In February pascal and me coded some nice invitation intro for symposium, but I think it did not spread very well.
As Mekka was approaching in the end of march and we would have no production I decided to code some trash intro for the competition. Topcrew was born - a label were every member produces stuff of his worst skills. So I did the code, while pascal and submissive were painting some ugly pictures. After some hot fixes at the party place we finally made it for the competition, but the demo crashed (I forgot some delete somewhere and it ran out of memory). But with our own votes it placed 6th our of 6 contributing demos, so I think not too bad for the first try.
We also produced some crappy fast intro one hour before the deadline. It features some music I tracked months before just for fun and handdrawn pictures from the legendary amiga coder chaos/sanity. Sadly only two intros were contributing in the competition so no winner was announced, but both intros were treated as winners.
Excactly one week after Mekka Symposium '96 took place in exactly the same location. For amiga, atari and c64 it was a very good party and I made my first experiences as organizer. As you perhaps know one year later the party parties joined forces to produce an even better party than the two single events could offer.
After some party trouble around easter we had some months of scene relaxement
and pascal and me used the weeks to prepare for our final exams in school.
Surprisingly I graduaded as "Abiturient" and had to cope with the german
army, who liked to see me among them from 1. July...
But that would mean no Assembly and Summer to enjoy, so I went to my local "Kreiswehrersatzamt" and told them I could only join army at 1. October. After some discussion with the employies I could convince them and enjoy the summer in "freedom".
Summer Encounter '96
In July we spontaneously decided to visit a new party in danmark called summer encounter. As we were already coding on toasted we did not have a production for this party, but just wanted to drive there and have some fun over the weekend. I likes the party very much, cause it was a friendly and quite athmosphere, not the hectic you know from the christmas party.
|Summer Encounter Gallery|
network crew at work
coders coding, traders eating
minutes before the deadline
we have made a short video of the event ready for download.
either choose Real Video format or take the complete party-avi (~25MB)
After returning from Denmark we immiediatly started coding on toasted again.
We daily met at pascals home. He has got some nice room under the roof where
we installed our equipment and spent some days, nights, weeks coding and
designing (haha, watch the joke) our demo.
Also some secret training for the cola crushing competition took place, but we simply forgot that Assembly doesn't hold this type of competition. But training never damages... well perhaps except your stomach which rejects the brown drink mostly as fast as it has received it. But you would do anything to win a silly compo, won't you ???
the complete competition is now available on video ! Get the AVI now !
On Wednesday, that's two days before the event started submissive and me jumped into our local Lufthansa flight and likes to have some nice flight to scandinavia. But the trouble already started in hamburg. The stewardess at first rejected to transport my monitor which I was carrying with my in a normal bag. She said it could explode inside the plain and therefore may be a risk for passengers and cargo. But finally we could convince her that we very highly dependant on this monitor and so we could transport it to helsinki.
After arriving we went to a nice hotel and went to the city again to have some lunch. With filled stomachs we went to Assembly Organizings House to get a first overview on the situation. Soon Abyys arrived and we labeled about 1000 voting disks (that was fun). When our fingers finally consited of glue only we left asm orga again and went to a movie theatre to watch the latest schwarzenegger movie.
On Thursday nothing of interest happend and so we have a closer look onto the
friday. The first day. After we located pascal and scholar who arrived on
Thursday we started coding on the demo again and were just finishing some 30
min before the deadline. So as usual when coding on party placed we did not
experience much party.
I think that's one disadvantage of big parties. Usually all important people are there, but you often don't meet them because it is just too big, and you loose control with so many people.