MRC 2k11 launch event - Event Eleven!

by Sama on 11-09-2011, 21:25
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In a bit more than a month we are finally ready to launch the brand new installment of the MSX Resource Center, and we would like to invite you to its launch party! Although MSX Resource Center has been looking and functioning pretty much the same for almost 9 years now, behind the scenes a lot has been going on.

It all started with snout deciding to optimize and add many functionalities to the current website. Behind the scenes, this project (which was actually nothing but thorough maintenance) was called 'MRC2k7'. After having made this decision, snouts available amount of time decreased, the amount of feature requests increased and internally the discussion about what changes should be made to the website continued. As can also be read in this newspost, what started off as thorough maintenance referred to by the name of 'MRC2k7' slowly evolved to the plan of developing a completely new website, entirely replacing the current one, now also referred to as 'MRC2k2'. The project, now mainly led by Jorito (development) and Sander (layout), grew more ambitious and changed names several times - 'MRC2k8', 'MRC2k9' and 'MRC2k10'. Because it took so much time and at the same time, to our visitors, nothing seemed to change, it might have looked as though nothing was happening really.

But very soon, we are very proud to present the result of all these years of work. The launch date of the new website, commonly referred to as 'MRC2k11', is set. We, the MRC crew, really felt we had to celebrate this fact by organizing a launch party - Event Eleven, which will be organized on Saturday, October 15th, 2011. The day before the launch. And of course, we cordially invite anyone who has or has had interest in the MSX Resource Center, to join us in this celebration!

What can be expected of Event Eleven? We hope it will be a nice get together of MRC crew, MRC visitors and anyone they would like to bring with them. And please - don't hesitate to bring people, because it's mainly a party and even people who don't share our enthusiasm for the MSX are very likely to be able to enjoy themselves! Imagine a stylish venue in the center of Amsterdam, where drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and food are served and where people can catch up or get to know new people. But of course that's not enough! There will be much more, such as:

  • Public presentation of MRC2k11
  • VJ/chiptuneshow presented by The C-Men
  • Cosplay by Mashira Costumes
  • Arcade gaming
  • Open stage (see below)
  • Presentation of MSX projects MOAM, DEVA and Melancholia
  • Presentation of the results of the Event Eleven challenge (see below)
  • A pleasant nostalgic game (not a video game) with nice prizes
  • ...And who knows what more!

The open stage is a place any visitor of the event can use to show anything they want. Are you working on a new MSX project? Show us on the stage! Do you want to bring your own musical instrument to play some MSX tunes? Go ahead! The open stage - as the name implies - is the place for you to share with the rest of the visitors whatever you want to share! Do you know already you want to participate and need more information or our assistance? Contact us!

Then, the Event Eleven challenge. The rules are simple: anything goes and the results will be presented (and judged!) at the event. You may want to make a new MSX2 game by the name of SD Snatcher 2, or maybe you're good at baking cakes and want to make an MSX cake. Or are you good at drawing and you want to make a picture? Go ahead! Anything goes, as long as it's remotely connected to the event, MSX or the MRC. We don't take this challenge too seriously and probably you shouldn't either, it's all just for fun. The deadline is the (start of the) event itself, which is also the place to submit your entry.

The entrance to the party is totally free of charge and you might even get some free drinks and some nice goodies. The only requirement is that you let us know you are coming, because we would like to know how many people to expect beforehand. Please RSVP only if you're sure that you'll be there. For our non-Dutch visitors we'd like to add that this may be an excellent opportunity to visit Amsterdam. The venue is located in the city center and hotels are very near, so how about a nice weekend trip to The Netherlands and Amsterdam in particular?

Last but not least, we want to thank Konami, D4 Enterprise and RKLOK, who all support Event Eleven and will show this in various ways. You could even expect to get free goodies at the event. Allow yourself to be surprised!

Well now, let's sum it all up:

  • What: Event Eleven, MRC2k11 launch party
  • Where: Dokhuis Galerie, Plantage Doklaan 8-12, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • When: Saturday, October 15th 2011, from 16:00 to 23:00
  • Entrance: Free of charge, but please RSVP

Thanks to Wolf, we can proudly present our Event Eleven announcement video. Be sure to watch it!

Hopefully, we can welcome you on the 15th of October!

