TheVintage Computer Festival Southwest 3.0

The Festival will be held on August 4th and 5th, in theUniversity Center,at theUniversity of Texas Arlington.It is sponsored by the Museum of Information Technology at Arlington, the UTAOffice of Information Technology,theUTA College of Engineering, theMuseum of Computer Culture, theHouston Computer Museum, andVintage Tech,originators of the Vintage Computer Festivals.

The Vintage Computer Festival is an international event celebrating the history of computing. They have been held at several locations, both in the US and internationally, since 1997.

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.


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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 Saturday and 9 A.M. - 3 P.M. on 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 or call 817-264-MITA (6482).


Local information:

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  • Traffic - The traffic in the area is normally light on weekends. The Rangers are out of town that weekend. On the UTAmap to the UC,the parking lots marked "F11" and "F12" should be readily available. All parking is open on weekends except that reserved for University apartment residents.
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