Lots of competitions for Amiga, PC and
C64 - and some platform-independent ones such as a Graphics
competition and various music competitions. We don't have
competitions for Atari and Acorn systems; feel free to
participate in the Wild compo with productions for these and even other machines.
Competitions presented on a big screen sized 6x4 sqm, including
powerful sound equipment - yes, the sound will be loud if you are
sitting in the first table row. No, we will not turn the volume
down. Choose your fate in advance by sitting down at the front of the
hall if you want loud sound (note that you don't need your own stereo
to make even more noise), or by taking place at the remote side of the
hall if you are in need of a quiet place (note that some guy next to
you will be pissed if you turn up your own stereo too much). Also,
some wax to put into your ears when you want to sleep will really come
Place for about 1200 visitors plus equipment; enough power for
everyone - but: please do not bring equipment you don't really need. This has two
advantages: You can't lose it, and it can't bring the power down (see here
for more on the subject of electricity)
A warm sleeping hall - Just like on ms2000,
comfortably small and warm. Of course you can sleep in the main hall as
well. If you want to, you can also stay at the local youth hostel,
which is located about half a kilometer from the party place (note that you probably need
a member card):
If you really can afford it: A listing of hotels is available on the Fallingbostel homepage.
A party network will be available in a somewhat
rudimentary fashion. We have a complete GBit backbone with 100MBit TP
cabling to all the tables, but we're lacking the switches or hubs
for the tables themselves. If you want to be on the safe side, bring your own hub or switch (100MBit TP uplink at the tables).
Food supply - there's a city nearby, with shops and
bars; and we have inexpensive drinks and snacks available on the party 24 hours a day. Of
course you may and should also bring your own food and drinks, as it
will be less expensive this way. A nice snack-bar providing fries,
hamburgers etc. will be situated next to the main hall almost 24 hours a day.
Clean toilets and showers. Showers are not public, though. Instead,
we will have designated shower hours a couple of times.
Traditional entertainment provided by
Steeler, cool party t-shirts ...
and the unique Mekka & Symposium party feeling!