The Demoscene is Beautiful! Blockparty 2009

category: general [glöplog]
Hi, everyone. Jason Scott, co-organizer of Blockparty. Just wanted to let you know that tickets are now on sale, and the new site will be making an appearance soon. For now, we just have a little scene beauty:


We met some great folks at NVscene and saw old friends, and in just a few short months we'll be back, for Blockparty #3. April 16-19th, 2009.
added on the 2008-12-22 05:34:18 by jscott jscott
It's funny, I was at NVScene and met almost no other americans :P
added on the 2008-12-22 05:37:55 by ferris ferris
They were over in the LAN area getting free Bawls.
added on the 2008-12-22 05:40:14 by jscott jscott
The demoscene is beautiful.
added on the 2008-12-22 06:54:34 by radman1 radman1
Nuskool?! No thanks!
Jason: Who is the woman next to you?
added on the 2008-12-22 20:06:08 by Adok Adok
Ferris : maybe they were attending RVScene instead :)

added on the 2008-12-22 20:19:36 by keops keops
Jason: do you remember how many coolers full of those things there were? it was insane!!

keops: Trust me I still have my free toy RV :D :D
added on the 2008-12-22 20:41:39 by ferris ferris
is it in cleveland again?
added on the 2008-12-22 20:45:08 by havoc havoc
The handsome fellow is in fact RaD Man/ACiD, and the woman is Jeri Ellsworth, creator of the C64 DTV and speaker at 2008 Blockparty.
added on the 2008-12-22 21:19:18 by jscott jscott
Ferris: I am sure they had a couple tractor trailers' worth on hand as needed. They handed them out by the stack.
added on the 2008-12-22 21:20:08 by jscott jscott
uhh cleveland?! or wtf?!?! (it's damn hard to plan any travel without knowing where to go...)
added on the 2008-12-22 21:31:59 by havoc havoc
havoc: since, i assume, it's going to be at notacon again, yeah, cleveland ohio.
added on the 2008-12-22 22:06:59 by Gargaj Gargaj
ok- would be good to have this 100% confirmed asap... my american employer wants me to fly across the pond a couple of times in the next few months for indoctrination purposes, would be nice if i can combine it with visiting a demoparty :)
added on the 2008-12-22 22:29:57 by havoc havoc
It's definitely Cleveland. URL for tickets is here:

added on the 2008-12-22 23:16:44 by jscott jscott
thnx! let's see what i can talk the boss into now :)
added on the 2008-12-22 23:26:06 by havoc havoc
yes rad man and jeri are beautiful but isn't the US demoscene about more than good looks?
added on the 2008-12-23 01:08:31 by blackpawn blackpawn
The US demoscene is about good looks and green water fountains.
added on the 2008-12-23 05:36:50 by jscott jscott
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added on the 2008-12-23 08:38:22 by radman1 radman1
So, I read the demo comp rules, and I happen to have a request. Would it be possible to up the paltry 16mb uncompressed limit on demos? I'm experimenting with pregenerated+medical volume sets, and I'm already slightly above the limit. Also, I think that I may have asked earlier, but is the compo machine on Windows XP or Vista? I'm using dx10, so I need to know if I'll have to bring my desktop to the compo for viewing, as per the rules.
Of course, all this is assuming I finish it, and considering all the drama that's going on in my life at the moment, that's a possibility.

havoc, any updates? :-)
added on the 2009-02-17 22:12:44 by Nezbie Nezbie
nezbie: yep... unfortunately i had some medical problems early january (repeated collapsed lung, to be precise), so my doctor has advised me not to fly in the next few months. depending on how my recovery progresses, i'm forced to postpone my trip(s) to the US until later this year. :(((
added on the 2009-02-17 22:30:54 by havoc havoc
I agree with Nezbie. I don't think uncompressed limit really makes sense anyway. I see the size limits only useful to keep the package easy to redistribute. So the packed size should be of higher importance than uncompressed size. And nowadays with higher resolutions and all, 16mb of uncompressed data is kinda small.
..Or use zlib and keep it packed at all time :P
added on the 2009-02-17 22:55:50 by BarZoule BarZoule
havoc: sad to hear that, collapsed lung sound ugly just by the name of it. I wish you to recover soon :)
added on the 2009-02-17 23:51:24 by BarZoule BarZoule
you can't BEAUTIFUL the demoscene
added on the 2009-02-18 01:59:25 by gr9yfox gr9yfox
jason scott -- after that introduction i couldn't help thinking about the office us :)
added on the 2009-02-18 17:28:55 by superplek superplek