French Atari Dinner
[ A friendly meeting with friendly people... ]
.: Intro :.
While discussing with Didier (Atari Ste^Microstalgia), we
thought that it would be a good idea to set up a lunch meeting
(in French, "une bouffe") with people interested in Atari... So,
the only thing to do was to spend some little time to decide
about the date and place and of course to tell some people and
announce it everywhere. So, the rendezvous was taken Tuesday,
the 13th of December, at the "Leon de Bruxelles" restaurant
located on the "Boulevard des Italiens" in Paris (9th district).
.: Level 1 :.
The rendezvous was set at 20h30 in the restaurant... About ten
people arrived at 20h and we followed a group of cute Japanese
girls ^o^ ... We hoped to get places near the girls but
unfortunately the waitress smelled that we were geeks and placed
us in a room downstairs. Damn, no Japanese girls for us.
The atmosphere was very friendly, everyone talked about
everything, Atari-related or not. There's not much to say about
it, the people were interested by the meeting. Retired sceners
didn't know that "we" are still doing things and promised to
take a look at the new productions.
In prime, Odie One and Xirius Thir gave us flyers for the
upcoming Atari Connexion taking place near Paris in April. This
party is not devoted to the demoscene - but sceners are warmly
welcomed -, the goal is to gather people interested in the
overall Atari products: Pong, CVS, 8-bit and 16/32 bit
Computers, Lynx, Jaguar and Nuon.
.: Level 2 :.
The following people were present, in order of appearance:
* ST Ghost/Sct1
* Atari Ste^Microstalgia
* Zorro 2
* Odie One/Retro-Gaming Connexion
* Julien/Fan de...
* Syntax Error/Zuul
* Xirius Thir/Retro-Gaming Connexion
Nova/Equinox was also awaited, but unfortunately he couldn't
.: Game Over :.
Everyone enjoyed the meeting and we decided to set up a second
edition at the end of January. Next time, we'll meet on a Friday
evening and a little earlier than 20h30. Some new people may
attend this time; I just hope that the organization won't get
Finally, I would like to thank everyone who helped me to set up
the meeting (I especially think about Didier, Freddo and Hello
who made some announcements and contacted some people). Also, I
would like to thank all attendees, you made the event!
Frost for Alive, 2005-12-14