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Ancient C64/Amiga Pirate Materials #2

Here is the second batch of materials provided by an anonymous contributor (click here for the first instalment). Once again, you can browse through the paper relics of the very dawn of the home computer cracking & demo cultures – fragile traces of long forgotten individuals and groups as well as of those who came to be considered as scene legends later on. Among the more unusual scans from this update is the disk cover done by the early Amiga group Warfalcons. Even though Amiga floppy disks did not technicaly need paper sleeves, Warfalcons still made a batch of these – just like the usual ones on the C64, but in 3,5″ size.  Another remarkable artifact is a letter from a Belgian Amiga swapper around 1986 – typewritten on his father’s busines card. Another example of how much early digital subcultures had to rely on analogue techniques.

• Letter from CCC/Firesoft Inc. (Belgium) to undisclosed recepient, around 1986 [metadata]
Cleveland Distribution Service sticker, mid-1980s [metadata]
Commando Frontier sticker, between 1987 and 1989 [metadata]
Dominators business card, between 1986 and 1989 [metadata]
D.S. Compware sticker sheet, between 1986 and 1987 [metadata]
Italian Spreading Service sticker, mid-1980s [metadata]
Plutonium Crackers sticker sheet, around 1986 [metadata]
Soldiers Against Protection sticker, between 1986 and 1988 [metadata]
Stars promo card, 1986 [metadata]
• The Fall Guys business card, 1987 [metadata]
The Light Circle rubber stamp, between 1986 and 1988 [metadata]
The Organized Crime sticker, between 1987 and 1988 [metadata]
The Orgasmatron Crew sticker sheet, 1987 [metadata]
The Warriors 1881 sticker, between 1986 and 1988 [metadata]
The Wizards sticker, around 1987 [metadata]
• Unknown cartoon cutout, mid-1980s [metadata]
Warfalcons disk cover, around 1987-1988 [metadata]

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Mixed Bag of Parties

Here is a mixed bag of demoparty-related scans accumulated over the past months. The materials range from 1992 to 2004 – a time span during which the demoscene evolved into what it is nowadays. Contributors for this update are Craid, Exocet, Goat, Ile, and Titus.

• Acrise & Excess Party 1996 invitation [metadata]
• Bizarre 1999 badge [metadata]
• Evoke 2000 votedisk [metadata]
• Scene Event 2002 badge [metadata]
• Scene Event 2004 badge [metadata]
• SILIConvention 1997 flyer [metadata]
• SILIConvention 1997 brochure [metadata]
• Sun’n’Fun Conference 1992 newspaper article [metadata]
• Sun’n’Fun Conference 1993 invitation [metadata]
• Symposium 1996 invitation [metadata]
• The Gathering 1996 invitation [metadata]
• The Party 2000 brochure [metadata]
• The Party 2000 prize money envelope [metadata]
• The Party 2000 writsband [metadata]
• TRSI Easter Conference 1992 invitation [metadata]
• Warf Meeting 2 (1997) invitation [metadata]
• X 1995 invitation [metadata]

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Mixed Demoscene Stuff From Se7en

Once again, Se7en scanned some things which he accumulated during his long-standing demoscene career: Stickers, disk covers, flyers, and some weirder things like “demoparty dollars” and a Breakpoint sticker produced by a hotel. Enjoy!

Birdhouse Projects sticker, 2000s [metadata]
Brainfart “Prost!” sticker, 2000s [metadata]
Breakpoint 2009 dollars [metadata]
Breakpoint 2010 hotel sticker [metadata]
Crest “Deus Ex Machina” sticker, 2000 [metadata]
• Disk cover for Extend‘s “Der Gümmel” demo, 2006 [metadata]
Hitmen disk cover by Stone, 1996 [metadata]
Hitmen sticker sheets, 1996 [metadata]
Replay Copy Convention 2005 flyer [metadata]
ROLE disk cover by SID, 1990 [metadata]

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Demoscene Materials 2000-2015

Today’s update to the archive consists of recent demoscene materials from the previous 15 years – flyers, stickers and badges contributed by Bullet, CapaC, and Moqui. Enjoy!

Accession sticker, 2010s [metadata]
Bleep Street stickers, 2013 [metadata] and 2014 [metadata]
Censor & Oxyron sticker, 2015 [metadata]
Data Airlines sticker, 2014 [metadata]
Digital Sound System stickers, 2013 [metadata] and 2014 [metadata]
Deadline 2014 organiser badge [metadata]
Function 2012 visitor badge [metadata]
Function 2013 visitor badge [metadata]
Radwar Party 2000 flyer [metadata]
SceneCon 2009 badge/ticket [metadata]

Remember, you can click on “metadata” not just for information on the artefacts, but also to download the hi-res scans. Some of the metadata was compiled by another new staff volunteer, iks from France. Welcome to the team!

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Mixed 1990s Demoparty Stuff

Without further ado, today’s batch consists of demoparty flyers, badges, timetable sheets and the like from the 1990s. The materials were kindly provided by Goat/Laxity, Exocet/JFF, and Ile/Aardbei.

