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Loads of Demoparty Stuff

For those readers who like to see more recent scene-related stuff, and inspired by the Revision demoparty last weekend, I decided to go through the large queue of demoparty-related contributions from the past three years. Here is the result – over 50 demoscene artefacts, contributed by Azzaro, Ctulhu, Dipswitch, and JAL. Enjoy flyers, timetables, writsbands, votekeys etc. from demoparties of the last two decades in a number of countries, from Finland to Hungary, from the USA to Russia. Also, there are some additional flyers and stickers. And next time we’ll be back with 1980s’ letters again.

Demoparty stuff:
0a000h 2002, 2003 and 2004 orga badges // Ambience 1998 votedisk // Árok 2006 flyer // Assembly 2000, 2002 and 2003 wristbands and 2005 visitors’ info sheet // Bizarre 1994 newspaper article, 1997 ticket, two 1999 and two 2000 flyers, and 2000 invitation // Chaos Constructions 2014 flyer // Delirium 1996 votesheet // Demosplash 2017 flyer // Dialogos 1999 invitation and visitors’ magazine // Evoke 2003 orga badge, 2005 map & timetable, 2012 flyer and postcard, 2017 flyer // Evoke Tracks 2008 flyer // Function 2006 flyer and votesheet // Gravity 1996 invitation and votesheet //  LTP3 (1999) flyer // Nordlicht 2015 flyer // Outline 2007 badge, 2008 votekey, 2017 bingo sheet // two QuaST 1998 invitations // Revision 2019 wristband // Riverwash 2015 flyer // tUM 2004 trophy and 2005 flyer // Wired 1995 invitation, 1998 votedisk and wristband // X’97 Takeover 1997 votedisk

Other stuff:
“Advice to Young Sceners” pamphlet, 2019 // SID Chip Club flyer, 2019 // Black Maiden stickers, 2003 // Satori sticker, 2016 // The Deadliners sticker, 2017 // TRSI SID Radio sticker, 2019


Revision 2019 Stuff

As we not only document old crackers‘ letters, but also try to archive the demoscene‘s most recent paper artefacts, here is a bunch of stickers and flyers which circulated at the Revision demoparty, held last weekend in Saarbrücken/Germany, as well as the official Revision info/promo materials kept in this party edition’s airline theme.

Official Revision artefacts:
bag / baggage tag / visitors’ brochure / name sticker / postcard 1 / postcard 2 / ticket/votekey

Other artefacts:
Bombjoe 2019 World Tour flyer / Evoke 2019 door hanger / Evoke 2019 flyer / Flash Party 2019 sticker / Impure sticker / Nah Kolor sticker / Pacific sticker / PVM sticker 1 and 2 / Rebels 30 Years sticker / SceneSat sticker / Schnappsgirls sticker / TRSI sticker / Zoo 2019 sticker


A Pirate’s Lament from the Barras

First of all, some exciting news: Zippy of The Medway Boys, a legendary Atari ST cracker from the early 1990s, scanned a substantial part of his letter archive for us. These letters will appear here in the very near future. For today, we have chosen a very peculiar document from his collection: A leaflet, approximately from 1992-1993, distributed by commercial software pirates at the notorious Barras street market in Glasgow, Scotland. After one of the usual Christmas time police raids, the announce the end of piracy at the Barras and deliver a lengthy rant against the industry, politics and the media. As Zippy notes, however, “of course they were back the following week as usual”. Something like this is really hard to find, as there is an abundance of voices from scene members of that time, but hardly any from commercial pirates. So, enjoy this historical document! Included is also a contemporary newpaper clipping about the FAST and police investigations against piracy at the Barras. You can download the hi-res scans here.


TMA’s Papers

“Sorry about these delayed wares” – and the month-long silence. Here are scans of some documents provided by TMA/Abyss Connection, a German C64 scener who is still active in the demoscene and started his C64 career in the late 1980s, being member of Lazer, Tristar and some other groups of the time. Today’s batch includes:

Letters from the following people:
• Akira/TRC (Netherlands), 21 May 1990 [scan/metadata]
• Beast (Denmark), date unknown [scan/metadata]
• Craig/Lazer (Germany), ~1989 [scan/metadata]
• Craig/Lazer (Germany), ~1989 [scan/metadata]
• Flash Games/Vision (Germany), 24 January 1990 [scan/metadata]
• Flimbo/Paramount (Netherlands), ~1990 [scan/metadata]
• Madman/Tristar (Germany), ~1990 [scan/metadata]
• Madman/Tristar (Germany), ~1990 [scan/metadata]
• The Edge/Lazer (Austria), ~1989 [scan/metadata]
• The Edge/Lazer (Austria), ~1990 [scan/metadata]

