[vcf-midatlantic] Lemonade RE: Blantant Attack on Kennett Classic!

Bill Degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 23:33:46 EDT 2020

Yes - I have been contacted by a number of people who privately expressed
their opinions and encouragement.  In fact I am surprised how many.

So we move on.  We are working out a great hotel/food deal and we have a
large open venue across the street from our shop for the event that we used
to use with the Kennett Makerspace.  Kennett Square is a few miles from
Longwood Gardens, not to mention Kennett Square's multiple brew pubs,
restaurants, art galleries and shops within walking distance of the shop.
Kennett Square is in between Philadelphia and Baltimore off rte 1.  Just
down the road is Winterthur, Brandwine Battlefield and all of the
Revolutionary War stuff, Joe Biden's house is nearby, the University of
Delaware, etc.  You could actually bring your significant other to a place
like this as there is plenty to do.

Did you know that there is new computer museum about 20 miles away in
Parkesburg called the "Computer Church" opening in the fall of 2020 (
http://www.thecomputerchurch.org/)?  System Source's Computer Museum is
about an hour and a half south down rte 1.  And those on their way east
from the middle of the country through PA should stop by the Large Scale
System Museum and their beautiful exhibits there.  I agree that someone in
the hobby might really want to make a week of it, there are many
less-out-of-the-the-way alternatives for those to the south and west.

There are alternatives!


On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 9:43 PM Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

>   Altoona gets you within about an hour of LSSM..
>                  -Dave
> On March 13, 2020 9:37:05 PM Jim Scheef via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > Bill and all,
> > Jeff has verbalized what I was thinking. To help people make a vacation
> of the two events, we need a list of fun places to visit - places geeks
> like us would find interesting - to fill the intervening week. The first
> thing I found is the Marshall Steam Museum (10 minutes from Kennett
> Square). Altoona and Gallitzin may be too far.
> > Jim
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic-bounces at lists.vcfed.org> On
> Behalf Of Jeff Salzman via vcf-midatlantic
> > Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:12 PM
> > To: vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org>
> > Cc: jsalzman at gmail.com
> > Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Blantant Attack on Kennett Classic!
> >
> > Making lemonade out of lemons... wouldn't it be an incentive for those
> > regular visitors who travel long ways to to attend VCF East to also hang
> > around the area for less than an additional week to attend Kennett
> Classic?
> > Especially those who would would be flying in and might justify staying a
> > few extra days to do so. Why pay for two sets of round trip flights if
> they
> > wanted to go to Kennett Classic, too?
> >
> > Not trying to incite violence here. It's just a thought.
> >
> > On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 7:02 PM Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic <
> > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >
> >> We had no choice. September and November were out.  Considering the only
> >> two weekends at our disposal were the one we chose or the same one as
> your
> >> event, we jumped through hoops to avoid rescheduling on the same dates
> as
> >> your event. and considering the circumstances under which we had to do
> so
> >> we would hope you would understand.
> >>
> >>
> >> On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 6:49 PM Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
> >> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> > To schedule vcf east less than a week before our event is a blantant
> and
> >> > ignorant obnoxious affront to us!    We consulted with vcfed so as
> not to
> >> > infringe with the events and plans of the federation and this is what
> we
> >> > get in return.  How unprofessional.  I ask everyone to stand behind
> us to
> >> > protest this decision.  Please be human and decent, we did everything
> to
> >> > space our event.  We offered to volunteer at vcfed!  If you continue
> to
> >> > pursue this, the working relationship between our two groups will be
> >> > permanently damaged.
> >> >
> >> > Bill and Karen.
> >> >
> >>
> >
> --
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA

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