Retro Computer Festival - Japan! 25th to 26th May 2019
A Celebration of Japanese Technology, Creativity and Innovation
We're going to hold a special Retro Festival weekend as part of our 'Made in Japan' event. We'll be showing a wide range of Japanese computers, console and handhelds from our archive - many of which were never sold in this country - from manufacturers such as Fujitsu, Bandai, Sharp, Sony, Sega and NEC.
We're also inviting Japanese computer and games enthusiasts and collectors to come show off their systems and software and to be on hand to tell you more about these rare and unusual machines.
Just two weeks to go to the Retro Festival Japan, and our collectors are getting their exhibits together! Keep checking back to see what they're bringing.
Asobi.tech has pretty much every Japanese console ever released and will be bringing a selection of the rarer and more unusual machines to show us - including the Sega Dreamcast Divers 2000 CX-1 TV, and the Sharp Nintendo Super Famicom SF1 TV.
Adrian Graham will be raiding his extensive collection to bring us a range of Japanese micros, from Sharp, Epson, Yamaha and many others.
Author of 'Gaming in the Obscure', Johnny runs the 'Re-enthused' Youtube channel and has an extensive collection of Japanese computers, including a super rare Bandai RX-78, a Fujitsu FM-7 and a NEC PC-8201
Katrina is our graphic designer here at the Museum, and is a complete Japanophile. She'll be bringing her collection of LCD handhelds and wacky peripherals.
When he's not looking after the collection here at the museum, Adrian's busy polishing his own collection of PC Engines and other Japanese consoles. He'll be bringing a PC Engine LT attached to a briefcase system, NEO GEO AES, Nintendo Handhelds, Wonderswan and his Virtual Boys.
The Dragon 32 might not come from Japan, but plenty of other machines in Tony's collection do. Expect a Tomy Pyuta, a Fujitsu FM-7 and lots of Sharps.
Vintage Computer Club
Sean Billings of the Vintage Computer Club will be bringing along a collection of Japanese 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.
Andrew will be bringing a number of both rare and popular Japanese consoles including Famicoms, Saturns, NeoGeos and Virtual Boys.
Call for exhibitors ...
Would you like to come and show off your Japanese computers or consoles? Please do get in touch!
Remember - All proceeds go to support our Computing Museum!