[vcf-midatlantic] VCF East 2020 Virtual Hybrid Show Annoucement

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Thu Aug 6 21:02:20 EDT 2020

I won't bury the lead. I'm sorry to report that due to the uncertainty of
current pandemic conditions and to promote safety of our attendees, VCF
East 2020 will not be a live show this year. I know that this will be a
great disappointment to many. I had hoped that after 4 months conditions
would have improved to the point that the show could be live.

The expected limitations of being able to have only 25% capacity indoors
makes the effort to organize a live show prohibitive. We considered the
time, effort, money and safety to make a live show.  But don't despair, we
have plans for a virtual hybrid show.

We can still make the show great despite being a virtual hybrid. VCF West,
K-Fest and HOPE have shown that a fun show can still be created.

What do I mean "virtual hybrid"? Our plan is to have a two day event where
there will be a mixture of pre-recorded videos as well as live
demonstrations of exhibits. Live attendance at InfoAge will be limited to
exhibitors and show administrators.

I see this event as an opportunity to show off exhibitors who normally
wouldn't be able to make the show due to distance or circumstances .

I will be sending out more details about our plans as we develop them.

In the meantime, I will be contacting exhibitors, class instructors and
speakers to start making videos to send to me.

I'm hoping to make this show most excellent!

Jeff Brace
Vice President & Board Member, VCF East Showrunner
Vintage Computer Federation
jeffrey at vcfed.org
cell: 732-759-1783

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