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Title: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: calima on December 06, 2008, 09:57:03 PM
The EJC 2009 (european juggling convention) will be celebrated in Spain.

You can see information in the following link.


http://www.ejc2009.org/index.php?lang=en (http://www.ejc2009.org/index.php?lang=en)





It would be an enormous pleasure to know some of yourself there.
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Alex! on December 06, 2008, 10:08:34 PM
YEAH! Been counting the days since Germany, can't wait!
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Matt? on December 06, 2008, 10:18:50 PM
booking plane tickets soon
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: albertt on December 07, 2008, 12:04:12 AM
All spanish jugglers must be there, and all you!! This will be a fantastic and amazing experience, knowing all you. ;)


PD. I'm spanish, like calima. :P
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Shaun on January 07, 2009, 09:37:54 PM
I'll be there!! Booking the flight soon. Should I fly to Madrid or Barcelona?
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Ceri-Anne on January 07, 2009, 10:48:40 PM
I'll definitely be there. 
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: seán_ on January 07, 2009, 10:49:26 PM
http://www.ejc2009.org/content/view/17/37/lang,en/ (http://www.ejc2009.org/content/view/17/37/lang,en/)
Might help you choose Miesta
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Alex! on January 07, 2009, 11:50:12 PM
Just had a look for plane costs. Could only find flights to Bilbao and only with easyjet from London-Stanstead over £100 already on the exact dates, though that can go down to around £60 if flying on the 2nd (instead of the 4th) and returning on the 13th (instead of the 12th), but thats still without taxes/baggage costs. Anyone find any better flights available from the Londonish area or any entirely different cheap methods of transport?
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: seán_ on January 08, 2009, 12:14:38 AM
(http://www.ncrtec.org/tl/camp/gene/thumb1.jpg)
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Darragh on January 08, 2009, 05:33:48 PM
if i am in the northeren hemisphere ill be heading to this
only 1 hours drive from my girlfriends house, nice part of the world
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: JC on January 08, 2009, 10:47:55 PM
I will be there
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: mike. on January 16, 2009, 02:42:06 AM
all you losers going to your fancy schmancy conventions (jealousy)
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Shaun on March 11, 2009, 08:04:06 AM
Only 8 people?
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Marko on March 11, 2009, 12:09:51 PM
Well, the BJC was postponed to the end of the summer which i still plan to attend.
And we are having the FDC in 31.7-2.8.2009 preceding week long juggling camp
at the same place.

As it seems that i'm getting quite big share from juggling festivals i decided not to attend
EJC. I think i might regret it later... well at least i can save myself from all that heat. ;)
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Spink on March 11, 2009, 12:29:21 PM
Ginger Tom and I are booking our flights this week
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: JC on March 11, 2009, 07:02:51 PM
@marko, you will regret this;-)
hope it is possible to have a real summer connvention
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Alex! on March 12, 2009, 12:31:16 AM
Surely after Germany you knew you would regret not going to every single one. Im sure more than 8 people are going, early days still.
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: martijn on April 23, 2009, 09:53:06 PM
My flights are booked!
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Funty on April 23, 2009, 10:19:32 PM
very very small chance that i'll be there:)
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: utilisateur on April 25, 2009, 02:40:59 PM
I'll be there for sure

Hopefully end of june to help
Is that Verification Thing upon posting new?
EDIT: wow i thought i had posted here before, looks like i havent in all the time lurking her posted once, so i guess this is my first post!(?)!
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Hathaway on April 26, 2009, 12:04:19 PM
I'll certainly be there!

Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Hathaway on May 16, 2009, 05:38:26 PM
http://www.artofdiabolo.com/dss_contest.php (http://www.artofdiabolo.com/dss_contest.php)
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: shalafi on May 17, 2009, 10:35:18 AM
I'll be there as well.

Being a Spaniard I cannot miss this years EJC... even if I live abroad.
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: JC on May 28, 2009, 01:05:23 PM
pre-registration will be closed soon, so I registered today :)
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Tiamat on May 28, 2009, 04:58:09 PM
Pre-registration done !!!  :-D
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Alex! on May 28, 2009, 06:20:54 PM
Thanks for the reminder, nearly forgot
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Shaun on May 31, 2009, 12:23:40 AM
Pre-registration done !!!  :-D
Dido, I'm sorted. Anyone driving from Berlin to EJC, I need some transport.
17 days til i fly out yonder!
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: raffi on June 21, 2009, 07:02:52 AM
we are going to have a store in the retail area at the EJC (JugglingEquipment.com is the name - the site will be up and running before the convention), with a lot of diabolos, mainly Taibolos. If you come by, tell us the the secret password "diabolo.ca" and wink with your right eye twice - you'll get a little discount for that!  :-D
Hope to see you there.
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Alex! on June 27, 2009, 11:46:15 PM
Anyone flying to Bilbao airport? Have any idea of how to get to the site or even just Vitoria from there?
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: seán_ on June 28, 2009, 12:15:17 AM
from http://www.ejc2009.org/content/view/17/37/lang,en/ (http://www.ejc2009.org/content/view/17/37/lang,en/)

