The next Federation event, VCF Pacific Northwest 2019, is in March 2019. But there are lots of non-Federation events happening between now and then! Our good friends at Vintage Computer Festival Midwest are having their 13th show September 15-16 outside Chicago. The HP Handheld Conference is September 29-30 in San Jose. Wild Hare Computer Systems’ Data General event, Nova is 50, is October 22-24 in Denver. Tandy Assembly is November 10-11 in Springfield, Ohio. You should go to all of them!
Update, September 14: We just learned about another event, Warpstock 2018, happening today through Monday (Sep. 17) in Calgary. Go there to celebrate OS/2!
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 https://vcfed.org/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-pacific-northwest/ for more details or send me an email.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered, exhibited, presented, and attended Vintage Computer Festival West XIII. Send us your photos! We’re posting in the VCF archive. Ping us: firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s here! Vintage Computer Festival West XIII is this weekend (Aug. 4-5) at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The hours are Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 9am-5:30pm. You’ll find dozens of hands-on exhibits of historic hardware and software, an awesome lecture schedule, our famous consignment booth, and much more. The social media hashtag is #vcfwest — don’t miss the show! Special thanks to our supporters at Hackaday and the Association for Computing Machinery.