Spring event plans (and name needed!)
- Attention kiddies!
Our spring event will be an open work-and-consignment weekend (5/18-19).
The even will be open to the public. We'll use the big unfinished room
that housed the exhibits at VCF East 8.0 (that is building "9032-A" in
Half the room will be tables for working on computers. Half the room
will be for consignment.
We'll charge $5 if someone is merely attending, or $10 if they're
bringing something to sell or repair. We'll also take 10% of sales as a
consignment fee. (This income is for the club's general budget, not for
We will NOT do is let strangers drop off computers for us to repair.
This isn't free service weekend. Instead, if non-MARCHins bring
period-appropriate gear, we'll assign them a learned partner and * teach
* them how to do things. We will expect the MARCH veterans to serve at
least some of their time during the weekend as mentors.
So basically it's just like our standard work weekends, except it'll be
open for outsiders to join in, and we'll formalize the "stuff available"
tables so the club makes some money.
OMARC's hamfest is May 18, down the street at the TIROS dish campus,
from 7-11am. Our event will start at 9am. Both events will refer people
As at our past work weekends, this also isn't a party. Obviously nerds
must eat, so we'll make some plans for that, but food/drink is strongly
discouraged in repair/sales tables. Also discouraged are people who
attend just to hang out.
Just for extra caution, all attendees in the work area will sign a
liability waiver. I know you're all smart and careful, but who knows
with the general public...
Some people may choose to bring their own items to repair. Others may
opt to work on MARCH systems. Still others may want to be open for
helping everyone else, or some combination of the above.
Alas, this event needs a clever name! Suggestions?
- MARCH MADNESS. Mid-Atlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists May Annual Digital
Number-crunching Equipment Support & Sale. Though if it's not really an
annual event, then A would have to be something else...
> Alas, this event needs a clever name! Suggestions?
>> MARCH MADNESS.I thought about that, but it would be confusing because it's in May.
>> not really an annual eventCorrect. Just a stopgap because we cancelled VCF East this year.
- On Thu, 21 Mar 2013, Evan Koblentz wrote:
> Alas, this event needs a clever name! Suggestions?I called a work weekend at my place, a Vintage Computer Workshop (VCW).
Will there be some place to crash, on the grounds? Even if it's just
in the workshop?
Mike Loewen mloewen@...
Old Technology http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/
>> Will there be some place to crash, on the grounds? Even if it's just in the workshop?To be determined.
Frankly I prefer the $40/night motel that we book for VCF East. It's
only a couple of miles away, it's safe, there's wifi, and you don't have
to listen to certain people snore like a poorly tuned chainsaw (they
know who they are!)