(Mike re-posting for Oscar)
Just a heads-up: there will be a Vintage Computer Festival in Switzerland again this year!
Like the last two years, it’ll be in Zurich’s Rote Fabrik cultural center, at the shore of Lake Zurich. November 24 & 25…
Here’s an impression of last year’s event.
There’s a new & nice line-up of exhibits and presentations. Including two World Premieres, the Unibone (PDP-11 hardware! Attach Simh to a physical Unibus, or connect all sorts of emulated peripherals to a real PDP-11 Unibus – the thing works both ways) and an FPGA remake of the RPC-4000. We’ll also have Swiss Jazz & computer music pioneer Bruno Spörri and a related section on vintage synthesizers. Like always, the kids can be left safely at the Vintage Gaming podium…
Details on Twitter and on www.vcfe.ch. Switzerland is really not that far away, so no reason not to come
VCF PNW 2019 will take place March 23-24, 2019 at Living Computers: Museum+Labs in Seattle, Washington. We had a great time last year and we are going to try to make it even better this year.
Exhibitor registration is open. I am also looking for speakers and volunteers to help me run the event. It seems early but time tends to speed up at the end of the year. Getting an earlier start should also help people who need to make travel arrangements.
Are you thinking about traveling from outside of the region? There is plenty to do in Seattle while you are here, including the Connections Museum, the Pacific Science Center, MoPOP, the Boeing factory tour, etc.
Interested? Check out http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-pacific-northwest/ for more details or send me an email.
VCF PNW 2018 is now officially a memory. Nothing caught fire, so we could not hand out that award. We had a few glitches but overall, things went very well.
If you have pictures send them along and we’ll post them (and give you credit, of course …)
Thanks again to our exhibitors, speakers, and VCF volunteers for their effort, LC:M+L for giving us a place to make the magic happen, and Hackaday for helping to fund our adventure.
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Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest 2018 producer
The first ever Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest (VCF PNW) starts Saturday February 10th. Come join us for a weekend filled with vintage computers, presentations, and some of the people who make up the community. The show is being held at Living Computers: Museum+Labs in Seattle, Washington. The museum is a great attraction by itself but on this weekend you can enjoy both the museum and the show for the same price of admission.
We have 20 exhibits ranging from original “old iron” to modern enhancements for old systems. Exhibits are interactive and the exhibitors will be happy to spend time showing you their projects and talking to you. (See VCF PNW 2018 Exhibitors for the current list.)
Our six presenters will cover topics from the history (and future) of microprocessors to recent experiences while writing an emulator for a classic machine. Don’t miss the live demonstration of the LC:M+L time-sharing systems or the panel discussion on restoration techniques used on DEC and HP systems. (See VCF PNW 2018 Presenters for the full list.)
Are you looking to sell some of your vintage computing collection? Or are you interested in acquiring somebody else’s treasure? If so, VCF PNW 2018 will have a consignment area to help connect buyers and sellers of vintage computing equipment. Click here for details.
Coming to Seattle for the first time? If so, check out our list of local attractions to visit while you are here.
We hope to see you at the show! More details can be found at the VCF PNW show home page.
Michael Brutman on behalf of VCFed.org
Vintage Computer Federation is bringing the Vintage Computer Festival to the Pacific Northwest. The first VCF PNW will be held February 10th-11th, 2018 at Living Computers: Museum+Labs in Seattle, Washington. We are actively looking for exhibitors, speakers and volunteers.
For exhibitor information and registration please visit our exhibitor registration page. For general information about the show please visit the VCF PNW page.
If you have questions, suggestions or comments please contact VCF PNW producer Michael Brutman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Vintage Computer Federation director Evan Koblentz (email@example.com).