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EvanK
February 5th, 2006, 08:05 PM
Here's an update...

- We have 10 exhibitors already signed up. Visit the VCF web site at http://www.vintage.org/2006/east/exhibit.php to sign up now. We're close to finalizing the prices; it will probably be $25 to exhibit (as a non-profit group we REALLY need the funds.)
- We arranged for discounted rooms (Fri., May 12 - Sun., May 14) at the nearby Holiday Inn (where these is good food and broadband) -- call (732) 544-9300 and tell them it's for the Vintage Computer Festival.
- In addition to the antique computers, there will be a special area with small exhibits from the other groups headquarted at our venue (the InfoAge Learning Center) which includes historic collections of military vehicles, diving gear, radio, and more.
- Although this VCF is only one day (Sat., May 13), there will still be a post-VCF event for exhibitors and VIPs that evening.
- We haven't yet started signing up speakers, but that will begin soon.
Meanwhile we are trying to get some celebrity speakers (relatively
speaking!) with an emphasis on computing history local to the east coast.
Let your imagination run wild. :)

CaptainCommodore
March 6th, 2006, 06:46 PM
Am I the only one totally stoked for this?

Erik
March 6th, 2006, 06:59 PM
Am I the only one totally stoked for this?

I'm stoked for this! I just wish I could go! :(

EvanK
March 7th, 2006, 05:00 PM
Hello Captain -- glad to hear of your excitement! Where are you coming from? (We have club members located from New Hampshire to Pittsburgh to the Carolinas.)

We're currently up to 13 exhibitors, with a couple more in the pipeline. We also now have four keynote speakers lined up. Check out all the details on the vintage.org side.

- Evan

CaptainCommodore
March 7th, 2006, 06:24 PM
I'm local- Monmouth County NJ. I'm telling all my friends in NAVA (North Atlantic Videogame Afficianados) about it. So far I've gotten a couple more local fellas to go. I'm the big computer collector outta all of them though, so you know how it is.

carlsson
March 8th, 2006, 02:10 PM
If you were the North Atlantic Retro Videogame Afficianados, you could abbreviate it NARVA. :-) Narva is a place in Estonia where one of the greatest Swedish victories once took place in a war vs Russia, in November 1700. Sweden had 10,200 soldiers and lost about 2,000 of those, Russia had about 37,000 and lost somewhere around 12,000-18,000.