This site is under the tyranny of constant construction! We are hammering out the final information for 2015, but here are three things you can do right now:
Buy your tickets in advance for a €10 discount and less hassle checking in at Outline 2015. We have several options available!
Even if you haven't bought tickets yet, you can let people know that you are coming to Outline 2015 by registering in advance!
Outline is a demo party, an event which takes place over the course of several days. It is a place where people compete, and celebrate the creative use of computers. If this is your first encounter with Outline or demo parties in general, you would do well to read up on the matter on wikipedia.
Outline started in 2004 as a shadow party organised by and for the Atari demo scene to coincide with Breakpoint (one of the largest demo scene events held annually in Germany). Word got out and the unique atmosphere started attracting people from other platforms. Today, Outline remains an Atari party at heart but welcomes all platforms to mingle, agree and disagree.
A Spacious main hall with large format projection screen and suitable audio, plenty of beds and a private campsite, terrace and sportsfields right outside the main hall, indoor bar and lounge, and last but not least: a pond for the PMP duckies.
Outline 2015 serves shockingly cheap drinks and snacks at the bar and during the evenings, dinner is prepared at or delivered to the location- a €30,− food ticket covers you for dinner throughout the event. To top that off, there's free coffee, tea and breakfast for every visitor.
There will be a haphazard solution for uploading your entries. As for the ouside world, we'll be kicking it oldskool −so no fancy internet nor networking. We have no incentive to cater to Sofasceners −please stop asking for video feeds.
The location is considerably more up north than Outline has been before, but long-distance travellers will not be affected much.
People coming by plane are recommended to land at Amsterdam Schiphol and use the Intercity connection towards Leeuwarden to get to Steenwijk. This train leaves every 30 minutes and the trip takes less than two hours.
We can supply train tickets valid from anywhere in the Netherlands towards Outline and back for the ridiculously low fee of €14,−. Make sure to tick the checkbox in the registration form if you want one −you'd be stupid not to.
Just outside Steenwijk station you can press the button on the blue and white taxi post (between 06:00 and 01:30). A Regiotaxi car or van should show up within 15 minutes and take you to the party location for approximately €6 (don't forget to bring the address!).
Alternatively, you can take Bus 76 to get to busstop Willemsoord. From there, the location can be reached by taking a left turn from the intersection and walk 750 metres. The traditional pickup service has been retired this year, our response time for requests would be several times slower than the short walk.
Most people coming by car should start by reaching the A32 expressway travelling north towards Leeuwarden. After taking exit 7: Steenwijk Noord and turning left at the bottom of the exit, follow the road and exit the roundabout straight ahead towards Willemsoord.
Keep following the road straight through Witte Paarden township. About 2 kilometers from the highway exit, the main road takes a sharp turn to the left, and right there you can also turn right to continue travelling straight in the direction of Willemsoord. After about 1,5km, you will reach the main road crossing in Willemsoord with on your right hand side Cafe de Steen. Turn left onto Paasloregel here, and follow the road for about 800m until you see the Outline bee on the left side of the road.
A pre-order ticket gives you full access to the event with very little to worry about: there's a bed reservation and free breakfast/coffee/tea. The €30,− upgrade will add free dinner to the pile of goodies, meaning you are pretty much set for entertainment, rest and food for the duration of the event.
You can pre-order using bank transfer or Paypal. If you honestly need a different payment option, get in touch!