Comdex (Was: WCCF (Was: VCF Midwest update?
cisin at xenosoft.com
Wed Aug 3 21:23:02 CDT 2005
On Wed, 3 Aug 2005, 'Computer Collector Newsletter' wrote:
> Conversely, I -- like many of you, probably -- was too young for the
> original WCCF but attended Comdex during the dot-com heyday. I went every
> year from 98-2003 (or maybe it was 2002, whichever was the final year).
> Along with CES in January, Comdex filled up every hotel room in Vegas, had
> mutliple hundreds (thousands?) of exhibitors, and probably neared 100,000
> attendees in its biggest years of the late 1990s/early 2000s. Working for
Comdex's peak size was in about 1989.
By 1994, it was starting to shrink, but they kept inflating the published
2003 was the end. I attended from 1983 - 2002, and exhibited 1986 - 1992
> PC Week/eWeek, I got to attend a few of the famous Spencer Katt parties.
> But in those last two or three years, we all joked that could gauge the
> show's success by the size of the cab lines, which went from intolerable to
> a breeze.
> Sorry for the OT, just reminiscing...
It's too bad that you missed the years with parties in the UNLV stadium
(Temptation, Mitch Rider, etc.)
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