Digifest was a festival celebrating all things Digitiser, wrapped into the Block Party 2016 teletext event. Taking place within the ideally-suited environs of the Centre For Computing History in Cambridge, it featured a host of attractions, from a live demonstration of teletext recovery and displays of teletext art being created while you watched during the day, to full-blown Digi-themed insanity in the evening.
Not even two years on from the return of Digi in the form of Digitiser2000.com, and its passionate following had "come together" to revel in stories of its mad history. The Ultimate Digitiser Panel featured not just Mr Biffo, but Mr Hairs and Bad Influence's Violet Berlin too, while the barely-controlled-chaos of Quiz-Me-Do! gave Biffo a chance to don a sequinned jacket to play the warped quiz show host.
The evening also featured the debut screening of what came to be known as Mr Biffo's Found Footage: The Pilot. In fact, the event was instrumental in demonstrating to Mr Biffo how much interest there was in a full-blown series of Found Footage, leading to the launch of a crowdfunder only a short time later.
Digifest/Block Party 2016 recordings
VIDEO - QUIZ-ME-DO! THE RETROGAMING QUIZ - LIVE WITH MR BIFFO, ASHENS & VIOLET BERLIN
VIDEO - MR BIFFO'S FOUND FOOTAGE: THE PILOT
AUDIO - DIGITISER PANEL - WITH PAUL ROSE (MR BIFFO), TIM MOORE (MR HAIRS) & VIOLET BERLIN - TELETEXTART.CO.UK
AUDIO - GUESTS PANEL - WITH TIM MOORE (MR HAIRS) & VIOLET BERLIN - TELETEXTART.CO.UK
AUDIO - ARTISTS PANEL - WITH PAUL ROSE (MR BIFFO) & STEVE HORSLEY (HORSENBURGER) - TELETEXTART.CO.UK
AUDIO - EXPERTS PANEL - WITH MORT SMITH & PETER KWAN - TELETEXTART.CO.UK
8 SEPTEMBER 2016 - BLOCK PARTY 2016: HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING
28 SEPTEMBER 2016 - BLOCK PARTY 2016: THE TELETEXT & DIGITISER FESTIVAL - FAQ AND IMPORTANT INFO
3 OCTOBER 2016 - THAT WAS THE BLOCK PARTY THAT WAS - BY MR BIFFO
5 OCTOBER 2016 - TELETEXT FEST 2016 - BY DAN FARRIMOND
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