Damones and Primitive are inviting you to the main demoscene event of the year.
Get ready to have a jolly good looonnng weekend with your friends. Enjoy the legendary Finnish summer with
demoscene related twist. Meet your friends and see unseen state of the art demoscene productions. Better than
the Bittikesäleiri (maybe). You will not feel alone here when you have these friendly mosquitos too.
DATE & LOCATION
Saunasolmu Summer 2019 is held on 18th to 21st of July at Luhtaanpirtti, Lahti (previously know as Nastola),
Finland. For navigation you can use address: Kurssikeskuksentie 17, Nastola.
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. Gather a group of fellow sceners and have a great roadtrip.
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 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 people and spoon sleeping will double it. Beds are reserved for the support ticketers.
Floorspace for sleeping if you bring your mattress with you.
Sleeping on Sauna may be someones option too.
Spark up camper inside you. Set up your tent and sleep outside. There is lots of space for tenting.
Remember to take your own sleeping bags, pillows and teddy bears.
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.
Pier 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 might organise trip to the markets on friday and/or saturday. Depends on location of
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
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.
Jacuzzi will be ordered too if enough participants.
Saunas do not have showers but there’s a wood heated boiler so your sins can be washed away with a warm water
There is a traditional shower (just one) on the partyplace too (warm water may not be guaranteed for everyone).
There will be no ice at the lake this time of the year so now you may try to take off your winter furrrrs....
REFRESHMENTS & FOOD
There will be some affordable priced refreshments, food and snacks. And ofcourse you can bring your owns too.
Some dinners will be served for additional price at the partyplace. We will bring a grill and let you master
your sausages. Microwaveoven is also available for your own tv-dinners.
COMPOS - Yes there is
We might have prizes also. At least you get fame & glory!
Max running time on screen will be 8 minutes
No limitations, except compo machine specifications
Max running time on screen will be 8 minutes
Maximum uncompressed size is 65536 bytes (total of all files)
No other limitations, except compo machine specifications
Anything goes from live performances to videos
Videos must be playable by VLC media player (MP4 h.264 @ 1080p)
Submit entry in PNG format with 4 working stages that we know it's not fake.
If it's 3D thing then please submit a wireframe picture to prove us.
Retro computer entries may be submitted using original formats.
Submit your entry so we can beam it 1920x1080
Only fair and small changes on pictures is allowed.
Maximum playing time will be 4 minutes
Submit your entry in FLAC/WAV and/or MP3 with bitrate of 192kbps at least.
Retro computer entries may be submitted using original formats (.mod, .sid, .prg etc.)
Any style goes from chiptunes to classical.
Buzz competition organized by Duncan
Quiz wizards and besserwissers please apply.
Outdoor soccer competition organized by Duncan
Show duncan the ways of the leather balls. 3-on-3 teams. 10 minutes per round.
Your competition here?
You can organize your own competition on party. Let us know and we advertise it.
i7-7700K @ 4.2GHz
Asus GeForce GTX 1070 Strix OC, 8GB GDDR5
Windows 10 64-bit
Amiga 1200 (020) + FAST RAM
4 megs of fast ram
1541 Ultimate II
SID 6581 and 8580 available, please spesify if relevant
Other retro machines might be available on request
General rules for compos
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 products.
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.
Probably no preselections of productions will be made but who knows.
If your production will not work on compomachine - bring yours - or be disqualified.
You can test your product on compomachine during the event.
Entries must be delivered in a zip archive.
The results of compos will be released to public; including your nick, group and products name. Compo entries will be also published on scene.org. You can prevent publishing of the entry by sending an email to codise (see details below).
Disqualified entries and entries not shown will no be published or spread.
Resolution of our video projector will be FullHD (1920x1080). Other resolutions may not work. So be sure that your productions runs on FullHD.
Compo rules may be changed by organizers.
Send your remote entries to Codise. Check details below. Deadline for remote entries is 19th of July at 21:00 (UTC+2).
Add these information to your mail and send them to max.vilkki=at=gmail.com
Your name / handle
What to display on the slides before the entry? (tools, something else?)
Optional: Please specify if you don't want the entry to be published on scene.org
AUDIO & BIGSCREEN & TECHNICS
Some small PA equipments with a 1080P projector (1920x1080) connected by hdmi to our compomachine.
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..
Maybe DJ sets also... Please contact us if you wish to play!
If you are coming by a caravan car or a trailer and you need electricity. You may need to pay little extra money
for the electricity. Sorry but the landlord made these rules. If no electricity need there is no need for extra
There is lots of space for your tents. Feel free to set one up and have a great tent parties.
TICKETS + ATTENDANCE
Tickets can be acquired from Eventbrite. Payment will be asked soon to cover the rent of the partyplace.
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!