Votesheets for the following magazines:
• Bitmania [scan/metadata]
• Magnetic Media [scan/metadata]
• Milestone [scan/metadata]
• Nitro [scan/metadata]
• Outbreak [scan/metadata]

…and a paper invitation for the (apparently cancelled) Vagabonds & Abyss Connection Party 1992 [scan/metadata]


Scandinavian Copyparties

H.O from the legendary Swedish C64 cracking group Science 451 gave us a bunch of invitations from Scandinavian copyparties (plus a German one) from 1987 to 1989. These are among the oldest party materials we have here. Expect more from H.O’s collection! Included in today’s update are invitations from:

• Agile & Rebels Copyparty 1988 [scan&metadata]
• Byterapers Grendelparty 1988 [scan&metadata]
• FCS Copyparty 1987 [scan&metadata]
• Horizon & Jetspeed Party 1988 [scan&metadata]
• Ikari & Zargon Party 1989 [scan&metadata]
• Jewels, Danish Gold, Dominators & Upfront Party 1988 [scan&metadata]
• The Silents & Stage 3 Party 1988 [scan&metadata]
• The Silents Hacker Party 1987 [scan&metadata]
• Vortex 42 Computer Meeting 1988 [scan&metadata]


Demoparties – From Argentina to Sweden

After all the 1980s stuff, here are some more-or-less recent demoparty materials for a change. Arlequin contributed a few flyers from the Flash Party in Argentina, which was running from 1998 to 2007 (and is getting relaunched in 2018). Gentleman discovered an amazing graffiti poster from Evoke 1997, the very first Evoke edition. And Hedning contributed some materials from Gubbdata 2016, a cozy C64 party that took place in Sweden – these materials are consciously modelled in 1980s copy-party style. Speaking of demopartiesOutline 2018 is taking place this weekend in the Netherlands, and this is a good chance to have a chat and pass me some scene papers!

• Flash Party 1998 ticket [scan&metadata]
• Flash Party 2000 flyer [scan&metadata]
• Flash Party 2000 flyer (2nd version) [scan&metadata]
• Evoke 1997 poster [scan&metadata]
• Gubbdata 2016 visitors brochure [scan&metadata]
• Gubbdata 2016 visitors list [scan&metadata]
• Gubbdata 2016 votesheet [scan&metadata]


The Movers Collection Pt. 4

After a break, we can present you another instalment of the vast New Balance Bochum / The Movers collection. This time it’s not just letters, but also party invitations, stickers, and other artefacts from the European 1980s C64 / Amiga cracking scene. There are highly interesting materials among these papers, such as shopping lists for originals in London; a contemporary memberlist of Elite (which was kept secret at the time); an early circular letter from Fairlight; Venlo party tickets; and much more… You can find detailed information on many of the documents, including details provided by Skylab, in the metadata sheets.

• Letter from Digital Marketing to betatesters of COP SHOCKER, 30 Jan 1989 [scan/metadata]
• Address sticker by Executor/Damage Inc., ~1987 [scan/metadata]
• Circular letter from Fairlight to all Amiga contacts, 1988 [scan/metadata]
• Letter (draft) from General Zoff/Elite (Germany) to Thor & Zeus/Teesside Cracking Service (UK), 1989 [scan/metadata]
• Holly/FAME disk cover, 1980s [scan/metadata]
• Letter from Laffen/Raw Deal Inc. (Norway) to Skylab/The Movers (Germany), 1987 [scan/metadata]
• List of London software shops, compiled by Skylab, ~1986 [scan/metadata]
• The Movers and the Stormtrooper Atari sticker sheet, 1987 [scan/metadata]
• Newsroom disk, 1980s [scan/metadata]
• Scouse Cracking Group disk protection cardboard, 1980s [scan/metadata]
• The Organized Crime Copyparty 1987 invitation [scan/metadata]
• The Orgasmatron Crew sticker sheet, 1987 [scan/metadata]
• Triad & Fairlight Copyparty 1987 invitation [scan/metadata]
• Venlo Party April 1989 ticket [scan/metadata]
• Venlo Party December 1991 ticket [scan/metadata]
• Letter from Zeke Wolf/Triad (Sweden) to Skylab/The Movers (Germany), 1987 [scan/metadata]


Gentleman collection

“…so keep the paper-letters!”, insisted Hungarian swapper Messerschmitt in a letter to his German penpal Gentleman (also known as Risk and Galahad). And, luckily, he did! We are happy to put online his small paper archive, containing Amiga scene materials from the period between 1994 and 1998. Apart from letters from all over Europe, there are some demoparty– and diskmagazine-related flyers and, most interestingly, a nice collection of Ami-Expo/World of Commodore/Computer trade fair tickets. These trade fairs, held in Cologne/Germany, were an important meeting point for sceners.

