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1980s_john
May 19th, 2012, 02:42 AM
Announced here:

http://www.vcf-gb.org.uk/

No date yet, hope its as good as VCF-GB 2010!

Regards,
John

SammyG
May 21st, 2012, 12:45 PM
Announced here:

http://www.vcf-gb.org.uk/

No date yet, hope its as good as VCF-GB 2010!

Regards,
John

Interesting one this. It would appear that the person who organised VCF-GB 2010 has left.

Most of the original team who organised the 2010 event seem to be working on another project:

www.vintagecomputerfestival.org.uk

That one was announced first, and both within weeks of each other. Seems like Bletchley Park are retaliating.

1980s_john
May 21st, 2012, 03:28 PM
Lets hope they can kiss and make up, or is this handbags at twenty paces??? I guess two events has to be better than none though :-)

BTW I see www.vintagecomputerfestival.org.uk refer to VCF GB 2.0. I think the reference to VCF @ www.vintage.org looks a little cheeky, as I understand the later never actually endorsed the past UK event. Who were the team behind VCF-GB 2010, they did a great job in organising the last one, I'm sure there were some bumps in the road then, like a lot of things people can get very worked up and sides can be taken.

Where did you hear about this from please, I read about VCF-GB 2013 on the CCS news page: http://www.computerconservationsociety.org/news.htm

Regards,
John
PS I am a member of the CCS, their events are free and open to all interested in computer history - which I guess is most people who read the VCforums.

SammyG
May 22nd, 2012, 01:12 AM
Lets hope they can kiss and make up, or is this handbags at twenty paces??? I guess two events has to be better than none though :-)

BTW I see www.vintagecomputerfestival.org.uk refer to VCF GB 2.0. I think the reference to VCF @ www.vintage.org looks a little cheeky, as I understand the later never actually endorsed the past UK event. Who were the team behind VCF-GB 2010, they did a great job in organising the last one, I'm sure there were some bumps in the road then, like a lot of things people can get very worked up and sides can be taken.

Where did you hear about this from please, I read about VCF-GB 2013 on the CCS news page: http://www.computerconservationsociety.org/news.htm

Regards,
John
PS I am a member of the CCS, their events are free and open to all interested in computer history - which I guess is most people who read the VCforums.

I heard about it through word of mouth. I think the last GB event was endorsed but little or no input was made by the VCF guys in the US. As I understand, VCF-GB 2010 was put together by Simon Hewitt who also organised the BBC Micro 30th anniversary event earlier this year.

If there are two events, I hope that doesn't mean that both have half as much going on. There is an e-mail address on www.vintagecomputerfestival.org.uk though, so it might be worth making an enquiry.