Fwd: [discuss] Vintage Computer Festival v9.1

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From: Aron Levy <aronp...@gmail.com>
To: dis...@artisansasylum.com
Subject: [discuss] Vintage Computer Festival v9.1
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2013 00:18:00 -0500

Too cool not to pass on.

I typed this with my thumbs. Please excuse my brevity.

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> From: Evan Koblentz <ev...@snarc.net>
> Date: November 6, 2013, 12:15:41 AM EST
> To: sigcis <mem...@sigcis.org>
> Subject: [SIGCIS-Members] VCF East 2014 speaker line-up -- Part 1
> Hello SIGCIS,
> The next edition of Vintage Computer Festival East is scheduled for April 4-6, 2014, once again at the all-volunteer, grassroots InfoAge Science Center, in Wall, New Jersey.
> This edition will be VCF East "9.1" because we canceled last year's planned 9.0 edition due to lingering impact of Hurricane Sandy. We thought about keeping the 9.0 label, or jumping to 10.0, but mostly we thought 9.1 is funny .... it's the 9.0 edition with bug fixes.
> So far, the confirmed speakers include:
> - Paul Lasewicz (IBM's corporate archivist)
> - Maris Graube (founder of IEEE 802 LAN/MAN committee)
> - Dave Haynie (Commodore Amiga executive)
> - Bill Cheswick (Bell Labs firewall pioneer)
> There will be much more! We're working on a Scelbi activity, a couple of film screenings, a fun AT&T presentation, a really awesome technical workshop, and one more keynote speaker who is MIND-BLOWINGLY FAMOUS. (Sorry, I can't reveal the name yet...)
> There will also be our hands-on exhibit hall, consignment sale, book sale, museum tours, food, and prizes.
> Also new this time, all day on Friday April 4, is VCF East University. That's a separate admission event with eight technical classes in hardware/software tracks.
> We just started posting details; most of the speakers (and schedules) are not yet decided. We expect a couple of dozen exhibitors to start registering around the new year.
> Our web site is http://www.vintage.org/2014/east and we're social at http://www.facebook.com/vcfeast.
> This is a hobbyist celebration of computer history, not a professional conference, so anyone in a tie is considered suspicious. However, if SIGCIS members attend, we won't tell anyone what you do for work. :)
> Local endorsements: SIGCIS's Peter Meyer attended VCF East 8.0 and so enjoyed himself that he joined us afterward for drinks. CHM's Al Kossow and Dag Spicer have also both joyfully attended several VCF events.
> So: be like Indiana Jones! Exit the library, enter the hands-on laboratory that is the Vintage Computer Festival East. You won't die but you probably will have an exciting adventure.
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