[vcf-midatlantic] Announcing the AppleII Classroom *ALL THREE DAYS* at VCF East 2020

Ben Greenfield ben at cogs.com
Tue Feb 4 08:04:00 EST 2020

Hello Adam,

I was planning on going to VCF 2020 but this is intriguing to me for a coupe of reasons.
I have a pretty thorough collection of Apple II era museum interactive exhibits.
I have tons of floppies, beagle bros documents, laser discs serial controllers, touch screens.

I can’t commit to getting it there but if you are interested in having station wagon packed full of these items I can start to try to figure out how to get it there.

This seems like a once in a generation opportunity to have some serious Apple II people figure out this stuff.

If this is overwhelming, don’t worry  I wil to sort through this stuff in the next 24 months and I will let you know when it is all spread out to look at.

Talk soon,


> On Feb 3, 2020, at 9:36 PM, Adam Michlin via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> It is official! I can announce that we are going to have an Apple II classroom lab (9-12 Apple IIes) running classes *all three days* at VCF East 2020. Emphasis because this is the first time we are having classes on the Saturday and Sunday. This is something I have been dreaming of for years and working on with Tony Bogan since VCF East 2019.
> <http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-east/vcf-east-apple-8bit-classroom/?fbclid=IwAR1V3SWCuyNQcvqr88FYbXJKD40uAnmNfOGNxWqlGqWeyDWMDsKNwi_JAkY>
> Teachers will be: Stephen Edwards, Mouse Kelly, Dean Notarnicola, Javier Rivera, Tony Bogan and a lowly high school teacher who likes to teach students 6502 assembly which we wont name. ;)
> Retrobrite, Assembly, AppleBASIC, Joystick Repair, Modern Solutions for your II, the list goes on and on.
> Full class list at:
> http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-east/vcf-east-apple-8bit-classroom <http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-east/vcf-east-apple-8bit-classroom/?fbclid=IwAR1V3SWCuyNQcvqr88FYbXJKD40uAnmNfOGNxWqlGqWeyDWMDsKNwi_JAkY>
> Every day will also have an open lunch lab from 12:00-1:00 with Apple II games old and new. Maybe even brand new games if Michael Packard finishes his latest game in time.
> PS: The obvious question.. why Apple IIe? 1. It was my idea. 2. Tony is providing the IIes. More importantly, we expect to change platforms every year and hereby formally challenge the Commodore crew to start planning for the C64 classroom lab at VCF East 2021!
> PPS: Everyone should be proud of me for not making the obvious joke about the odds of getting 9-12 C64s up and running in the same room at the same time <duck and cover>

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