BUS FROM BILBAO AIRPORT

The bus that links Bilbao and the airport is Bizkaibus A3247, a yellow urban bus whose departure point is Termibús.
At the airport, the departure point is the stop in front of the Arrivals Terminal, and ends its route at the Termibús.
The buses to Vitoria-Gasteiz have their departure point at Termibus. The operating company is LA UNION, there is a bus nearly every our and it's about 5 euros.

 
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Alex! on June 28, 2009, 12:43:45 AM
Dont know how I missed that, thanks
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Jakob on June 28, 2009, 11:32:55 PM
I can't wait,
 :-D
This is my third EJC, I haven't juggled the whole spring,
So today I went to the Kings Garden in Copenhagen and threw some diabolos around :D

Let's do a d.ca meetup as we did last year, the picture from Karlsruhe is also in bad resolution.
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: martijn on June 28, 2009, 11:56:10 PM
Let's do a d.ca meetup as we did last year, the picture from Karlsruhe is also in bad resolution.

That's a perfect reason :P Seriously though, great idea! We'd have our own corner again ;D
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Alex! on June 29, 2009, 12:03:44 AM
I think we should aim to take more ground than the club gladiators do this time. Due to exams I haven't had a proper juggling session for months now, though i've filmed so many rough ideas. I'm saving it all till next week. Anyone else going out early? I'll be there from thursday. Flight check in at 5am yaaaay... :-|
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Crackers on June 29, 2009, 11:26:46 AM
Unfortunatly due to some exams I'll have to shorten my trip to EJC  :(
I'll be there from the 3rd (night) to the 8th (morning). Better than nothing I guess.
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Wis on June 29, 2009, 11:50:49 AM
that's a huge shame. but is far away better than nothing
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Crackers on June 29, 2009, 01:03:06 PM
Actually, I'll have my results on the 7th, additional exams are on the 9th and 11th for the ones who didn't pass. Normally shouldn't be a problem, but I can't take the risk, what would you guys recommend. Do you think I can take a plane ticket for both the 8th and the 12th and have a refund for the one I didn't use ? Or somehting like that ? Any idea at all  :P ?
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Scrat on June 29, 2009, 01:38:19 PM
it depends on the ariline. In my case i couldnt give back the ticket. You had already your exams - so what are your feelings about them - did you make it or do you have a bad feeling.
Of course i would like to have you all time in spain  :P

Did you talk to your teacher about this "problem" - maybe they can watch up your exams first to tell you whats going on.

Cant wait to see you there, Scrat
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Crackers on June 29, 2009, 01:44:07 PM
It's not just any regular exam, it's my end of studies exam, it's something National. They won't care about any excuse you may have  :P
Feeling pretty good about them, but there are chances I missed it, and if it's the case going to theses exams could save me one year  :-X

Oh, and I'll prolly be flying with Lufthansa : Geneva - (Munich or Dusseldorf) - Bilbao. Not sure about their policy considering refunds of unused tickets.
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: martijn on June 29, 2009, 02:10:39 PM
Not sure about their policy considering refunds of unused tickets.

As far as I know, you can always get a 'cancellation insurance' (?) which you can use to cancel your flight and get your money back (as the insurance itself doesn't come for free, you will always lose the money you spent on the cancellation though). So it kinda depends how much the cancellation costs and if you think it's worth it!

Cool to hear you are attending a few days though! It's gonna be awesome.
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Ceri-Anne on June 30, 2009, 05:15:58 PM
I'm flying to Bilbao tomorrow! Few days of sightseeing (my main goal being to finally see the Guggenheim museum, which I've been dreaming of since I started studying history of arts... Why? Take a look at this (http://giant-tours.com/media/fotos/guggenheim_bilbao.jpg)!) and then traveling to Vitoria on Saturday for the EJC.

See you there! I'd love another d.ca meeting, because I didn't really talk to many different people last year and I'm hoping to meet some more forum members this year.  :)
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: shalafi on July 01, 2009, 08:19:27 AM
I'll arrive there on the 5th. I'm looking forward to it.

