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Exhibitor registration is open!  Sign up here to join us: VCF PNW 2019 Registration.  I’d like to close registration in late January so if you are thinking about it please say ‘Yes!’ now!

(Psst!  We are doing it again!)

VCF PNW 2019 is scheduled for Saturday March 23rd and Sunday March 24th, 2019. We will be at Living Computers: Museum+Labs in Seattle again.

Here is our tentative list of exhibits so far:

  • Rick Bensene, Notable and Unusual Early Electronic Calculators
  • Alan Perry, Attack of the SPARC Clones
  • Josh Dersch, 40 Years of the Three Rivers PERQ
  • Geoff Pool, From Minix to Linux – An Early History of the Origins of the Linux Kernel
  • Stephen M. Jones, SDF Public Access UNIX System (v2)
  • David Cooper, A VAX Cluster
  • John Ball, AppleTalk – Apple’s First Generation Network Protocol
  • Vincent Slyngstad, PDP-8 Repair and Reanimation
  • Rob Carnegie and friends, Chilliwack/Fraser Valley Retro-Computing Club
  • Patrick Finnegan, TeleVideo Computers
  • Foone Turing, Floppy and Optical disks
  • Madeline Autumn-Rose, CompuServe: Their PDP-10 Clones
  • Mark D. Overholser, Networking and Networked Games on 8 bit systems
  • Chris Henkel, Early PC based Engineering Workstations
  • Sergey Kiselev, Retro Brew Computing – Do-it-yourself 8-bit Single Board Computers
  • George Amores, Commodore 64 vs. Commodore Plus 4
  • Luther Johnson, MakerLisp Machine

And our speakers and topics:

  • Geoff Pool, Minux and Linux
  • John Durno, Software preservation
  • Steve Jamieson, British computing
  • Joe Decuir, TBD but it’ll be good no matter what
  • Lars Brinkhoff, ITS on the PDP-10

Does hanging out and talking shop with other vintage computer enthusiasts for a weekend sound awesome to you? If so, join us – it’s not difficult! We need exhibitors, speakers and volunteers to make this happen. Contact me directly if you have questions and I can explain how all of this works.

Need some motivation?

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

When: Saturday March 23rd and Sunday March 24th, 2019

Where: Living Computers: Museum+Labs, 2245 First Avenue South, Seattle, WA, 98134 (Map, Directions)

Hours: To Be Determined, but probably 10:00am to 5:00pm like last year

Exhibits: Exhibitor Registration is open! Please visit VCF PNW Registration for instructions and a link to the registration form.

Speakers: We are actively looking for speakers.  If you would like to give a presentation or know somebody who should please contact me ( Share your knowledge with a friendly crowd – it’s fun!

Consignment: Need to thin your collection a little bit?  Or are you looking to pick up something new and interesting? We will have a consignment room to help! The consignment room is open to everybody – please see the consignment page for more information.

Don’t forget: Living Computers: Museum+Labs is an incredible museum! Bring your camera, bring your children, and enjoy all that LC:ML and VCF have to offer.

Other Seattle attractions: Joining us from outside of the area?  Here are a few more things you might want to check out.

If you have questions, suggestions or comments please contact VCF PNW producer Michael Brutman (