Relevant link: Event Eleven announcement video
Relevant link: Event Eleven RSVP form

Comments (99)

By OeiOeiVogeltje

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11-09-2011, 21:27

YAY!

By ARTRAG

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11-09-2011, 21:41

Moam? which version?

By Vampier

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11-09-2011, 22:44

if an internet connection is present I'll drop by... else I can't Smile

By viejo_archivero

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12-09-2011, 06:01

I wish I could be there... anyway, MRC2k11 will be great and I am sure it deserves a great event too. Congrats to all MRC crew!

By konamiman

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12-09-2011, 08:38

Aaaah I want to go... but unfortunately the trick of trying to buy cinema tickets with empty pockets to get 65535 coins does not work on real life. Smile

By ro

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12-09-2011, 08:46

great, see if I can make it. anyone else from Leeuwarden driving? msd?
can we see the actual rsvp results?

By Sarcasmic

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12-09-2011, 09:05

If MSD drives maybe i want to go too Tongue good thinking RO

By enribar

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12-09-2011, 09:12

Suggestions about a good accomodation nearby the location?

By Vincent van Dam

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12-09-2011, 09:26

Cool, too bad I can't go.

By norakomi

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12-09-2011, 09:29

Hi all,

I live in Amsterdam, and I have 3 sleeping places available.
My address is Wenckebachweg 12, it's in Amsterdam east.

Contact me if you are interested.

Anyway, nice initiative, looking forward to the party. Smile

By Latok

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12-09-2011, 09:58

enribar, the party location is close to Artis Zoo. When searching for a hotel, best option would be close to the zoo.

On the other hand, it´s the city centre, practically any hotel in the centre will do just fine. Public transport takes you almost anywhere Smile

By snout

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12-09-2011, 13:06

Two good sites to check for available rooms are www.hotels.com and www.booking.com

Also, for the Dutch, if you worry about parking in Amsterdam, please consider to park your car at one of the many P+R parkings close to the city. For € 8,- you can park your car for 24 hours and you get up to 5 OV chip tickets which you can use to travel to the venue.

By RobertVroemisse

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12-09-2011, 15:05

I'll be there!

And I already reserved a bed at Sama's home.

By Latok

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12-09-2011, 15:16

Wooooooooooot, already 20 persons registered!! Big smile

By enribar

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12-09-2011, 17:27

hehe, logistic informations suggested by local people are always welcome, internet is not enough...
Oh please, we are MSX fans, not simple computer users Tongue So we want only hi-quality accomodation service

By wolf_

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12-09-2011, 17:39

Well, it can't get any better than this!

By Sama

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12-09-2011, 17:56

And I already reserved a bed at Sama's home.

Now did you? Tongue Well, in any case you did now by posting this comment Wink.

By Vampier

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12-09-2011, 18:08

I have an idea... if it's possible: since MSX.org is a web based community would it make sense to actually stream the night so people outside NL could join in the event too? We could use a streaming service like http://www.stickam.com (interaction) or http://www.justin.tv/ (one way streaming)

By snout

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12-09-2011, 18:23

enribar - The problem with locals is that they rarely (if ever) stay at hotels in their vicinity. If money is not a problem, the Okura will give you quite a treat.

If you want to keep a tighter budget, you might want to consider staying in a hotel not exactly in Amsterdam, but very close to it. You can get to Amsterdam in less than 15 minutes from Amstelveen, Haarlem or Zaandam, for instance. Even though the MRC crew will probably be very busy with the final preparations for the event, you can probably drive along to the venue with one of us. Problem is, those cities are quite boring compared to Amsterdam.

So euhm to others reading this: have you ever stayed in a hotel in Amsterdam? Any hotels you can (not) recommend?

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By Sama

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12-09-2011, 18:38

Nope. Snout, your link is broken Tongue

By Sama

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12-09-2011, 18:39

Vampier: I'm not answering your question because I can't. I'm not good with such technical stuff, so I hope someone else hops by and answers your question Smile.

By kuuno

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12-09-2011, 18:57

wow Smile count me in...
just out of curiosity, how is Konami involved?

