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VCF East 2020 Update – Postponed till October

What a difference 24 hours makes! Since last night’s announcement, we have now seen various state governments recommend cancelling all large gatherings in light of the “continued outbreak and to aggressively mitigate the spread of the virus.” in the words of the Governor of NJ. As such, VCF East 2020 …

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VCF West 2020

With due consideration for the current Corona virus situation, our hopes are that The Vintage Computer Festival West 2020 will take place, as usual, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA on August 1st and 2nd.   This year, …

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VCF PNW 2020 has been cancelled

The short story: VCF PNW 2020 has been cancelled The longer story: King County health officials are asking event organizers to consider postponing events where large groups of people will be present.  As a result, Living Computers:Museum+Labs has closed and will remain closed until further notice. I’d like to thank …

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VCF PNW 2020: Come Join us!

February 22, 2020 Vintage Computer Federation

Come join us March 21st and March 22nd in Seattle at VCF PNW 2020! Look forward to: 24 Exhibits featuring big-iron, classic 8 bitters, replicas, and even new machines! 6 Presentations including Bil Herd and Joe Decuir, IEEE Fellow! Take part in our very first Vintage Computer Typing Contest! …

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VCF East 2020

January 7, 2020 Vintage Computer Federation

VCF East 2020 is coming soon (Friday, Saturday, Sunday April 24-26, 2020) so start planning your exhibits now! The overall theme this year is The 6502 Processor in remembrance of Chuck Peddle and the 45th anniversary of its creation. In addition to 6502 themed exhibits, we need a wide array …

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VCF PNW 2020: Exhibitors needed

January 3, 2020 Vintage Computer Federation

What: Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest 2020When: Saturday March 21st and Sunday March 22ndWhere: Living Computers:Museum+Labs in Seattle, Washington. Web site: http://vcfed.org/vcf-pnw Why … So you can share your favorite old computers and projects in person with like-minded others for two full days at a great venue. This is one …

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MUSEUM CLOSED IN JANUARY DUE TO RENOVATIONS

January 2, 2020 Vintage Computer Federation

The Vintage Computer Federation Museum will be closed for the entire month of January due to renovations. We are excited about the improvements planned. We will update everyone when the renovations are completed. The repair workshop is still scheduled for January 25 & 26. …

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Remembering Chuck Peddle

December 22, 2019 Vintage Computer Federation

Chuck Peddle, a pioneer in the personal computing industry passed away on December 15th. Chuck was on the team at Motorola who worked on the 6800 microprocessor. Based on his experience and belief that a lower cost alternative was needed, Chuck and several engineers left Motorola to create the 6502 …

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VCF Europa – Switzerland 2019

November 24, 2019 Vintage Computer Federation

For those of you in northern Europe, remember that VCFe-CH is this next weekend! When: Saturday, November 30th and Sunday, December 1stWhere: The Rote Fabrik cultural center on the shores of Lake Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland For more detail see http://vcfe.ch/doku.php. The post VCF Europa – Switzerland 2019 appeared first …

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Help support VCFed the easy way!

November 16, 2019 Vintage Computer Federation

Are you going to do any shopping at Amazon.com? If so, then keep reading … Amazon has a program called Amazon Smile that allows you to specify a charity to receive a 0.5% cut of all of your eligible purchases. The program doesn’t affect the prices that you see on …