Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest

Photo credit: Living Computers:Museum+Labs

Planning for VCF PNW 2020 has started!

When: Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd 2020 (Load-in on Friday, March 20th, 2020)
Where: Living Computers:Museum+Labs in Seattle, Washington

VCF Pacific Northwest (VCF PNW) launched in 2018 at Living Computers:Museum+Labs in Seattle, WA. We had a great time and we did it again (bigger and better!) in 2019. The previous event pages with the list of exhibitors, presentations, and photos can be found on our archives page.

We are looking for exhibitors, speakers and volunteers for VCF PNW 2020:

  • Exhibitors: Do you have an interesting machine or project that you want to share? Can we interest you in hanging out with us for two fun days? If so, fill out the Exhibitor Registration form.
  • Speakers: Do you have a topic you are passionate about and are willing to share it with the rest of us? Speaking at a VCF event is not terribly terrifying! Contact me if you are curious and I’ll work with you on your topic and give you an idea what to expect. Know of a potentially good speaker? Make an introduction and we’ll try to sign them up!
  • Volunteers: I do most of the planning work well in advance of the event but during the event things get hectic. It takes about 8 to 12 volunteers on both days to make things run smoothly. Tasks include grunt work like setting up tables, answering questions for visitors, running the consignment area, and generally being helpful. Your reward is a t-shirt, two days of glorious fun, and my eternal gratitude. If you have special skills like marketing we will put those to use too.

Are you curious about how the event operates? Then check out the Exhibitor FAQ which also includes information for speakers and volunteers. Still have questions? Send me an email! If you have been a visitor to a previous VCF event and want to give feedback I welcome that too.

If you are coming from outside of the region Seattle has many other attractions including the Connections Museum, the Pacific Science Center, MoPOP, the Boeing factory tour, etc. A partial list of other attractions can be found at

Until then, Happy retrocomputing!

Michael Brutman
VCF PNW President, CEO, and Executive Floppy Disk Shuffler