By Latok

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12-09-2011, 19:03

We simply contacted them and informed them about www.msx.org and how much Konami is an important developer in our scene. We got instant positive response and from there we went into collaboration :) Konami will support the event in a way you will only find out when present ;)

By wolf_

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12-09-2011, 19:03

w8 & c

By kuuno

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12-09-2011, 19:13

@latok... you mean they gonna present the English version of the new Snatcher radioshow?
Or will we be able to get the new Snatcher goodies or, or or... will attent...LOL!

By Latok

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12-09-2011, 19:22

well kuuno, better complete your registration then. You still need to confirm. Check your e-mail Wink

By ray2day

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12-09-2011, 20:05

Too bad I can't be there... Crying

ray2day

By msd

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12-09-2011, 20:57

Ro: I'm thinking about going.

By jalu

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12-09-2011, 21:13

Trying to convince my wife! Help appreciated in finding her an USP to come to Amsterdam... Smile

By wolf_

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12-09-2011, 21:24

Easy.. you go to the digital penguins, she goes to the real ones in Artis!

By syn

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13-09-2011, 00:09

probably not gonna make it before 21:00 :S would I have missed everything important/fun by then?

By wolf_

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13-09-2011, 00:11

I would say so..

By snout

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13-09-2011, 00:25

@syn: probably, but there will still be a lot to enjoy as well. we're trying to keep the action going all evening, so we're looking forward to see you there!

By Sama

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13-09-2011, 03:55

@syn: they're bullying you. There still will be a lot to enjoy! Even if most of the presentations and stuff have taken place by the time you arrive, I'm sure you'll be able to enjoy yourself a lot. It's a party and around nine, it's nothing more but a little bit halfway. Please come!

By edoz

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13-09-2011, 08:58

Sounds like a nice event, but why so late in the evening ?..i always prefer to sleep @home. Wink I think i don't know nobody but maybe it's nice to talk about MSX with some guys ...
Is this a event where you just watch and talk .. .. I’m a typical MSX user… no programmer Wink
Is there some parking for your car over there ? I'm a lazy person .. Wink
Is there someone coming from the southern part of the Netherlands and want to go together ? Because going alone is a little bit boring..
I have a car with free patrol... not like roadfighter Wink

By jalu

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13-09-2011, 10:21

Since october 15th is also the date of the footballmatch between Ajax and AZ, I would advise anyone who wants to book a hotel to be quick about it, many affordable hotels are already fully booked.The parkinglot of Arena will also be closed for that day, it won't be open for P+R...

By Latok

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13-09-2011, 12:15

Naaa, Alkmaar is too close to Amsterdam. No noticable effect. Apart from that, the AZ supporters are brought in by bus and taken away by bus back to Alkmaar the same day Smile

Thank you for the information about the Arena P+R closing though Smile

By Latok

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13-09-2011, 19:16

30 people and counting Big smile Big smile

By Huey

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13-09-2011, 22:26

How far in advance do I have to let know if I will/can attend?

By Latok

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13-09-2011, 22:29

We're going to close the registration only a few days prior to the event. That will be announced in a second event posting. The sole reason for registration is the fact we are going to do the catering ourselves and simply want to know how much beer, cola & snacks we have to buy Smile

By RobertVroemisse

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14-09-2011, 09:04

BITTERBALLEN!!!!!!!!!

By the way. How big is the party place? How many people can come to your little celebration before the building collapses?

By wolf_

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14-09-2011, 09:53

dokzaal.nl/project_items/dokzaal_4_13_zaal-plattegrond.jpg

By snout

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14-09-2011, 09:58

we're only using the gallery section, though... unless 150+ people want to come over Wink

By JohnHassink

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14-09-2011, 12:46

BITTERBALLEN!!!!!!!!!
Bitter balls

Why do us chaps in overalls
never get no bitterballs?
'cause wetholders in City Halls
eat up all the bitterballs
and generals when the bugle calls
and actors when the curtain falls
scarlet tarts in box and stalls
old tovercalls with parasols
yes, even moths have bitterballs
Why not us chaps in overalls?

- John O'Mill
Wink

By Manuel

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14-09-2011, 13:16

So, how much is the counter on now? Smile

By ro

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14-09-2011, 13:52

Well atleast it's +1 cuz I just RSVP-ed Smile

By wolf_

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14-09-2011, 14:06

Manuel: plenty! At this rate the event is almost like an alternative MSX fair in terms of visitors.

