Vintage Computer Festival East 7 Coming soon

So East Coast Version of the Vintage Computer Festival is coming.

The even will be held May 14 & 15 2001, so please mark you calendars.

The event is brought to you by:

Sellam Ismail from www.vintage.org

And the members of MARCH. The MidAtlantic Retro Computer Hobbyists.

For those of you who do not know what the Vintage Computer Festival is:

From the website www.vintage.org

“The Vintage Computer Festival is an international event that celebrates the history of computing.

The mission of the Vintage Computer Festival is to promote the preservation of “obsolete” computers by offering people a chance to experience the technologies, people and stories that embody the remarkable tale of the computer revolution.

Through our event and the Vintage Computer Festival Archives—our publicly accessible archive of computer hardware, software, literature and ephemera—we promote interest in researching and documenting the history of the computer.  Above all, we promote the fun of playing with old computers.”

In my own humble opinion..

It’s an event where we all come to see some great old computers, play with them and meet cool like minded people.

I have gone as a visitor VCF East for a long line and participated in last two and I can say it is a great event.

For people who are new to the event we liken it to a Classic Car Show.

It’s like a Classic car show, except that in those shows they would NEVER let you touch their car. At VCF East some people invite you to sit down and experience old technology.

YES!. They will actually let you touch a computer and maybe play a game.

Note: not everyone does it but a lot of people do.

Last year VCF East had lectures, workshops and a concert by the 8bit musical group 8Static

To give you in understanding of what goes on at VCF. I present the following articles and videos

From the Blog Fanboy.com

http://www.fanboy.com/2009/09/vintage-computer-fest-6.html

From the Blog ArsTechnica

http://arstechnica.com/hardware/news/2009/09/a-trip-down-memory-lane-and-beyond-at-vintage-computer-fest.ars

Videos on YouTube.com

So if you are the proud owner of a vintage computer that you would like to display. Please start planning your display. Soon registration will open and you will be able to register your exhibit.

If you don’t have a vintage computer you would like to display, please come on down and hang with us.

I will post updates as I get them.

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