Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Gathering 2009 - In The News, World Records, Disco, Greetings and Aliens

Hyping Up

With under 24 hours until the doors to The Gathering opens there is alot of news on their site and some hype in the media. The Norwegian newspaper VG posted today an article on their website about The Gathering (Norwegian) where they use a pretty nostalgic picture from The Gathering in 2001 (Gogo CRT Screens?). In the article they link to another article where they say the new "Nerd" is a very social one. They also point out that Guinness is going to be present and the hype according to the ticket sales.

Setting the Records

As I allready said Guinness Records Gamers Edition will be present at The Gathering to validate tries and new entries for the book. If you would like to participate or try out for a world record you can see in this article and post in this forum.

Aliens at The Parking Lot

A few days ago it was posted a news article on The Gathering website where they found "strange alien looking vehicles" on the parking lot outside "Vikingskipet". It looks like some people are very eager to get inside and join the fun a bit early. Though the will not be allowed inside until the opening they are willing to wait over 61 hours! You can find their blog here (Norwegian).

Disco Fever

As some of you may have seen The Gathering had a live stream from "Vikingskipet" which they now have turned off to save the suprises. One thing they managed to slip however was a gigantic disco ball getting moved in and now someone have posted a picture about it:

The discussion about this humongous ball and what is going to happen at The Gathering is currently being discussed by the attendants in this forum (Norwegian).

Big Names with Greetings

As I have stated in an earlier post The Gathering had an unpleseant case with the Norwegian goverment last year with VAT/Tax as the subject. The case was won by KANDU/The Gathering and now before The Gathering starts we got a few greetings from three quite renowned people here in Norway. You can watch the greetings below or go here for more information and the greetings.

Harald Zwart - Movie Director

Kristin Halvorsen - Minister of Finance

Trond Giske - Leader of Cultural Affairs

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