Monthly Archives: January 2020

32 Years of Computer Parties

Today, we present you with artefacts from 32 years of copy- and demoparties – from 1987 to 2019! Quite an astonishing time span, longer than the life span of some current demoscene members. The scans stem from the collections of Acidchild & Bugjam, AD aka Rough, Dipswitch, Goat, Ile, Mike, Moqui, Sir Garbagetruck, Swiss Cracking Association, The Movers, and X-Raffi. Some fascinating documents and objects are included – such as the paper invitation to the legendary Danish Gold 1987 party, where the first cracker standards were established; the flyer for the Beach Party 1992 which was cancelled at last minute; the invitation for the Bitnapping Party 1988 which was one of the very rare cooperations between German hackers and crackers; and many more. You can browse them in the gallery below, but first here are the links to the hi-res scans and metadata in party date order:

• Danish Gold Copyparty 1987 invitation [scan]
• The Organized Crime Copyparty 2 (1987) invitation [scan]
• Bitnapping 2.0 (1988) invitation [scan]
• Success & Dominators Party 1991 invitation [scan]
• Beach Paty 1992 invitation [scan]
• Analog 1994 flyer [scan]
• The Party 1995 Amiga votedisk [scan]
• Mekka^Symposium 1999 votesheet [scan]
• Plush Meeting v2 (1999) invitation [scan]
• Mekka^Symposium 2000 votesheet [scan]
• Underground Conference 2000 flyer [scan]
• Assembly 2001 tickets [scan]
• Mekka^Symposium 2001 votesheet [scan]
• TRSAC 2001 badge [scan]
• Forever 2002 votesheet [scan]
• Mekka^Symposium 2002 votesheet [scan]
• RAW 2002 flyer [scan]
• Symphony 2002 flyer [scan]
• Assembly 2003 tickets [scan]
• Assembly 2003 wristband [scan]
• Breakpoint 2003 votesheet [scan]
• Breakpoint 2004 votesheet [scan]
• Evoke 2006 wristband [scan]
• Horde 2007 flyer [scan]
• Evoke 2009 flyer [scan]
• Silesia Party 3 (2009) votesheet [scan]
• tUM 2010 flyer [scan]
• Nordlicht 2016 flyer [scan]
• Outline 2016 filter tips [scan]
• Revision 2019 glucose candy [scan]

Rough Archive Pt. 2

We start the New Year with a bang. The archive of C64 scener Rough had been sitting here for almost three years – until last month our heroic student assistant scanned over 400 pages in one go. With this update, we present you 269 letters by 127 individuals from 16 countries. They stem from the years between 1989 and 1998, while Rough’s most active phase was between 1989 and 1992. As a self-declared “legal swapper“, Rough had a lot of contacts within the early C64 demoscene. While they were spread over Europe and beyond (there are letters from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom), Rough’s focus laid, besides his native Germany, on Austria and Hungary. Almost all big names of the early Hungarian C64 scene are present in his papers. You can download the high resolution scans, complete with metadata, from our file archive at /swapletters/rough/ and browse this massive update in the gallery below. Here’s the list of contacts represented in this update:

Abyss, Acid Ripper, Agnus, ALF, André, Andy Capp, ANS, Art, Asterix, Bad Boy, Bird, Blue Thunder, Böög, Cancer, Captain Freedom, Chris, Columbus, Cone, Creb, Crime De’Sign, Crossfire, Cruiser, Damien, Dash, Dean, Defjay, Dense, Design, Donatello, Dr. Loot, Duff’90, Exorcist, Falcon, Firefox, Flat, Frank, Frankieghost, Freddy, Fresh, Gabriel, Gazer, Gazza, Goofy, Great, Greg, Gyozo Lee, Hawkeye, Hornet, I.S.M., Ice a.k.a. Heathcliff, Ice-T, Icon, Ivory, Jayce, Jazzy D, Jesus Priest, Joachim, Macho, Mad Butcher, Mad, Major-X, Manchild, MCI, Merlin (NL), Merlin (SE), MMC, Mnemoth, Modesty, Moren, Mr. Perfect, Mr. Wax, Neutron, Nobody, Nothingface, Overlander, Oxygene, Painkiller, Panther, Paradox & Abyss, Play Power, Ratman, Ray, Razor, Rebel, Rune, Satan, Scanner, Scorpie, Scummkid, Slayer, Slime, Spectator, Spook, Starkiller, Steve, Storm, Stranger, Sunny, Syllinor, T.C.B.O., T.E.H., TCH, TDP, Tech, Teen, Terminator X, TG-Acme, Thomas, Thunderhawk, TMN, Tom, Toobin a.k.a. Flatline, Topic, Tornado, Toy, Trident, Trigger, Twilight, Ultrafox, Vigo, Warlock, Whisp, Wildcat, Xerx, Yeyus, Zixmon