VCF East 2024 – Update #2

Tickets available now!

Jeff Brace will be giving updates on the current status of VCF East.

Streaming live: VCF East updates on Saturday, February 10 at 6:30PM EST

VCF East Main Page

Some important links:

Exhibit Registration (Only 8 tables left as of 2/4/2024)

Vendor Registration (Only 8 tables left as of 2/4/2024)

Speaker Registration (Room left for 1 more speaker)

Volunteer Registration (It always helps to have volunteers)

Hotel Blocks (Still some rooms available!)

Consignment registration will start March 12. We are programming the new system which will be ready by the end of the month.

More updates to come!

VCF East 2024 is coming! April 12, 13, 14 @ InfoAge

Happy New Year everyone!

Streaming live: VCF East updates on Saturday, January 13 at 6:30PM EST

VCF East 2024 planning is into motion! We will still be at InfoAge. Dates are April 12, 13, 14.

Some important links:

Exhibit Registration

Vendor Registration

Speaker Registration

Volunteer Registration

Hotel Blocks

Consignment registration is coming soon. We are redoing the consignment process and it will be even better than last year! Also we have a new location for consignment that is twice as large!

More updates to come!


Upcoming Repair Workshops

January 6 & 7 @ InfoAge Signup Here

January 27 & 28 @ System Source Signup Here

February 17 @ Kennett Classic RSVP here

Friday night 2/16 (load in and set up). Repair Workshop = All day Saturday, Feb 17th.
Address: 115 S Union St, Kennett Square, PA 19348 (Across the street from Kennett Classic museum).
Additional details as we get closer to the event.

Vintage Computer Festival 6 talks recovered!

It’s been 20 years now since VCF 6.
VCF 6 took place October 11-12th, 2003 at the Computer History Museum
Due to the extraordinary efforts of Kay Savetz, Clay Cowgill, and Josh Malone over the past two years, some of the talks from Vintage Computer Festival 6 have been recovered!
The recordings were in very poor condition and took extreme measures to recover. The audio is often not good. Sometimes it is very bad. But this is the best that they could do from very bad recordings.
C. H. Ting, Jef Raskin, John Ellenby, and Gary Starkweather are dead now, so these are voices from those who passed.
They have the audio of the five recoverable sessions from VCF 2003 up at Internet Archive.
Len Shustek – Computer History Museum
Bruce Damer – The Joys and Trials of Computer Collecting
David Jaffe / C. H. Ting / Kevin Appert / Dwight Elvey – Forth
Jef Raskin – Apple and the Humane Environment
John Ellenby / Gary Starkweather / Dave Robson / Peter Deutsch / Charles Simonyi – Xerox Alto panel
Jeff Brace
VCF National Board Member Chairman & Vice President
Vintage Computer Festival East Showrunner
VCF Mid-Atlantic Event Manager
Vintage Computer Federation is a 501c3 charity

Livestream NABU employees reunion – Sat. Dec. 16, 2023

Former NABU  employees tell stories about this ingenious Canadian made computer from the 80’s.

Streaming Saturday, December 16 at 6:30PM EST on VCF’s YouTube channel. This will be a moderated discussion by Jeffrey Brace.

Discord discussion: #nabu (
Forum Discussion

Confirmed speakers:

  • Leo Binkowski – NABU Developer
  • DJ Sures – Executive and son of the founder of NABU
  • John Shortt – Director of Content Development, formerly Games Development Manager, author of Flashcards and one of the major developers for Dig Dug, as well as Manager’s Baseball)
  • Donna Shortt – Education software Developer, responsible for Seasonal Gardening and NABU Basic
  • Tim Ranger, author of Laser Attack and Leo and he also made Q*Bert
  • Eric Mesdag, Engineering Developer, author of MACBETH and one of the main NABU Cable IOS developers
  • MK Marsden – NABU marketing
  • Ed Myers – NABU Educational Marketing
  • Bob McNally – former NABU sales and later Director of Operations of NABU
  • Warren Belkin, developer of the original NABU Main Menu, and my inspiration for buying a motorcycle
  • Bill Bourne – NABU Engineering. Was involved in so many details about the hardware
  • Mike Slinn – one of the two people that designed and built the NABU prototype boards that were used inside the NABU 1100 before they had a NABU PC
  • And more!

Livestream Nov. 11, 2023 – Liza Loop, Cynthia Solomon, Brian Silverman, Margaret Morabito

Educational technology in the 70’s and 80’s.

Streaming Saturday, November 11 at 6:30PM EST on VCF’s YouTube channel. This will be a moderated discussion by Jeffrey Brace who will ask them questions about how they used early computers to teach students. Questions will be taken from the public.

Discord discussion: ed-tech (

Introducing VCF SoCal!

Introducing VCF SoCal!

We’re pleased to announce the newest addition to the Vintage Computer Festival lineup – VCF SoCal in Orange, California on Presidents’ Day weekend, February 17-18, 2024.

Tickets will be on sale shortly, but hotel rooms are available to be booked now. Visit for more details.

The city of Orange is in the heart of Orange County, minutes from Disneyland, beaches and skiing – with easy access to John Wayne airport.

Reserve your spot at the retro-filled, inaugural weekend in SoCal!