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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]


C64 Stickers & Votesheets from Cupid’s Collection

A while ago, in proper mail swapping fashion, we received a few thick envelopes from London full of scene artefacts. The sender was Cupid, a prolific C64 graphics artist and diskmagazine editor active in the 1990s, and nowadays a sought-after IT professional. Today, we present you with some stickers and votesheets from his collection.

Active sticker, 1990s [metadata]
Avantgarde sticker sheets, 1990s [metadata]
AvantgART sticker design, 1990s [metadata]
Cupid/F4CG sticker design, 1990s [metadata]
Hitmen sticker, 1996 [metadata]
Sinister of Extacy sticker, 1994 [metadata]
Controversial votesheet, 1994 [metadata]
Extacy Land votesheet, 1993 [metadata]
Narcotic votesheet, 1993 [metadata]
Outdoor votesheet, 1994 [metadata]
Skyhigh votesheet, 1993-1994 [metadata]
The Link votesheet, 1992-1993 [metadata]
The Tribune votesheets, 1993 [metadata] and 1994 [metadata]


Mixed Demoparty Materials

Today’s update features paper materials from late-1990s/early-2000s demoparties from Fzool‘s collection, including a rare tUM’99 votesheet drawn by C64 paper graphics legend Zapotek, and an Evoke 2000 flyer by Noize of Kolor.

0a000h 2003 visitors brochure [metadata]
Ambience 2000 poster [metadata]
Buenzli 2003 flyer [metadata]
Computer’s Hell 2000 invitation [metadata]
Evoke 1999 flyer [metadata]
Evoke 1999 poster [metadata]
Evoke 2000 flyer [metadata]
Mekka^Symposium 1998 visitor survey [metadata]
Mekka^Symposium 1998 votesheet [metadata]
tUM 1999 flyer [metadata]
tUM 1999 votesheet [metadata]
tUM 1999 votesheet (master copy) [metadata]

The scans have been processed by Irokos.


Even More C64 Votesheets (Fzool Collection #2)

We processed another batch of C64 diskmagazine votesheets from Fzool‘s vast collection. Spread by post or at demoparties, votesheets were used to produce rankings of the best individuals within the various scene “professions” – programmers, musicians, graphics artists, crackers and so on. Apparently, some people chose to keep them instead of sending them back to the magazine editors – otherwise we wouldn’t have such a pristine collection of them at our disposal…

• Nitro votesheet, 1997 [metadata]
• Palladium votesheet, 1990s [metadata]
• Propaganda votesheet, 1990s [metadata]
• Publication votesheet, 1997 [metadata]
• The Crest votesheet, 1997-1998 [metadata]
• The Pulse votesheet, 1994-1996 [metadata]
• Tiger-Disk votesheet, 1996- [metadata]
• X-Dome votesheet, 1995-1999 [metadata]

The metadata for this batch was compiled and processed by our new volunteer staff member, Pixman from Switzerland. Welcome!


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]


Se7en Collection

After the “News” issue, here is the rest of what Se7en/Digital Excess provided us with. Fascinating materials, including some little-known 1980s copyparties, scene karaoke lyrics, and probably the oldest known demoparty votesheet.

• Hope magazine votesheet, 1997 [link]
• Script magazine votesheet, 1991-1992 [link]
• Padua singalong sheet from Mekka^Symposium 1998 C64 compo [link]
• Event Party 1989 invitation flyer [link]
• Level 21 Copyparty 1989 invitation flyer [link]
• Maniacs & Psygon Copyparty 1989 invitation flyer [link]
• Mekka^Symposium 1997 invitation flyer [link]
• Tropic Party 1990 votesheet [link]
• Extasy-Acid Cooperation swap letter form (1989) [link]


leZone Collection – Part 2

Here are the scans of the second batch from the collection of leZone/Marshals – mostly artefacts from 1990s and early 2000s French demoparties, as well as two diskmag votesheets:

•”Chip in Paris” votesheet (1995) [link]
• “The Charts” votesheet (1995?) [link]
• Millenium 2001 invitation [link]
• RTS 1998 invitation [link]
• Saturne 1997 invitation [link]
• Slach 1998 badge [link]
• Slach 1998 timetable [link]
• Slach 1998 welcome flyer [link]
• Slach 1999 invitation [link]
• Slach 2001 badge [link]
• Slach 2001 timetable [link]
• Synthesis 2002 flyer [link]
• VIP 2002 badge [link]
• VIP 2008 badge [link]
• Volcanic 1995 invitation [link]