Pardon for the late notice, but today (Feb 11) is the last day for the $75 pre-registration rate for Notacon 8/Pixeljam 2011. After today it goes up to $100. Sign up at http://notacon.org/prereg.html.. I just did. They’ve also added a presentation about the Scanimate – analog graphics are cool.
Sigflup has made her “Demo Or Bust” net radio series available for download. There are six shows included, featuring software/FM synthesis, raytracing, NES, parties, and interviews with various sceners in North America. 127Mb, 9 hours total.
For those who feared another December blizzard, rejoice! The original New York 8-bit music festival, which has since spawned Europe and Japan editions, returns to Eyebeam artspace in Manhattan for three days in the late spring, May 19th-21st. It will feature the usual onslaught of music performances, along with VJs, workshops, and presentations. Lineup is forthcoming.
PixelJam is North Americaâ€™s newest demoparty, following the tradition started with Blockparty at Notacon. With the departure of Blockparty (moving to the west coast and later in 2011), they want a fresh approach to having a demoparty in conjunction with the Notacon event.
PixelJam will feature a total of 9 compos ranging from music to animation to traditional demos. Notacon itself has pledged over $1,500 in total prize money, with more prizes to be announced as they secure sponsorship deals. They are also dedicating 2,500 square feet of conference space to a coding lounge and projection space.
More news coming soon…
The text mode demo competition is back for a 13th round! Invtro comes courtesy Northern Dragons & Bawlz, the current compo masters. Submission deadline is December 12, 2010.
Metoikos connected with the folks at Foulab, a MontrÃ©al hackerspace, and there will be a fast democompo (onsite entries only) and demoshow on November 27.
The event starts at 10:00. Entries will be due approximately two hours before the demoshow, which is at 19:00. Voting will start around 23:00.
Update: SceneBox has moved back two weeks, new dates shown.
SceneBox is a series of talks, workshops and freestyle hack days for demosceners, mod-trackers, webgeeks and 1337 h@x0rz who want to explore emerging technologies together in ways that will help them accomplish their technical and artistic goals. SceneBox is a Bocoup / @party collaboration.
Congratulations to The Finn/DC5 on the arrival of his son, Desmond! (as mentioned in the @party demo scroller We wish the best for the new mother and father.
I have to keep an eye on the @party Facebook page more often. I just noticed this little present:
Big thanks to NA-scene transplant Forcer/Hellcore^Mosaic!
If you attended @party 2010, we want your feedback. We hope to hold another @party next year, and your response will help us determine what’s most important to partygoers.
We are also accepting donations to help make next year’s party possible.