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The hard part is over; now the hard part begins

Posted by Trixter on April 5, 2008

Just got finished with my talk at Block Party and I think it went well. It ended exactly when I wanted it to end (55 minutes after the hour, giving the next guys a few minutes to get set up (Circuit Bending, currently in progress, demonstrating very wrong yet very funny things with a Speak and Spell).

Already NOTACON/Block Party is turning out to be one of the best and most unique experiences I have ever had. The highlight of the event was having Jeri E. sitting next to The Fat Man, collaborating on their compo entries. YES THAT’S RIGHT I SAID COMPO ENTRIES. We are in for an old-fashioned, old-school beating… an enjoyable one, but still a beating :-)

A personal high was meeting The Fat Man and talking about the industry (thank you MobyGames!) and also meeting Virt and having him fast-track something in MONOTONE. There very few people I idolize more in the computer music industry than those two.  Speaking of which, both of their talks went really well, even though Fat had to deal with some soundsystem drop-outs and Virt had to deal with a young child in the audience who was, ah, very vocal about the presentation and how it should be run.

IC has done a great job, once again, of converting the democoder lounge into a place of scene spirit, with mood lighting and a running videotrack and soundtrack of all things scene.  Speaking of which, there are nearly double the people in the lounge this year (it’s full) which is a great sign.  You can go in and see people working on music in trackers, custom demotools of their own design, Visual Studio, even old stuff like Quickbasic and Turbo Pascal.

Six hours until the compo…

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