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SATURDAY – April 13

Talks – Exhibits – Consignment – Glitch WorksComputer Classroom

TIME TOPIC Location 5
08:00 – 17:00 EXHIBITS OPEN
09:00 – 17:00 Atari Computer Classes at Location 3
10:00 – 18:00 VCF MUSEUM OPEN – Location 8
08:00 STAMP HUNT OPEN Win a computer! The Stamp Hunt is a challenge to find four Stamp Stations located somewhere around the 2024 Festival. The stations are not hidden – they are located in physically disparate locations on campus. Answer a question at each station, stamp your game card, drop it in the jar at Location before 4:30 pm today. Winner drawn at 5:00 pm. Use the map! Find the Stamps! Win the Computer!
09:00 – 09:50 Palm’s webOS, the mobile platform that almost was – Jon Wise
10:00 –  10:50 The U.S. Army’s role in harnessing the transistor – Fred Carl
11:00 – 11:50 Vacuum Tube PDP-8 – Mike Rieker
12:00 – 12:50  LUNCH BREAK
13:00 – 13:50  Commodore History – Al Charpentier, Dave McMurtrie
14:00 – 14:50  Home Computer Museum – Bart van den Akker
15:00 – 17:00 Speaker Roundtable Dr. Rebecca Mercuri, Joyce Weisbecker, Rebecca “Burger Becky” Heineman


16:00 Stamp Hunt CLOSES
17:00 (After the roundtable finishes) Stamp Hunt Winner Drawing The winning card will be drawn. You must be present in Location 5
09:00 – 17:00 Location 3

Glitch Works Kits (Right Door)

Glitch Works kit workshop features:

  • A new revision of the 8085 SBC, CP/M integrated on board. Can use USB for both console serial port and power.
  • DL-2416 bubble magnified ASCII segment display board for Glitchbus
  • HDSP-2000 dot matrix display board for R6501Q SBC
  • XT-IDEs.
  • All display boards can be purchased with the displays too.

Learn to Solder! with Neil Cherry (Right Door)

Beginners stop by to learn the basics of soldering.

Atari Classroom (Left Door)

Come visit our Atari Classroom. Learn the essentials of programming in BASIC and 6502 Assembly language on real Atari computer hardware. Every vintage computer hobbyist shouldn’t miss experiencing the appeal of programming with these original computers. Familiarize yourself with this historical computer with a hands-on coding experience. Learn the user-friendly BASIC language, or get deep into the hardware using low-level Assembly Language.

Daily schedules include periods of open computer time, during which you can explore programming, games, and applications that we have available.

(Class size is limited. Please come to the classroom at 8am each day to sign up for a spot in that day’s classroom schedule.)

09:00 – 13:00

Lunch break: 13:00-14:00

14:00 – 17:00



CONSIGNMENT is at Location 4 

The consignment area allows people to buy and sell vintage computer related items during our VCF shows.

Main Consignment Page

If interested in consignment, the send a message to

13:00 – 15:00 Univac 1219 Demo – Location 8
Updated March 25, 2024.