VCFMW 11 Updates and Special Guest

Jörg Hoppe j_hoppe at
Tue Aug 9 14:56:12 CDT 2016


Update to the exhibition "Jack Rubin/Joerg Hoppe/Mark Matlock - Digital 
PDP-8 minicomputers and a preview of the PiDP-11 "
I'm also showing an original PDP-15 panel with SimH simulation behind.

best regards,

Am 08.08.2016 um 23:49 schrieb Jason T:
> Hello retro fans - we are approaching the one month point before the
> Eleventh Vintage Computer Festival Midwest and plans are quickly
> coming together.  Here are a few announcements and updates to bring
> you up to speed:
> - We're happy to announce our very special guest speaker, former
> Commodore engineer, Bil Herd!  Bil will deliver an entertaining
> 90-minute talk and Q&A on his time at Commodore and his many
> post-Commodore adventures in engineering that continue today.
> - We are going to be packed FULL!  And that means full of great
> exhibits, including the ones listed here:
> The main hall's tables are all accounted for but there will be some
> unassigned space in one of the side rooms for late-comers and
> impromptu displays.
> - VCFMW Auction - an experiment last year, now a feature!  Quality
> entertainment and a fundraiser for the show, 4pm Saturday will see
> another auction of donated items at low starting bids.  If you have
> items you wish to donate for auction, please get in touch with show
> organizers Friday night or early Saturday.  Auctions items need not be
> classic computing related.  No registration is required for the
> auction.
> - The Free Pile tradition continues!  One corner of the "Grove" side
> room ( will be dedicated to
> the infamous Free Pile - leave your junk there but be prepared to take
> it home if it's still there Sunday afternoon!  No printers, please!
> - Hotel rooms are still available at the $84/night convention rate;
> please follow the link at or use the code "VCF" when
> calling the hotel; if you are unable to obtain the con rate, please
> let me know as I may have to ask the hotel to expand the reservation
> block.
> - We remind you that VCF Midwest is a community-funded show; we
> receive no funding from any other organization.  If you appreciate
> what we do and you are able, please visit the donation links on our
> site at
> Please feel free to help us get the word out and re-post this message
> in your favorite vintage-related forum.  Thank you for your interest
> and support and we'll see you in September!
> -j

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