ACF Festival 2017
Why did we create this festival?
Since the creation of the ACF lockpickers can meet in the first France lockpicking room in Paris, so attendance is growing and in order to bring together enthusiasts from around the France it was necessary to organize an event worthy of the name!
Indeed, the world of sports crocheting has no borders and it is first through a discussion forum that most of its members meet, then it is with regard to the development of the Parisian hall that the desire to provoke meetings has imposed itself because sharing your passion live with other fans is much more rewarding!
Quickly the idea of a championship stood out and in order to offer a program accessible to all this event was included conferences, so the competitive instincts of some were complemented by the thirst for curiosity of others to give this day an unexpected mix!
How did it go?
It is around a convivial meal to meet and get to know new / to the amateurs / , that started this day because for many it was the first time that they had the opportunity to meet other enthusiasts of fine opening.
Time passed very quickly and it was already behind schedule that the crocheting competition started in a surprisingly light atmosphere, we could have expected a studious atmosphere dominated by the spirit of competition but in fact not at all! Between each round the participants advise their competitors and play the resistance of the first victims of the tournament. And it will take less than 5 seconds for some to turn their first rotors!
The best continue with a second round where a small dose of concentration was felt and it is to finish in a church silence that the final decided between the champion of France “BilLock”, followed by “Cocolitos” and “Bertrand” in third position!
The prizes were awarded at the choice of the winners in order of arrival, so 3 sets of tools complete 3 sets of cylinders graciously offered by our sponsors “Decayeux“, “Sparrows“, “ OFC” and “Medeco” whom we thank warmly!
The competition saw a total of nearly thirty people come to attend the event, then the evening continued in a smaller committee with a first conference on hacking, as there was something for all audiences…
After lingering around a good table because the good mood was really at the rendezvous, we had on the menu of conferences: a decoding technique but also full of advanced tips in printing and a presentation on the history of the mechanics of the pin lock!
Bilan of this day?
We learned a lot from it! For this we thank thespeakers who played the game by transmitting their knowledge, whether we are novice or more experienced everyone has benefited greatly.
The atmosphere was there, the press also Néon Magazine and once again we found that there is no typical profile, from teenager to retiree, from mother to home through the entrepreneur; whether curious or manual, magic enthusiasts or handymen, People come from all walks of life!
It is true that security professionals, whether computer or physical, are a category of visitors that are often found, as are puzzle enthusiasts elsewhere. But it is really a hobby that reveals a good mixing of genres.
In short, it is a great success as much in the quality of the event as in the richness of the meetings themselves.
And as if all this were not enough, we must add to this success the participation of our sponsors Medeco and Decayeux, because if Sparrows and OFC have also allowed us to offer quality prizes to the winners, it is not common for cylinder manufacturers to accompany us in our passion!
These are four brands with which we want to move forward and continue to develop our environment to offer you even more beautiful moments!
What if I want to come ?
It’s very easy! It is not necessary to be an ACF member to register for the festival, you just have to book your place.
Otherwise to take full advantage of the association you just have to contact the ACF through its website and fill out the membership form to become a member.
You will also find all the necessary information in the submenu ” membership info and price list”
And to prepare you for the 2018 festival it’s here : because we are already preparing the next one !