Nafcom / People of Liberty, The Stock
Added on April 5th, 2004 (7602 views)

Tell us something about yourself.
Joerg Droege, born on March 15th, 1982 in Hanau/Germany. I live in Germany and at the moment, I'm educating myself. I'm also a Management Assistant trainee within the informatics field.

What handle(s) did you use and how did you come up with it/them?
Just Nafcom. I came up with it by reversing "fan", taking the three first letters from Commodore and then putting them together.

What group(s) were you in?
People of Libery, Scene World Magazine staff and The Stock.

What roles have you fulfilled?
I used be a swapper but I stopped in November 2000. Now I'm an editor, organiser, PR-manager and webmaster.

How long were you active for?
From 1998 until now! Still active!

Tell us about those years and how you got into the scene in the first place.
I saw the 64'er magazine homepage and there I found some links to various C64 sites. I wrote to a couple of mailtraders and one of them enclosed a flyer of the GO64! magazine. I ordered the magazine immediately and so CoSoWi/Plush (the main editor and publishing company owner) brought me in to the German C64 scene. In 2000, Drake/Anubis brought me in to the International C64 scene where I have stayed ever since.

Describe a typical day for you in front of the computer.
Standing up, reading/replying e-mails, surfing, checking the mailbox, looking for news on various places and also forwarding all responsible stuff for SWO to Andrew. :)

Did you personally invent any special techniques or tools to make things easier for you?
No, and I bet a diskmagazine is not the kind of tool you mean. ;)

When you look at what you did back then, what are you most proud of?
Re-organizing P.o.L. and a new concept for a new diskmagazine (which later turned in to Scene World).

Who were your heroes on the scene and why?
Oh, heroes?! Everyone who have stayed in the C64 scene – because we need each other. We are all sitting in the same boat and we have to steer it all together!

What, for you, was the coolest thing ever invented on the C64?
Voodoo-Noter! It's one of the most used tools ever (I use it myself quite a lot), and thanks to Alwyzstand/Nostalgia, there is an NTSC version as well.

Did you go to any copy-parties, meetings or tradeshows?
Well yes, but only demo-parties like Mekka & Symposium in 2001/02 and Hobby & Elektronik in 2002.

In your opinion, what was the scene all about?
A nice community.

What were the particular highlights for you?
For me personally?! Surely the parties I have visited and my first e-mail from an NTSC scener! :)

Any cool stories to share with us?
Yes, well, most of the people that disliked me left the C64 scene before I did. :)

Are you still in contact with any old C64 people today?
Well, yes, I would say Commander/Role has been around since the beginning!?

When did you get your C64 and do you still have it lying around somewhere?
On my 8th birthday in 1990, but unfortunately, it stopped working in 1999. :( I still have one that's up and running though!

Was the C64 really as special as we like to think it was?
Yes, no doubt!

When can we expect to see some new C64 output from you? :)
Very soon! :)

Do you have a message for your old contacts and/or anyone reading this?
Yes! Please don't downvote, thank you!

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