See you all!
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Crackers on July 01, 2009, 10:41:28 AM
Managed to find exactly what I needed  :)
So I'll be arriving on the 3rd in the afternoon and leaving the 12th!
Crackers is happy  :-D
See you all there !
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: nev on July 01, 2009, 11:21:55 AM
boooo not me me "again" this year  :'(
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Spink on July 01, 2009, 12:10:00 PM
I have set up a skype account if any one also uses it,

I am spinkuk

I will be with sean most of the week so give us a ring or come and see us at the butterfingers stall
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Alex! on July 01, 2009, 11:56:15 PM
4 hours till I wake up to leave!
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Sean on July 02, 2009, 01:44:07 AM
Damn you all and your awesome 8 day festivals.

Make sure to get some good footage for the 2009 Collaboration Video. Oh yes, there will be one...
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: hedi on July 02, 2009, 12:04:45 PM
18 hours until i leave home, i'm looking forward to see all you guys there :)
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: martijn on July 03, 2009, 09:04:48 AM
In the train on my way to the airport right now :) see y'all there!
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Mr.D on July 03, 2009, 03:02:01 PM
I'm jealous of you all going to spain...

Next year! maybe...
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Einherjer on July 04, 2009, 10:31:30 PM
I'm so envious of you. Next year is in Finland, rather close to me, so there is a great possibility I'll go.
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Sean on July 05, 2009, 03:00:25 PM
Photo of Priam from yesterday's show:
http://photos.albapasser.de/show.php?mode=single&id=vi04sat&which=54&showcom=true (http://photos.albapasser.de/show.php?mode=single&id=vi04sat&which=54&showcom=true)

Updates anyone?
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Shaun on July 05, 2009, 06:25:20 PM
It is really good. I`ve seen about 4 people with a solid 4d, Priam, Dekel and dsfgbdgfd, someone from Belgium. Write more later, I wanna juggle now.
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Jakob on July 06, 2009, 12:05:38 AM
Update:
We have announced a Diabololo.ca meeting Monday !!! at 15.00 local time.
We will try to get a group picture uploaded if the internet is not too slow :)

Best Regards Jakob
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Arjan on July 06, 2009, 11:09:42 AM
Is there anyone willing to report to the home front about various diabolo related things like the siteswap "contest" or diabolo performances in shows? I realize it's a bit late to ask, but never to late.
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Mr.D on July 06, 2009, 04:13:22 PM
I just want to point out how great this picture is (as well as all the other from yesterday's activities):
http://photos.albapasser.de/show.php?mode=single&id=vi05sun&which=19&showcom=true (http://photos.albapasser.de/show.php?mode=single&id=vi05sun&which=19&showcom=true)
:)
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Shaun on July 06, 2009, 07:25:14 PM
The sideswap contest got cancelled, apparently the roof is too low.
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Jakob on July 07, 2009, 02:53:29 AM
[smg id=330]
This is the smaller and resized version of the image.
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Arjan on July 08, 2009, 11:27:35 AM
The sideswap contest got cancelled, apparently the roof is too low.

That's strange! Priam told me there was a very high ceiling, perfectly suited for high numbers.
A shame it got canceled, it sounded like a nice opportunity for siteswap enthusiasts to show their abilities. 
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: William on July 08, 2009, 11:35:29 PM
Surely you could just go outside? Or is it a windy coastal area?
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Jakob on July 09, 2009, 03:44:41 AM
The hall with high ceiling is not available.
It is a bit windy, (actually pretty cold at night)
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Sean on July 09, 2009, 04:10:44 AM
Martijn, Jakob, somebody, anybody! Throw us something. Give us some details. Let us know how it's going!
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Ben. on July 09, 2009, 11:28:07 AM
IS JOHANNES THERE?
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Shaun on July 13, 2009, 10:05:19 AM
[smg id=330]
This is the smaller and resized version of the image.
Is the original sized photo going to be put up?
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Matt? on July 13, 2009, 03:33:13 PM
just home, seeing as no one else has reported anything properly i guess i should.

having volunteered for a few days before the convention started, i got a pretty good insight into how it was run... which was fairly poorly. the organisers were far from organised and this fell onto the convention itself (i imagine it is one of the reasons the ssc got cancelled, as the hall Priam was expecting was infact not the one they had booked). the main hall was a bus ride away... too far to walk comfortably in the heat and i never actually went to it. the gala show was poor, with an awful host and standard acts that had nothing on last years show. there was a lack of decent food vendors (by this i mean meat) meaning food was a mission to get.

anyway, now i have the bad things out of my system, i can move on to the good.

hanging out with Martijn, Will (Crackers), Fabien, Alex, Spink and Sean (_) as well as many others, was a great pleasure. the drink was cheap and i can safely say that these people made the convention for me. God knows how many o those pitchers of beer we went through as a group... but it was enough to know that we have to do it again sometime.

I never really made it to any of the open stages , i never really do at conventions, i just drink through it. therefore i apparently missed performances from Dekel, Priam and others, but i don't mind. You could just wander into the 24 hour hall to see these guys anyway.

