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Iron Sky Premiere Party in Tampere, Finland!

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Created atMarch 26, 2010
Created byTimo Vuorensola
ClosedMay 05, 2012
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Angela R. No matter where it is... (costume par...
Kari Pihkala Reward the community
Karo Leikomaa The places etc.
David Yacobus More Truth Today
Carl Voluntaryist 40's-style live music
Seppo Hiltunen Särkänniemi area
Timo-Heikki Mäkelä Real-size nazi spacecraft (air balloo...

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Great party, thanks!


Here's a crazy idea - we want to organize the official World Premiere Party of Iron Sky in Tampere, Finland!

Why? Well, because we think Tampere is the New York of the Earth, and our hearts, minds and souls reside in this weird, northern city.

But we don't want to organize just a premiere party - but build a whole weekend of things around the Iron Sky.

Of course, we'll be streaming the event to everybody around the world, so you don't have to be in Tampere - unless you want to.

We also need some ideas on Tampere-based companies that could join the effort - we want to make the Iron Sky premiere party the coolest thing ever happened in Tampere.

Shouldn't be too hard.

Now here's the task - it's in three parts, answer the way you feel most comfortable:

1. Where should we organize the event.

2. What should happen - of course, we're going to premiere the film, but what else? A concert? A big party? A seminar? Tampere-tour?

3. Who would be Tampere-based partner companies we could ask to join as sponsors for the event?

Let's Wreck Tampere to the map!

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Fjs Falkonos February 22, 2011 10:39 0 Thumb-ups
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You need horny music ?

For your party, we (Team Grenzerfahrungen) come especially for you to Finland :-)

We rock (for free) your house with Dark, Noise, Hard-Electronics, Dark Ambient, Ambient, Ritual, Free/and Jazz, Neo-Western, Harsh-Noise, Apokalyptic/Neo Folk and last but not least, with Iron Sky Moon Pop Music!

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Fjs Falkonos February 22, 2011 11:03 Flag

Oh Sorry, I haven't seen the deadline. :-(

Peter Vesterbacka March 30, 2010 07:04 2 Thumb-ups
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Organize flights

Would be good to organize some direct flights to the event and/or team up with RyanAir, EasyJet etc for getting people there. Could be some really cool, Iron Sky themed flights too;-)

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Angela R. June 18, 2010 09:12 Flag

I wanna be on such flight! :P

Jari Rankela March 30, 2010 09:27 Flag

Airport transport could be with military vehicles and some kind of military equipment should be given in airplane

Peter Vesterbacka March 30, 2010 09:12 Flag

Yes, that's what I had in mind;-) Enough time for planning and getting it done.

Seppo Hiltunen March 30, 2010 08:43 Flag

Ironsky stewardesses and stuerts in mind, dressed up with proper uniforms ;)

Timo-Heikki Mäkelä April 01, 2010 18:55 2 Thumb-ups
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Nazi UFO simulator

I just wonder, whether it'd be possible to create some kind of a UFO simulator on computer now, as we already know what the nazi UFO looks like. The UFO could have some unique capabilities and its steering might require special equipment (extra buttons), but perhaps such could be reasonably implemented.

The simulator could then be introduced to publicity at the premiere, where fans could test it.

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MajorD April 12, 2010 07:58 Flag

X-Plane might handle it.

(null) April 10, 2010 01:40 Flag

As a modification for an existing PC simulator?

Peter Vesterbacka April 02, 2010 13:09 Flag

Great idea, I'm sure somebody could build that.

Carl Voluntaryist March 30, 2010 18:37 5 Thumb-ups
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40's-style live music

To set the right atmosphere.
And maybe also as a promo for Operation Highjump

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(null) April 10, 2010 01:38 Flag

Yeah, definitely a good idea.

Jani Salomaa March 30, 2010 20:22 Flag

I imagine a theremin artist performing near a replica UFO... Theremin is the synth used in all the cheap UFO movies in the elder days.

Seppo Hiltunen April 09, 2010 20:18 2 Thumb-ups
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Crazy action in Tampere

This has been done before, but something similar could perhaps be combined to the premiere celebration:

Mikontalo Lights from Hervanta:

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Timo-Heikki Mäkelä March 30, 2010 21:29 4 Thumb-ups
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Moon nazi parade / guards team

There could be a parade in the city, in which as many costumes used in the production as possible would be worn. Of course, the moon nazis would march in tight military formation following their officers and being followed by the Zündapp man etc. The parade could also be larger, including the whole cast in their costumes. Each group would then march separately in their own typical style.

Thereafter a smaller squad of Moon nazis could keep marching around, "checking places" and following orders of their officer(s) (in German, of course!!) everywhere in the area as if they'd be controlling everything in the happening. Even a small Moon nazi team appearing exceedingly serious around all the time would likely be very hilarious.

The actual cast could be further followed by a true parade by the Finnish Defence Forces, or vice versa. (This would match perfectly in case of my earlier suggestion about major cooperation with FDF to organise a historical WW II event.) FDF could be asked to arrange a historical detachment depicting WW II military. They might also get interested in experimenting a futuristic "2018 unit". Who knows, they might even send a couple of F/A-18 Hornets to fly over the parade from their Pirkkala base.

