Silly Venture 2020: "uniting all ATARI scenes since 2000!"

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Guys, only 29 orders out of 100 is missing! \o/

At the attached picture you can see the results of the survey on the colour of T-shirts for SV2020. In total 201 votes were cast - 4 additionally for white, which is not available. All 7 colours are available! The price for one piece is 17 EURO + shipping costs.

People who wanted to buy T-shirts were asked to choose the size(s) and colour(s) by completing the survey. So far we've got 71 orders, so only 29 is missing to let the factory print them!

If you didn't order your SV2020 T-shirt(s) yet - please do it under the following link:


Warning! Sometimes AdBlock blocks the option to send a survey form. Please turn it off :) Thank you!

Production will start JUST AFTER collecting the missing 29 pcs! T-shirts will be sent within a period of about 3 weeks.

At the request of some people, I added size 5XL (available colours: black, grey and navy blue). There is no grey colour in the survey, but it is similar to graphite - I ask interested persons to select this option.
added on the 2020-07-31 00:12:07 by grey grey
I would like to inform you that the plans for "Silly Venture" remain unchanged. Most of the countries from which SV participants come are allowed to visit Poland (the exceptions are unfortunately the USA, Argentina & Spain). I will keep you informed about any changes.

Stay safe, STay Atari!
added on the 2020-09-03 11:00:15 by grey grey
There are times in life that you cannot forget... when your only desire is for it to just be a bad dream. Unfortunately, the reality turned out to be cruel :( Cyril Lambin (known in the Atari ST scene as "Fenarinarsa") today announced the death of Ultrasyd - a wonderful, incredibly nice and musically gifted human being. It was an honour for me to host him on "Silly Venture" - the first time in 2013 and another time, 5 years later in 2018... I remember Sydney wanted to end his adventure with chip-tune music... or at least take a long break. I tried my best to make him realise how important a person is he is in our community and how much we love his music. He agreed to play for the last time - and at SV in 2018. Later it turned out... again he felt it. I planned another Ultrasyd concert at SV in 2023. But now I know it's impossible. I will miss you very much, my Friend. Rest in peace!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXPD57D-oNI&fbclid=IwAR08C5EaSACmOeR-JrjcaCs JXa9tLlq20Weq4C7vS5poe_mxMAF5BJG7ZxM
added on the 2020-10-15 23:30:35 by grey grey
My Dears, we delayed this information until the last moment because we really believed that despite the prevailing pandemic, we would be able to organize the event on the planned date, not on such a scale and not with the same attendance as before (for obvious reasons), but still, logistically we were 100% prepared for it. We planned the SV partly physically and online but unfortunately the latest restrictions in which all of Poland is in red zone and there is an official ban on organizing events, forces us to change our plans. After some discussion, we decided that changing the form of the event to online only is pointless. This is not the right mood for SV, therefore following in the footsteps of our colleagues from the Commodore scene, the SV2020 date is postponed by several months forward, specifically on June 3 - 6 (Thursday-Sunday) 2021. This is one of the most realistic dates that shouldn't suffer unpleasant surprises. Even if there are any limitations related to Covid, we firmly believe that they will be smaller than in the period autumn-winter and (at worst) we will manage to organize the event at least partly physically and partly online.

The organizers of the X Party in the Netherlands stayed on the date 2020 because, just like us, they wanted to celebrate their anniversary in a special way, in their case the 25th anniversary, "October 2020 +1: Our 25 +1 years anniversary". We invite you to the 20th anniversary of "Silly Venture 2020 + 1: 20th Anniversary" as well "35th + 1 Atari ST Anniversary". Additionally, due to the very sad news related to the death of a wonderful man and musician from the stage Atari, Ultrasyd, concerts are planned with his work. We will inform you soon about who will perform.

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And the last thing, regarding SV2020 T-shirts, these remain valid. The printing house has not given them to us yet, but right after we receive them, they will be sent to you. People who ordered a T-shirt or T-shirts received an e-mail asking for a payment some time ago, please make the transfer as soon as possible.

