[vcf-midatlantic] Festivus potential first timer

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Mon Nov 18 12:59:38 EST 2019

On Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 11:40 AM Ethan O'Toole via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Hello all,
>    I'm thinking about coming to my first Festivus. I don't really know
> much
> about it or the processes around it.

You need to sign up and pay and let me know what you are going to bring. It
is fun! Food, beer, vintage computer nerds, vintage video games. It is very
Festive. VCF East and Festivus are the two biggest events for our group.

>    Would driving in on Saturday morning and leving mid-day Sunday provide
> me a good Festivus experience?


When do people usually arrive to start the
> Festivus?

Usually people start to arrive around noon and it increases steadily
towards late afternoon. Saturday night from around 5PM onwards to 1AM is
the prime time. Sunday is a bit slower.

>    Is it a workshop type of thing? Or more social? (I have never been to a

Social. Some trade and sell, but it is primarily social.

> workshop in NJ, just one at System Source.) I do have an IMSAI 8080 that
> troubles me.
>    I saw the food sign up sheet, and saw there is the local accomodations
> overnight. How late to people usually stay up?

1, 2,  3 AM. Some later. Accomdations are basic and in the Sandy dorm which
is next to the cafeteria and main festive area.

>    Thanks!
>            - Ethan O'Toole
> --
Jeff Brace
Vice President
Vintage Computer Federation

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