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VIP Vinterskog Love Jamboree 2021
22.-24.1.2021 @ Lahti, Finland

WHAT?

NEWS

  • 2020/11/13 - SOLD OUT! Some tickets may become free later. Please register to reserve.
  • 2020/11/11 - Website released and registration open!

SUMMARY

Saunasolmu is inviting you to the main demoscene event of the year.

Get ready to have a jolly good weekend with your friends. Enjoy the sauna and the legendary Finnish winter with a demoscene twist. Meet your friends and see unseen state of the art demoscene productions. Better than with yo mama! We also might have real snow if climate change is favourable...

ENTERTAINMENT

We mostly entertain ourselves with beverages and sauna. We suggest you to follow our path.

Although we do have a lot of easy-to-enter non-traditional compos and some surprise program. Check out the schedule!

There will be some traditional compos as well!

Saunaklonkku!? (Check the video!)

AUDIO & BIGSCREEN & TECHNICS

Some small PA equipment with a 1080P projector (1920x1080) connected by HDMI to our compo machine.

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.

ORGANIZERS

claustro - The head chef
stoneman - The money man
codise - Compomeister
duncan - Gentleman, playboy & entertainer
anna - Saunameister & general whip
thoron - The emperor

A PLACE TO BE!

WHEN + WHERE

Saunasolmu 2021 VIP Vinterskog Love Jamboree is held on 22th to 24st of January at Luhtaanpirtti, Lahti (previously known as Nastola), Finland. For navigation you can use address: Kurssikeskuksentie 17, Nastola.

We have space for 25 fellow VIP sceners (including the orgas). By VIP we mean that you're one of the few that will buy a ticket and come party with us during these hard times.

TRAVEL + DISTANCES

  • 124 kilometers from Helsinki to the north.
  • 151 kilometers from Tampere to the south-east
  • 25 kilometers from Lahti to Nastola.
  • We prefer you to use private transportation. Gather a group of fellow sceners and have a great road trip.
  • However there are also some train routes that will stop near (14 km) from the party place. Some nice fellow sceners may (or may not) pick you up if you don’t prefer to use a 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 but we'll limit this to 25 because of corona.
  • 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 extension cords.
  • Beds for approx. 20 people and spoon sleeping will double it. There are only mattresses! Take your own pillows, bedsheets, sleeping bags, and other sleeping gear!
  • Floorspace for sleeping if you bring your mattress with you.
  • Sleeping in the Sauna cottage may be someone's option too.
  • Spark up camper inside you. Set up your tent and sleep outside. There is lots of space for tenting. But it will be chilly!

Remember to take your own sleeping bags, pillows and teddy bears.

Large parking space for your Ferrari's
Here's the main party hall from outside view.
Party place from the inside. Main hall here.
Sleeping and spoon sleeping hall.
Our Masterchef will be working around here.
Here is the sauna next to lake Salajärvi.
Here's the sauna from a different point of view.
Here's the cooling down room of the sauna.
Magic happens here. Knot yourself up.
Pier Path to cool down. Don't jump - it's shallow.

FOOD + REFRESHMENTS

Some breakfast & dinners will be served at the party place by our legendary Master Chef claustro and his jolly helpers. These are included in the ticket price! If you have a special diet then he might be able to cater to them if you ask nicely beforehand and maybe also help with the cooking. Microwave oven is also available for your own tv-dinners.

There will be some affordable priced refreshments. And of course you should bring your own too.

SAUNA + JACUZZI + SHOWERS

There is a wood heated sauna (50 meters away from the party place) next to the lake Salajärvi where you can wash your sins away.

We also have warm jacuzzi for your pleasure!

Saunas do not have showers but there’s a wood heated boiler so your sins can be washed away with warm water too.

There is a traditional shower (just one) in the party place too (warm water may not be guaranteed for everyone).

There's probably ice at the lake this time of the year so swimming is probably not possible.