Due to the great loss that was the departure of Ultrasyd from our community, I decided that each person who ordered the SV2020 T-shirt will receive an additional T-shirt FREE OF CHARGE.

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On the front there is the "Ultrasyd" logo, where in the place of SYD (abbreviation of the name of Sydney) there is part of his profile photo. Additionally a note "Merci pour tes excellents concerts a la Silly Venture", an Atari logo on one sleeve, "Gdańsk" on the other and on the back, an "Ultrasyd" logo and the note "L'Epidémie Dansante". T-shirt project: mOOnie & Grey.

All shirts are in black only and they will be handed over to the party in June or sent by post.

Finally, anticipating your questions... does this mean that SV is changing the date permanently? We do not have such plans, it's just the present one where we were forced by the situation. If a miracle happened and the epidemic began to let go... the second SV in 2021, would take place in the winter period of December 2-5 (Thursday-Sunday) 2021.

Thank you for your attention. Stay safe. STay Atari.
added on the 2020-10-24 17:23:17 by grey grey
Phew... We finally have some good news for you! :) We have received the SV2020 T-shirts and the first packages have been shipped today. As there are nearly 140 pcs, we are not able to send everything in one day, but we are doing our best :) Stay tuned!

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Due to the continued interest in T-shirts, orders for the next batch will start soon! But there will be less colours to choose from - this will allow us to implement them faster. Also in this case everyone will be able to pick up another one free of charge at SV: T-shirt in black, dedicated to memory of Ultrasyd.

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More details this Sunday!
added on the 2020-11-06 19:17:41 by grey grey
My Dears, it was supposed to be yesterday, but I had no one to consult with the availability of colours or sizes of T-shirts ... Today I was able to contact the printing company and created a new order form for the second batch of SV2020 T-shirts. A few changes - no orange colour and no sizes larger than 3XL available.

Available colours: graphite, black, navy blue, dark blue, red, burgundy.

Sizes: from S to 3XL, there is no XL size in graphite - everything is described in the form next to the colours.

Price: 20 euro + shipping

After the New Year, production of black T-shirts dedicated to Ultrasyd will start - everyone will be able to pick up another one free of charge at SV or by post.

Link to the form of the second batch of T-shirts: linky
added on the 2020-11-09 18:44:43 by grey grey
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Here's the new Silly Venture 2020+1 venue! :)

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Postponed 12th edition from last year will take place next month, 20-22 AuguST in Gdansk/POLAND!

More info about new venue is here: http://www.sillyventure.eu/en/tickets-gadgets-location

Video from the test of LCD screens / sound system is here:


Of course we will use also one big screen, and... large screens in the stadium! Can you imagine watching ATARI demos there? :) The place, which was built especially for the football championship of Europe! With concerts of Jennifer Lopez or Guns N'Roses... the same place, the same screens! Silly, eh? :) That's right!

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Last year in Winter not only we couldn't meet, but we were also unable to celebrate two important anniversaries:

-20TH Silly Venture Anniversary
-35TH Atari ST Anniversary

So by taking advantage of the moment of pandemic peace, we have a chance to catch up now!

Feel invited to Summer Edition of "Silly Venture" 2020(+1)!

Let's make some ATARI NOISE once again!
added on the 2021-07-12 23:19:01 by grey grey
At the summer edition of the SV, exactly on August 20th on Friday, after a few years of break, KK / Altair returns with his performance to squeeze the last juices out of the TIA sound system on two VCS!

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Many thanks to Hospes for preparing the poster.

Silly Venture 2k17 - KK/Altair performance:

added on the 2021-07-13 23:52:50 by grey grey
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We invite you to watch the video-invitation for the summer edition of Silly Venture, which will take place on August 20-22 this year - that is in just over a month! :) We believe with your help, it will be a unique event! COME TO GDAŃSK! :) ATARI 4EVER!

