About Kindergarden

The party

In short, Kindergarden 2008 is a demoparty which will take place during the weekend stretching from 14th to 16th of November 2008 at Haga Samfunnshus in eastern Norway. As for every demoparty with self respect there will be compos, entertainment, great people and a friendly atmosphere. Check out the pictures from last year to see for yourself!

Kindergarden 2008 is organized by Boozoholics in co-operation with Bitfellas.

Facilities at the venue

The place can seat around 100 people, and it also has a small sleeping hall. Tables, chairs and electricity comes included in the entrance fee (feel free to bring your own extension cords though, to be sure to get connected). We have a small cafeteria where we strive to keep some of your hunger and thirst at bay. Please note that the partyplace probably has no connection to the internet. However, there will be a small intranet available, so bring your network cables.

There will also be a grill / bonfire and some wood. Feel free to bring extra wood, as we always tend to run out.

Now that you have decided to come, please register yourself as a visitor on demoparty.net to let the whole world know.

Tickets

Tickets at the door costs 200 NOK (about 25€), paid in cash. We don't accept credit card, checks, stamps or IOU notes, only cash. Norwegian currency only. Cash. Get it? However, if you're a foreigner, you'll get away with paying 150 NOK (about 20€) at the door. Foreginers living outside of Norway, that is.

You can also buy cheaper tickets in advance. The price is 20€ (or 150 NOK) per ticket. Payment for advance ticket must be placed no later than Wednesday 12. November 2008. The account info is as follows:

Name:
Nina Høegh-Larsen
Account number:
2220.16.72779
IBAN:
NO91 2220 1672 779
SWIFT/BIC:
DNBANOKK
Adress to the bank:
DnBNOR
0021 Oslo
Norway

After transferring the money, feel free to use the contact form to inform us. That way we can check that the money came through.

Remember to put your handle in the subject field and to bring the receipt from your transfer. If you don't, we can't let you in without paying at the door. We don't know the real names of every scener and their mother, and we trust noone.

The food

After the success of the last two years, we decided to keep our dinner menu offer. This years menu is:

Friday

Pasta meal
50 NOK (about 6€)

Saturday

Breakfast baguette
25 NOK (about 3€)
Stew
50 NOK (about 6€)

You can also buy the full package for 100kr (about 12,5€). Please note that the deadline for ordering the friday dinner meal is Monday 10. November. This is for us to have an idea of how much food to make.

The crew

No Kindergarden without a crew running around not knowing shit. This year we consist of:

The rules

Every place has it's own set of rules. Kindergarden is no exception. These rules have built up during the years and are as follow:

The FAQ

There will always be something that people wonder about, and will call us voice and nag about. This should answer most of your queries.

Q: Can we reserve tables at Kindergarden for our group?
A: Only if you bring single malt whiskey or Havana Club Rum for Menace.
Q: I'm a gamer. Can I come to KG?
A: No! Die! But seriosly, if you go to KG to play games you really are in the wrong place. Kindergarden has it's focus on the demoscene and not gaming. But if you're curious and want to see what this demoscene thing is all about then KG is a perfect place to learn. Talk to the sceners there and watch the compos. We're sure you'll be inspired.
Q: Can I bring my microwave oven/fridge/etc?
A: Sure, if you bring your own supply of power.
Q: Is there any bustrips to Kindergarden from foreign countries?
A: Check newsgroups or scenerelated websites. Also, Accession is arranging a trip from Finland. More info here
Q: Can I steal some equipment at the party? I really want that inflatable USB buttplug.
A: Sure. Can we rip out all your nails, beat you to a blood pulp with a baseball bat and put needles in your testicles?
Q: Can we stretch the deadlines?
A: Earlier we've been quite flexible when it comes to deadlines. TOO flexible. Because of this we didn't have enough time to prepare the compos. If you want the compos to run smooth without delays then you can contribute by delivering your entry in time. Deadlines will be announced later on.
Q: What's this rumour I hear about there being an 18-year limit?
A: Limiting the party to those of eighteen years of age or older allows us to avoid the rapidly increasing number of 14 year old gamers and it means that the visitors acts more responsible and fair. Also, you have to be over 18 to drink alcohol in Norway, and this way we don't have to run around babysitting you. We don't see the limit as a problem since most of the people usually attending KG are over 18 anyway. If you really wanna come to KG even if you're underaged then contact the organizers and ask for an invitation. This should be no problem if your're a scener or want to become one.