Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 8.0

Updated 2/28/20

When:

  • Friday – July 10th, 2020
    (3:00pm – Midnight)
  • Saturday – July 11th, 2020
    (10:00am – Midnight)
  • Sunday – July 12th, 2020
    (10:00am – 4:00pm)

Where:

This year we’re at a NEW LOCATION!  (with a new sponsor, see below)

The Marriott Renaissance Waverly
2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 953-4500

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!

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.

NOTE:  This year we will have a fixed number of tables, so we’re limiting folks to 2 tables to start with. There might be an option for us to get more space (but not guaranteed yet).  If so, we’ll circle back with folks to see if they want additional tables.

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).

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.  Vendors are listed on Exhibits page.

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…

 

This year we’re co-located with the Southern Fried Gaming Expo (who are sponsoring our space!)
The Southern-Fried Gaming Expo features more than 300 arcade, pinball and console machines, tabletop, RPG, wrestling, music, tournaments, a vendor expo, exciting programs and guest speakers, and so much more.  This will allow folks to enjoy two shows at the same time with LOTS of activities!!

Admission :

Please go to this Link for admission details.  Please keep in mind that paying for the SFGE gets you free admission to VCF SE 8.0.    And using the coupon code of “VCFSE” gets you $5 off a the 3-day pass.      Exhibitors and volunteers will get free 3 day passes.

Presented by:

Atlanta Historical Computing Society    Visit Website

Sponsored by:

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and

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