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Timo-Heikki Mäkelä April 03, 2010 13:19 Flag

I could claim, that presenting 'Tuntematon sotilas' ("Unknown soldier", a Finnish film about WWII) every Independence Day in Finland is promoting war. Still, everyone who has even seen it once knows it isn't. Same with the videos FDF is creating all the time about themself. Sure any film depicting nazis could be claimed to promote nazism, but such claims are naive.

Second, FDF wouldn't be hired. They'd be doing their own show, which would get support from the coincident premiere. From their point of view Iron Sky premiere would be supporting them and not vice versa. The occasions just would be organized in concert to create bigger event.

Third, FDF organizes such shows in any case. It's just a matter of where and when. They want publicity, and there couldn't be any better case for them.

You sure need some guts to go and knock on the correct door there. But knowing what you are doing, for a proper cause, it's quite possible. I wouldn't hesitate calling them in this case, if I were a producer.

Erik Niemi April 03, 2010 12:43 Flag

I do know that this movie isn't pro-nazi, but it might appear so to the public. Secondly, I don't think the FDF could be hired. Thirdly, parades cost a lot of money and take time to organize. I'm pretty sure they wouldn't go through all the trouble to promote a mere movie.

It would be really cool, but highly unlikely to happen in my opinion.

Timo-Heikki Mäkelä April 01, 2010 17:31 Flag

Erik: I wouldn't be so straight forward about it. The movie is not promoting nazism but rather making fun of it. The promotion guys with FDF aren't stupid and they understand there are several ways to promote issues - and irony is often one of the very best. Making this film is specifically making it clear, that raising discussions or making movies about nazis as such doesn't mean supporting their ideology but that it's completely separate a thing.

Remember, that although FDF fought in close cooperation with the Germans, there's never been any reason to deny that fact nor to try hiding it. Finland nor Finns never adopted their ideology. Precisely that allows it for us Finns to handle this topic from a perspective no other nation can: we fought on their side, but with our own ideas. They were our allies, but only as soldiers against a common enemy and not ideologically, so we can joke about them 'friendly' but still without being or ever having been the same. That's unique to us.

Had it been else, Finland certainly wouldn't have stopped attacks towards Leningrad at the critical moments in 1941 right when her defences were faltering in front of German tanks on the other side of the city. We could quite possibly have tipped the scales and changed world history, and Germany might have won the whole war, if we had. But we didn't, because we didn't feel it right. That should be proudly stressed as far as we possibly can. And FDF certainly understands the value of this kind of a film in doing so, so I'd expect them to get pretty interested, if only it's being told to them properly.

(Just to tell, that FDF hasn't wiped out everything inherited from the nazis even now: FDF still uses some military equipment, which is marked with authentic nazi German symbols. My team practiced with such when I was in the military myself.)

Erik Niemi April 01, 2010 15:30 Flag

I don't think the FDF wants to have anything to do with Nazis.

Karo Leikomaa March 30, 2010 20:20 6 Thumb-ups
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The places etc.

I've organized some small/medium (6 000 - 10 000 people/event) events in Tampere, the latest one of them was less than two weeks ago so my info is somewhat recent. My speciality is project management (in event planning) and I've got quite idea how to do logistics and security things for events. I'm not much use in programming, but that's not going to be a problem, as we all can se from the great suggestions we've got so far! :)

The main point you must know before choosing the location is: how many people are you aiming at? I'm guessing in thousands but is it closer to 2 000, 5 000 or 10 000 or more? The location for 2 000 people is way easier to find than a location for more than 10 000 people. Here are some examples (and price ranges, too):

2 000 people: The Tampere-talo big hall has space for nearly 2000 people but it's damn expensive. Tampere-talo was a tad too small for nearly 10 000 people even though we got the whole building... The rent was _high_ but then again the quality of the service was good.

5 000 people: The Siperia area fits 5 000 people nicely. There is no place in Tampere which would fit 5 000 people at once (one room, that is), apart from Pirkkahalli, which might not be the best idea. Siperia area has the movie theatre, restaurants and room for exhibitions and program items, if you want those. The problem is part of the buildings belong to the city and the people who work there won't stay in longer even though one would be willing to pay more rent for them to do so. We've had this problem (and we had it less than two weeks ago) and that's the reason we're thinking of organizing the event somewhere else next year (but nothing has been decided yet). The prices can be and aren't _that_ expensive but not cheap either.

Pakkahuone, Klubi, Telakka and all the things around it are good but I haven't organized any events there yet so I don't know about the prices or how the thing actually works. But it's good for evening gala type of a thing (especially if there's both Klubi and Pakkahuone in use). Telakka is a cheap place to rent and it's possible to have an art exhibit on the second floor there but the place isn't really "Iron Skyish" to me :)

For 10 000 or more people I think Tampere-talo is on the edge and Pirkkahalli is the place where people would actually fit. Both most likely extremely expensive (at least Tampere-talo is) and Pirkkahalli is _really_ far away from the centre and everything else (hotels, etc.)

