[SIGCIS-Members] Vintage Computer Festival East (and West)

adam spring adamspring at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 13:45:30 PDT 2016

There is also VCF SE taking place next week.


I had hoped to get my friend Dave Needle to present at it. Sadly he passed
away in February:

Many thanks


On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 1:39 PM, Evan Koblentz <evan at snarc.net> wrote:

> VCF East XI is April 15-17 this year, at our usual haunt -- the InfoAge
> Science Center, in Wall, New Jersey.
> The agenda....
> - Friday: Fifteen tech classes/lectures, an eight-bit game programming
> hackathon, after-lunch keynote by John Blankenbaker who invented the Kenbak
> personal computer in 1971, long before Altair, Apple, etc.
> - Saturday morning: Keynote by Stewart Cheifet, who hosted "The Computer
> Chronicles" PBS television show in the 1980s
> - Sunday morning: Keynote by the legendary Ted Nelson. We've been trying
> to get him for many years....
> - Saturday/Sunday, rest of the day: several dozen hands-on exhibits of
> 1960s-1980s computers, all up and running for visitors to enjoy. Also:
> learn-to-solder classes and tours of the various wings at the InfoAge
> center, including the newly doubled-in-size computer museum. (We were
> operating a "living" exhibition long before Paul Allen came up with that
> name...)
> This will be the first Vintage Computer Festival under its new ownership,
> the Vintage Computer Federation, which is a 501c3 non-profit.
> The web site is www.vcfed.org and the geek-in-charge is me. :)
> thanks,
> - Evan
> PS. - the new Federation also owns VCF West, which will be Aug. 6-7 at the
> Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. (VCF Southeast, VCF
> Midwest, and the European editions are independent.)
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