[vcf-midatlantic] VCF East 2021 wrap-up
gregg.drwho8 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 13:19:19 UTC 2021
I agree. It was one of the best.
Gregg C Levine gregg.drwho8 at gmail.com
"This signature fought the Time Wars, time and again."
On Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 12:02 AM Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> It was easily the best VCF East for all the reasons Jeff stated. Kudos to
> him for his unfailing dedication to helping produce and run this festival.
> And my personal thanks to Adam for his invaluable help in organizing World
> of IBM, and infinite thanks to all who participated and made it what it
> was. Special shout out to Ian and all the others who tirelessly worked on
> smoking machines during the show.
> On Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 10:39 PM Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > Now that I have finished the cleanup and post mortem meetings for East and
> > am mostly rested up and decompressing from the show. I want to thank all of
> > the exhibitors for their great displays. The World of IBM was out of this
> > world. Thanks to Adam and Dean for organizing it! And to all of
> > the co-exhibitors that made a truly unique exhibit space when they took
> > over all of 9032-A.
> > I want to thank all the speakers (most of them not in this list) who were a
> > fantastic lineup and hard to beat in subsequent years.
> > All of the volunteers, especially the Sea Cadets who really filled in all
> > the gaps for support. Every year I lack enough volunteers and end up doing
> > a lot of the setup work and breakdown by myself along with a handful of
> > volunteers. There were more volunteers at the setup and breakdown. I want
> > to especially thank Bill Inderrieden, my right hand man who is there with
> > me starting setup on Tuesday through Thursday during the show for immediate
> > needs and the day after the show for breakdown and cleanup. Also Tony Bogan
> > who helped find an electrician to install new quad boxes and helped where
> > he could before, during and after the show even though he was busy with his
> > boating business and could only be there sporadically. Dean and others who
> > stayed afterwards with the cleanup. Everyone gave their best effort until
> > their bodies said "no more!".
> > The A/V was brought up to a whole new level with Ethan O’Toole, Andy Diller
> > and crew. Such a fantastic upgrade from the amateurish and crude days where
> > we had setup our personal cameras and just left them to record. These guys
> > truly look like professionals with the lighting, OBS setup with multiple
> > camera angles, slide view, etc. They even setup an overflow room in case we
> > got full in the main room.
> > Alex Jacocks did an awesome job in consignment which is a very tough job.
> > We had expanded space there and sales were very heavy. Thanks so much for
> > doing a great job there. You came days early to setup and really made
> > consignment a great experience for everyone.
> > Corey ran the front desk and did a great job of training all the new people
> > volunteering there. Lots of changes and improvements there this time.
> > Everyone seemed to notice how efficient and better the front desk was.
> > I thank Drew for the awesome new program book design. It is a superior
> > upgrade to previous years and people noticed.
> > I want to thank Jeff Jonas for making the signs and all the last minute
> > signs that I needed.
> > I love all the stories that I heard and plan to tell them for years to
> > come, especially how I somehow solved multiple emergencies in the days
> > before the show to avoid disaster. I also love the story of how Thomas
> > Cherryholmes solved his #Fujinet for Adam problem. That is a fun story!
> > There are vintage computer angels looking out for us!
> > And thank all those people who helped out in many ways behind the scenes
> > and in every corner of the show where the volunteers couldn't be. Together
> > we make this a festival where the vintage community comes together in
> > fellowship and fun to make us all the better!
> > Here's looking forward to VCF East 2022 which will be on April 22, 23, 24!
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