Life at the Zoo
Doors open on Friday at 18:00. The doors close on Sunday at 14:00.
During the party you can come and go freely.
Parking in Viiala is free. Designated places and areas will be shown here.
Entrance to the partyplace is through Wanha Holvi pub. Follow the signs to upstairs. If you have reserved a hotel room at Viialan Seurahuone, 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.
The pub downstairs is open on Friday and Saturday 12 - 02. Drinks can be brought from Wanha Holvi to party hall.
Different accomodation choices are available through Zoo webshop.
Other lodging options nearby can be found at Akaa's website
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.
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 large amounts 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. Take your own extension cord with you.
Wi-Fi is available, but the bandwidth is optimized for C64 ;-) That is, using your own 4G access point is a good idea.
We offer servings for both carnivore and herbivore (ovo-lacto-veg) party animals. Food tokens are available at the webshop. All dishes are low-lactose and glutein free.
We will serve complimentary coffee and tea, soft drinks and snacks.
You can bring your own food and soft drinks at the partyplace. We have a microwave oven for your use.
Breakfasts are complimentary for Party Animals. Kindly reserve yours at the Webshop, as we want both ensure the supply meets the demand and minimize waste.
Pulled Pork / Pulled Oats and creamy potatoes
Chicken fillet in pepper sauce / Tofu wok
Ham casserole / Feta casserole
There are supermarkets, grill kiosk, a bakery and a couple of kebab-pizzerias within 100m range from the party place.
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. The price level is very reasonable. More details in the Webshop.
You can enjoy your tobacco and e-cigarettes in the smoking room in the lobby or outdoors at the designated area.
Wacek/Arise is both a known C64 demoscene musician and a DJ playing electronic music. He combines those two aspects and plays energetic dance live music combined with C64 music and modern samples.
DJ-brothers Jangler and Flex of Artline Designs keep it loyal to the original sound of SID. They're beatmixing enhanced classics and some badass SIDS live. All for the dancefloor!
Kasettilamerit (= "Tape Lamers")
Archiving demoscene and commercial releases for cultural heritage of an era. Problems with ageing magnetic media and proper tools for the job.
Grue / Beyond Force & Extend
Mythbusting 101 about MOS6581/8580, implementations and emulation. What sid is and what it isn't. Can you hear the difference?
Always wanted to do music on C64 but never got it really going? We fire up the Goattracker 2 (Windows/Mac/Linux) and start composing together from point zero. Step by step you'll learn the basics and some useful cool tricks. After this, you should know enough to make it on your own.
Heikki Jungman / The Finnish Museum of Games & Grendel / Byterapers
The aim of the Demoscene – The Art of Coding project is to include the demoscene on the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Representatives from the project explain what it is about, what has happened so far, and what we can expect in the future.
Dr TerrorZ (Tero Heikkinen)
Graphician Dr. TerrorZ (Tero Heikkinen) will give a crash course on how to use the features of his Multipaint (Windows/Linux/Mac) pixeling software for creating C64 graphics. Join the workshop presentation with Multipaint preferably already installed - it needs Java to run. If you're quick you can export a PRG and join the gfx compo!
Synchronize your CIA6526 timers
|17:00||Partybus departs from Kiasma Helsinki (Mannerheim's statue)|
|19:00||Sauna is warm|
|19:30 - 20:30||Game compo qualifications: TAPPER|
|20:30 - 21:30||Game compo qualifications: PIT STOP II|
|21:30 - 21:30||Game compo qualifications: SEX GAMES|
|03:30||Bar is closed! Nighty night!|
|09:00||Bar is open. Breakfast|
|11:00||Greetings to UNESCO - Demoscene as Cultural Heritage|
|11:45||Secrets of SID|
|12:00||DEADLINE for music compo|
|12:30||SID Composing workshop - Getting started with tips and tricks of the trade|
|13:00||Game compo semifinals and Bronze game: TAPPER|
|14:00||Music compo in two parts|
|16:00 - 18:00||Flea market table at lobby|
|16:00||Game compo semifinals and Bronze game: PIT STOP II|
|17:00||Kasettilamerit: Raiders of the Lost Bytes|
|17:00||Sauna is warm|
|16:00||Game compo semifinals and Bronze game: SEX GAMES|
|18:00||DEADLINE for all other compos|
|18:00||Game competition finals + medalling ceremony|
|20:00||Competitions (With a couple of short breaks in between)|
|1. Party feature|
|3. Disk Cover (Gallery at the lobby + PDFs viewed on screen)|
|4. Basic Program|
|03:30||Bar is closed! Nighty night!|
|11:00||Price giving ceremony|
|12:30||Partybus departs from ZOO to Helsinki|
|14:00||Zooparty 2019 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.