Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest

Psst! We are going to do it again!

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

Do you have ideas on how to make the event better for next year? If so, let me know. We are making a few small changes already based on our first experience.

We need volunteers to help make this happen! It is not difficult work and most of the work happens during the event so the time commitment is not large. If you want to know what is involved please contact me.

Michael Brutman

Seattle Skyline

We have scenery. We have every variety of rain possible. We have a volcano. We have coffee. And we are a major tech hub. But so far we have not had a Vintage Computer Festival show … until now!

Download & share the event flyer!

When: Saturday February 10th and Sunday February 11th, 2018

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

Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm (both days)

Exhibits: We have 20 hands-on exhibits that will be presented all weekend. Exhibits range from early graphical workstations to modern enhancements for old systems.  A wide range of machines from many manufacturers will be present.

Speakers: VCF PNW will feature six speakers and a panel discussion. Topics range from the early days of hobbyist computing to a live demonstration of LCM+L time-sharing systems.  See our list of speakers and events for details.

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.

Interested in a tour of the Connections Museum?  They graciously added two extra tours outside of their normal schedule to accommodate our exhibitors and visitors.  The dates and times for the extra tours are:

  • Friday, February 9th and 12 pm (noon)
  • Monday, February 12th at 10 am.

Visit our supporters: Hackaday, Association for Computing Machinery, IEEE History Center.

If you have questions, suggestions or comments please contact VCF PNW producer Michael Brutman ( or Vintage Computer Federation director Evan Koblentz (