VCF Midwest 10

Kip Koon computerdoc at
Fri Mar 13 23:06:12 CDT 2015

Hi Lawrence,
I am going to have to go to this year's VCFM10!  It sounds Awesome!

Kip Koon
computerdoc at

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctech [mailto:cctech-bounces at] On Behalf Of Lawrence
> Sent: Friday, March 13, 2015 5:20 PM
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> Subject: Fwd: VCF Midwest 10
> Sorry, but Jason's original message was dropped by cctech, so here it is:
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: 	VCF Midwest 10
> Date: 	Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:07:16 -0500
> From: 	Jason T <silent700 at>
> To: 	General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> <cctalk at>
> The silence may have led you to believe that it was all over. Oh no...
> The 10th Vintage Computer Festival is a GO!
> Bigger, bolder, nerdier than ever, a wonderful way to tack on our
> second digit, VCFMW10 will be held August 29-30 at the Holiday Inn
> Chicago-Elk Grove Village.  A remarkable convergence of amenities and
> price have come together in this spot.  Among the features:
> - A single 4550 sqft banquet hall - at long last, VCFMW and ECCC shall
> truly be one!
> - First-floor facilities - no more elevator rides or Level of Discharge!
> - 11'x12' loading doors that open direct to the parking lot - you
> could drive a truck right into the ballroom, but don't!
> - A separate room for talks, videos, quiet time, etc - like we're a
> real conference or something!
> - No (known) conflicts with holidays, wives' birthdays or other local
> - The quaint, vaguely Blade Runner-esque surroundings of industrial
> parks, truck depots and factories - just the way we like it!
> - An on-site restaurant, pool, exercise room, outdoor firepit/smoking
> area, shuttle buses to/from the airport and Woodfield mall, close
> proximity to fast-food and the two greatest Chicago eateries,
> Portillo's and Lou Malnati's!  (Seriously, those two alone are reason
> enough to attend.)
> I have updated the web page and FAQ with most of the
> information we have so far.  Please give them a read before posting
> questions.  Hotel room rates will be slightly higher than last year's
> $79 at the Fairfield Inn; I am still negotiating the block rate.  Due
> to the restaurant being on-site, there will be no continental
> breakfast.  Sorry :(
> Now the hard sell: all of this geek-luxury does not come without a
> price.  Some of you know that the deal we had at the Heron Point was
> extraordinary and unheard-of in the event hosting business.  Since the
> HP no longer rents to the public, we were faced with the choice of
> resting on our successful nine-year record or figuring out a way for
> the show to go on.  And go on it shall...with your help.  Without
> getting into specifics, the cost of putting on VCFMW has more than
> doubled - and we are getting a bargain if our comparison shopping is
> to be trusted.
> Donation links have been set up on the main VCFMW page for PayPal and
> GoFundMe sites.  Please use the GFM only if you do not have a PayPal
> account, as GFM charges us a fee.  If you'd prefer to donate in
> person, contact me directly.  I will get you a receipt (sorry, we're
> not a 501.3c yet, so it won't be tax-free.)  The main site features
> our non-patented Donate-o-Meter which will (more-or-less) track our
> progress.  We have a lot of time to reach our goal as payment is not
> due until the day of the show.
> Extra money raised will be either spent on bonus features for the show
> (more space, pizza bar, etc.) or put into a fund for next year.  We
> will engange with the community as much as possible before making any
> decsion regarding extra funds.
> There will be much to do between now and August - a new floor plan to
> design, tables to allocate, speakers to recruit.  But our first big
> task is one where everyone can help: let's get the word out!  Many of
> you are on forums that I am not, so spread the news: the show will go
> on!
> -j

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