VCF SE 4.0 Announcement
earl at baugh.org
Sat Mar 5 14:49:10 CST 2016
Many of you may have heard about this already, but to make sure everyone
We are proud to announce the fourth annual Vintage Computer Festival
Southeast (VCFSE) in Roswell GA. The Festival, on April 2nd and 3rd,
features over 35,000 square feet of exhibits, museums, presentations, and
Exhibitors are available for live demonstrations and offer attendees the
unique opportunity to experience a true piece of technology history. New
this year, a live auction offers bidders a chance to start or expand their
personal collections. (Registration is still open, visit the link at the
bottom if you'd wish to exhibit -- vendors are also welcome)
The Festival offers very popular hands-on electronics projects for children
Gaming fans will enjoy a wide array of vintage video game consoles in a
retro gaming section, where visitors can play classic games. Gamers of all
ages are encouraged to test their vintage gamer skills on a huge classic
video game wall.
This year, the Festival celebrates the 40th anniversary of Apple computer.
Attendees will experience the complete history of Apple at the Computer
Museum of America’s Apple Pop-Up Museum, a large, one-of-a-kind display of
extremely rare computers. The museum features a dynamic presentation of
the small start-up, founded in a garage by two young friends in 1976, that
became the world's leading computer company.
Guest speakers include renowned industrial designers and engineers who have
played integral roles in computer history. Attendees will hear a first-hand
account from industrial designer Jerry Manock, who created designs for the
Apple II and III in the 70s and 80s. Vintage computer enthusiasts will
enjoy a presentation from acclaimed computer engineer Bil Herd, creator of
several noteworthy designs, including the Commodore 128.
Computer Museum of America’s companion exhibit, ”LINK: Personal Computing
from Switches to Pockets,” features the links from the past to the present
with displays of iconic computer brands including original computers like
the IBM PC, as well as some very rare and unique machines such as the
VCFSE is hosted and produced by the Atlanta Historical Computing Society
and the Computer Museum of America. VCFSE is the premier vintage computer
festival in the southeast and part of the VCF family of vintage computer
festivals, which include VCF East in New Jersey, VCF Midwest in Chicago and
VCF West in California.
The VCF mission is to educate, promote and demonstrate the evolutionary
significance of vintage computers, software and gaming to today’s new
generation of innovators by offering attendees a chance to experience the
technologies, people and remarkable stories that embody the history of the
VCFSE 4.0 will be held at Kings Market Shopping Center, 1425 Market Blvd,
Suite 200, Roswell, GA 30076, in what was previously a Comp-USA Super
Store. The Festival is open from 10 AM to 7 PM on Saturday and from 10 AM
to 5 PM on Sunday.
Adult admission is $10 per day or $15 for a two-day pass. Children ages 17
and younger are admitted free when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
For more details, please visit
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