Category Archives: Festivals

Photos from Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 7.0

 

Photos courtesy of Jon Guidry and Mark Little

Spread the Word: Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 7.0!

The seventh iteration of the Vintage Computer Festival Southeast, commonly known as VCFSE 7.0, will be here on April 27-28, 2019. All members of The Atlanta Historical Computing Society are encouraged to spread the word far and wide, on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Nextdoor.com, everywhere. Tell your friends, neighbors, family, schools, fellow students, co-workers, everyone. The graphic above, from the Computer Museum of America’s Facebook page, is shareable across many platforms, so please feel free to use it to get the word out; just include the following URL in your promotions:

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=atlanta%20historical%20computing%20society&epa=SEARCH_BOX

Also, please don’t forget that we still need volunteers to cover the concessions and consignments areas.

We want this festival to be the best VCFSE ever!

Particulars:

  • When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 (10am to 7pm) and Sunday, April 28, 2019 (12noon to 5pm).
  • Where: At the new Computer Museum of America, 5000 Commerce Parkway, Roswell, GA 30076, in the rear of Roswell Town Center Mall.
  • Who: EVERYONE IS INVITED…computer geeks, families/children, STEM students, students, collectors, IT professionals, curious onlookers, etc.
  • How Much: Admission prices to both the festival and museum together is: $15/day or $22/both days for Adults 18-64, $10/day or $15/both days for Children 4-17, $40/day or $60/both days for a Family of Four, $12/day or $18/both days for Seniors 65+ and for College Students, and FREE for accompanied children 3 and under.
  • What: Douglas McIlroy, one of the original developers of UNIX at AT&T Labs in 1969, is set to be the keynote speaker for the event on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 11am to 12noon. In addition, there will be over 20 working, hands-on exhibits on display spanning the history of computers from the earliest days of mainframe and mini-computers right up to the micro-computers (and, yes, gaming consoles) of the 1980s and 1990s. Also included are hands-on activities (including a supervised soldering station), a consignment area, a vendor area, and concessions for attendees. Finally, all attendees to the festival will be allowed to tour the Computer Museum of America, due to open in July of 2019.
  • Why: Because…you know…computers.

 

VCF Pacific Northwest 1.0

Kyle and I just returned from the Vintage Computing Festival – Pacific Northwest after also spending the better part of a week hanging out with a gaggle of PDP-8 and general DEC enthusiasts in the Portland area.  It was a great time and a fabulous show.  I look forward to returning next year.  Here are some photos of the event, the Living Computer Museum where it was hosted (including some behind the scenes) and some travel pics of the Seattle area.

VCF-PNW Show:

 

Vintage Computing Festival Southeast 6.0: April 21-22

Join us for a public celebration of computer history and nostalgia on April 21 and 22 in Roswell, GA!

Read more at the Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 6.0 webpage.