THINGS TO TAKE WITH YOU

  • Beds have only mattresses! Bring your own pillow, bedsheet, blanket/sleeping bag, teddy bear etc.
  • towel
  • soap/toothbrush
  • comfortable and warm clothes - check the weather report. Also usually it's a bit chilly inside on friday.
  • food (some also available from the party place)
  • refreshments (there will be some affordable priced refreshments also available)
  • insect repellent if you don't like mosquitos (älä etelänmies huido)
  • ibuprofen for hangover headaches or the just drink more
  • tent

HOTELS & APARTMENT HOTELS

Looking for a comfort sleep?

  • There are a couple Apartment hotels at Nastola (distance about 14-20km from the party place). Reservations to Nastola.
  • For fancy pants there are some hotels available at Lahti (distance about 25km from the party place) Reservations to Lahti.

PARTYTIME TRANSPORTATION

Don't drink and drive. We might organise trips to the markets on friday and/or saturday. Depends on location of the moon. Also ask your fellow scener for a ride.

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 party place.

CARAVANS OF LOVE

If you are coming by a caravan car or a trailer and you need electricity. You need to pay an absurd amount of extra money for the electricity (20 EURO per day or 40 EURO for the whole weekend). Sorry but the landlord made these rules. If there's no need for electricity then there's no need for extra fees.

Le Programme

This is the preliminary program. The schedule is subject to slight change if need be.

Friday

18:00 Party starts
+ some snacks for the hungry
+ Mini Basketball competition organized by duncan: STARTS (24 hours to participate)
19:00 Opening ceremony
20:00 Dinner is served
20:15 Damones dubbing presents show
21:00 Surprise show (not safe for kids)
+ Sauna is now warm!
00:00 Emperor Thoron's Iron Chef Midnight Snack Challenge
02:00-
10:00 
Sleeping peace. No loud audio or shouting in the main building. You can make noise in the sauna cottage.

Saturday

10:00 Breakfast
12:00 Music video show by codise
13:00 Table Hockey Masters Tournament organized by claustro
14:00-
17:00 
Buzz World Championships 2021 organized by duncan
15:00 DEADLINE for all demoscene compos!
Submit your entries before the deadline or miss the compos...
18:00 Compoblock 1: Combined graphics / photo competition AND Combined music competition
+ Mini Basketball competition organized by duncan: ENDS
19:30 Compoblock 2: Tuplain competition AND Combined Demo / Intro / Oldskool / Wild competition
21:00 Prize giving ceremony
+ Sauna is warm!
02:00-
10:00 
Sleeping peace. No loud audio or shouting in the main building. You can make noise in the sauna cottage.

Sunday

10:00 Breakfast
+ hangover movie
12:00 Get the fuck out or help clean the party place.

COMPOS - Yes there are

We might have prizes also. At least you get fame & glory!

All entries must be submitted through our party management system! No whatsapp, tg, e-mail, usb-stick hassles please. We will open it before the party starts.

We will most likely stream the compos to a relatively small scene audience (not Twitch).

We reserve the right to combine / separate / cancel the compos depending the amount of entries to each.

Also check out info about compo machine specs, general compo rules and remote entries.

Buzz World Championships 2021 organized by Duncan

Quiz wizards and besserwissers please apply.

Table Hockey Masters Tournament organized by claustro

Get your game on!

Mini Basketball competition organized by Duncan

Show duncan the ways of the rubbery balls.

Emperor Thoron's Iron Chef Midnight Snack Challenge

  • You must prepare a course / midnight snack for Emperor Thoron
  • Emperor Thoron will assess each one, choose the best and reward the winner
  • You have maximum of two hours of combined kitchen time with the other participants before the compo
  • You need to provide the ingredients yourself
  • You can work in a team
  • You might get extra points for making the snack available to larger audience
  • You can try to bribe Emperor Thoron

