Retro Computer Festival 2017 - 16th & 17th September 2017

Retro Computer Festival 2017 - 16th & 17th September 2017
Item Qty To Buy Price
Adult (Saturday) £8.00
Child (Saturday) £6.00
Concession (Saturday) £7.00
Family (Saturday) £24.00
Adult (Sunday) £8.00
Child (Sunday) £6.00
Concession (Sunday) £7.00
Family (Sunday) £24.00
 

Description :

An entire weekend dedicated to the Retro Computing Community. The Centre for Computing History will be opening it's doors on the 16th & 17th September 2017 and welcoming enthusiasts to exhibit their personal collections, retro computing mods and hacks.

The event is still very much in the ideas and planning stage, but if you would like to be involved as an exhibitor please do contact admin@computinghistory.org.uk.

The event will be free to exhibitors and entry for visitors is just standard museum entry. 

Exhibitors can exhibit for 1 day or both. If required exhibitors can set-up on the Friday evening too.

 

Saturday Exhibitors

Retro Computer Museum
The awesome team from RCM in Leicester will be here displaying some of their favourite and rarest machines.

MegaProcessor
James Newman will be here to demonstrate and discuss the amazing MegaProcessor - his scaled up computer that uses over 42,000 discrete transistors and 10,000 LEDs to demonstrate just how a micro-processor works. It's incredible!

Tom Williamson & Anna Fellows
Will have some of their updated BBC Micros that tour schools and colleges in the Midlands. Demoing new 8-bit games and software and add-on hardware such as Raspberry Pi co-processors and flash card based storage systems for the trusty beeb.

Steve Perry
Steve will be bringing a couple of highlights from his awesome collection of game consoles from around the world. This will be a rare opportunity to have a go with the Sharp X68000, Commodore Max, Spectravideo SVI 328, Tec-Toy Zeebo, Thomson TO8, Microbee Premium, Zemmix Neo and Tomy Pyuuta. Steve's display will be different on each day.

Jupiter Ace Ltd
Will be showing the past and future of the Jupiter Ace!


Saturday Evening
After an exciting first day, Saturday evening will be a casual 'party' involving the good company of exhibitors, chat, the occassional beer, copius amounts of pizza, some music, soldering irons and machine code. We'll have a local bar on-site and we'll be ordering in take-aways but we'll all have to chip in to cover the costs!

 

Sunday Exhibitors

Retro Computer Museum
The awesome team from RCM in Leicester will be here displaying some of their favourite and rarest machines.

MegaProcessor
James Newman will be here to demonstrate and discuss the amazing MegaProcessor - his scaled up computer that uses over 42,000 discrete transistors and 10,000 LEDs to demonstrate just how a micro-processor works. It's incredible!

Tom Williamson & Anna Fellows
Will have some of their updated BBC Micros that tour schools and colleges in the Midlands. Demoing new 8-bit games and software and add-on hardware such as Raspberry Pi co-processors and flash card based storage systems for the trusty beeb.

Steve Perry
Steve will be bringing a couple of highlights from his awesome collection of game consoles from around the world. This will be a rare opportunity to have a go with the Sharp X68000, Commodore Max, Spectravideo SVI 328, Tec-Toy Zeebo, Thomson TO8, Microbee Premium, Zemmix Neo and Tomy Pyuuta. Steve's display will be different on each day.

Jupiter Ace Ltd
Will be showing the past and future of the Jupiter Ace!

 

As a fundraising event for the museum, all proceeds will be used to help us run our educational services and inspire another generation in to a career in computing. 

 

This event is part of our brand new summer festival, SUMR - The Summer of Computer Love. We're running over 30 special events during the 2017 summer holidays, and we'd love you see you there. Find out what its all about over at  www.sumr.co.uk

This event is part of SUMR 2017

 

 

Remember - All proceeds go to support our Computing Museum!

 
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