Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest 2019 wrap-up

We had a great time last weekend!  Congratulations to our award winners!

  • Max Tonnage Award, Josh Dersch, 40 Years of the Three Rivers PERQ Workstation
  • Youngest Exhibitor, George Amores, Commodore 64 vs. Commodore Plus 4
  • Most Interactive, Joerg Hoppe, BlinkenBone, Program a PDP-11/70 over reanimated front panel
  • Best Display, John Ball, AppleTalk – Apple’s First Generation Network Protocol
  • Most Interesting Presentation, Rick Bensene, Wang Laboratories’ Electronic Calculators
  • Most Complete System, Jason Howe, Atari 800 Productivity
  • Garage Queen, Stephen M. Jones, SDF Public Access UNIX System
  • Best Restoration, Chris Henkel, Early PC based Engineering Workstations
  • What the heck is that?, Kaylin, Hayes, & Papenhoff, PDP-6 emulation with interface to PDP-6 Console and 340 Display
  • Kill-A-Watt, Madeline Autumn-Rose, CompuServe and Their PDP-10 Clones
  • The Overachiever Award, Ian Finder, Only Amiga Makes It Necessary and The GRiD
  • Best in Show, Sergey Kiselev, Retro Brew Computing – Do-it-yourself 8-bit Single Board Computers

It was my first time handing out awards, so I apologize for the flubs and wonderfully awkward moments. 🙂

Links to the presentations can be found on the event page at http://vcfed.org/vcf-pnw/.

If you attended the event please consider adding your pictures to the shared photo album at https://photos.app.goo.gl/e2rzk4iT4aHrQUoy6.  It helps others to see the show from a different perspective, and it helps us who were too busy to take pictures.

And one last request – help us make VCFed events even better!  If you were at VCF PNW 2019 please fill out a short survey for us: https://goo.gl/forms/V3DiyxwkpbIOCKn73

See you in 2020!
Mike, on behalf of VCFed

Exhibit registration is open for VCF Southeast

A note from our friends at the Atlanta Historical Computing Society about Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 7.0: exhibit registration is open! The show will be Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10AM-7PM, and Sunday, April 28, 2019, 12PM-5PM.

This year’s focus is on the 50th anniversary of Unix and 40th anniversary of the Atari personal computer (and the TI-99/4). More space is expected to be available than last year, so visitors should expect to see more than 30 exhibits. The event takes place at the currently under-construction Computer Museum of America in Roswell, Georgia.

Visitors will be able to view the museum’s artifacts and construction in progress through viewing panels. You may be able to explore part of the museum, depending on the status of construction.

Announcements about keynote speakers are coming soon.