Combined Demo / Intro / Oldskool / Wild competition

  • Demo
  • Intro
    • Max running time on screen is 8 minutes
    • Maximum uncompressed size is 65536 bytes (total of all files) or less
    • No other limitations, except compo machine specifications
  • Oldskool
    • Max running time on screen is 8 minutes
    • Tell us the exact platform your production runs on. e.g. Amiga AGA + 4 MB fast
    • You MUST also provide videocapture of the production (see. Wild) or be disqualified.
    • Note, that we will not have any retro machines, scalers or capture hardware for them. That is why we require a video capture of oldskool productions.
    • Video capture from an emulator is allowed though.
  • Wild
    • Anything goes from live performances to videos
    • Max running time is 8 minutes
    • Videos must be playable by VLC media player (MP4 h.264 @ 1080p60)
    • Maximum of two entries per author

Tuplain competition

Tuplain is a browser based tool for combining audio from one Youtube video and video from another. It's really easy to use. Entry something cool or funny. Read more instructions.

  • Submit the URL to your masterpiece in a text file.
  • Max running time on screen is 8 minutes but maybe less if we get bored
  • Define the length of production using the 'len' parameter!
  • Maximum of two entries per author

Combined graphics / photo competition

  • Graphics
    • Submit the entry in PNG format with 4 working stages that we know it's not fake.
    • If it's a 3D thing then please submit a wireframe picture to prove us.
    • Retro computer entries should be submitted using original formats but you MUST also submit a PNG so way can show the entry without hassles.
    • Maximum of two entries per author
  • Photo
    • Only fair and small tuning is allowed.
    • No editing.
    • Maximum of two entries per author

Combined music competition

  • Maximum playing time will be 4 minutes
  • Submit your entry in FLAC/WAV and/or MP3/OGG with good quality.
  • Retro computer entries should be submitted using original formats (.mod, .sid, .prg etc.) but if it's something exotic then please also provide the audio capture.
  • Any style goes from techno to chiptunes to classical.
  • Maximum of two entries per author

Compos - Devil is not in the details?

Compo machine

  • i7-7700K @ 4.2GHz
  • Asus GeForce GTX 1070 Strix OC, 8GB GDDR5
  • 32GB DDR4
  • Windows 10 64-bit, latest updates and NVIDIA drivers

General rules for compos

  • All entries must be submitted through our party management system! No whatsapp, tg, e-mail, usb-stick hassles please. We will open it before the party starts.
  • We reserve the right to combine / separate / cancel the compos depending the amount of entries to each.
  • All productions must be unreleased or at least so heavily modified that we believe it's totally new and fresh production.
  • Do not violate any laws with your productions.
  • We reserve the right to stream the compos to a relatively small scene audience (not Twitch).
  • Remote entries are welcome but prizes are not sent to anywhere. Be at the party to collect all fame and glory.
  • Take part in any compo and so many productions as you like unless otherwise specified.
  • Probably no preselections of productions will be made but who knows.
  • If your production will not work on the compo machine - bring your own - or be disqualified.
  • Note, that we will not have any retro machines, scalers or capture hardware for them. That is why we require a video capture of oldskool productions.
  • You can test your product on the compo machine during the event.
  • Entries must be delivered in a zip archive. If video is required in the compo include that also in the archive.
  • The results of compos will be released to the public; including your nickname / group and production name.
  • Compo entries will also be published on scene.org. You can prevent publishing of the entry by stating it clearly in the party management system.
  • Disqualified entries and entries not shown will not be published or spread.
  • Resolution of our video projector will be FullHD (1920x1080). Other resolutions may not work. So be sure that your productions run on FullHD.
  • Compo rules may be changed by organizers.

Remote entries

Remote entries are welcome. Send your remote entries to the party management system. Same deadlines for everybody.

TICKETS

Feel 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 this year too!

Tickets cost 40 EURO and include the whole party weekend with some breakfast and meals provided by our legendary Master Chef claustro and his jolly helpers.

After you register we will send you payment details. If you fail to pay within the given date then we will give the place to the next scener in the list.

If you get sick or get any flu / corona symptoms then let us know and stay home! We will refund your ticket.

Buy a ticket!