The 2015 Vintage Computer Festival Southeast (VCFSE)
Event on 2015-05-02 00:00:00
The 2015 Vintage Computer Festival Southeast (VCFSE) will take place Saturday & Sunday May 2 & 3 at the Kings Market Shopping Center, 1425 Market Blvd, Suite 200, Roswell, GA 30076.
We will have over 35,000 sq.ft. of displays, exhibits and interactive entertainment at this Festival hosted in what was previously a Comp-USA Super Store. Exhibitors will be attending from all over the region and country. Many of the computers and devices on display can be operated by attendees, but a few rare computer exhibits will not be accessible for public interactivity. However, in all cases, exhibitors are often available for live demonstrations of all working devices.
At this years exhibit we will be celebrating the PDP-8, which turns 50 years old this year, the Altair 8800 which turns 40 this year and the Amiga 1000 which turns 30. Some examples of these machines will be on display.
While at the VCFSE, introduce your family and friends to electronics with fun and games, some that you can assemble. Try a VCFSE do-it-yourself kit, the perfect introduction to electronics. Assistance in assembling is supplied onsite (as needed), and the activity is always popular with kids of all ages! A vintage game station will be available for children and adults to play classic games on classic computer and game console systems. And, there’s more. Even a classic video game wall!
In addition to the VCFSE, be sure to explore the concurrent Computer Museum of America (CMOA) Apple Pop-Up exhibit, a large, one-of-a-kind display of extremely rare Apple computers amid a dynamic presentation 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. See a rare and exclusive collection of Apple personal computers and consumer electronic products, from the original Apple 1 era to the present.
You can also see the CMOA companion exhibit, ”LINK: Personal Computing from Switches to Pockets,” which shows you the “links” from the past to the present via displays of iconic computer brands including original computers like the IBM PC, as well as some very rare and unique machines like the Kenbak-1 “Link” is a diverse, fun and inspiring exhibit that allows visitors to explore and dive deeper into the art and technology of personal computing.
The VCFSE is hosted and produced by the Atlanta Historical Computing Society (AHCS) and the Computer Museum of America. VCFSE is the premier vintage computer festival in the southeast and part of the VCF family of vintage computer festivals, which include VCF East in New Jersey, VCF Midwest in Chicago and VCF UK in England.The VCF mission is to educate, promote and demonstrate the evolutionary significance of vintage computers, software and gaming to today’s new generation of innovators by offering attendees a chance to experience the technologies, people and remarkable stories that embody the history of the computer revolution.
One-day adult tickets to the VCFSE are , with a two-day pass costing only . Children ages 17 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
For hours, and other details, please visti http://vcfse.org or http://vintage.org/2015/southeast
Contact: Earl Baugh, Secretary AHCS: firstname.lastname@example.org
at Computer Museums of America Temporary Home — Kings Market Shopping Center
1425 Market Blvd, Suite 200
Roswell, United States