The Sixth Annual Vintage Computer Festival will be held on Saturday, October 11th through Sunday, October 12th at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Some of the amazing events at VCF 6.0 include:
1. Operating Xerox Altos and “D*” machines and superstar Alto panel!
2. Retro-Code Videogame Programming Challenge (3 hrs to design a game!)
3. Over 15 Computer History Lectures!
4. Over 40 amazing computer history exhibits with running hardware!
5. Buy, Sell, Trade at the VCF Marketplace!
Doors open at 9:30am each day. Speakers begin at 10:00am and end at 2:00pm.
The Exhibit and Marketplace open at 2:00pm and end at 6:00pm.
Admission is $10 per person per day for full access to Speakers, the Exhibition and the Marketplace, or $5 per person per day for Exhibition and Marketplace access only. Kids 17 and under are admitted free of charge and parking is free.
For detailed information on the VCF program, please visit: http://www.vintage.org/2003/main/
CHM Book Sale
CHM is also hosting a computer history book sale on VCF opening day. Over 3,000 books from a major figure in the computer industry have been donated to CHM for fundraising in support of the Museum’s educational and preservation missions. The Museum is additionally adding about 350 books surplus to its requirements (mainly duplicates) to the event
If you’re a vintage computer bookworm, you won’t want to miss this sale!
Members of the Museum will be admitted at 13:30, 1/2 hour early. For more information about Membership levels and benefits, please visit our website at http://www.computerhistory.org/contribute/individual/ . You may also sign-up on site the day of the sale.
Please come visit us during this spectacular weekend devoted to computer history, become a member, and help support the Museum and its mission to preserve and present the artifacts and stories of the information age.
...and don't forget to reserve your spot at this year's Fellow Awards Ceremony, October 21.
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA, 94043