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Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2022 7:50 pm
by grey/msb
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We are just over a month away from the 15th edition of the biggest event dedicated to Atari fans from around the world, so it's time to present you the introductory SCHEDULE. Of course, we reserve that certain points of the program (independent of SV Team) may change. During this edition, we will make every effort to ensure that the starting time of the competitions takes place at the planned time, so we do not plan any changes here - even at the expense of other parts of the program.

THURSDAY December 8

time. 03:00pm - the gates open
time. 07:00pm - opening of the first barrel of beer (traditionally, for free and no limits!)
time. 08:00pm - presentation of demoscene productions from VCS, to XL/XE, ST/STe/TT, PoFo, Lynx, Falcon and Jaguar #1
time. 09:00pm - DJ set by Felice / Maggie Team (UK)
People who want to help with preparations for the event are traditionally welcome and desirable 🙂 For you, entry is possible before 15:00 (from 14:00).

FRIDAY - December 9

time. 11:30am - Friday refreshment with Red Bull! (Red Bull for participants for free!)
time. 01:30pm - screening of the film with RJ Mical and his reaction to the entries presented during the 30th anniversary of the Atari Lynx console at SV2019!
time. 02:40pm - presentation of demoscene productions from VCS, to XL/XE, ST/STe/TT, PoFo, Lynx, Falcon and Jaguar #2
time. 04:15pm - gathering before the party place, departure with the Hummer H-2 for concerts at the City of Angels club! Chip-tune music and a glass of champagne during the trip
time. 05:00pm - live concert Wacek / Arise (Poland) - "DJ Set of original ATARI remixes! Retro sound dancefloor extravaganza!"
time. 06:00pm - live concert DMA-SC / Sector One ^ YM Rockerz (France) - "Atari ST tunes, enhanced live with beat and effects!"
time. 07:00pm - return to the party-place
time. 07:45pm - official opening of the event + video
time. 08:00pm - Crazy Compo# 1 led by the polish band's vocalist... details soon!
time. 09:00pm - Wild Compo

SATURDAY - December 10

time. 11:30am - Saturday refreshment with Red Bull! (Red Bull for participants for free!)
time. 12:30pm - visit of the Special Guest - the founder and keyboard player of the KOMBI group - Slawek Losowski
time. 01:30pm - Crazy Compo #2
time. 02:00pm - Multiplayer duel in game... (surprise!)
time. 03:00pm - artistic birthday cake with an Atari theme 🙂
time. 04:00pm - interview with the Special Guest (surprise!)
time. 05:00pm - repetition of the opening of the event (video)
time. 05:30pm - Gfx, Msx, Intro, Demo & Game Compo (all Atari platforms)
time. 11:00pm - Crazy Compo #3

SUNDAY - December 11

time. 10:30am - announcement of the results, award ceremony
time. 14:00pm - closing the gates

Many thanks to Hospes for preparing the graphics and to Unseen Menace for grammar checking.

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2022 11:14 pm
by elliot
Where is it?

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2022 11:43 pm
by darwinmac
According to the website, it appears to be in Gdańsk, Poland.

Bob C

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2022 12:09 am
by elliot
Oh man, that is 16hours drive. Anyone driving?

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2022 2:05 pm
by mikro
Last time we drove about 24 hours to Sweden (the Sommarhack party). The road trip is like 50% of fun of the whole party experience if you go with friends! :)

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2022 10:46 am
by grey/msb
@elliot: where are you from?

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2022 11:13 am
by sunaiac
That looks cool. Can't attend this year, schedule conflict, will try next one :)

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2022 12:47 pm
by Mug UK
Looking forward to it :)

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2022 10:49 pm
by grey/msb
I am pleased to announce that the main prize for the first place at Silly Venture 2022WE (8-11 December) in the ATARI FALCON Demo Compo category will be MEDUSA Retro SCANDOUBLER.

Prize worth: PLN 891.45 (~€ 190.24)

Funded by LOTHAREK.PL

Thank you!

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Other main prizes include:

Atari 2600 VCS in the box + extras - donor: RJ1307
Atari 7800 in the box + extras - donor: RJ1307
Atari 1040 STe - donor: of DaruG
Atari Jaguar in the box - anonymous donor
ZX Spectrum +2 in the box (NOS!) - anonymous donor

We would like to thank all our donors! Later this week, the prizes will be linked to the respective platforms.

