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VCF SoCal Event Map

Exhibit: Totally Normal Computing (Sponsor)

Action Retro



A number of vintage portable computers running interesting, obscure operating systems.

Exhibit: The Southern Amis Projects (Sponsor)




The Southern Amis Projects designs, restores, preserves, and runs Atari Bulletin Board Systems. Supporting a strong community of enthusiasts, built around the AMIS (Atari Message Information System) legacy, providing a retro to modern experience.

Exhibit: Before Light Sabers there were Light Pens! (Sponsor)

The VintNerd



Prior to the ubiquitous mouse, the device of choice for 'pointing' on a computer screen was the Light Pen - an input device in the form of a light-sensitive wand used in conjunction with a computer's cathode-ray tube (CRT) display. Many early home computers supported the use of light pens. Eventually, the computer mouse took over as the preferred pointing device. And, with the advent of LCD monitors, which don't have an electron-beam to detect, the light pen has fallen into obscurity. Leave the mouse at home and try out some classic light pens & light gun action!

Exhibit: Levi's RetroBridge (Sponsor)

Levi C. Maaia



Levi like's finding new ways to network his 8-bit and 16-bit computers, integrate them with modern tech and pair them with AI chatbots, packet radio, Wi-Fi links and more.

Exhibit: Connect Your Atari 8-Bit Computer to an Arduino Microcontroller (Sponsor)

Jason H. Moore



The Atari 8-bit computer can communicate with peripheral devices such as printers and disk drives through both the joystick port and the SIO port. Reading and writing to these ports make it possible to communicate with modern devices such as an Arduino microcontroller. The Arduino in turn can be programmed to control devices such as motors. This opens the door to using the Atari to control a wide variety of modern devices. We will demonstrate how to get an Atari to communicate with an Arduino.

Exhibit: Old World Computing Presents - It Comes in Colors! *to go* (Sponsor)



When Henry Ford introduced the Model T he said, "You can have it in any color as long as it's black." The computer industry through the 90s was the same, you can have it in any color as long as it’s beige or sometimes black. Apple bucked the trend in 1998 introducing the iMac with its translucent Bondi blue case and in 1999 released the iBook with the phrase “iMac to go.” Over the next three years the iBook was released in five different colors.

This booth will showcase all five colors of the iBook as a teaser for the full array of iMac colors to be displayed at VCF Southwest in June.

PCBWay (Sponsor)

Registration Table


Coupon Cards being handed out at the VCF SoCal Registration Table; while supplies last.

Vendor: Aquarius & Aquarius+ Computers (Sponsor)

Sean P Harrington



Experience the original Mattel Electronics Computer and see the modern add-ons for the system, including the Aquarius MX system expander. Also play with the all-new Aquarius+ system, featuring sprites, tilemaps, 6 voice music, digitized audio, and other surprises!

Vendor: Comics & Video Games (Sponsor)

Ray's Comics & Collectibles



Comic Books, Video Games and Disney Collectibles

Vendor: Vintage Computer Parts & Accessories

Jeff's Vintage Electronics



Selling S-100 boards, Apple ][ cards, ISA boards, floppy drives, cables, vintage software, cables & other vintage computer related items.

Vendor: Old School Gaming and Retro Computers Magazine

Old School Gamer



Find out about our fantastic magazine, get your free subscription, buy some back issues in print and check out other cool things for sale!

Vendor: Vintage Macintosh

Matthew Vaughn



Selling many vintage Macintosh & Power Macintosh computers and accessories.

Vendor: Vintage Collectables

John Phelps



Commodore 64 Items - NEC PC-8201A - Vintage Electronic Gadgets - CueCat - Sanyo MBC-550 NIB - Apple Mac with Carry Case

Vendor: Vintage

Keith Hively



Vintage Computers
Vintage Electronics & Kits
Vintage Computer Books
Computer-Related Art & Posters

Vendor: retro gaming podcast + retro computer/video game sales

The Intellivisionaries Podcast / White Flag Computing



Retro video game cartridges and accessories, probably some retro game consoles playable on a small TV, vintage computers and parts.

The Intellivisionaries Podcast is a dedicated Intellivision podcast by and for Intellivision collectors and fans of the system. Deep Dive game reviews, history, interviews, news and home-brew development coverage - along with a dose of sarcasm and humor.

