Announcing theVintage Computer Festival Southwest 1.0
The Festival was held on August 7th and 8th, in theUniversity Center,at theUniversity of Texas Arlington.It was sponsored by the Museum of Information Technology at Arlington, the UTACollege of Engineering,the UTAOffice of Information Technology,andVintage Tech.
The Vintage Computer Festival is an international event celebrating the history of computing. There have been VCF's at several locations in the US and internationally since 1997.
SPECIAL NOTICE: The Perot group has an interesting collection in Plano, TX that includes many vintage IBM machines. It also includes portions of the original ENIAC. There were special tours of the facility on Friday, August 6th or Monday, August 9th.
Our mission is to promote the preservation of early computers by showcasing the technologies, people and stories that embody the remarkable tale of the computer revolution. Southern US companies played a large role in the early days of the computer industry and the VCF Southwest hopes to focus on their contributions.
The VCF is not a swap meet, but you will have a chance to buy things or even come home with prizes. There will be speakers and videos each morning, exhibits each afternoon, and special events throughout the weekend.
The VCF is completely indoors so it will take place rain or shine. Admission is $10 for one day, $15 for both days, and free for ages 17 and younger. Parking is free. Hours are 9 A.M. - 5 P.M. on both Saturday and Sunday.
Please download the flyer and distribute it locally. Feel free to forward the flyers or the web link to anyone.
For more information please email Museum.IT.Arlington AT gmail.com or call 817-264-MITA (6482).
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