Special thanks go to:

Grosu - for help with implementation
Paptak - for putting the video together
mOOnie - for accurate tips and corrections
Unseen Menace - for help with txt editing

SV2020+1 SE Video Invitation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avjoLAojPdA
added on the 2021-07-19 13:44:50 by grey grey
It's time to announce the next concert at the summer edition of "Silly Venture 2020+1"! On Saturday, August 21, cTrix (Melbourne/AUSTRALIA) will play especially for you at his famous gAtari! Unfortunately, due to covid restrictions, the concert will be broadcast live from Australia.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8e7g8kJIlo&list=RDS8e7g8kJIlo&start_rad io=1

Special thanks to Hospes for the poster!
added on the 2021-07-19 19:32:12 by grey grey
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Dear Atari ST sceners! :) I have a big request to you... because at the summer edition of SV2020+1 (August 20-22, 2021) we will celebrate not only the 20th anniversary of Silly Venture, but also the 35th anniversary of the Atari ST computer - I would like to ask you who is planning to present any entry on this computer (either in person or remotely via e-mail) - I mean mainly scene entries (intro/demo), because there are more games than required in the compo rules :) Of course, such information will remain anonymous for the others, and it will allow me accordingly get ready when it comes to prizes for this computer.

Information can be sent via FB messenger or e-mail: atari(at)sillyventure.eu

Thanks in advance!
added on the 2021-07-26 14:07:45 by grey grey
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There are only three weeks left until the summer, jubilee edition of Silly Venture! So it's time to present the next schedule, which is presented at the moment in beta version :)

THURSDAY August 19
03:00pm - organizational meeting, the possibility of setting up equipment, etc. for the participants People who want to help with preparations for the event are traditionally welcome and desired :)

FRIDAY - August 20
07:00am - the gates open
10:00am - presentation of demoscene productions from VCS, to XL/XE, ST/STe, Lynx, Falcon and Jaguar
01:30pm - crazy compo
03:00pm - presentation of the best demoscene productions from Silly Venture at the turn of 20 years - part #1
05:00pm - tournament in Sikor Soft's "Last Squadron" game on Atari XL/XE
06:00pm - official opening of the event - screening on large screens inside the stadium! free beer (no limit)
09:00pm - concert KK/Altair (2 x Atari 2600)
10:00pm - compo # 1 (all platforms) - game & wild

SATURDAY August 21
11:00am - wake up with Red Bull
11:15am - premiere... I can't reveal yet :)
12:00pm - cTrix concert with gAtari 2600 streamed online (Melbourne/Australia)
01:00pm - Grzegorz Żbikowski/LK Firebird will talk about the history of his activity as a publisher on an 8-bit Atari
02:00pm - artistic cake on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of Atari ST and the 20th anniversary of Silly Venture! A feast for the eyes and palate!
03:30pm - presentation of the best demoscene productions from Silly Venture at the turn of 20 years - part #2
04:00pm - WHIP! Pong Compo
05:00pm - video presentation of the official opening on Saturday, free beer (no limit)
06:30pm - meeting in front of the stadium, motor coach transfer to Gdańsk-Brzeźno - demo screening on the beach!
09:00pm - return by motor coach to the party-place
09:30pm - compo #2 (all platforms) - msx, gfx, intro & demo

SUNDAY August 22
10:30am - announcement of results, award ceremony
02:30am - closing the gates
added on the 2021-07-29 21:02:47 by grey grey
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My Dears, today we have arranged tickets for the summer edition of Silly Venture. It was not easy, because the amount of standard tickets (with the current number of participants on the list - about 120) in such a place, with such a cosmic budget - in no way covers the costs associated with the organization. Of course, we believe that there will be more of us, but in covid reality, anything is possible. Therefore, in addition to the standard options, we have added others that may compensate us for this.

Gentlemen - 33 EUR
Ladies - 16 EUR
Sofa-Sceners (online, voting) - 14 EUR
Children and youth up to 15 years of age - free of charge

Here is a more detailed price list of SV2020+1 TICKETS with description and online payments: https://www.sillyventure.eu/en/tickets

Of course, you can also pay on the party-place. We promise that the party ticket price will not be increased.
added on the 2021-07-29 21:13:24 by grey grey
Only 10 days left!

