Retro Computer Festival 2018 - 15th & 16th September

Retro Computer Festival 2018 - 15th & 16th September
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 :

Following the success of last years event, we'll be dedicating another entire weekend to the Retro Computing Community. The Centre for Computing History will be opening it's doors on the 15th & 16th September 2018 and welcoming enthusiasts to exhibit their personal collections, retro computing mods and hacks.

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.


Call for exhibitors ...

Would you like to come and show off for the weekend? Please do get in touch!

Confirmed Exhibitors:

Retro Computer Museum
Andy Spencer and the team from Retro Computer Museum will be joining us for the whole weekend. They're bringing some exciting kit that will definitely be worth seeing!
[Saturday & Sunday]

Binary Dinosaurs
Adrian Graham will be showing that real enthusiasts build their own cases with his collection of British single board computers. Expect Nascoms, UK101s and lots of amateur carpentry. Plus he'll have a selection of oddities and curiosities from his extensive collection.
[Saturday & Sunday]

David Williams
David has very kindly built a replica Apple 1 computer and donated it to the museum. He'll be demonstrating this beautiful creation and possibly some other exciting projects too!
[Saturday & Sunday]

Andy Taylor
Andy is well known in the retro computing community and will be bringing along a selection of his more unusual machines and his current construction project ...
[Saturday & Sunday]

Here be Dragons!
Tony Jewell with be showing that there's life in the old underdog yet. His expanded Dragon systems will show off both modern and period upgrades - from VGA support to running multi-user Unix! There'll also be a collection of unusual 6809 systems and a few other curiosities.
[Saturday & Sunday]

Vintage Computer Club
Sean Billings of the Vintage Computer Club will be bringing along a collection of computers from the 80's and 90's and helping anyone that would like to try to learn about programming on them. The Club's mission is about bringing together a community of people who enjoy our computer technology past, it is about educating, but more than that it is about fun.
[Saturday & Sunday]

ARITH-MATIC is a British computational hardware project and micro startup. They craft a range of DIY hardware kits which beautifully dissect the complex mechanisms of computation, and will be exclusively showcasing their latest products.
[Saturday & Sunday]

Newbrains, Newbrains, Newbrains!
We at the Centre think it's time this spiritual ancestor of the Sinclair ZX81 and Spectrum got some love. With help from Adrian Graham and Tony Jewell, we'll be showing off highlights from our collection and their collections too - this will probably be the largest and most complete collection of Newbrains, prototypes and peripherals ever exhibited!
[Saturday & Sunday]

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.


Some of the exhibits from 2017 ...

Remember - All proceeds go to support our Computing Museum!


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