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Mekka & Symposium 1998
Party Report


Submitted by CyberBrain (CyberBrain) on February 20 2002
Written by CountZero/SCS+TRC

from Propaganda #27
Mekka and Symposium 98

A Small Report by Count Zero

as published in "Propaganda" #27



The Mekka and Symposium 98 party held from the 10th to the 13th of April in

1998 was a definite outstanding party compared to the usual The Party events

around christmas.



The atmosphere was in no way comparable to the usual no alcohol and

we-are-the-gods atmosphere people really suffer from in DK...

Here you were able to bring along some beers and weed and have a real party.



Around 1000 people gathered in the exactly fitting Heidmarkhalle in

Fallingbostel near Hannover.



The usual network connections were set up and the server contained party

related stuff afterall ! I mean, you were actually able to get most of the

demos being released directly from it without running around and asking the

ppl. Nice organization there, although the organizers should bring their own

cables, RAM and beer next time. :)))



Along with the usual compos some other events were happening aswell.

Just like a really nasty Splish Splash compo and a partywomen fake picture

compo. (Anyone got the results on that one ???)



Anyways, to keep this a little short I will just send along the results and

a list of the more important sceners I met.



Let's start with the results and maybe some unworthy comments from a lame

cracker knowing nothing about style.





Demo Compo:



1st Our Darkness Keine Ahnung

(Smash Designs)

2nd Reanim8ed Hitmen

3rd Krestyron Crest+Oxyron



Smash Designs did it again ... That marriage thing in the end scroller

wasn't really needed to win I guess, but effects like that push a lousy demo

to the top I assume.



The Hitmen demo really made fun out of these 4*4 effects and the Oxyron+Crest

demo was a ruler for sure ... pure style ...



Worth mentioning was Splish Splash demo by Padua aswell ... have you ever

heard a lot of drunk people sing a c64 cover of Yellow Submarine ???? RULEZ!



Graphic Compo:



1st Du Bist Boese Rayden/AFL

2nd Fantastica Wurst Hans / [0]

3rd I'll remember Hardsequencer/DYT



Rayden's picture rules for sure, while the Fantastica one was just converted

from Boris Valejo and averagely re-edited. Hardsequencer's picture was

quite nice aswell then again.





Music Compo:



1st Living Black Taxim/Willow

2nd Stars Leo/Willow

3rd Compotune Bax/NoName



Not much to add here, as everybody has an own style. Just check them out !



4K compo:



1st Smash Smash

2nd Double-Plasma Flip/Centric

3rd Just for fun Didi/Laxity



Welps ... not too much to add here aswell, just that Padua's contribution

should have been ranked higher than 4th and Laxity's contribution must have

been a joke ... didn't have anything funny or

special at all.



I was expecting some funky Wilddemo stuff done on either C64 or even console,

but the only funny stuff was a gameboy demo done by Icebird/WOW.



Overall the cometitions were pretty cool and had a touch of style aswell.

It appears that more and more people do not just stick to 4by4 effects

anymore, but do new stuff instead aswell.



Finally a little list (cracking scene related) of people that have shown up.



AFL - Danzig and Rayden

Dytec - Fatman and Dodger

Hitmen - Cupid, Curlin, Groepaz, Jihad, Peacemaker, Seven (ex-hitmen)

and mr. 'Where Is My Logo ??' TYRON ... :)



Triad - Acidchild

F4CG - Neotec

WOW - Alien, Einstein, Bud, Iceman, Sorex

Laxity - Animalo, Didi, Dan Dee, KBS

Remember - Jack Alien

APP (hehe) - Ned, Heavyhead





Other people worth mentioning next to all the coolios from Oxyron, Padua and

alike demo groups are for sure our fellow comrades RTM (DC-Amiga), Benson

and Street Tuff (ex-RSI) and a lot of others we have been taking a hit with.



As you might have recognized I don't like party reports with some kind of

chronological order, as I would mix that stuff up all day anyways ...

and worst is: If you still know the time it was a lame party anyways ... :)))



So ... here you all go with a little one and the advice to show up at the

next Mekka and Symposium in 1999.



Maybe they manage to get a proper Pizza Service by then :)))



No, honestly ... save your money from the Denmark parties and go for a real

scene party ...



As X98 which was just announced for September ! Just check out:



http://come.to/x98





That link WILL work :)



cya ... Count Zero is off ...



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