Blockparty 2007

category: general [glöplog]
Yeay, I won. :P (already knew that)
added on the 2007-04-30 22:14:42 by cerror cerror
cerror: sorry Cerror btw :/
added on the 2007-04-30 22:19:08 by keops keops
Lol, true
I have the demo now btw!

Uh, I need an upload spot.
added on the 2007-04-30 22:38:52 by cerror cerror

Uh, I need an upload spot.

*cough* scene.org *cough*
added on the 2007-04-30 23:05:38 by sparcus sparcus
Sparcus: thought of that like 2 seconds after I hitted the submit button. :')
added on the 2007-04-30 23:08:50 by cerror cerror
cerror: ok, saw the files, just moved them so go earn your glops :-)
added on the 2007-04-30 23:10:28 by sparcus sparcus
Thanks sparcus! And here it is!
added on the 2007-04-30 23:15:50 by cerror cerror
Hey there, Jason Scott, co-organizer of Blockparty here.

I just got back into town (drove 675 miles from Cleveland to home last night). Radman had to fly directly from Cleveland to LA for a two-day trip. We'll be getting all the releases and all the results in the pretty form and all that very shortly.
added on the 2007-04-30 23:45:19 by jscott jscott
I'll be mostly incommunicado for the next 2 days, but I just wanted to thank everyone for supporting blockparty this year, especially those who made the long journey to be there in person...!

added on the 2007-05-01 01:21:38 by radman1 radman1
I wrote this email at 4:00 Friday night/morning to thom. It pretty much captures the spirit of the party:

This party rocks sooooooooo much. It's 4:30am, and I'm in a big room filled with demosceners working on prods. There are a bunch of drunk sceners working on a beertro, the ND guys are off in their corner being all serious, Nullsleep is next to me tracking some gameboy music, and blackpawn is across the way crushing the bytes out of his 4K. I'm looped up on energy drinks, totally whacked out from lack of sleep, and coding some great demo effects. Duuuuuude. This is what a demo party is all about. Wish you were here.

Yeah, anytime you want to send the music tweaks is fine. I have the opening particles all synced up, so that part can't change timing-wise.


PS: This is like a dunken email, except that I'm not actually drunk. Just sleeeeeep deprived.

spinsane: Agreed. The food in Cleveland was excessively lame. /me leaves to get some real food.
added on the 2007-05-01 01:46:08 by s_tec s_tec
yeah that sounds just about right actually :)
added on the 2007-05-01 11:50:41 by Gargaj Gargaj
The http://www.demoparty.us site has now been updated with an archived 2007 party site, and a wrap-up page which includes photos, writeups and artifacts. The releases will also be making an appearance today.
added on the 2007-05-02 18:22:00 by jscott jscott
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one important question: was this party better than pilgrimage?
added on the 2007-05-02 20:19:54 by uns3en_ uns3en_
unsee, judging from the comments I don't think there is any contest :)
added on the 2007-05-02 20:52:16 by _-_-__ _-_-__
I guess he raised the question to get an answer in cold print because pilgrimage's main organizer behaved like he was the founder of the demoscene in person. But I might be wrong ...
I was at pil04 and 05, and blockparty.

For pil04, RadMan was a co-orga and I think Jason Scott was also. We (ND) made an awesome invite. Legalize's fevered ego and the intense mormonosity of SLC dragged the party down. In Legalize's opening speech for pil04 he ranted about the "eurotrash and canadian pussies." Throughout pil04 and 05 he acted like the party, the demos, and the panamerican scene were his personal property. There was a COP patrolling the halls to make sure people didn't carry booze from room to room.
Despite this, pil04 was pretty rad. A long lineup of good speakers (including Thom Forsythe from RAD game tools) and loads of great compo entries.

Pil05 was pil04 without the good parts. It felt like being at a spoiled kid's birthday party. No internet despite being sponsored by the local ISP, no alchohol allowed on site, the place had to close at 11pm and be locked up. Hotels were a $5 cab ride away from the party place. The hotel was poorly run, the manager was at home asleep when we showed up. Less entries than previous, but still some neat stuff.

Pil06 was legalize allowing you to go to a gaming lan party with him and watch him watch stargate and try to pick up some chick. He blew the (donated!) projector money on a newspaper ad. Almost no advance notice of the party info. As far as I know, there were no entries at all.

Blockparty was practically fucking perfect. How can I list it all?
I'll try:
Orgas partnered with Notacon, a hacker/art con that's been going for years.
Wireless Internet everywhere. Tables. Power. (although Trixter did throw a breaker during his 8088 corruption demo, lol)
Booze allowed at party place, which was in the hotel. Shops and food within walking distance.
Big pro screen and sound for compos.
2 seminar rooms, 1 hacker stuff and the other demo stuff, and another room for lock picking, electric trains and other hackery things. LOADS of speakers. (Necros, Pheonix, Trixter, Polaris&S_Tec, RadMan and others)
24 hour usable mini-conference room for democoders working until the deadline (on 2nd floor, across from the buffet room the hackers had and next to the hacker radio station).
A restaurant at the bar where I could eat (non-trivial, I've got celiac sprue)
Jason Scott, circus ringmaster, in a top hat and tails, explaining the 'point' of the compos to the crowd, handling heckling with bombast.
An awesome invite (made by us again ^_^) which aired at Numerica.
The only gamers at the party were TFinn playing Alleycat on the 8088.
Oh, and if you walked out of the front door of the hotel and looked across lake Erie, you could see just barely see Canada.

Put simply, it was like having a pretty, athletic, smart, bisexual punk rock girlfriend after being stuck for several years in small-town texas with an ugly, manipulative jesus freak.

added on the 2007-05-02 22:55:07 by GbND GbND
Sounds cool. I really hope they'll become North Americas longest running demo party in 2010. ;)
Playing Alleycat is soo cool. =)
added on the 2007-05-03 00:02:18 by _-_-__ _-_-__
damn, good party i guess =D
added on the 2007-05-03 07:32:40 by uns3en_ uns3en_
pretty, athletic, smart, bisexual punk rock girlfriend = means suicidegirl ?-D
added on the 2007-05-03 07:35:20 by uns3en_ uns3en_
pretty -> knows how to pose for a webcam, excessive makeup
athletic -> bony, eats carrots and nuts
smart -> knows how to manipulate you
bisexual -> see "smart"
punk rock -> dresses in that very particular way that says "it doesn't matter how you dress". listens to whiny commercial crap all day and tries to learn how to play the guitar, but zero determination.
suicide girl -> attention addict
added on the 2007-05-03 09:37:28 by doomdoom doomdoom
Meanwhile, are there any pictures yet?
added on the 2007-05-03 09:39:45 by doomdoom doomdoom
And hurry up, I'm curious about the scene outside Europe.

I know the Japanese don't get it yet:

 まだまだAmigaデモには良質なデモがたくさんありすぎなので、これをきっかけにAmigaデモを見まくってください。WinUAEは設定が厄介だがいろいろいじくっ て動かしてみてね。
added on the 2007-05-03 09:47:18 by doomdoom doomdoom
Meanwhile, are there any pictures yet?

actually, yes!
//direct links to the picture galleries
added on the 2007-05-03 22:56:42 by GbND GbND