BSE 1998 - Belgian Scene Event 1998


BSE 1998 - Belgian Scene Event 1998

- Recognised by Amiga Inc. as an official Amiga party -

This is only a pre-invitation text - all information included herein is subject to change. More detailled information will follow in the invitation intro we will release at Symposium&Mekka 1998 or in the final invitation archive which will be released in the beginning of June.

1) Introduction

You might have already heard about the Belgian Scene Event last year. If you did, you might also recall that the BSE 1997 was the first Amiga-only party in Belgium since 1992! And guess what folks, this year we're back with the BSE 1998 - Amiga only ofcourse!

After the successful experiment last year (to see whether it is possible to organize an Amiga-event in god-forgotten Belgium) we have decided that Amiga IS capable of attracting enough people and giving them a good time! (For more information on BSE 1997, see the BSE 1997 chapter).

So that's why we are inviting all Amiga-lovers out there to come and join us at the BSE 1998 party, the cooooooooowlest Amiga-party in Belgium!

2) Where

This year we have decided to organize the party in a very easy to reach location! (We admit that it was a bit difficult to find it last year ;). The BSE 1998 will be held in Diepenbeek, near Hasselt. It is a small town very close to all the surrounding countries of Belgium. Diepenbeek is situated at about 40 kilometers of the Netherlands, 60km of Germany and about 80 kilometers of France.

The partyplace will be the 'Ontmoetingscentrum Lutselus', which is directly next to the two major highways from Belgium. Maybe an idiot like Bill Gates would have some troubles finding it, so we are confident that you Amiga people will find it very easily!

The exact driving details and how-to-get-there texts will be released lateron. The party-hall is situated next to the E313 and E314 roads in Belgium (coming directly from Germany and The Netherlands).

3) When

After the rather unfortunate date of last year, we decided to move the BSE 1998 a bit earlier. BSE 1998 will be held the 7th, 8th and 9th of August 1998.

Partydoors will open Friday 12:00 noon and will close Sunday at noon too. This means 48 hours of non-stop Amiga action, competitions, and entertainment!

Entrance fee is currently set at 500 BEF (25 DM/ 25 HFL / 16 USD / 85 FFR).

4) Facilities

Things we won't have:

5) Reservations

You can make your reservations by either sending an email to:

Just include your NAME/HANDLE/EMAIL and the number of seats you want to reserve.

Ofcourse you can also reserve your seats online at the BSE 1998 homepage: or

Or if you don't have the internet, try:

PO Box 25
3000 Leuven 3

We will not accept payments in advance. If you reserve your seats you will get them. The best seats will go first ofcourse.

We strongly ask you to reserve your seats in advance so we have a good estimate of the people that will attend the BSE 1998. That way we can make sure there are enough seats for everyone and that everyone has a decent view!

6) Competitions

We will surely be organizing the following competitions:

Amiga Demo competition:

Maximum filesize is 6 Megabytes (uncompressed).
No new files may be created on the harddisk.

Amiga 40kb competition:

Maximum filesize is 40960 bytes.

Amiga 4ch music compo :

Maximum 5 minutes will be played.

Amiga graphics compo :

Only pixelized graphics in either IFF/GIF/PNG formats.
Maximum size is the beloved 640x512x8 PAL mode ;)
Note: All images will be converted back to IFF with
ADPro so we can easier view them on the Amiga!

We are also thinking about doing a Wild competition (if you want to compete with one, then please let us know), and ofcourse loads of fun compo's (including fast-intro, playstation, ...) but we are not going to reveal more now :)


And this year, yes finally, MONNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYY!!! We're aiming at:

Amiga Demo competition:
1) 5000 Fr.
2) 2000 Fr.
3) 1000 Fr.

Amiga 40Kb competition:
1) 2000 Fr.
2) 1000 Fr.
3) 500 Fr.

Amiga 4ch competition:
1) 1000 Fr.
2) 800 Fr.
3) 500 Fr.

Amiga graphics competition:
1) 1000 Fr.
2) 800 Fr.
3) 500 Fr.

We are also negociating with several sponsors for additional hardware-prizes, and even whole computer systems (last year there was a complete A1200HD Magic Pack!)

7) Party Rules

8) The BSE 1997

As we already mentioned, last year's BSE was some sort of an experiment, to verify if enough people were interested in visiting Belgium. We were pleasantly suprised by the number of visitors: 32 visitors in total! Considering that it was the first edition, that was not that bad at all! (The average start of a party is 20 visitors, so we had about 60% more :).

As for the organising last year: we actually organised the whole thing with a telephonebook & some friends in 3 hours and it turned out rather good :). This year we are spending 8 months to organize, so it can only get way better!

Ofcourse some mistakes were made last year, and we also learned from them! Therefor the BSE 1998 will be completely different with:

  • more staff ('coz we really lacked that last year)
  • better equiped bar with more drinks/snacks
  • more entertainment (how about a 4hour videocassette of all those classic demos ?)
  • more fun competitions
  • and especially ... more Amiga people to talk to!

    9) Contact us!

    If you have any questions, remarks, suggestions, then feel free to contact us:


    General information: -

    Crisp / CRX : - Main organizer / PR Manager / Technical
    Franky / CPU : - Main organizer / Party co-ordinator



    Crisp : +32-11-333229 (after 18:00u weekdays, 24h weekends)
    Franky : +32-16-235962 (after 18:00u)


    POBox 25
    3000 Leuven 3

    So if you don't want the Amiga 40kb intro competition to be announced on a bloody 233Mhz Pentium PisswCee running a buggy PC Scala, if you don't want organizers asking how they have to start an Amiga program, then be sure to visit the BSE 1998! :)

    Crisp, Franky