InérciaDemoparty2021
20th anniversary

The only existing Portuguese demoparty is back.

... And don't forget to come!
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What? 20 years already??

Yeah, we can't believe it either. It seems like yesterday - or maybe two weeks ago - that mat/ozone and his trusty companion honoured us with their visit in 2001. We could finally say that we had a true demoparty in Portugal.

In these strange times, we will do our best to ensure that we can celebrate with your presence this anniversary. That means that even this little fellow will have to wear mask and wash its hands regularly.

I know he doesn't have ears to hold the mask. We'll figure something out.

What is a demoparty?

It is a gathering that unites artists and nerds in order to show and compete with their creations made with computers. There are different categories, code, music and graphics, but they all come together in productions that DEMOnstrate the artists abilites, hence the name "demo".

In Portugal, there were other demoparties (Atlantic Scene, Simple, Breeze) but none with the longevity and impact as Inércia Demoparty. Since 2001, there were 12 editions organized in different cities around the country with visitors from several countries (Spain, Netherlands, Hungary, Finland and USA).

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When and where?

InérciaDemoparty2021 will take place during the weekend of October 30th and 31st. Normally we go from Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon, but Monday is a holiday in Portugal so we prefer our visitors to enjoy the whole party without asking their bosses for Friday off. Check the timetable.

It will take place in the Lisbon area. Further details will be released as soon as possible.

Also, all info about travelling and accomodation will be posted here as soon as we have the details. Which will be soon. We hope.

What about the pandemic?

As we're writing this, the pandemic is still going strong. Nevertheless, we have to try to organise a physical event. The national and europeans authorities are optimistic about the vaccination process. Our hope is that by the end of October gatherings like our event will be allowed and considered safe.

Until the end of September we will make all the decisions. The party will follow every guidelines by the national health advisors regarding social distancing, masks and hygiene, as well about the obligation of vaccine and negative tests.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Inércia Demoparty
When and where will InérciaDemoparty take place?

InérciaDemoparty2021 will take place during the weekend of October 30th and 31st. Normally we go from Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon, but Monday is a holiday in Portugal so we prefer our visitors to enjoy the whole party without asking their bosses for Friday off. Check the timetable.

It will take place in Lisbon. Further details will be released as soon as possible.

Will it happen physically? Have you heard of COVID-19?!

Yeah, we have. As we're writing this (July), the pandemic is still going strong. Nevertheless, we believe that we have to try to organise a physical event, in case the situation gets better as expected. The national and europeans authorities predict that 70% of the population should be vaccinated during this year, reaching the so called herd immunity. Our hope is that by the end of October gatherings like our event will be allowed and considered safe.

Until the end of September - or even earlier - we will make a final decision about making it physically or converting Inércia Demoparty to an online event.

Will it be safe?

If we manage to make the event on site, it will follow every recommendations by the national health advisors regarding social distancing, masks and hygiene. Decisions about the obligation of vaccine and negative PCR tests are still being discussed.

I don't live in Lisbon. Do you provide accomodation?

As we are still closing some details regarding the location, we cannot currently provide any information on hotels, B&Bs or on-party accomodation. More info on this soon.

How much is the entrance fee?

We are trying to keep it as low as we can, but due to the costs of masks, gel and other desinfectant products, the price will be probably a bit higher than last year. As soon as we have come up with the final number we will let you know.

I have other questions...

Then drop us a message at info@inercia.pt and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.