[EXTERNAL] VCF PNW 2019: Exhibitors needed!

rar rar at syssrc.com
Tue Nov 20 15:22:05 CST 2018

I could imagine a talk/exhibit demonstrating vintage software.

The question that I have is how do we exhibit software (Hardware is challenging enough)

A quick stab is on our website at https://museum.syssrc.com/category/software/ where online visitors can run some of the important 1980's software.

I would love advice from the crowd on how to teach/display.  It is a bit daunting to just sit down with 30 year old software even though it boots up in the browser.

 (Perhaps laptops and monitors/projectors could be obtained locally, not really interested in in schlepping lots of equipment)

Bob Roswell
broswell at syssrc.com
410-771-5544 ext 4336

Computer Museum Highlights

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Subject: [EXTERNAL] VCF PNW 2019: Exhibitors needed!

I'm trying to throw a party, but like any good host I'm worried about the food and entertainment and if anybody will show up.  We already know there is no food at the museum so I need really, really good entertainment ...  Right now we have seven exhibitors who have formally registered.  We really need a total of 20 to 25 to make this work.  We are still a few months away so I'm not in full scale panic mode yet, but I can feel it coming. ;-0

If you are interested in joining the party again, please register.  An overview of what it means to be an exhibitor and the link to the registration form can be found here:
http://vcfed.org/wp/vcf-pnw-exhibitor-registration/ .

If you participated last year and don't want to do it again, I can understand that.  To keep things interesting I'm trying to minimize the number of repeat exhibits.  However, you can still help in a few

- Know somebody who should join the party? Talk to them about exhibiting at 2019. A little nudging and mentoring from a friend can make it easier to bring new people in.

- Have an interesting topic you want to talk about? We're looking for speakers too ...

- Can you volunteer a few hours?  Many hands makes light work, and also gets you into the museum for the weekend for free.

Have any leads on people I should talk to or ideas for making the show better?  Send them along ... I'd be happy to discuss.

One final note: Contrary to any previously sent communication, we are not "selling" spots ...  I'm actively trying to get rid of the exhibitor fee entirely, and will guarantee that it will be no more than $20 this year if it is charged at all.

VCF PNW President, CEO, and Executive Floppy Disk Shuffler

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