[vcf-midatlantic] Next Year's show - VCF East 2021

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Fri Oct 16 21:36:53 EDT 2020

On Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 5:15 PM Mike Loewen <mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us> wrote:
> > If anyone wants to pool ideas on covering different aspects of Text
> > Adventures (not perhaps as involved as UNIX Town, but at least
> > coordinating a bit), I'm up for that.
>     I can run Mystery Mansion on either an HP 1000 or HP 3000 system. Something
> very few of our visitors will have seen. The problem will be keeping Alex
> Bodnar off of it.  :-)

I was unfamiliar with it (since I have little experience with old HP
machines) but I did find a port of it to C.


I'll have to check it out.

I think having numerous platforms running Text Adventures is
fantastic.  In addition to the usual minicomputers and 80s micros that
can run Scott Adams' games and Infocom games, I can provide some
oddball, not-originally-covered machines, including the 1802, and
we'll see what else I can manage by Spring (I have two specific ones
in mind in progress I don't want to reveal until I'm a lot closer to
done, but suffice it to say, they are among my favorite types of
machines and are under-represented in the Text Adventure world).

With the semi-recent release of all the Infocom Source, there's a lot
of material available that was formerly closed.  It's one of the
reasons I'm having a hard time focusing on the Theme because there are
so many angles.  I'm a long-time fan of Scott Adams' work, and of
course, a mega Infocom fan.  And then there's all the rest of the


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