[vcf-midatlantic] How was TCF2016 besides the booth?

Christian Liendo cliendo at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 11:05:12 EDT 2016

> The flea market was pitiful.  Maybe ten vendors, absolutely nothing of interest,

that sucks.

> I've been going to TCF for most of it's existence, always for the flea market.

I agree with you 100%

> With that said, the advertising (or lack thereof) is also pitiful

I have to agree.. I didn't even know it was this past weekend.

> I used to look forward to it mostly for the flea market.
> After the rise of eBay and when the market for more interesting items
> (non-generic PC stuff) petered out, it suddenly lost its value.
> It used to be pretty amazing, but I suppose it
> was last pretty amazing for me back in the 90s.

So long story short on that was that TCF pretty much alienated the
"average joe" person selling so that they could cater to the beige box
This was when they allowed someone else to run the show, Ken Gordan.
That person ran it into the ground and they never recovered.
This is not to say they tried, but I always got the impression that
they cared little for the flea market.

Also the NJACC seemed to want to focus more on sessions and presentations.
And while I agree there is a lot of value to that, I believe they
neglected the flea market.
Now I just go to HAM fests. Ham fests are really a lot of fun.

> Kind of sad for such an historically significant event.

Well here is a You Tube slideshow  for everyone to look back upon


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