My Beloved, we waited until the last moment with this decision ... We closely watched everything that was happening with Covid 19. We really believed that the date for the spring edition of SV (postponed from the end of 2020) would be possible to organize. And it almost happened. It was really close ... There was a hope of organizing the event under normal conditions - of course with some restrictions, but still. Unfortunately, we missed a few weeks... Economic defrosting and vaccinations are taking place very slowly and too close to the June deadline. One of the stages of easing restrictions on events and meetings organized outdoors (either in the premises or in a separate area) is the number of participants - a maximum of 50 people (not including people vaccinated against COVID-19). And all this... from May 29. The issue of accommodation is also not very good - hotels can only have half the number of guests. From May 15 restaurants, bars and cafes, they will be able to resume operations - but only serving outdoors. From May 29, after more than half a year of lockdown will guests be able to go inside. However, there will be an occupancy limit and the premises will still have to operate under a strict hygiene regime.  As for vaccinations (where we had the greatest hopes and, therefore, faster easing of restrictions) - as of today (May 11, 2021) less than 4 million people have been vaccinated in Poland. We obviously ran out of time. Therefore, we would like to offer you a new (much safer) date of SV:

sv2020 summer ed

SV2020+1 - August 13-15 (Friday-Sunday) with the possibility of arrival in the late afternoon on Thursday. We believe that by then (if only due to the much larger number of vaccinated people and a clearer situation in our foreign guest countries) we will be able to finally meet and make up for 2020 by properly celebrating both the 20th anniversary of "Silly Venture", as well as the 35th anniversary of the Atari ST computer.

Thank you for your understanding - it was not an easy decision for us to make. We missed you.

We also appreciate the fact that you sent your entries to the compo a long time ago. Outline 2021 will take place this weekend in the Netherlands, and in July (simultaneously) Sommarhack in Sweden and Lost Party in Poland. We encourage you to exhibit work also on these parties - you don't have to wait until SV. Even if your work has already been sent, you can put it elsewhere. You have the green light from us - just let us know.

The winter term (2nd - 5th December 2021) remains unchanged.

Stay heathly. STay Atari!

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