Letters from:

• Beeblebrox/Orion (Germany), 30 June 1994 [scan&metadata]
• Case78 (Germany), ~1995 [scan&metadata]
• cOcOOn/Vision (Germany), 1994 [scan&metadata]
• cOcOOn/Vision (Germany), 1994 (Post-It note) [scan&metadata]
• Drago/Insane (Finland), ~1994 [scan&metadata]
• Exumer/Sanity (Germany), ~1993-1995 [scan&metadata]
• Ghandy/Bonzai Bros. (Germany), ~1994 [scan&metadata]
• Kalikone/Dylem (Switzerland), ~1996 [scan&metadata]
• Karpow/Scoopex (Finland), 8 November 1995 [scan&metadata]
• Ledge/In-Sect (Denmark), 18 January 1998 [scan&metadata]
• Messerschmitt/Ram Jam (Hungary), ~1994 [scan&metadata]
• Messerschmitt/Ram Jam (Hungary), ~1993-1994 [scan&metadata]
• Reval/Pulse (Germany), ~1994 [scan&metadata]
• Sir Jinx/Neoplasia (Germany), 15 July 1994 [scan&metadata]
• Sir Jinx/Illusion (Germany), ~1994 [scan&metadata]
• The Trendy Dealer/Ram Jam (Italy), 31 August 1994 [scan&metadata]
• The Trendy Dealer/Ram Jam (Italy), 3 November 1994 [scan&metadata]

Party & diskmag stuff:

• Ami-Expo ’91 ticket [scan&metadata]
• Ami-Expo ’92 ticket [scan&metadata]
• World of Commodore ’93 ticket [scan&metadata]
• Computer ’94 ticket [scan&metadata]
• Computer ’95 ticket [scan&metadata]
• Computer ’96 ticket [scan&metadata]
• Compass diskmag flyer [scan&metadata]
• Dead End diskmag votesheet [scan&metadata]
• GASP 1995 invitation (international version) [scan&metadata]
• Nexus 1995 visitor badge [scan&metadata]


AD a.k.a. Rough Collection, Part 1

We are very happy to have another swapletters archive at our disposal. Austrian C64 scener AD/Alpha Flight sent us a large box filled with letters from back in the late 1980s and early 1990s when he was known as Rough, lived in Germany, and was members of illustrous groups such as Chromance, The Ancient Temple, and Hitmen. Today, we give you the first batch of this rich collection, reflecting the scope of Rough’s contacts and bearing some scene history gems – such as two letters by the legendary Hungarian scener Mr. Wax; a circular letter of a C64 coder offering his intro programming services for money; or the invitation letter to an obscure copyparty.

Letters from:
• Captain Freedom/Atrix (Belgium), ~1989-1990 [metadata]
• Exorcist/Saga-Time (Germany), 13 April 1990 [metadata]
• Jayce/Paradize (Sweden), early 1990s [metadata]
• Mad/Ironstyle (Germany), 18 October 1990 [metadata]
• Mr. Wax/Chromance (Hungary), early 1990s [metadata]
• Mr. Wax/Chromance (Hungary), 8 September 1994 [metadata]
• Painkiller/Chromance (Hungary), after May 1991 [metadata]

• Circular letter from Boozer/AMOK (Germany), ~1989-1990 [metadata]
• Titan Party 1990 invitation [metadata]


Atari Party Stuff

The Atari scene was largely absent from “Got Papers” until now – but luckily, Atari scene archivist Lotek Style provided us with some demoparty and meeting invitations, flyers and tickets from the 1990s, including some rare ones. A particularly interesting tradition of Atari parties seems to be the translation of the invitations into multiple language, demonstrated by the rather awkward German flyers in this batch. Hopefully we can present more Atari stuff soon!

• Animal Mine Convention 2 (1995) invitation [metadata]
• Atari Hody 2001 invitation (German) [metadata]
• Fried Bits 1995 invitation booklet [metadata]
• Gigafun 1996 ticket [metadata]
• Gigafun 1997 flyer (German) [metadata]
• Gigafun 1997 invitation booklet [metadata]
• Gigafun 1997 ticket [metadata]
• JEM 1998 invitation booklet [metadata]
• Kindergeburtstag 2000 invitation [metadata]
• Nordic Atari Show 1995 invitation (German) [metadata]
• QuaST (Orneta) 1997 invitation (unofficial English) [metadata]
• Siliconvention 1997 newspaper article [metadata]