By ro

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14-09-2011, 14:41

"Event Eleven will start at 16:00. Thanks to Konami, the first visitors will receive some nice goodies for free! "

so euh, how many FIRST visitors ?

By Sander

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14-09-2011, 15:09

Yeh, let us count all the goodies we have received and have yet to receive, so we can make an estimate when you should arrive at the latest! I don't think so. Smile

By edoz

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14-09-2011, 17:42

Anyone knowing a good parking place nearby ...? Where you can park arround that time Wink

By OeiOeiVogeltje

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14-09-2011, 17:43

Ill be there!!!

By edoz

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14-09-2011, 18:55

Me to Wink .. i look forward to see the team behind the MRC...

By snout

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15-09-2011, 02:00

..and we look forward to meeting you!

counter says 40 already, by the way! so good to see many familiar and unfamiliat names confirming so soon already! it's going to be a great party!!! Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By ro

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15-09-2011, 11:30

I'll bring the condoms!

By Manuel

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15-09-2011, 13:14

LOL!

By Creepy

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15-09-2011, 14:22

I would love to come, but I can't. Too bad. Have fun though! Wink

By RobertVroemisse

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15-09-2011, 16:29

What is Project Melancholia?? Never heard of that before. Does anyone know?

By Moniz

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16-09-2011, 01:03

I'll be there!
If you guys need any help building, decorating, extra hardware (I've got a msx, msx2 and a turbo-r if you need them with a lcd screen) or someone to do the top-ups, please let me know!

By RobertVroemisse

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16-09-2011, 15:02

Melancholia isn't linked at in the newspost. Maybe some wizkid at MRC can do that.

By Sama

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16-09-2011, 16:03

Inserted the link in the newspost (although nobody confirmed that website actually is about this project, but it seems to be and I guess we'll be informed if it's not Wink).

By snout

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16-09-2011, 17:03

i wonder if the domain owner is in any way related to Martin Bakker...

By Selious_new

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16-09-2011, 18:41

Kom wel effe buurten is er een mogelijkheid (dure) fiets binnen te zetten kom uit Breukelen Evil

By AuroraMSX

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16-09-2011, 18:47

MRC2k11 is there! Awesome! Running Naked in a Field of Flowers
Too bad I won't be able to make it for the party Sad

By RobertVroemisse

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19-09-2011, 11:40

Melancholia could be a new music project by the famous Dutch composer (and crossdresser) Andries Minnaard ofcourse.

Nice detail about Andries. Our old babysitter is from Amsterdam and she actually knew Andries. They played in a band together. Some years ago, she talked about a strange man that was wearing women's clothes in her band. I asked her for fun if that guy's name was Andries Minnaard. She reacted "Yes! How do you know him?". So I told her the story about this "true MSX-legend".

By Manuel

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19-09-2011, 14:31

Honger! Geld! Gironummer....Afrika!!

By JohnHassink

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19-09-2011, 16:39

@ yum
That's AWESOME! LOL!

By RobertVroemisse

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19-09-2011, 16:52

@John: That's Esther. You know, where we had that party.

By [D-Tail]

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19-09-2011, 20:48

Heya folks! Congratulations on the event! Too bad I have to miss out on the event due to other plans. Nevertheless, I think you'll manage to have a blast just fine without me Wink

\m/_o_\m/ "Up the MRC!"

Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By TheWhipMaster

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21-09-2011, 22:02

I will drive there from the center of france , i have two free place

By syn

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26-09-2011, 00:28

I will be dropping by, just unsure about at what time. Ill try to be there around 5 unless friends force me to join them for diner then it will be around 9 Wink

By wolf_

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26-09-2011, 00:45

Keep in mind that we'll have a fancy schedule for the event! It's not like an MSX fair where you can hop in at any hour and see the same things going on as your friends did who arrived hours earlier. There will be demonstrations, videos - and I'll pipe in some new notes too. So, if you miss a few hours, you actually will miss a few hours worth o' content.

It's an event, not a fair. Screw the world, just drill a hole into your agendas and make it happen.. Tongue

By Huey

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27-09-2011, 13:13

It is really TOO BAD that there is no good parking facility at/around the venue.

I am definitely not going to take Amsterdam's public transportation in the middle of the night alone.