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2022 12:32 am
by elliot
I am in the southeast, near Tunbridge Wells.

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2022 10:47 pm
by grey/msb
@elliot: ah, you are from England :) was just wondering, because some guys drive from Germany :)

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2022 10:08 am
by alienkidmj12
I'm from newcastle UK. I'll be arriving on 8th just in time for beer ;) looking forward . Cheers, Sives.

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:16 am
by elliot
Just found return flights for £30 which is way cheaper than driving. I need to check tomorrow though as I could be wrong, I have had brain surgery and tonight I had wine and to top it off I just fell over into a bed of poisonous plants - in short my judgment may be impaired...

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2022 8:54 am
by CiH
Thirty quid flights?!

Paying a fair bit more for ours. (Fumes of jealousy.)

Make sure you're not clinging to the outside of the aircraft. Also make sure its not got Russian airforce markings on it and you're going to Ukraine by mistake. :mrgreen:

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:51 am
by grey/msb
@elliot: if you come to SV2022WE - please register! here, at the beginning: https://www.sillyventure.eu/en/visitors

@CiH: 8O 8O 8O

We present a photo of the main prizes for the winter edition of Silly Venture 2022 (December 8-11). It still lacks MEDUSA Retro SCANDOUBLER, which is on its way to us.

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- first place in Atari 2600 VCS Demo Compo - Atari 7800 + - Ultimate Atari Video mod + Dragonfly SD Cartridge
- first place in Atari XL/XE Demo Compo - Atari 1040 STe
- first place in Atari XL/XE Game Compo - Atari 2600 VCS + 2600 UNO
- first place in Atari ST/STe Demo Compo - Atari Jaguar
- first place in Atari Falcon030 Demo Compo - MEDUSA Retro Scandoubler
- first place in Atari Jaguar Demo Compo - New games to choose from (cartridge)
- first place in Atari XL/XE Game Compo - Atari 2600 VCS + 2600 UNO

Attention! Assigning prizes to specific platforms are suggestions. Talks with the creators of the works are underway (we want the equipment to go to people who are planning some demoscene activity on a selected platform).

The above-mentioned prizes will be awarded only if there are at least 2 entries in each category (but note! We reserve the right to make a selection!). Otherwise, the prizes will end up in the prize pool of the next SV in 2023.

Atari 65XE and ZX Spectrum +2 (NOS) have not yet been assigned to any category, because we are hearing rumors about competition entries for other platforms - including Atari 5200 and Atari 7800.

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2022 7:22 pm
by grey/msb
Christmas is coming and so is Silly Venture! :) You probably wondered what will appear in the "Welcome Pack" this time? Well, we will not reveal everything for now, but today we are taking a sneak peek for everyone who has already purchased or will purchase "Strong Support" ticket! Thanks to the Polish company "Retronics", which probably all fans of retro consoles and retro computers know, to each "Welcome Pack" set will be added a beautiful Christmas tree bauble with the "Atari" logo! :)

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And in a slightly smaller, limited edition edition also a bauble for our Friends from the sister scene "Commodore" - a bauble with the "Commodore" logo :) The bauble itself without the size of a large orange - the photo does not reflect it, but its diameter is 10cm!

We hope that despite the resignation from competitions for C64, our Friends who have been coming to SV for years will appreciate this gesture :) We encourage you with all our hearts to submit your competition entries for Atari!

Many thanks to Duddie from Retronics for the idea and implementation! <3

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2022 8:53 pm
by elliot
Okay it turns out they are £52 return which is still good, returning on the Monday in the afternoon.

Where is everyone staying? I would like to be near everyone to talk Atari (retro) crap over a meal/beer in the evenings, if people are up for that!

If anyone wants to fly from London Stanstead I am happy to collect en route if it is not too far out of my way to pick up from Tunbridge Wells to Stanstead.

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2022 11:28 pm
by grey/msb
On the occasion of the special anniversary that we will celebrate at the winter edition of Silly Venture 2022, we have prepared equally special T-shirts for you! Over the years, there have already been t-shirts at SV with a dedication from designers of systems such as the Atari ST, Atari Lynx and Atari Jaguar, so it's time for... another handwritten dedication, this time from the designer of the last great computer from silicon valley, the ATARI Falcon 030!

