Saunasolmu Symposium a.k.a Pikkujoulut
Damones and Primitive are inviting you to the main demoscene event of the year.
Get ready to have a jolly good weekend with your friends. Follow the path of legendary Ior Bock and knot yourself up. Meet the friends and see some unseen state of the art demoscene productions.
DATE & LOCATION
Saunasolmu Symposium 2018 is held on 7th to 9th of December at Luhtaanpirtti, Lahti (previously know as Nastola), Finland. For navigation you can use address: Kurssikeskuksentie 17, Nastola ( https://goo.gl/maps/fzL25hVRQhq ).
TRAVEL AND DISTANCES
124 kilometers from Helsinki to north.
151 kilometers from Tampere to south-east
25 kilometers from Lahti to Nastola.
We prefer you to use private transportation but there are some train routes that will stop near (14 km) from the party place. Some nice fellow scenerers or organizers may pick you up if don’t prefer to use taxi.
VENUE & ACCOMMODATION
Nostalgic old small countryside school next to the lake Salajärvi.
Very large parking field for free parking.
Small football field for our sporty friends.
Room for approx. 50 people or even more.
Tables (and chairs) for your devices. However the electricity will not like your dual GTX1080 setups. Laptops and low power consuming desktops are just nice. Bring your own extensions cords.
Beds for approx. 20-30 people and spoon sleeping will double it. Bring your own sleeping bags, pillows and teddy bears. Personal mattress might be good idea for a backup.
Large parking space for your Ferrari's
Here's the main partyhall from outside view.
Partyplace from the inside. Main hall here.
Sleeping and spoonsleeping hall.
Our Masterchef will be working around here.
Here is the sauna next to lake Salajärvi.
Here's sauna from different point of view.
Here's the cooling down room of sauna.
Magic happens here. Knot yourself up.
Path to cool down. Don't jump - it's shallow.
HOTELS & APARTMENT HOTELS
Looking for a comfort sleep?
There are couple Apartment hotels at Nastola (distance about 14-20km from the partyplace). Reservations to Nastola .
For fancy pants there are some hotels available at Lahti (distance about 25km from the partyplace) Reservations to Lahti .
Don't drink and drive. We will arrange low price pickups and rides from and to the partyplace. Schedules may apply.
From partyplace to Nastola center or to your apartment hotel at Nastola (and vice versa).
From partyplace to your hotel at Lahti (and vice versa).
SHOPS & SERVICES
Nearest grocery store is located at the center of Nastola 13 kilometers away from the party place.
For spirits and wine lovers are also served on Alko 13 kilometers away from the party place (open: Fri 9-21, Sat 9-18).
Nearest pizzeria is also located at the center of Nastola. We may do some group orderings from the partyplace.
SAUNA & SHOWERS
There is a wood heated sauna (50 meters away from the partyplace) next to the lake Salajärvi where you can wash your sins away.
Upgrade: There will be also a warm discojacuzzi with non-human bubbles next to the sauna
Saunas do not have showers but there’s a wood heated boiler so your sins can be washed away with a warm water too.
There is a traditional shower (just one) on the partyplace too (warm water may not be guaranteed for everyone).
REFRESHMENTS & FOOD
There will be some affordable priced refreshments, food and snacks. And ofcourse you can bring your owns too.
Our masterchef’s will cook something for a cheap price. Menu is announced later and pre-ordering will be available from our webshop. Meat is murder, vegetables have their feelings too so what’s left?
KNOTMASTERS SPECIAL BREAKFAST
Breakfast is sponsored by the Knotmaster ticket buyers and it’s available for all visitors. More Knotmasters will make our breakfast great again.
Yes. There will be some. Reward had just started to illustrate his graphics entry.
Prizes? Nothing too big to boost your ego.
AUDIO & BIGSCREEN & TECHNICS
Some sort of PA system (we’re still figuring out this)
All the productions are beamed with a 1080P projector (1920x1080).
Screen is bigger than my home tv. Does size matter anyway? It's more how you use it. Anyway you'll see the newest trends on the demoscene.
There will be the internet and at least an intranet available wired or wireless - choose your side.
We mostly entertain ourselves with beverages and sauna. We suggest you to follow our path.
Duncans Buzz compo will be held if he is not getting his beauty sleep at the time.
There will be the some traditional compos as well.. Not the whole palette. These will be announced later.
Saunaklonkku! (Check the video!)
TICKETS AND ATTENDANCE
Tickets are sold from our webshop.
Fee free to invite yourself to the party if you are a demoscene lover, you are NOT a troublemaker and you wish to hangout with us. We <3 you.