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

Adam Michlin amichlin at swerlin.com
Tue Feb 4 20:44:25 EST 2020


So our used-to-be-secret-but-now-not-so-much-anymore tentative plan is 
to divide up into three exhbits with the second and third ones done by 
other people.

1. IBM branded everything (me and Dean, mostly Dean)
2. Clones.. clones... and more clones. Big clones, small clones, red 
clones, blue clones, green clones.
3. Everything x86 PC compatible that doesn't (primarily) run x86 - 
hardware or software (maybe both!). With a possible competition for the 
most absurdly over the top gratious way of running x86 code (think 
hardware, running a virtual machine, running an emulator, running 
another emulator, running another emulator). The weirder every step in 
the process, the better!

With also the possibility of everyone's favorite "Weirdest Hardware to 
Run x86 Doom On" competition.

On 2/4/2020 10:26 AM, Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> I exhibited in 2012 a 30th anniversary exhibit @ vcf8...  I had some good
> hardware but the exhibit itself was bland, I was trying to create a big
> blue room but it did not work the way I had wished.
> http://vintagecomputer.net/vcf8/Degnan_exhibit_Kottke-pic1.jpg
> http://vintagecomputer.net/vcf8/
> Bill
> On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 9:48 AM Adam Michlin via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> For the record, I'll be switching to the IBM PC side for VCF East 2021
>> and working with Dean to create the IBM exhibit to end all exhbits (IBM
>> PC 40 years!!) so we can both laugh at the mere Apple IIs *and* C64s.
>> Yeah, I know. I am a mercenary with no loyalties! I'm OK with that!
>> On 2/4/2020 7:53 AM, Chris Fala via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>> That's right, Jeff! SID rules! I'll teach BASIC and anything else we need
>>> for the Commodore classes. Can't wait for 2021! I guess I'll suffer
>> through
>>> this year and tolerate the rotten Apples. (I am actually looking forward
>> to
>>> the classes this year!)
>>> Doug?
>>> Todd?
>>> On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 7:48 AM Jeff Salzman via vcf-midatlantic <
>>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>>>> Mark me down as a teacher for the C64 classes in 2021. It'll give me a
>>>> break from having to work up a new idea for my annual exhibit for that
>>>> year.
>>>> The nice thing about having 9-12 C64s in the same room is having all
>> that
>>>> wonderful multi-voice, wave-shaped SID music filling the air!
>>>> Do you hear me BEEP-BOOP-BIP? ;)
>>>> On Mon, Feb 3, 2020 at 10:04 PM Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic <
>>>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>>>>> Don't worry. Everyone knows that it's impossible to get that many C64s
>>>>> operational at once  :-)
>>>>> On Mon, 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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