Icebreakers - Mosquito Meeting '99
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Mosquito Meeting '99
Lieksa 1. - 4. July 1999
Mosquito Meeting '99 is the Nordic Euro Convention for WarBirds players. Come to see, feel and taste the atmosphere, real aeroplanes and history on site. Get to meet the other dweebs of the skies and share your tactics in the scandinavian light and warm summer! Experience the unique midsummer nights, lakes and Finnish nature!
The traditional 5th annual Mosquito Meeting is arranged by VLeLv ICEBREAKERS and the convention is the oldest existing WarBirds con with years of tradition. In the meeting you have a possibility to fly with the best, the ugliest and the most modest real-life fighter pilots and to join real-life activities with real-life aeroplanes and real-life people!
See you all in MM99,
There is plenty to do like we have had earlier too. The arranging squad will see that there is plenty of program...
More information about registration and program about Mosquito Meeting '99 will be available here so stay tuned. Meanwhile, see the MM98 Online Reportage and the MM97 Photo Album for further information...
You register to the event by paying the attendance fee 350,- FIM to the MM99 bank account. Please contact StuBit by email email@example.com or by telephone int.+358-50-5181170 for further details.
The registration fee covers the food, drinks (beer and or sider) and accommodation.
You need to get yourself to Finland and then to Lieksa. Once registered you will be added to the participant distribution and you may be lucky to get a ride inside Finland.
Essential equipment to pack:
Secondary items to pack:
- Money (Approx. ????) in some form, travellers checks are safe
- Casual clothing
- Towel, tools of personal hygienia
- Other travel documents, eg. passport and tickets
- Sleeping bag, matress
- Personal Computer
- Personal gamegear
- Rain gear, other than umbrella
Forewarned, fore armed: Be aware that the accomodation will be in Finnish Army half platoon tents. This means that you should bring your own clothing suitable for camping, also a sleeping bag is highly recommended. The Finnish summer can be very warm, even +30 celsius in the shade during the hot hours. On the other hand, it can be chilly +10 and raining... Also, the nights are very warm and light since the sun hardly goes below the horizon.
To ensure you own flight experience and the times you desire we suggest you bring your own hardware (220V/50Hz) to the meeting. Further information about e.g. the network configurations will be mailed to you after registration.
Be aware that you are not insured by the arranging team. This means that you will attend the convention at your own risk (eg. of injury or your own equipment). We recommend that you consult your own insurance company for further details.
Guess why the meeting is called Mosquito Meeting? Where else can you expect to have millions of females flying with you? Yes, you can buy mosquito protection on site. If you need further instructions or help on what to pack with you please contact the ICEBREAKERS and we will help you out.
Practically all Finns understand and most also speak English so you should not face any language problems nor do you need to learn Finnish to get around. In Helsinki most hotels, shops and offices can server you also in French, German and Russian languages. Also, 5% of Finnish people speak Swedish as their native language and a great majority of people will understand and speak Swedish well. Truly a language enabled coutry!
Finland is the Promised Land of cellular phones. Coverage is good, and this is about the normal way to make a call here. If you have a GSM card of your own, you can use it in here. (US phones do not work, though - GSM cards should fit local phones which can be rented from eg. the Helsinki railway station).
Payphones operate with specific cards, which you can buy from almost any shop. Common prices for such cards are 30/50/100Fim. There are a few different payphone operators, and their cards work only in their own phones despite similar looks. The operators are TELE and AVANTI, phones are marked with stickers which tell which card will work. There are usually payphones in trains, (located in restaurant car), too, and you should be able to buy a card from there also.
Probably needless to say, but email works as well. You need a connection which is arranged in MM99. For emergency use temporary Unix accounts can be arranged. These accounts will expire right after MM99.
Food and drink:
Food is safe in Finland, water in most lakes and normal faucet water is good for drinking too. Beer differs in taste and in strength from US beers, typical percentage is 4,5% of alcohol. Strong alcohol (max 50%) can only be bought from special shops, which can be found from almost everywhere. There is no such thing as decaffeinated coffee. Coffee is strong when compared to US coffee-like product. Drugs are highly illegal and not permitted in the meeting.
If I must recommend some special product to buy from Finland, it is the traditional Finnish knife. Another unique and usefull souvenir is the "kuksa", a wooden cup used to drink coffee and other hot drinks. At the begining the kuksa needs some special care but as long as you do not drink milk from it it is practically a life long investment.
|| Rules for the use of hardware: |
| §1 || You must respect the wishes of the hardware owner in all circumstances. |
| §2 || Do not touch to any hardware unless you have a written personal persmission from the hardware owner. Prior to the permission the owner will train you to use the unique hardware set (sticks etc). Each computer will have a list of allowed users. |
| §3 || Computer configurations may not be changed in any way even if they seem funny or unlogical, many of us use the computer for work too. |
| §4 || Eating and drinking is prohibited while using the hardware. The hardware owner can make exeptions to this rule. |
| §5 || Respect other people using the hardware and do not disturb them or enter the no-go-zone around the hardware unless they ask you to.
In order to make Mosquito Meeting '98 a memorable and pleasent experience for all participants the arranging team has set up eg. rules for the use of computers and other hardware that all participants are expected to follow.
The tents are for sleeping and silent meditation, respect other people wanting a moment of peace. Additionally to the rules written in here common sence and set of unwritten social behaviour rules apply.
The MM98 Duty Officer can and will take necessary action to maintain peace and good atmosphere. In the worst case the participant may be excluded from the meeting and sent home at his own cost. No fees will be refunded in such a case.
The information on this page is subject to change without further notice. The VLeLv ICEBREAKERS reserves all rights to change the pricing, programme and any other detail as necessary.
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