This page contains a party report about the
680xx Convention, which took place in June 1993 and was organized
by Complex, Sanity, Supplex and White Status. The report was written by Decca/Supplex
in the same year.
680xx Convention REPORT
As mentioned in the Invitation, this party was for AMIGA and ATARI
together. And this party showed us a true fact, the ATARI-Guys know how to
behave on a party (gell FUNKY!) and they are also knowing what the word
FRIENDSHIP means (They collected some money for Tommy, so that he can buy a
new HD for his AMIGA, because it was stolen during the compo). Do you
think that such action is possible in the Amiga-Scene?
Besides many german dudes, also a lot of french and english guys showed up.
Some guys from Belgium and the Netherlands were also present. The big
surprise were the dudes from Poland and Hungary. Some VIPs like Micheal
Bittner (Thalion Software) and the two leaders of Eclipse Software also
visited the party.
It was not as big as Aars, but it was enough room for the 500 freaks that
were present. It was a parted Sportshall with enough electricity and
powerfull soundsystem. A big advance of the splitted rooms was the fact,
that the noisy things were only in the mainhall, so you could chat in other
hall without shouting. The Partyplace was also easy to reach, because the
Trainstation was only 300m away, also the way to the highway was not very
The biggest action was the Video screen in the Mainhall. Some nice things
were showed, like a report about professional Computer-Animations, the
AKIRA-Movie and a cool Vectorgame-Preview by Eclipse-Software (thanx
Marc!). Some guys also used the opportunety to visit Hamburgs biggest
Techno-Disco, The UNIT, on the well known Reeperbahn.
Only a few things like the Invitation-Demo by Mad Elks, the new Analog
PackMag and a nice Intro by Liquid were released except the compo.It was a
pitty that so many releases for the competition were not finished in time
like the Trackmos by Essence, Sanity, Nova and Syntex.
The first Competition (Graphic) was a bit boring because the pauses between
the Pictures were a bit too long. The Music-Compo was much cooler, because
every tune was only marked with a number, no name or group. So it was a
very fair Compo. The Demo-Compo was also a bit frustrating because of only
a few releases. The coolest thing in every competition was the
presentation of the winners. The names of the ten best were showed on the
screen and then a colored bar counted up to the votevalue of each
competitor (nice idea!).
1. PARADIGMA - COMPLEX
2. SUBTLE SHADES - NUANCE
3. THE SAMURAI - ALCATRAZ
1. WARUM - LAZER and AURA
2. - NEWTREND
3. DOT-DEMO - LIGHT
The ATARI Demos were all made for the FALCON and so they were really
stunning. The Amiga Demos were also very nice, the Complex Demo features
some heavy code and the NUANCE Demo was nice and cool surprise. Also a lot
of Joke-Productions were released.
1. McFly of RISK (ATARI)
2. Demon of ANIMATORS (AMIGA)
3. Cougar of SANITY (AMIGA)
Most of the pictures were as usual some naked Fantasystuff, but the winning
Pictures were luckyly not of this sort.
1. Mr.Looping of ADALATS (AMIGA)
2. Tommy (ATARI)
3. Jester of SANITY (AMIGA)
The Contributions were a good mix between all styles, not too much techno,
hehe. The first place was not so cool, because it was a "What is
love"-fake by some PARADISE guys.
The party was not the best on this planet, but remember that it was the
first party by these guys, and for a firstie it was cool. Compared to
other german partys, the organizers could be proud about the nice result.
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