NOVA 19 demoparty: 21-23 June 2019, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

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NOVA 19 demoparty: 21-23 June 2019, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Post by kieranhj » Mon May 13, 2019 11:36 am

Hiya folks, it's that time of year again.

NOVA, the UK's largest and longest running demoparty, will be taking place down in sunny Budleigh Salterton in Devon across the weekend of 21st - 23rd June.

You can find all the info, including tickets on the website: http://novaparty.org/. As always, booking accommodation early is advised, as the town is quite small and gets filled up with oldies on walking holidays (the banging party in the town hall comes as a bit of a surprise to them :D)

Bitshifters will be in attendance once again, although due to work commitments & some unexpected changes of circumstance, there are no promises for a new BBC demo this year but we'll do what we possibly can. :)

If you'd like a weekend geeking out with an awesome set of events and competitions featuring some of the best coders, artists and musicians in the country (and beyond) then I can highly recommend it. First timers are made very welcome!
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Re: NOVA 19 demoparty: 21-23 June 2019, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Post by kieranhj » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:04 pm

For anyone that's interested in what a demoparty is like, there's a live stream of the NOVA event taking place right now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSrzg1MnYtc

Our very own VectorEyes and Tom Seddon have taken up the Bitshifters mantle this year, so we'll see what they come up with for the Old School demo competition. :)
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Re: NOVA 19 demoparty: 21-23 June 2019, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Post by danielj » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:20 pm

Ooooh, I'm quite excited to see what they've come up with :D

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Post by 0xC0DE » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:24 pm

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Re: NOVA 19 demoparty: 21-23 June 2019, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Post by Elminster » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:26 pm

Huge coincidence as I turned on to watch just as the Arch finished and bit shifters started.

Edit: Great demo. Can go to bed now.
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Post by danielj » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:31 pm

Ooooh, that was good. When do we get the tech details? :D

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Post by 0xC0DE » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:40 pm

Excellent work! =D>
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Re: NOVA 19 demoparty: 21-23 June 2019, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Post by VectorEyes » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:43 pm

danielj wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:31 pm
Ooooh, that was good. When do we get the tech details? :D
Give us a few days to catch up on sleep and we'll get on it. :)

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Re: NOVA 19 demoparty: 21-23 June 2019, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Post by Pernod » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:11 pm

Elminster wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:26 pm
Huge coincidence as I turned on to watch just as the Arch finished and bit shifters started.
I must've joined around the same time, excellent demos, but no idea what I missed beforehand.

Could be tempted to attend sometime, maybe next year. The website says there's someone there that recaps Amigas, is that a regular attendee, my original A1200 has not been powered for many years so is probably due some attention.
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Re: NOVA 19 demoparty: 21-23 June 2019, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Post by kieranhj » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:30 pm

Pernod wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:11 pm
I must've joined around the same time, excellent demos, but no idea what I missed beforehand.

Could be tempted to attend sometime, maybe next year. The website says there's someone there that recaps Amigas, is that a regular attendee, my original A1200 has not been powered for many years so is probably due some attention.
Definitely come along! Vampire is a regular fixture here doing Amiga recaps. I brought along sbadger's A600 for that very reason. :D
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Re: NOVA 19 demoparty: 21-23 June 2019, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Post by Pernod » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:01 am

kieranhj wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:30 pm
Definitely come along! Vampire is a regular fixture here doing Amiga recaps. I brought along sbadger's A600 for that very reason. :D
Cheers, very tempted. I guess an overnight is recommended for the after party!
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Re: NOVA 19 demoparty: 21-23 June 2019, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Post by tricky » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:33 am

Been watching and enjoying most of the evening.
Great work on the beeb and Archie. =D>

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Re: NOVA 19 demoparty: 21-23 June 2019, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Post by kieranhj » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:03 am

OMG, yes! I should have also added that Stardot’s very own Sarah Walker has made the first new Archimedes demo in probably 10 years... and pretty awesome it is too!! 8)
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Re: NOVA 19 demoparty: 21-23 June 2019, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Post by 0xC0DE » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:18 am

VectorEyes wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:43 pm
danielj wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:31 pm
Ooooh, that was good. When do we get the tech details? :D
Give us a few days to catch up on sleep and we'll get on it. :)
Who needs sleep anyway! :mrgreen:

I'm also very interested in the technical details of the demo effects.
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Re: NOVA 19 demoparty: 21-23 June 2019, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Post by kieranhj » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:32 am

In a most unlikely turn of events, the NOVA demoparty shader showdown was featured in an article in the Sports section of the i newspaper today...! (EDIT: the unlikely turn of events mostly thanks to our own sbadger :D)

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Thanks to VectorEyes for the photo

You can read the article online, this time with BBC graphics as the header: https://inews.co.uk/sport/nova-party-co ... citing-f1/

FInally, you can watch the competition referred to in the article on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leD1bIsBMRg
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