VCFSE 2.0

VCFSE 2.0 logoThe Atlanta Historical Computing Society and the Computer Museum of America are pleased to announce the second annual Vintage Computer Festival Southeast will take place May 3-4, 2014.

The venue will be the same CompUSA store building in Roswell, GA as last year, but this year’s exhibit space will be greatly enlarged, occupying the store’s entire retail space. About 2/3 of the space will be occupied by a museum display of personal computing artifacts from the Kenbak 1 forward. The remaining 1/3 of the retail space will contain hobbyist vintage computing exhibits. For those who missed last year or who would like to see it again, the Apple Pop-Up Museum from last year’s festival will again be available.

The popular retro-gaming area and introduction to soldering activity will be available again. This year, we are also working to bring in a number of vendors, assemble a stellar slate of speakers, and offer workshop experiences. Of course, the kids’ scavenger hunt will be back this year too.

Please visit the VCFSE 2.0 section of vintage.org website for full details on the event!

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Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 1.0 – 2013

When:  

  • Saturday, 4/20 from 9:30 am – 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, 4/21 from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Where:  Kings Market Shopping Center, Roswell, GA (in the former CompUSA), 1425 Market Blvd. #200, Roswell, GA 30076 (Need Directions?)

Admission:  One day adult tickets to the VCFSE are $10, with a two day pass for $15. Children ages 17 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parking is free.

Contact: David Greelish, Director, Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 1.0
david@classiccomputing.com | about.me/davidgreelish

The VCFSE is presented by the Computer Museum of America and the Atlanta Historical Computing Society. This is a consolidated show, with the exhibit hall and marketplace running all day – plus retro gaming stations! There will also be speakersexhibits and more.

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Session Summary

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Session Time
Saturday’s welcome from the creator of the Apple Pop-Up Museum. 10:00 AM
Saturday’s Introduction to Soldering With Small Kits 10:30 AM
BYTE magazine’s first editor reflects back. 12:30 PM
Carl Helmers is joined by Robert Tinney for some memories. 1:15 PM
Creating the Shrine Of Apple web site. 2:30 PM
Steve Jobs and Walt Disney were more alike than you think. 3:30 PM
A talk on the Apple 1 & SCELBI 4:30 PM

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Session Time
Sunday’s welcome from the creator of the Apple Pop-Up Museum. 10:00 AM
Sunday’s Introduction to Soldering With Small Kits 10:30 AM
The original art of the covers of BYTEmagazine. 1:00 PM
A talk by the author of the new book Terrible Nerd. 2:30 PM

Visit our sponsor, VintageTech for more information.

Vintage Computer Festival Southeast – a public celebration of computer history and nostalgia – will be held on Saturday & Sunday, April 20 & 21. Our mission remains the same as that very first event:

The main mission of the Vintage Computer Festival is to promote the preservation of “obsolete” computers by offering attendees a chance to experience the technologies, people and stories that embody the remarkable tale of the computer revolution.

We will educate and entertain!

The VCFSE is hosted and produced by the Computer Museum of America and the Atlanta Historical Computing Society, and sponsored online by VintageTech.

The Apple Pop-Up Museum

A large premier exhibit will welcome each attendee as they enter the Festival – The Apple Pop-Up Museum – which tells the story of how a small start-up company, founded in a garage by two young friends, became the leading consumer electronics and personal computer company in the world. The exhibit displays an exclusive collection of game-changing Apple personal computers and consumer electronic products while presenting the history of the company since its founding in 1976 to the present. An Apple I, the first disk ][ and controller card prototypes, original apple ][, original Lisa and even a Xerox Alto are among the rare artifacts to be displayed, and much, much more. Within the 6,000 square feet of display space that this premier exhibit occupies will be the following rooms: Pre-Apple RoomApple I Roomapple ][ RoomTurmoil Years RoomNo Founders Left RoomJobs’ Come Back RoomIve’s Colors RoomiPod/iPhone/iPad RoomThe Timeline Lounge and Apple’s Present to the Future Room.

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