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Thanks to Hospes for the poSTer!
added on the 2021-08-10 13:12:49 by grey grey
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My Dears, let me be a little private this time. I am aware that some of you, due to the pandemic situation (I mean mainly people from abroad), cannot physically participate in our event - the feast of all Atarians, from Atari 2600 fans to XL/XE, ST/STe, TT, Lynx, Falcon and ending with Jaguar. It is so sad that in just over a week (exactly from August 20th to 22nd) we will finally be able to celebrate 2 great anniversaries that have been "moved" from 2020 - the 20th anniversary of Silly Venture and the 35th anniversary of ATARI ST :) Although the attendance is quite high (as for the current situation), it will be rather lower than the one from 2019, where we were visited by 254 participants (literally from all over the world!). However, I would like to believe that we will have the chance to meet again soon.

My adventure with SV began 21 years ago, in April 2000 to be exact - it was supposed to be an episode, maintaining the tradition of Atari events taking place every year at Easter in Germany, but it became a part of my life. The new venue is a new logistic and financial challenge. I wanted to celebrate these two anniversaries with dignity, keeping all the attractions known from previous editions plus a few new ones. Even though I try to look at everything positively, but I fear it somewhere in my head lest history come full circle... So if I can ask you for something - support SV with a ticket for "sofa-sceners" :) You will also gain the opportunity to vote online for the competition entries that you will be able to watch live online - https://www.sillyventure.eu/en/tickets

Thank you in advance! :)

added on the 2021-08-11 21:47:00 by grey grey
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My Dears, for several days you have been asking us every day about the "final deadline" for sending your entry. Some of you do not fully understand the time frame it contains, so let me clarify it :)

The first excerpt from our compo-rules:

"We deliver the entries to the organizer no later than one week before the start of the party. This way the organizers will be able to make sure that the entries will be presented without any problems.

Authors of works submitted later risk problems with presentation during competitions. "

This means that we will accept your competition entry, even the one submitted at the last minute (whether at a party or remotely), but the risk of failure to present it rests with the author (s) - for obvious reasons.

The second excerpt from our compo-rules:

"The entries submitted to the competitions will be published on the sillyventure.eu website in the form presented during the competitions at the latest on the day following the announcement of the results. The exceptions are authors of entries who ask for an additional 2 weeks to complete them - until September 5. at this time, the entries will automatically be online in the version submitted for the competition during the event. "

This in turn means that at the express request of the author/authors, the competition entries will be suspended with publication for up to 2 weeks from the party (i.e. until September 5). The next day, September 6, all entries will be released - just like after SV in 2019. There is no exception here, and there will be no _one_ exceptions. I wish that was clear.

These additional 2 weeks are our tribute to you - we know that you have other activities, work, home, family, etc. and sometimes it's hard to find time for a hobby and fit in time. It is for this reason that many of you choose to give up your entry at the last minute, which results in mistakes in your dedicated entry. We appreciate every minute you devoted to make our compo time pleasant for all of us. Hence the bonus.

And since we are talking about the entries in this way... it's good. Very good :)

You will find out about it soon!
added on the 2021-08-16 17:49:34 by grey grey
NEW SV2020+1 STREAM: https://youtu.be/xGu8vp50_Xg

cTrix concert right now!
added on the 2021-08-21 12:52:53 by grey grey
What Grey (&Co) is(are) doing for the Atari community, is just unbelievable!!
added on the 2021-08-21 17:59:45 by sim sim
full ack! pure demoscene love and action detected
added on the 2021-08-21 18:59:36 by gentleman gentleman
@sim, @gentleman: thx guys for such nice words <3

If you haven't seen it yet - the official results of the Silly Venture 2020 + 1 competitions are available on the party website.

Direct link to the news:

added on the 2021-08-24 01:16:27 by grey grey