BAROQUE FLOPPY PEOPLE 2013
— royal antique monockeldata
Better late than never! A preliminary homepage is now silently launched and you are
very welcome to sign up for BFP 2013!
Jucke just sent me a disk with petscii graphics for this site, so it will gradually morph into something visually different (and more serious???!?!) in the upcoming days. The text/info will remain the same unless noted explicitly here in the news section.
Triad, Judas, Hack'n'trade & Durex invite you, grownup datakid from the filthy gutter of hacking culture, to yet another journey into collective bluescreen decadence.
When summing up We came to the conclusion that Feeding the scene with parties is nice, but what really drives us is the challenge and data adventure of gathering friends with old computers in new and interesting environments. To conquer them with SID and VIC. Make them data, with data. And now we found a partyplace so tempting we simply cannot resist doing another party. If you thought gubb was the end-station, think twice like the judges did.
Friday August 2nd to Sunday August 4th 2013.
Folkets Hus, Södergatan 65, Helsingborg, Sweden. Folkets Hus A-sal is a ballroom built in 1907 by the workers in town and it has more than hundred years of history. All kinds of gatherings from political meetings to dances, performances and speeches by famous swedish politicians and artist and and even boxing bouts has been hosted there. Recently renovated for several mill euros to its original 1907 looks and shape, we are talking about a nearly royal q-marked environment with details of gold. In fact, this environment looks so old, our early 1980's machinery will look futuristic in it.
(breakfast & nice included)
How to find?
Folkets Hus in Helsingborg is easy to find as it is in the heart of the southern part of the citycentre (södercity) and on the main street called Södergatan. If you come by train, ferry or plane, it's within 10 minutes walking distance from the central station. A taxi will cost you less than 10 euros and if you take bus #8 with a prepaid SMS ticket you will be stepping off at Gustav Adolfs torg just outside the entrance within 5 minutes. The parking possibilities around the party is good with a big parking lot on the big square just across the street. You find the BFP party by walking trough the entrance gate from the big street, turning right after about 10 metres and walking into the entrance with automated doors, then taking the elevator or stairs to the 2nd floor. We will put up signs from the street all the way up the first day so you will find it. If not, just ask by-passers "folkets hus?" and they will point you in the direction. If you are all confused and are like on LSD when traveling on your own, just drink a glass of milk and breathe deeply, then look for nerdy people with pizzas or snacks in their hands walking in groups who seem to know where they are going.
One of the first things that wills strike you when entering the party is how ideal the room is for compos. Apart from the practical aspects and the luxurious framing on the big stage with the motor driven bigscreen, it's got a modern stationary stage mounted backlit beamer and a thunderous sound system. In classic LCP/Floppy fashion MC Frasse vs S.A.M (Jucke), Taper, and others, with assistance from yet others, will take you trough the compo flight, realized through Hedning's A-grade compo machines. The compos are as follows:
- c64 demo
- c64 graphics
- c64 music (each tune = max 2 minutes long!)
Food & Drink
We are downtown south Helsingborg which is the multiculture part of the city centre, so every kind of fastfood imaginable from around the world will be available around the corner. And if you want to stash up with cheap snacks, candy and sodas, well, thats just as easy. Most places are open late but if you should turn munchy late at night there is a 24h petrol station nearby. For alcoholic beverages we recommend either bring your own or take a 20 minute ferry to denmark. Those ferries are floating booze shops open 24/7 and you dont have to walk off on the danish side. Also, we will serve a free simple breakfast on saturday morning (freshly baked buns with cheeze & marmalade & juice & coffee) but that is the reward only for the very hardcore data elite who stay up until saturday morning.
Friday night we have a little entertainment on stage to put you in the right mood. First up is Juckes Experimental Sidshow with Dino on Live petscii, followed by Moppe/Oneway performing his music Live on stage. Mogwai the data doctor will be at the party resurrecting your darling machines like magic before your very eyes, so bring your broken stuff as well! Apart from this we have a few other things up our sleeves, but we let that remain something for you to discover. The little things that altogether make it special.
Smoking is outdoors. Data is indoors. Lamers will be taken care of by the mexican gay wrestling team or molested during sleep by secret members of Durex. Fonts should be max 32x32.
Despite the venue looking unusually luxurious, this will be hardcore kalsongdata just like always. Normal Data pigging is ok. Farts are welcome and the place has a massive air vent system that will change all the air in the room in around 10 minutes. There are no showers in the building but a swimming hall across the street if you desperately need a shower. There are two toilets directly connected to the big room but in case they get too much pressure there are three more available in a room nearby. The floors are made of oak wood where we are computing (middle of the room) and plastic mat where we sleep (on the sides). Escaping sound while sleeping will be impossible, so bring earplugs. There is a pentry in the end of the room with running water, a duo coffee-machine and a refrigerator to keep you beverages cold.
And oh yeah, bring your own electrical multisockets.
Currently there are 64 (of 180) seats left.
Fill in the form, click the "send" button", and make sure that your handle/name appears in the list of signed up visitors further below, as it should, and you're good to go!
* = Required stuff
These are the people who couldn't resist:
|%00011111||Yazoo/Censor Design / Arsenic|
|%00101001||Pex Mahoney Tufvesson|
|%00111001||Zaner/Up Rough & Divine Stylers|
|%01000100||Sixx/Genesis Project ^ Up Rough|
|%01000101||Brandon Walsh/Genesis Project|
|%01000110||Knut M. Clausen/Shape/Fossil|
|%01010000||Prowler/Censor ^ Up Rough ^ BRS|
|%01010011||Irvin Fletcher Jr|
For further information and questions, catch us on IRCNet #c-64, on Antidote BBS at antidote.hopto.org or mail email@example.com, or send us a message on CSDb or whatever. We are:
Releases and photos and stuff from past Swedish parties, such as LCP, BFP, Floppy, StLCP, StLars and so forth, are available in the archive.