Record-Setting 23 Exhibitors Register For VCF East 7.0!
Like the headline says: there will be 23 exhibitors at the VCF East 7.0, which is the most ever for this regional edition of the global Vintage Computer Festival series. Our event will be so big this year that the exhibit hall will be split into two adjacent buildings! If you're on the fence about going, then trust me, this is the year. We've already heard from people attending via Denmark and Australia. So do not let a mere time zone or two deter your fun. :)
Eventually, in your vintage computing adventures, you'll need to use a teletype machine. MARCH VP Bill Degnan will explain the basics of evaluating, cleaning, repairing, and connecting them, based on the popular Teletype Corp. ASR/KSR-33 series. One lucky attendee with win a complete, serviceable '33 to take home! Other attendees will have an opportunity to buy an as-is '33 for a reduced price.
New to the VCF East this year is a build-your-own transistor logic circuit class, led by our in-house mad scientist Dan Roganti. Bring your own tools, make a cool circuit, and have fun!
This is your chance to hear folk musician Mike Agranoff perform his epic poem tribute to John Draper, as originally published in a 1987 issue of 2600 magazine.
Attend this panel discussion to hear the inside story about the New Jersey, New York City, and Philadelphia hobbyist computer scene of the mid-1970s to mid-1980s -- directly from the people who led the local revolution!
A first for the VCF: the history of Monroe Calculator Machine Co.'s Monrobot XI, as told by two men who worked there in the 1960s.
Here an amazing first-person account of using one of the world's earliest transistorized computers! TRADIC was made by Bell Labs, here in New Jersey, for the U.S. Air Force.
Michael Holley was in the middle of the microcomputer revolution in mid-1970s Silicon Valley. Now he's bringing his story to New Jersey.
What was it like making computers at this historic company in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s? Learn all about it from people who were there.
VCF Science & Technology Book Sale Returns!
We introduced a book sale at the VCF East 6.0, and it was a success, so we're repeating it for VCF East 7.0. The book sale will occur Saturday and Sunday while the exhibit hall is open. Grab some good reading for just $1 per pound!
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