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10oct(oct 10)9:00 am11(oct 11)6:00 pmVCF East 2020 Virtual Hybrid ShowOctober 10-12, 2020

VCF East Commodore Exhibit 2019

Event Details

VCF East is for everyone! Computer geeks, families/children, students, collectors, IT professionals, curious onlookers… #vcfeast

VCF East will be a virtual hybrid show for 2020.

The dates for the live show will be October 10 & 11. Times will be released after we figure out the schedule, but expect a 9AM to 6PM time range for each day.

We already have exhibitors, class instructors and presenters signed up.

Exhibitors can submit a 5 to 10 minute video or show their exhibit in-person at InfoAge.

Sign up here: https://forms.gle/24CeNpKFDwVmLeMR9

Class Instructors can submit a 30 minute video on their how-to class.

Sign up here: https://forms.gle/kFhoGKuPBcSAWRHKA

I know that this will be a great disappointment to many. I had hoped that after 4 months that conditions would have improved to the point that the show could be in-person, but limitations in indoor capacity makes the effort to organize an in-person show prohibitive. We considered the time, effort, money and safety to make an in-person show.

But don’t despair! Our virtual hybrid show will still be a lot of fun!
We can still make the show great despite being a virtual hybrid.

VCF West, K-Fest and HOPE have shown that a fun show can still be created while being virtual. What do I mean “virtual hybrid”? Our plan is to have a two day event where there will be a mixture of pre-recorded videos as well as live demonstrations of exhibits. Live attendance at InfoAge will be limited to exhibitors and show administrators.

I see this event as an opportunity to show off exhibitors who normally wouldn’t be able to make the show due to distance or circumstances. I will be sending out more details about our plans as we develop them. In the meantime, I will be contacting exhibitors, class instructors and speakers to start making videos to send to me.


  • Saturday: 9:00am – 6:00pm (schedule to be determined)
  • Sunday: 9:00am-6:00pm (schedule to be determined)

Where: Vintage Computer Federation’s YouTube channel

Presenters:

  • Bill Mensch: The Commodore Years (Interviewed by Stephen Edwards) – Bill recounts his years at Commodore.
  • Stefany Allaire: The C256 Foenix. Description of the development of this retro computer based on the WDC 65C816 running @ 14Mhz.
  • Stephen Edwards: Inside the Apple II Circuit-level details of how video is generated, the limited I/O devices. A complement to his assembly language presentation at VCF West 2020
  • Bob Roswell: The Linotype Machine
  • Wil Lindsay: How to program a Virtual Machine from 1978. What contemporary game design students can learn from old technologies
  • Fred Carl: History of Camp Evans A synopsis of the interesting history of Camp Evans from the Marconi Tower to Camp Evans to the InfoAge science musuems.

Classes: Final schedule to be determined.

Exhibits: Exhibit registration is open. You will choose either a pre-recorded exhibit with Q&A afterwards or a in-person exhibit with Q&A afterwards. Please register now for an exhibit. Deadline for submitted videos is September 19.

Contact: Jeffrey Brace — [email protected]

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Time

10 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 11 (Sunday) 6:00 pm EST

Organizer

Vintage Computer FederationVintage Computer Federation is a user group for people who collect and restore historic computers. We’re a 501(c)3 non-profit. We evolved in autumn 2015 from the DNA of related groups.[email protected] P.O. Box 417, Eatontown, New Jersey, 07724

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