The 1st annual Vintage Computer Festival Southwest will be held August 7th and 8th, in the Rio Grande Ballroom, in the E.H. Hereford University Center, University of Texas Arlington. The event is sponsored by the Museum of Information Technology at Arlington, the UTA College of Engineering, the UTA Office of Information Technology and Vintage Tech. The VCF is an international event that celebrates the history of computing. There have been VCFs at several locations since 1997.
Our mission is to promote the preservation of early computers by allowing people to experience 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.
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 held indoors, 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.
Our web page giving more details about the event is http://mit-a.com/VCF1.shtml
Please let me know if you can help us in this endeavor. If you would like to talk about any company or technology involved in the computer industry back in the `70s or `80s please let us know. If your company would be interested in being a sponsor of the event along with MITA and UT Arlington we would be happy to discuss that as well.