1 "FRACTAL DIZZINEZZ A DEMO BY *GROUPNAME* " 2 "CODE BY *CODER* - GFX BY: *GRAPHICIAN* " 3 "MUSIC BY *MUSICIAN* + OPTIONAL OTHER CREDZ " 4 "RELEASED AT: GATHERING 96 2-6 APRIL " 5 " " 6 " + OTHER OPTIONAL CRAP! " 7 " " 8 " "
USE STANDARD TEXT ONLY!! NO ASCII/ANSI DRAWINGS!!
For those of you with an artistic streak, put your efforts into the README.TXT-file.
For selected entries:
A full-length video containing some of the best entries from The Gathering 1996. This video will be available from Saturday 6th April 05:00. Max 200 copies will be made in the first print and is available immediately for 100,- NOK ($15).
All entries are by default to be included in these productions unless otherwise stated. The contributors owns all other rights other than for these productions (with the exception of internal presentations made for promoting The Gathering at a later date).
In plain English this means:
The FTP-site, CD-ROM and video is the only commercial place TG organizers will have the right to include your productions without due notice.
We do however, reserve the right to use your productions in promotional items for The Gathering. This includes brochures, videopresentations and other press material.
A royalty will be payed to all those who contribute.
Soccer-compo, Frogger-compo, Computer Jeopardy Compo, Poetry/limerick computer compo
Descent/Doom/Worms/Deadly Skies/Command & Conquer/Netgames competitions
This is the expected value of the prizes in the following categories.
All values are in Norwegian kroners ($1 USD = 6,25 NOK)
Please Note: The prizes are based on cash value, and may include sponsored items
Surprise, surprise and surprise will be scattered in between to keep you on your toes (you little ballerinas you!). Monday 1 April: 00:01 - 23:59 Loads of work for the organizers, no entrance. 23:59 - 24:00 Rest period Tuesday 2 April: 00:01 - The doors swing open to massive attack from partyhungry cyberpunks. 12:00 - Official opening ceremony 20:00 - 21:00 Concert 23:00 - Jeopardy compo Wednesday 3 April: 10:00 The slalombus departures from Hamar 14:00 Deadline PC 4kb intro 15:00 Deadline Amiga 4kb intro 16:00 Deadline A500 Nostalgia compo 18:00 The slalombus arrives from Hafjell 20:00 - 21:00 Entertainment 22:00 - 23:00 A500 Nostalgia compo Thursday 4 April: 00:00 - 01:00 PC 4kb intro compo 01:30 - 02:30 Amiga 4kb intro compo 04:00 - 08:00 FAST intro REDEYE ultimate DEATHMATCH compo 09:00 Deadline music 4-channel compo 10:00 The slalombus departures from Hamar 11:00 Deadline music multichannel compo 12:00 Deadline C64 compo 13:00 Deadline graphics compo 14:00 Deadline Amiga 40kb intro 15:00 Deadline PC 64kb intro 18:00 The slalombus arrives from Hafjell 18:30 - 19:30 Fast intro compo presentation 20:00 - 21:30 Music 4-channel compo 22:00 - 23:00 C64 demo compo 23:30 - Graphics compo Friday 5 April: - 00:30 Graphics compo 00:45 - 01:45 Music multichannel compo 02:00 - 03:00 PC 64kb Compo 03:30 - 04:30 Amiga 40kb Compo 10:00 Deadline Amiga compo 11:00 Deadline PC compo 12:00 Deadline Wild compo 19:00 - 20:00 Wild Compo 20:30 - 22:00 Amiga compo 22:30 - 24:00 PC Compo Saturday 6 April: 01:00 Voting begins 01:00 Concert 04:00 Voting Ends 05:00 Presentation Coder Hat, Screensaver, Machine Design, T-Shirt, Useless Utility 06:00 - 06:30 Presentation Java-compos 07:00 - 09:30 Presentation of the winners 12:00 - 16:00 Sod off time! Pack! CHO! Leave! Bibi!
|1 day||2 days|
|Ski-rental (complete kit)||165,-||250,-|
|Rental of snowboard (complete kit)||250,-||350,-|
|Skicard full day (age over 16)||185,-||340,-|
|Skicard full day (age under 16)||140,-||245,-|
These are the prices from Hafjell/Kvitfjell in NOK.
In addition to these prices, a busfare costing approx 100,- NOK will apply.
All bus-trip information is provided as an information bulletin only.
TG96 has nothing to do with this trips, so contact ONLY the arrangers of the trips directly if possible.
If you arrange a trip and want your info in this bulletin, please contact us.