• Dialogos 1999 badge [metadata]
• Place To Be 5 (1997) invitation brochure [metadata]
• Saturne 4 (1996) timetable [metadata]
• The Gathering 1997 flyer [metadata]
• The Party 1997 organiser area sign [metadata]
• The Party 1998 ticket [metadata]
• Volcanic 3 (1997) timetable [metadata]
• Volcanic 4 (1998) timetable [metadata]
• Volcanic 5 (1999) invitation flyer [metadata]
• X’97 Takeover flyer [metadata]

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Early 1990s Amiga Materials

Our faithful contributor S11 sent in another batch of highly interesting scans from the early 1990s Amiga scene. The batch consists of group stickers and copyparty / demoparty invitation leaflets. Particularly the latter are very insightful. Back then, when websites were unheard of, the organisers made sure to cram as much information as possible into the invitation leaflets, which were circulated at parties or spread by mail swappers. Through these leaflets, we can learn about what was considered important about a scene gathering back then, which features were praised as spectacular (such as the amount of prize money), and what sort of behaviour was deemed (in)appropriate. While some parties made piracy a crucial part of their advertisement campaign, others stressed their “legal-only” outlook and appealed to visitors not to engage in any illegal software copying – the differentiation between the cracking– and the demoscene was just beginning…

• Action sticker, early 1990s [metadata]
• Amiga Inc. sticker, 1990s [metadata]
• The Beach Party 1992 invitation leaflet [metadata]
• Birdhouse Projects sticker, 1990s [metadata]
• Factor5 sticker, 1990s [metadata]
• Hardline sticker, 1990s [metadata]
• Hurricane & Brutal Summer Party 1992 invitation leaflet [metadata]
• Infect sticker, 1990s [metadata]
• Maximum Pleasure Copyparty 1991 invitation leaflet [metadata]
• Sun’n’Fun Conference 1992 invitation leaflet [metadata]
• Targets sticker, 1990s [metadata]

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Ancient C64/Amiga Pirate Materials

Thanks to a generous donation by an anonymous veteran, we are happy to present you the oldest scene materials that have been displayed on “Got Papers?” up to now. They stem from a time when the Amiga home computer was new and exciting, when the boundaries between “legal” and “illegal” were virtually non-existing, when it was perfectly okay to sell cracked games and still be a respected scene member, and when some of the nowadays legendary cracking groups were still in their infancy. These artifacts are so ephemeral that it’s only by chance that they survived until now. These ten stickers and paper cuttings are just one portion of the materials donated. Watch this space for more.

• 1001 and the Cracking Crew sticker, between 1985 and 1988 [metadata]
• “Commodore Amiga – Computer des Jahres 1986” sticker, 1986 [metadata]
• Antitrax 2010 sticker, around 1987-1988 [metadata]
• Bamiga Sector One sticker, around 1987-1988 [metadata]
• “Die ganz persönliche Zulassung” – sticker by the Chaos Computer Club, 1980s [metadata]
• Fairlight sticker, 1987 [metadata]
• Future Projects 20550 flyer, between 1985 and 1988 [metadata]
• Mc. Crack sticker, between 1986 and 1987 [metadata]
• Radwar Enterprises 1941 sticker, between 1985 and 1990 [metadata]
• Police cartoon of unknown origin, 1980s [metadata]

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Demoparty Wristbands

Who does not know the accessory of every music festival freak, worn with pride throughout the year? Festival wristbands! Since at least ten years, after ordering small quantities of industrially produced, customised wristbands became affordable, the demoscene used the same methods to control whether a visitor has paid his or her entrance fee at a demoparty. Moqui scanned his small collection of demoparty wristbands from the recent years for us. Made out of plastic or fabric (so the latter can actually be worn throughout the year), they are part of a demoparty’s corporate identity, cramming fancy design onto a tiny piece of material.

While you can quickly browse the images at the bottom of this post, here are the links to the original scans & metadata:

• Deadline 2014 [link]
• Evoke 2007 [link]
• Evoke 2008 [link]
• Evoke 2009 [link]
• Evoke 2010 [link]
• Evoke 2011 [link]
• Evoke 2012 [link]
• Evoke 2013 [link]
• Evoke 2014 [link]
• Revision 2013 [link]
• Revision 2014 [link]
• Revision 2015 [link]

As a bonus, Moqui included the Evoke & Buenzli 2008 combined ticket [link] and the Geek Camp 2009 flyer [link].

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S11 Collection – Old Amiga Flyers

Our next batch of papers comes from S11/Desire, who was so kind to scan several party invitation, flyers and magazine votesheets from his active period in the Amiga demoscene in the early 1990s. They are highly interesting artefacts of the early days of the demoscene – particularly the very detailed party invitations, which give insight on how demoparties were advertised and conducted “back in the days”.

• Amega Party 1991 invitation sheet [link]
• Defcon One & Sanity Meeting 1991 invitation sheet [link]
• Prime 1992 invitation sheet [link]
• Chit Chat diskmagazine message sheet (1993?) [link]
• Global News diskmagazine votesheet (1995) [link]
• Global News diskmagazine issue 2 promotion sheet (1995) [link]
• Nordic Report diskmagazine votesheet (1992) [link]
• Midnite Mess diskmagazine issue 1 promotion sheet (1992) [link]

As a kind of bonus, S11 also provided us with a flyer for the (in)famous PainStation arcade machine, which was spread at the Evoke 2004 demoparty where the arcade was exhibited and excessively used by the visitors: [link]

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Modern Demoscene Stuff

After all the “oldschool” contribution, it is time for some recent stuff again. This time we have stickers, badges, postcards, and flyers, kindly provided by Gencha/Titan and Soundrunner/SDi.

• Takeover 1999 badge [link]
• Buenzli 2006 flyer [link]
• Buenzli 2008 flyer [link]
• Demozone 2008 flyer [link]
• Evoke 2006 flyer [link]
• Evoke 2006 postcard [link]
• Evoke 2007 flyer [link]
• Evoke 2008 flyer [link]
• “Saufen am Brechpunkt” sticker by Gnumpf Posse [link version 1] [link version 2]
• “Hackerland” promo postcard (2001) [link]
• Intel Demo Competition 2007 flyer [link]
• SCEEN promo postcard (2005) [link]