By wolf_

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27-09-2011, 14:27

That's where MSX buddies come in. If you simply all agree on a moment to leave the place, the public transportation will be stuffed with MSX people on their way to the P+R or the central station. Certainly a scary sight for any badguy, so they won't even try to sell you their junkers from Jamie! ^_^

By wolf_

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27-09-2011, 14:30

Also, we can not disclose who has signed up for the event (long live privacy), but 1) this current figure certainly exceeds our expectations, and 2) naturally it's free for all of you E11-visitors to make yourself known and organize these travel groups right now!

By enribar

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27-09-2011, 21:56

Finally had time to look at the location with street view :-)
But searching for "Dokhuis Galerie, Plantage Doklaan 8-12", it results always that crazy guys of "Maloe Melo" music band ( http://www.maloemelo.com ) :-)
Maybe a link to Google Map would be useful ... :-)

By Sama

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27-09-2011, 23:46

...and don't be fooled by the graffiti - it's really not as shady a place as it might look on that Streetview photo Smile.

@Huey: I'm sure there must be a place to park your care -somewhere- near the venue. We'll be checking it out one more time soon, and maybe we can find something out.

By Huey

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28-09-2011, 08:38

@sama: Thanks. I've been looking too. To bad the parking of Artis has a starting fee of 25 euro Evil. Others close are a bit cheaper but still would end up to around 35 Euros. I have some colleagues from Amsterdam looking for options too. According to some it is a non parking permit area. Problem is that I have to work right after the party (or in the bad scenario at the party) so I'll be bringing stuff from work with me.

By Sama

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30-09-2011, 18:26

Last night we checked, and there sure is space to park your car in the area around the venue (even in the street in front of the venue), but indeed, it will cost quite a lot of money to park your car there for a couple of hours.

By snout

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30-09-2011, 18:38

Although not cheap, P1 Waterlooplein is probably your best option. If you want more bang for your buck take the 020 for € 20 deal at P1 Parking Amsterdam Centre. You can either walk to the venue from there (we do it all the time) or take a tram.

By snout

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30-09-2011, 18:39

And those wondering about the amount of people: we're in the 50+ zone now, slowly approaching 60!

By Huey

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30-09-2011, 20:20

Thanks for the parking info

By syn

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01-10-2011, 00:20

If you dont mind having to travel 25+ minutes between the venue and your car you could park it in buitenveldert or strandvliet for free (you need the blue clockcard aka parkeerschijf for strandvliet area but since you wont need it after 5pm you could basically start parking there from 3pm)

By Sander

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01-10-2011, 21:40

There are also some P+R places where you can park your car and then make use of public transport for 8 euros.

By Latok

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02-10-2011, 22:09

And if you don't want to pay anything, I suggest parking your car at the NDSM warf (FREE), take the boat to Central Station (FREE) and walk from there to the venue (FREE) Smile

By wolf_

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02-10-2011, 22:22

I rather think you people should organize, if people are living close to eachother, or if people could pick people up on their way to A'dam, then you could split up a regular parking ticket in four (or five? or six? what car have you..).

By Selious_new

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05-10-2011, 06:44

How to register or was announcing that I'll come in this topic enough?

By wolf_

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05-10-2011, 10:44

Click the big banner on top of the website!

By Selious_new

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05-10-2011, 22:14

tnx that was totally unclear to me Murdoch

By wolf_

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06-10-2011, 00:22

Don't forget to confirm! (check your email)

By WORP3

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10-10-2011, 16:32

Way to go Wolf, that's a very nice introduction movie you've made !

By snout

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10-10-2011, 16:37

Finally at 60+ -- it's gonna be a crowded evening ^_^

By wolf_

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10-10-2011, 19:41

Be there, there's more! Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By WORP3

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11-10-2011, 09:57

If i could i would but for now it's a no go Sad
Sure hope that someone will take some pictures/movie of the event, just to taste the atmosphere Wink

By snout

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11-10-2011, 11:59

70 marks the spot! Quite some last minute registrations!

By snout

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14-10-2011, 01:20

for those who don't care about the price, I recommend nearby parking garage Markenhoven. Really, really, really nearby the venue and an abundance of parking space.

By Manuel

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15-10-2011, 11:03

Maybe I missed it, but is there f00d around dinner time?

By hap

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17-10-2011, 22:38

so, how was the food mr q? Hannibal

By Manuel

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18-10-2011, 22:58

F00d was g00d