For an even any size the security things are quite important and the police bureaucracy can ge a pain in the ass. In Tampere it's usually best if you have people who have organized big events before filling the applications because police likes the big events in Tampere as the security things have always been handled well.

If you need any opinions, help or anything else, you know where to contact me. I'm willing to help you guys! Just let me know if you need my help! :)

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Seppo Hiltunen April 01, 2010 05:51 Flag

Samba schools might arrange dance performances or parades to that too:

Young rockbands of Tampere or nearby can also be there to form a continuing fest. Like that "Tampere Ilmiö" band contest.

And those are only suggestions of things that could be combined to the Ironsky celebration, but have perhaps special demands for the places where to perform.

Tero Kaukomaa March 31, 2010 21:58 Flag

Im not sure how big it should be. my guess is 3 to 5000 people. one possibility is that only part of the people see the film and the rest "only" party. or maybe party is kept close to plevna (multiplex) and the film is shown in many or all screens. in the night maybe?

Timo-Heikki Mäkelä March 30, 2010 20:48 Flag

Could it be thought, that the occasion could be split into various happenings, of which the main gala would be limited to 1000-2000 people either paying for their ticket or being invited? Then it would be easier to plan for its organisation.

The large public could attend larger happenings somewhere outside - in parks, market squares etc. - which might range from 'a bazaar of minor happenings' to outright huge (shows, parade, whatever).

Seppo Hiltunen March 31, 2010 06:06 2 Thumb-ups
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Wrecking Tampere to the map

First of all, the map of Tampere:,23.719482&spn=0.117955,0.308647&z=12

1. Where should we organize the event.

Tampere Exhibition Centre Pirkkahalli would be a proper place for a bigger party.

2. What should happen - of course, we're going to premiere the film, but what else? A concert? A big party? A seminar? Tampere-tour?

Suggestion: IronSky AND communal moviemaking are having a party together. Like the Assembly parties for computer nerds, but this time this could be a fair to show communal moviemaking and wreckamovie productions and lots of independent films.

Different phases of produtions could pe presented and ideas changed because people could meet face to face too.

Main theme would be Ironsky, it's premiere. It would be nice to get some movie stars also around.

This happening could have also web presentations and online streams.

And fans of those movies could buy movie related stuff and fan products there.

In fact i'd like to see that this could start an independent movie festival to Tampere in the future. Independent communal moviemaking festival.

Just remembered that there are scifi conventions worldwide and in finland we have this Finncon.

Combining those to that happening somehow would be nice, the audience is perhaps more than interested in Ironsky too.

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Seppo Hiltunen April 01, 2010 05:39 Flag

Could Plevna or some part of it be decorated to the Nazi Moon Base restaurant? It would be nice to have beer and talk about movies and listen to the good old german schlager music there:

Tero Kaukomaa March 31, 2010 22:08 Flag

many really good ideas. i have to visit tampere soon. what is close to plevna? or, maybe the party is in plevna. starting when the normal screenings are done.

Timo-Heikki Mäkelä March 30, 2010 20:32 4 Thumb-ups
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"Finland in WW II" show by the Finnish Defence Forces

Concerning it's been approximately 70 years since the beginning of the Continuation war, when the premiere will be held, it would be a perfect timing for the Finnish Defence Forces to organize a major show on the theme. Why not combine the forces and call them arrange their program together with Iron Sky in Tampere?

FDF could come to show and introduce people all kinds of authentic equipment and old material they have, maps, clothes, lectures on military history, perhaps soldiers and people evaquated from Carelia who are still alive and willing to tell their experiences (e.g. my mother is one), whatever. FDF could also show various short introductory films they have produced both historic and introducing current FDF. (I know there are tons of great films people would certainly love to see. They could be shown non-stop in various places.)

Even if they'd arrange their main parade that year somewhere else on another day, FDF could organize such a history day in Tampere. And they'd probably be willing to do it for free, because it'd likely be huge promotion to FDF, the value of which they certainly appreciate.

It might further be organized as a major occasion on Finnish wartime history in even larger scale by calling history departments of universities and museums (National museum?) for the same idea. They could organize their own shows beside FDF.

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Tero Kaukomaa March 31, 2010 22:11 Flag

really good, thanks!

David Yacobus March 27, 2010 05:01 5 Thumb-ups
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More Truth Today

More newspaper delivery around the building.

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Tero Kaukomaa March 31, 2010 21:50 Flag

really good idea!

Jani Salomaa March 30, 2010 20:17 Flag

There mos def must be a new printed Truth Today for the event! I'll even volunteer as a paper boy.

(null) March 29, 2010 15:56 Flag

"Turn the weekend Aamulehti (the local Tampere paper) into Truth Today for the weekend."

...their front page headline about Nazis invading Lielahti was getting pretty close. :)

Timo-Heikki Mäkelä March 29, 2010 15:44 Flag


Peter Vesterbacka March 29, 2010 15:23 Flag

Turn the weekend Aamulehti (the local Tampere paper) into Truth Today for the weekend. Let's talk to them and see if they buy into the idea, could be the biggest Aamulehti ever;-)