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@party is a computer art event. We are raising  funds for our 2011 site reservation, 501(c)(3) registration, with $90 more to cover Kickstarter's 5%.
@party is a computer art event. We are raising funds for our 2011 site reservation, 501(c)(3) registration, with $90 more to cover Kickstarter's 5%.
37 backers pledged $1,915 to help bring this project to life.

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@party is a computer art event which first took place in June 2010.  It is the first freestanding demoparty to take place in North America since 2005, and one of two currently active demoparties on the continent. A demoparty is an event where people share their skills in the context of competition, producing demos (realtime noninteractive audiovisual technologically-centered demonstrations of coding, music, and artistic skills), as well as songs, pictures, and tools. Even more importantly, they can network, learn from each other, and collaborate on projects. This year we had a presentation on real-time visuals, a showing of the forthcoming documentary "GET LAMP", and four performers, with a live internet stream of Friday night concerts and Saturday concerts and competitions. We had 43 attendees over the course of the weekend, and an additional 32 visitors from the Singapore MIT GAMBIT Game Lab joined us for the competitions on Saturday night. Response has been positive, and the team which first organized this event would like to hold it again next June. But we cannot fund this demoparty solely with registrations (without raising the price unsustainably) or without seriously impacting our personal finances (as it did this year, even with support from the Singapore MIT GAMBIT Game Lab). We need $1500 to reserve our dates for 2011, and would like $300 more to cover the cost of registration as a non-profit organization (currently we are a business, specifically a DBA registered under the lead organizer). The extra $90 is to make sure even after Kickstarter takes out their percentage we have the money we need. Our website is http://atparty-demoscene.net/, and you can access links to photosets, blog posts, and the archive of the Saturday night live stream here: http://demoscene.us/news/party-2010-post-party-links/

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    . . . and be included in the list of the names or logos of all sponsors which we will print on the backs of our 2011 tshirts and post on our website Sponsors page. We will also thank all sponsors during the Saturday night compos and Sunday morning award ceremony.

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    ...an exclusive MP3 compilation of new, rare, and unreleased tracks by Virt, starPause, Animal Style, OxygenStar, and coda! Cover art by NO CARRIER. This MP3 compilation will never be released anywhere else! While its still in the works, it will feature at least 15 tracks by these gentlemen - so don't miss it!

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    . . . and receive a copy of the DVD we will produce of our first (2010) event, which will include photos and competition entry files as well as video footage.

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