Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 5.0

When:

Saturday April 29, 2017, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday April 30 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where:

Kings Market Center, 1425 Market Blvd., Suite 200, Roswell, GA, 30076 (Google map)

A printable Flyer can be downloaded via this link

The show program can be downloaded via this link 

What:

Speakers — Come hear first-hand accounts of events in computer history and informative technical presentations.  We have again attracted some very interesting speakers this year!

Our speakers this year include Andy Hertzfeld (Primary Author of the Original Macintosh System Software) and Don French (Software Pioneer).    We will also be having a Viva Amiga Q & A Panel  — A discussion on the Amiga’s Past, Present and Future.  (You can download a flyer for the panel  here )

We are pleased to announce that Chuck Peddle (father of the 6502) will be speaking at VCF SE 5.0 via Skype (product development has sadly prevented him from being able to attend in person)

Check the Speakers link above more details.

Exhibits (and exhibit registration) — Exhibits are presented Saturday and Sunday.   You’ll find computers from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.  From PDPs to Commodores to Apples… Some exhibits contain pristine original machines, others painstakingly restored machines and others focus on unique modern hacks.  You’ll find all this and everything in between.

Hands On Activities  — We offer a chance to let your inner engineer out.   A very popular feature of our Festival is the chance to create your own electronic device.   We have kits available for purchase (for everyone from complete beginner to those already handy with a soldering iron).

We will also have a demonstration area put on by the FIRST Robot team “Duct-Ties and Zip-Tape” (FIRST Tech Challenge Team #10068 ).  They will have a demonstration area where you can run the robots and shoot balls.  They will be there to talk about their experiences at the FIRST competition as well.

Consignment — We offer a consignment area as part of our show.   We’ll try our best to sell your vintage computer related  items. Details are on the Consignment link.  Please  remember this isn’t a flea market.

Vendors — We invite folks who might have items that would be of interest to our audience to exhibit at our show as well.    Register using the exhibits link.

Concessions — We offer a concession area where you can get soft drinks, water, popcorn, etc. We also have Festival T-Shirts (and a few from previous years) along with some other computer related items.  Click the link for a more detailed list.

For whom:

Everyone! Computer geeks, families/children, STEM students, students, collectors, IT professionals, curious onlookers…

Admission:

Adults, $10 for one day and $15 for two days. Children ages 17 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by a parent or guardian. College students, free after showing a student ID at the front desk.

Presented by:

Atlanta Historical Computing Society    Visit Website
Computer Museum Of America     Visit Website 

Event Contact:
Earl Baugh — earl@baugh.org / (404) 915-8029