Information about the Fidonet meeting SupCon.
SupCon was arranged in the last weekend of July between 1995 and 2001, to let the people who are active in the hobbyist computer network Fidonet meet each other in another way than through electronic communication. Besides chit-chatting they competed in stupid games and took a bath in the hot water of Lake Vättern (if you liked such things, otherwise you risked being thrown in anyway).
A more detailed background story can be found for those who like to know more. There is also more information about the different occasions when this spectacle has taken place, more on that below.
Since the Swedish Fidonet site fidonet.pp.se unfortunately no longer is available on the web, I have published a mirror of the SupCon pages that were hosted there.
Some related links: Swedish Fidonet, supcon.sege.nu and A bowl of non-potato chips (1997).
These pages are copyright © 1998-2011 Peter Krefting.
I have personally attended this event at several different occasions, and whether you like it or not, I have summarised a bit about what happened there.
1998 was the second time I went to SupCon, the first I brought my camera. I have collected some picture evidence that SupCon 1998 actually occurred, and have collected links to other people's information pages.
In the summer when the Y2K hysteria permeated the world of computers I unfortunately could not attend the event, since I was busy starting up my masters' thesis. There is some information here, however.
The last SupCon of the twentieth century I was able to attend, though, a guest from far away as I was.
The 2001 event can most easily be described with the clichés “it can't get any worse” and “at least the weather was nice”.