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An absolute precedent, but this is not the only surprise related to the 30th anniversary of the Falcon! That is why it is worth attending the winter edition of Silly Venture, as well as buying a T-shirt, which will be a priceless souvenir! Please ONLY PERSONS DETERMINED TO BUY, fill in the form:

SV2022WE T-shirt form

The t-shirt can be collected at Silly Venture, or received by post for an additional fee. Emails requesting payment will be sent when the T-shirts are collected from the printing house.

PRICE: 23 EUR

Closing date for accepting orders: November 27 (Sunday)

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:35 am
by alienkidmj12
elliot wrote: Wed Nov 16, 2022 8:53 pm Okay it turns out they are £52 return which is still good, returning on the Monday in the afternoon.

Where is everyone staying? I would like to be near everyone to talk Atari (retro) crap over a meal/beer in the evenings, if people are up for that!

If anyone wants to fly from London Stanstead I am happy to collect en route if it is not too far out of my way to pick up from Tunbridge Wells to Stanstead.
Hey mate, I'm flying from Newcastle on Ryan air. That price is good, I'd grab it.
Recommend installing the Airbnb app. I picked up place to stay for around 180gbp - staying from 8th through 15th as that's when my flight goes back. Im staying 10 minute walk away in one of the main streets - piwna, next to a cathedral.

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The place is just over the river, so not far, just hope there's no snow :)

You can ring me if your unsure I'll msg you my number mate if you need it.

Marina club hotel is a good stay also if you can get a room. It's about 2 min walk. Very handy - stayed last year.

And remember, use the Uber app to book taxi from airport, it's about 8gbp to area your staying.

Totally up for a pint or two, or even Bite to eat. Catch you soon.

Avoid booking.com ;) they will screw you over.

Dave

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:36 am
by sqward
elliot wrote: Wed Nov 16, 2022 8:53 pm If anyone wants to fly from London Stanstead I am happy to collect en route if it is not too far out of my way to pick up from Tunbridge Wells to Stanstead.
I'm flying from Stansted on Thursday evening at 20:45.

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 8:42 am
by Mug UK
As above, use the Uber app to get you to where you're staying. Ryanair wanted some silly money to fly out on the Thursday, so I saved almost £180 by flying out on the Tuesday and making a week of it. The AirBnB I'm staying at is also in the old town area, and there are plenty of hotels if you don't want to get an AirBnB. The AirBnB option for me is working out half what I paid to stay in the hotel in the summer.

As for places to eat, there are loads to choose from. Branded international and tons of local delicacies. Myself and alienkidmj12 spent our last day in Gdansk of the summer event seeing the sights and chowing down on a huuuuuge monster of a steak, but there are also plenty of vegetarian places too :)

Holler when you get in and we'll meet up and show you the sights!

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 8:47 am
by grey/msb
@Elliot: the "Marine hotel" mentioned by alienkidmj12 has 3 accommodation standard options (including hostel). Moreover, using the "ATARI" password when booking, you will get very attractive discounts! :) (also for a taxi from the airport to the event venue!) more details here:

https://www.sillyventure.eu/en/location-accommodation

Also, don't forget to sign up on the attendance list at the link:

https://www.sillyventure.eu/en/visitors

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 8:24 pm
by felicemaggie
Wow, it's been a looooooong time since I posted here. Apologies for that.

CiH and I will also be staying at the Marina Club hotel too, we fly out on the Thursday morning from Luton, so should be in Gdansk around noon.
Taxis are cheap (Neptune Taxi is the one to go for - I think (Grey?) and we'll see you there, Elliott :)

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:48 pm
by grey/msb
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Drygol joins the SV2022WE prize pool with his great mouSTers designed by Willy/Lamers!

More information about the product, which turned out to be a bestseller the retro world, can be found here: mouSTers info

Thank you!

Re: Silly Venture 2022 WE (8-11 December 2022) - 45th A2600 and 30th Falcon Anniversary!

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:32 pm
by grey/msb
After 3 years, "Silly Drinks" are back! Canned energy drinks with specially designed SV2022WE labels by mOOnie. Of course, free of charge in every "Welcome pack" at the entrance! Special thanks to our Friends from Nawia Games!

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