[vcf-midatlantic] Help! We need a VCF East keynote speaker

Chris Fala chrisjpf33 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 18 23:49:03 EST 2018

I just want to say that I don't think we should consider anyone as too big of a celebrity. If we could get so lucky, someone famous would give the event a huge boost. Nothing wrong with aiming high. I would love to see a VCF East with over 1,000 visitors!

On Feb 18, 2018, at 10:39 PM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

The problem is that many of them are dead.
I was thinking about anyone related to the creation of the integrated
Or anyone that worked for Texas Instruments. We have had Apple, Commodore
guys. I don't recall any TI guys, anyone from TRS? Atari? The problem is
that the *big* names are far or too much of a celebrity for such a event as
For next year is there anyone that was at the founding of ARPANET?
How about Greg Whitten? He made GW-BASIC ;)

Do you have a list of speakers from the past, so that we don't suggest
someone who has already spoken?

On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 9:49 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

>>> How about John Dilks
> Funny timing. I'm seeing him this Wednesday.
> Sorry to shoot down most of the ideas presented so far. Really looking for
> someone new and exciting.
>> On Feb 18, 2018 9:43 PM, "Jeff Galinat" <jgalinat at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> How about John Dilks? For those not familiar, John organized PC76 in
>> Atlantic City,  which most people consider the 1st computer show in the
>> country along with the Philadelphia shows in the years following.  I know
>> he was a panelist at VCF-E a number of years ago but as a panel member he
>> had a small amount of time to convey his experiences with other pioneers
> in
>> organizing the shows.  Last time I had contact with John about 3 or 4
> years
>> ago, he was still in NJ.
>> Regards,
>> Jeff

More information about the vcf-midatlantic mailing list