Life at the Zoo
Doors open on Friday the 6th at 18:00. During the party you're naturally free to come and go as you wish. There is a pub downstairs, open 12:00 - 02:00 during the weekend. The party ends on Sunday at 14 PM.
Entrance to the partyplace is through Wanha Holvi pub. Follow the signs to upstairs. If you have reserved a hotel room at Viialan Seurahuone, you can check in at the pub desk.
You will get your tickets, tokens and other purchases in the party hall at the counter on the left hand side.
Different accomodation choices are available through Zoo webshop.
The partyplace has also few sofas and couches available for resting. Naturally, you can also grab your breadbox as your pillow and doze off in the oldskool style.
Sauna is warm on Friday and Saturday. Showers are available for your use during the party. Bring your own towel! In fact, never travel without your towel!
The party place offers electricity, tables and seats. Complimentary computer places can be reserved from the web shop. Bringing your C= equipment is highly encouraged!
A computer place is sized for a C64 and a laptop. If you plan to bring a shitload of C= gear and consequently need more table space, please let us know in advance. We'll sort it out.
We can secure you one (1) electric socket with current budgeted for a C64 with usual peripherials and a laptop. Remember to take your own extension cord with you.
Wi-Fi is available, but the bandwidth is optimized for C64 ;-) That is, bringing your own 4G Wi-Fi gateway is a good idea.
Food and alcoholic beverage serving will operate on a token system.
Breakfasts are complimentary for Party Animals. Kindly reserve yours at the Webshop, as we want to make sure the supply meets the demand.
Sausage sortiment with creamed potatoes, pickled cucumber and pickled red onions.
Bacon-wrapped chicken fillet, rice, roasted root vegetables, green salad, sauce.
Ham and potato casserole, cheese and beetroot salad.
Ovo-lacto-vegetarian equivalents of the courses available (details tbd). All dishes are low-lactose and glutein free.
We will serve complimentary coffee, soft drinks and snacks.
There are supermarkets, grill kiosk, a bakery and a couple of kebab-pizzerias within 100m range from the party place. You can bring food and soft drinks at the partyplace.
The party place is a licensed bar and bringing your own drinks is prohibited.
If you run out of tokens, you can buy drinks from the bar downstairs on a normal list price. You can bring them up to the party hall. Comparing with the Finnish standards, the price level is very reasonable. More details in the Webshop.
You can either enjoy your tobacco in the smoking room in the lobby or outdoors at the designated area.
Our entertaining seminar presentations do feature both fun and facts about the C64.
Pasi Hytönen is a pioneering game designer who developed the first-ever finnish license game Uuno Turhapuro muuttaa maalle (1986). Hytönen has released in 2016 the game Little Knight Arthur - 30 years after being developed. He works currently as an iOS developer.
Juho Kuorikoski is a journalist and a non-fiction author. Kuorikoski has authored several books on history of video gaming. His latest book Commodore 64 - Tasavallan Tietokone is presented and released at Zoo 2017.
Markku Reunanen aka Marq/FIT is an University lecturer at the Media Lab Helsinki. He has done research on demoscene and retrocomputing. Amongst many things, he is the author of the popular cross-platform PETSCII graphics editor.
Got some C64 gear or other 8-bit stuff collecting dust? Now Zoo is THE place to get rid of them with a good price!
Let the organizers know in advance, what you are planning to bring for sale. Let us then discuss the deal in details.
Classic and New C64 demos non-stop.
Synchronize your CIA6526 timers
|18:00||Doors open. Party begins!|
|19:00||Game competitions begin|
|Sauna! Bring your own towel|
|03:30||Bar is closed. Nighty night!|
|09:00||Bar is open. Breakfast|
|12:00||DEADLINE FOR ALL COMPOS|
|12:00||Markku Reunanen: "PETSCII: Text, art and nostalgia"|
|13:00||Pasi Hytönen: "Pelinikkarin muisti palailee pätkittäin"|
|14:00||Music competition (in two parts)|
|16:30||Juho Kuorikoski: Tasavallan Tietokone -book publication|
|Sauna is warm|
|18:00||Game competition finals!|
|19:00||Game competition prizegiving ceremony|
|19:30||Competitions in the following order:
1. PETSCII art
2. Disk Cover
3. Party feature
5. Basic Program
6. Wild Demo
7. C64 Demo
|23:00||8 Bits High|
|03:30||Bar is closed. Overnight demoshow|
|11:00||Price giving ceremony|
|14:00||Party is over. Doors close!|
There are no rules - just a few necessities
The Zoo spirit has became famous of being laid-back and friendly. Let us co-operate and make sure everything goes smoothly!
Yet we are obligated to have few basic regulations. The party place is a licensed bar, which brings up some restrictions.