If you wish info about a trip from your part of the country, contact us.
And finally... If you know about a trip that isn't listed here contact us.
Proxima is arranging a bus-trip from Bergen via Aurland/Hol.
The bus(ses) have radio, tv, toilet and more.
There's room for 40 people (47, 7 seats which is reserved for equipment). Each person is allowed 25-30Kg of equipment.
If you need more space, contact the organizers.
No responsibility for broken or missing equipment is furnished, so make your own insurance arrangements.
1 or 2 busses will be provided if there's enough people.
The arrangers make a provision of cancelling the tour if not enough people sign up.
Price: About NOK 575,- a bankgiro will be sent to those who enrolls the tour. More detailed info will be included.
Bergen, departure 01. April ca 12:00 (Festplassen)
Hamar, arrival 01. April ca 23:30
Send name, adress, phonenumber and amount of luggage to:
Anders Ervik - (Calvin/Proxima):
The bus is brand new with TV, video, toilett and microwave. 40 seats available (the rest is for equipment).
30 pepole has already enlisted, and the price is now down to 1100,- NOK
If all 40 seats are taken, the price will be more like NOK 900,- to 1000,- which is very cheap.
Allow normal amounts of luggage (max 30Kg per seat).
Call if you need more space.
Depature, arrival and return schedules are not set yet.
A long stop on trip due to driving regulations will be arranged for sleeping purposes.
Kirkenes/Alta, then down thru Finland/Sweden and then Hamar will be the driving route.
For enrolling, state your name, adress, phone, and amount of luggage. For more information contact:
I påskeferien braker det løs, TG96 på HAMAR, dette er årets høydepunkt, hvem vil vel gå glipp av dette? Scandinavia Plus BBS leier en buss (stor) som skal kjøre oss opp til Hamar, og hjem igjen etter 5 dager med data-data-data og atter data. For at bussturen skal la seg gjennomføre trenger vi hjelp fra alle som kan.
Det kommer til å være en HAGA buss som kjører, enten med innleid sjåfør,eller en datafreak på Scandinavia-Plus BBS som har buss-lappen. Anyway, dette blir ikke gratis, langt fra gratis men du kan trygt si at du får mye for pengene,
Vel bussen går fra:
Stavanger Byterminal, vi kan også stoppe på sandes eller ålgård dersom noen skulle ønske det.Prisen på dette er den psyke sum av 385 Nkr, så mye moro har du aldri fått for under 1000 kr. I tillegg kommer billetten til TG, som koster 200kr (Fyll ut dette skjemaet for å få tilsendt en bankgiro)
Alle MÅ fylle ut og sende meg en kopi av det skjema som ligger helt tilslutt i filen her...
Den fylles ut og mailes til meg. Har du venner som ikke har modem, så skriver du ut filen på et ark, fyller ut, sender den til
FORNAVN................: ____________________________________ ETTERNAVN..............: ____________________________________ GATE ADRESSE...........: ____________________________________ POST ADRESSE...........: ____________________________________ ALDER..................: ____________________________________ TELEFON NUMMER.........: ____________________________________ EMAIL..................: ____________________________________ JEG SKAL HA MED FØLGENDE UTSTYR: ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________Oki, denne kan besvares i POST på Scandinavia Plus BBS (5141 0873), eller på firstname.lastname@example.org
De som er fra distriktet rundt Stavanger som leser denne meldingen og vil så gjerne bli med i bussen kan sende e-mail til email@example.com
eller ringe til
Scandinavia Plus BBS: 51 41 08 73 og legge en postmelding til Odd Nielsen.
Etter suksessen med "Distortion'96" på Barkåker i februar, ønsker The Enterprise Crew (TEC) å feire en alternativ påskeferie i Vikingskipet. Det blir satt opp turbuss fram og tilbake til Hamar mot den nette sum av 350 kr pro pers.
For disse pengene får du bl.a.:
Det er sikkert mange der ute med dårlig erfaring fra bussene til TG95 i Stavanger. Vi har tatt våre forholdsregler og fyller bussene kun halvveis. Dette skulle bety at man ikke er nødt til å leie inn ekstra lastebiler for å få med all bagasjen, slik som arrangørene måtte i fjor.
KANDU (Kreativ Aktiv Norsk Data Ungdom) would translate into "Creative Active Norwegian Computer Youth" was formed by Crusaders, Cryptoburners, ATC and a few other groups in order to show people outside the scene what we are capable of, a vital step in the process of getting economical support for a project of this magnitude.
You may join KANDU through our web site, or by contacting us directly.