May meeting will be at CompUSA

11 May

The May meeting on Saturday the 16th will be held at the CompUSA in Roswell, venue of the VCFSE.

The CompUSA building is located in Kings Market Shopping Center at:

1425 Market Blvd. #200, Roswell, Georgia

It will be at the normal times of 12-5PM. You might want to bring a card table and chair, and what ever cool computer stuff you want to show off.

See you there!

VCFSE 3.0 Starts Tomorrow!

1 May

The Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 3.0 is Saturday 10 AM – 7 PM, and Sunday  10 AM – 7 PM. Full details can be found at:

http://www.vintage.org/2015/southeast/

Here’s some recent press the show has received:
http://wabe.org/post/ga-festival-features-vintage-computers-punch-cards-and-all

http://neighbornewspapers.com/view/full_story/26605343/article-Vintage-Computer-Festival-comes-to-Roswell?instance=roswell

We hope to see you at the show!

Only 3 More Days to VCFSE 3.0!

29 Apr

vcfse3_logoThe 3rd annual Vintage Computer Festival Southeast is this Saturday and Sunday. This is shaping-up to be a truly fantastic show! We have a great line-up of exhibits and speakers to make this a show to remember.

http://www.vintage.org/2015/southeast/

April AHCS Meeting Information

1 Apr

The April AHCS meeting will not be at the usual date and location. It will be held on April 11 (one week earlier than usual) at the Vintage Computer Festival Southeast venue in Roswell (the old CompUSA building). The meeting hours are still 12pm – 4pm.

The address is:

Kings Market Shopping Center
1425 Market Blvd. #200
Roswell, Georgia

If you are planning on bringing any systems for the meeting please be sure to bring a card table and a chair.

 

Next AHCS Meeting on March 21

19 Mar

Atlanta Historical Computing Society will be holding our next monthly meeting on March 21 from noon-5PM.

Come when you can and stay as long as you can.

We are a very inclusive group, we like all kinds of computers, no matter who made them or when.
So come and join us tomorrow and have some geeky fun!

Christ the Lord Lutheran Church
1001 Duluth Highway (State Route 120)
Lawrenceville GA 30043

We hope to see you there!

Announcing Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 3.0!

4 Feb

The Third Annual Vintage Computer Festival Southeast (VCFSE) Will Feature Rare Computers and Interactive Activities

ROSWELL, Georgia – February 5, 2015 – The 2015 Vintage Computer Festival Southeast (VCFSE) will take place Saturday & Sunday May 2 & 3 at the Kings Market Shopping Center, 1425 Market Blvd, Suite 200, Roswell, GA 30076.

The festival will have over 35,000 sq. ft. of displays, exhibits and interactive entertainment hosted in what was previously a Comp-USA Super Store. Exhibitors will be attending from all over the region and country. Attendees can operate many of the computers and devices on display, but a few rare computer exhibits will not be accessible for public interactivity. However, exhibitors are often available for live demonstrations of all working devices.

At this year’s exhibit, historical milestones will be celebrated including those for the PDP-8 which turns 50 years old this year, the Altair 8800 which turns 40 this year and the Amiga 1000 which turns 30. Some examples of these machines will be on display.

While at the VCFSE, introduce family and friends to electronics with fun and games, some that you can assemble. Try a VCFSE do-it-yourself kit, the perfect introduction to electronics. Assistance in assembling is supplied onsite (as needed), and the activity is always popular with kids of all ages! A vintage game station will be available for children and adults to play classic games on classic computer and game console systems. And, there’s more. Even a classic video game wall!

In addition to the VCFSE, explore the concurrent Computer Museum of America (CMOA) Apple Pop-Up exhibit, a large, one-of-a-kind display of extremely rare Apple computers amid a dynamic presentation of how a small start-up company, founded in a garage by two young friends, became the leading consumer electronics and personal computer company in the world. See a rare and exclusive collection of Apple personal computers and consumer electronic products, from the original Apple 1 era to the present.

Also see the CMOA companion exhibit, ”LINK: Personal Computing from Switches to Pockets,” which shows you the “links” from the past to the present via displays of iconic computer brands including original computers like the IBM PC, as well as some very rare and unique machines like the KenBak-1. “Link” is a diverse, fun and inspiring exhibit that allows visitors to explore and dive deeper into the art and technology of personal computing.

The VCFSE is hosted and produced by the Atlanta Historical Computing Society (AHCS) and the Computer Museum of America. VCFSE is the premier vintage computer festival in the southeast and part of the VCF family of vintage computer festivals, which include VCF East in New Jersey, VCF Midwest in Chicago and VCF UK in England.

The VCF mission is to educate, promote and demonstrate the evolutionary significance of vintage computers, software and gaming to today’s new generation of innovators by offering attendees a chance to experience the technologies, people and remarkable stories that embody the history of the computer revolution.

One-day adult tickets to the VCFSE are $10, with a two-day pass costing only $15. Children ages 17 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For hours, and other details, please visit http://vcfse.org or http://vintage.org/2015/southeast.

Contact: Earl Baugh, Secretary AHCS: earl.baugh@gmail.com

Next AHCS meeting on January 17

16 Jan

Atlanta Historical Computing Society will be holding our monthly meeting tomorrow January 17th, from noon-5PM.

Come when you can and stay as long as you can.

We are a very inclusive group, we like all kinds of computers, no matter who made them or when.
So come and join us tomorrow and have some geeky fun!

Christ the Lord Lutheran Church
1001 Duluth Highway (State Route 120)
Lawrenceville GA 30043

We hope to see you there!

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