Roswell, Ga. –The Atlanta Historical Computing Society and the Computer Museum of America have announced the third annual Vintage Computer Festival Southeast.
The festival will have over 35,000 square feet of displays, exhibits and interactive entertainment hosted in what was previously a Comp-USA Super Store.
Exhibitors will be attending from all over the region and country. Attendees can operate many of the computers and devices on display, but a few rare computer exhibits will not be accessible for public interactivity. However, exhibitors are often available for live demonstrations of all working devices.
While exploring the art and technology of computing at the festival, it’s also time to play. A vintage game station will be available for children and adults to play classic games on classic computers and game console systems. Play Pac-Man, Super Pong and Mario on restored Atari, Sega and Nintendo machines.
At this year’s exhibit, historical milestones will be celebrated including
the PDP-8 which turns 50 years old this year,
the Altair 8800 which turns 40 this year
and the Amiga 1000 which turns 30.
Some examples of these machines will be on display.
While at the VCFSE, families and friends can turn to electronics with fun and games, some that you can assemble.
There is a VCFSE do-it-yourself kit, the perfect introduction to electronics. Assistance in assembling is supplied onsite (as needed), and the activity is always popular with all ages. A vintage game station will be available for children and adults to play classic games on classic computer and game console systems. And, there’s more. Including a classic video game wall.
In addition to the VCFSE, visitors can explore the concurrent Computer Museum of America Apple Pop-Up exhibit. It’s a large, one-of-a-kind display of extremely rare Apple computers amid a dynamic presentation of how a small start-up company founded in a garage by two young friends became the leading consumer electronics and personal computer company in the world.
See a rare and exclusive collection of Apple personal computers and consumer electronic products, from the original Apple 1 era to the present.
Also at the Computer Museum is its companion exhibit, “LINK: Personal Computing from Switches to Pockets.” It shows the “links” from the past to the present via displays of iconic computer brands including original computers like the IBM PC, as well as some very rare and unique machines like the KenBak-1.
“Link” is a diverse, fun and inspiring exhibit that allows visitors to explore and dive deeper into the art and technology of personal computing.
To learn more about the Vintage Computer Festival, visit http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-southeast-4-0/ or call 770.855.4182.