Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the The Gathering 2008?
- Where is The Gathering 2008?
- What is PTN?
- How do I buy tickets?
- How do I pay the tickets?
- How do I buy special tickets?
- Is the ticket refundable?
- How do I reserve a seat?
- Where can I get a PTN-card?
- What is the admission fee for The Gathering 2008?
- How old do I have to be to attend The Gathering?
- How many tickets can each person buy?
- What are the chances that I don't get a ticket?
- We are 6 people going together, do we need to buy first 5 tickets and then 1 more?
- We first ordered 3 tickets, but now we need 5 beacuse two more wanted to join, can we just change from 3 to 5 tickets before we pay?
- How much space do I have at my seat?
- Can I bring a shelf to put up at my place?
- What competitions will there be at The Gathering this year?
- How fast is your Internet connection?
- How much electric power will I get?
- Can I bring my own fridge, waffle iron, coffee maker, etc?
- Can I bring my own chair or sofa?
- How is the security?
- What if my computer or other stuff is stolen/broken at The Gathering?
- Where do I apply for a crew position?
- How old do I have to join the crew?
- How much work is it to be a crew member?
- Should I buy a ticket if I apply for crew, or can I wait until I get an answer?
- I'm not a crew member yet, when can i expect an answer from wannabe?
- Where can I find you on IRC?
Before the party
When is The Gathering 2008?
The doors open at Wednesday 09.00 March 19th. The net and power will be taken at 12:00 Sunday 23rd, and you must leave before 14:00.
Where is The Gathering 2008?
The Gathering 2008 will be held at the Vikingskipet Olympic Arena in Hamar, Norway.
What is PTN?
Short for Partyticket.net
How do I buy tickets?
To buy tickets to The Gathering 2008, register at Partyticket.net. The date for the ticket sale is now set: Saturday 1 December 2007. 15:00:00 CET.
If you allready have registered, you may just login with your username.
You can find a PTN-registration guide here
How do I pay the tickets?
As last year, you can use VISA/Mastercard to pay imideatly, or you can use KID. With KID you have two weeks to pay the ticket(s).
You can find a PTN-registration guide here
How do I buy special tickets?
There will be special tickets (gamer, demoscener and foreigner). These tickets is available via PTN. You need to apply for this tickets to be approved as a user of these tickets.
All people from other countries than Norway can apply for a foreigner ticket, but you will have to prove that you are a foreigner.
The foreigner tickets costs 400 NOK.
(If you already have an ordinary ticket and want to convert it, please apply for a foreigner ticket and then refund your ordinary ticket).
Is the ticket refundable?
Yes, until Sunday 24 February 2008. 12:00:00 CET
How do I reserve a seat?
Login at PartyTicket.net to reserve a seat.
What is the admission fee for The Gathering 2008?
800NOK + 37NOK fee = 837 NOK in total. Read more about the reason for the price increase here
How old do I have to be to attend The Gathering?
There is not set any age, but you will have to be able to take care of yourself. If you travel with someone in your family or your friends you should be okay, no matter what age, though our general rule is that you must be able to take care of yourself. The police demands that all of you under 16 bring a note from one of your parents.
How many tickets can each person buy?
Each person can buy up to 5 tickets.
What are the chances that I don't get a ticket?
It is impossible to say, but in the past there have been spare tickets left when TG started. This is because they have been returned to us, but we have not had time to resell them.
We are 6 people going together, do we need to buy first 5 tickets and then 1 more?
Yes, that is correct. The limit is 5 tickets per order.
We first ordered 3 tickets, but now we need 5 because two more wanted to join, can we just change from 3 to 5 tickets before we pay?
You can't change the number of tickets you first ordered. You have to pay for 3 tickets first. Then you have to get back in the queue and order two more.
At the party
How much space do I have at my seat?
Your spot on the table will be 80 cm wide and 60 cm deep. (Just like The Gathering 2005, 2006 and 2007.)
Can I bring a shelf to put up at my place?
Yes, within your table space, and without making any damage to our tables. (I.e. no nails or screws and such..)
It also have to be put up safe and not fall apart, security will decide if the shelves are safe to use, if not you will have to dismount it.
Remember, safety comes first. :-)
What competitions will there be at The Gathering this year?
See our compoetition pages.
What speed will the Internet connectivity be?
2,9Gbit/s + 100Mbit/s
How much electric power will I get?
Can I bring my own fridge, waffle iron, coffee maker, etc?
No, that will blow the fuses and make everyone angry at you.
Can I bring my own chair or sofa?
Well, it depends on the size and where your seat is. We have some fire restrictions to follow, and it is not allowed to block the space between each row.
How is the security?
We can not guarantee that nothing will be stolen, but we do have a security crew that will do their best for your security and well-being. It might be a good idea to bring small gadgets with you when you leave your seat, or make sure some of your friends are watching your stuff.
What if my computer or other stuff is stolen/broken at The Gathering?
The Gathering is not responsible for any economical losses, direct or indirect, due to circumstanses connected to the event. However, we have never had any big problems with theft or malice earlier and we don't expect this year to be any different. We do however recommend you to bring a valid travel insurance, just in case..
Where do I apply for a crew position?
All applications have to be submitted at http://wannabe.gathering.org/
You can read more about applying for the crew at the Crew Information pages.
How old do I have to be a part of the crew?
Some of the crew have age limits, like security for an example, and others don't. All in all the skills are more important than age.
How much work is it to be a crew member?
It depends on what crew you are in, some crews work 8 hour shifts (like info:desk), others work when there are things to do.
Should I buy a ticket if I apply for crew, or can I wait until I get an answer?
You should buy a ticket just in case. You can sell us back the ticket if you are accepted.
I'm not a crew member yet, when can i expect an answer from wannabe?
The main crew application process is finishing within the end of December.
Some could be accepted after this deadline, but this is mostly due to special circumstances
Where can I find you on IRC?
Some of us can be found on EFNet at #tg, but we do not know anything more than what's already on http://gathering.org.