Alex got some G4's from Mr B himself... pre release. lucky b*****d.

i must mention a few things... find the Eiffel, no string catches, a henrys string massage, stupid tricks with bad style, billy mays! Papers... abusing Alex in his sleep, the Crackers head rave and a whole host of other interesting activities.

thanks to Alex, martijn and Crackers specially for really making this convention for me.

I go toilet now?

cheers, Matt. x
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Alex! on July 13, 2009, 04:25:51 PM
Alex got some G4's from Mr B himself... pre release. lucky b*****d.

5 euros each may I add. Will do a report later, must sleep now.
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: martijn on July 13, 2009, 11:23:08 PM
I'm gonna do a quick HLGCBS to try and summarize the convention.

Highs: meeting new people and spending time with friends. In particular hanging out with Crackers, Alex, Matt, Spink and Fabien (Fabian?) was great, you guys are the best, arou-ound! Also, quoting Billy Mays dubs, South Park and How I Met Your Mother episodes was awesome (even though most people didn't understand :P) The outside swimming pool (an hour away from the convention) was amazing as well.

Low: for one the gala show... I know from experience it's usually not that good, but come on, it should be!

Goal: having a splendid time - check.

Crush: Fabian: "I go to toilet now!"

Bane: spanish girls...

Surprise: the weather, it was fairly cold but I was quite happy with that.[smg id=351][smg id=352][smg id=353][smg id=354][smg id=355][smg id=356][smg id=357]
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Crackers on July 13, 2009, 11:30:19 PM
Report later aswell, too tired right now (even though I had a 15 hours sleep).

Martijn > Awesome name and sig  :-D (high five)
Pictures soon ? Uh oh.
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: mike. on July 14, 2009, 02:04:54 AM
anyone else get to use the g4's? i still dont think you can really improve on the G2.
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Sean on July 14, 2009, 04:32:34 AM
Alex! posted a nice review of the G4s, which I moved over here (http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=6313.msg82221#msg82221) so it's easier to find in the long run.

I created an EJC 2009 album (http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?action=mgallery;sa=album;id=23). Now someone get uploading! Some of us need to live vicariously dammit. :)
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Crackers on July 14, 2009, 04:52:01 PM
the Crackers head rave and a whole host of other interesting activities.
Was it that good  :-D?

Sean > The gallery doesn't seem to work.

Again, review later, maybe.
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Sean on July 14, 2009, 07:23:39 PM
Hmmm, it might not have worked for certain membergroups when signed in. Does it work now? It works fine for me and when I'm not signed in.
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Crackers on July 14, 2009, 09:17:08 PM
Seems to work now.

Martijn, I'll sue you for that  :-D
The sleeping bag one is kinda awesome though  :P
Maybe next time you could try taking pictures in the afternoon while we're not all drunk  ::)
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: raffi on July 14, 2009, 10:26:58 PM
EJC was ok, but not more, I had a shop there so i saw some parts of the convention and some not. I have a few pictures and small videos of the diabolo.ca meeting, but since i am still in vitoria and flying back to Israel only tomorrow it will have to wait. It was really great to meet all the different diabolo players and get feedback on the diabolos we had (sean said that I broke the forum rules in the past beacuse i mentioned i was going to sell at the convention - so no more free advertising).
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: nev on July 14, 2009, 10:52:37 PM
Maybe next time you could try taking pictures in the afternoon while we're not all drunk  ::)
Now where would be the fun it that?
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: martijn on July 14, 2009, 11:42:12 PM
Now where would be the fun it that?

Exactly! All my epic pictures are from wasted moments ;D
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Matt? on July 15, 2009, 12:42:53 AM
well, we were wasted in the afternoon too... i dont know what crackers is on about 'not being wasted'... lightweight.

any more pics dribbles?
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: martijn on July 15, 2009, 12:53:24 AM
any more pics dribbles?

Loads! ...just not from the EJC ;D
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: _Rezi on July 20, 2009, 04:17:32 PM
Sorry for the delay, but I have spent another week in the Spain without an internet access. In either case, the original picture of the CA meeting from EJC 2009 is here. Later I will place loads of pictures from the EJC on my site www.bolo.cz (http://www.bolo.cz) and perhaps some videos as well. If I have a vast hosting space I will place there too some videos from last year, which I thought had been lost. Fortunately they are still alive :)
(http://www.bolo.hustej.net/caPhoto.JPG)
and thanks to Jakob for posting the preview from his UMPC
Title: Re: EJC 2009 Vitoria (Spain)
Post by: Jakob on August 18, 2009, 11:04:57 AM
and thanks to Jakob for posting the preview from his UMPC
It really is Ultra Mobile :)
And the picture this year is nice with all the people standing in a slightly better resolution than last year :D
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