White Flag Computing is an IT / computer services business in El Segundo, CA. Specializing in hardware repair, data transfer and recovery (including legacy media formats), upgrades, computer setup, custom gaming PCs, vintage computer and video game console repair.

Vendor: Intellivision

Blue Sky Rangers



Intellivision games, t-shirts, catalogs, rare memorabilia

Vendor: SCSI Emulation Devices for the Masses

Rabbit Hole Computing



Available for sale will be:
An assortment of ZuluSCSI models, both current and future/in-development Retro SATA PCI Hard Card, with M.2 SATA and 2.5" HDD bay NEW ZuluIDE - an ATAPI CD-ROM and Zip drive emulator NEW QuokkADB keyboard/mouse adapter, which allows you to use modern USB mice and keyboards with any Apple Data Bus equipped Macintosh computer. GOTEK floppy emulators, pre-flashed with FlashFloppy firmware.

Exhibit: FujiNet - Wireless Networking for Retrocomputers!

Thomas R Cherryhomes



FujiNet is a super-peripheral for your favorite Retrocomputing system! It provides a virtual disk that works with both local SD card storage and network servers, a virtual printer supporting a wide variety of printer emulations, a modem for existing comms programs, and a network adapter that offloads a variety of protocols to allow your computer to access network and Internet resources!

Exhibit: Wire Wrap Odyssey: A From-Scratch 8-Bit Computer

Paul Krizak



What was it like building computers from scratch during the heyday of the 1970s and 1980s? This from-scratch 8-bit computer build has been a decade-long journey to find out. The whole computer is composed (mostly) from 7400-series CMOS logic, and was built up hobby-style -- one functional block at a time. There is no Z80, no 6502, no 8088. Everything is home-built. The Wire Wrap Odyssey features a 6-bit color 64x60 character display with multiple fonts, 16K ROM, 32K RAM, 8 hardware interrupts, PS/2 keyboard, a real-time clock and timer, RS232 interface, 1MB extended RAM, and (soon) an ATA interface. The computer has been designed and documented on dozens of sheets of (gasp!) paper: no verilog, no PCBs, all hand-generated netlists and wire-wrap! Come see the Wire Wrap Odyssey in action. As a bonus, tinker with the vintage HP 16500B logic analyzer used to debug it!

Exhibit: San Diego Computer Museum



A selection of vintage systems, including an Atari Falcon 030, an Atari XEGS that visitors can play games on, a Tandy Model 100 portable, and a first-gen Apple iMac G3.

Exhibit: Radio Shack and Tandy "Portable" Computers

John Riney III



It's 1981 and you're an up-and-coming businessperson on the move and on a budget. Your local Radio Shack store has a variety of systems that will expand your definition of the word "portable". Come play with them and learn how they affected mobile computing for decades.

Exhibit: Computing from Across the Pond

Chris Satterfield



A selection of fine British Computers! Come see everything from Apricot to RiscPC to a Q68!

Exhibit: Atari 8-Bit and FujiNet Demonstration

Erik Larson



Stop by and check out how FujiNet blends vintage computing with today's technology. Display includes Atari 800, Atari 800XL, FujiNet, The Ultimate Atari Cartridge (, and an assortment of vintage floppy discs.

Exhibit: Lunar Lander DEC GT40 / Hayes WiFi RetroModem

Tattler Solutions, LLC



I will display a restored DEC GT40 running Lunar Lander. It will allow attendees to attempt to "land" the lunar module. I will also be showcasing my WiFi Retromodem replacement for a Hayes 1200 external modem.
(Saturday Only)

Exhibit: Silicon Graphics 4D/220 (Twin Tower Chassis)

Zachary Hardesty



The first Silicon Graphics Power Series models (and Professional IRIS) were housed in a very distinctive split pedestal deskside chassis. This machine was originally configured as a 4D/220, but is currently housing the boards for a Silicon Graphics Crimson!

Exhibit: Exploring the Embedded




Come play games on some weird low power x86 embedded system boards from the early 2000s in this hands-on interactive exhibit! A full late 90s family PC complete with a dx7 3d accelerator on a little ITX board. These VIA EPIA systems (one with DOS 6 and one with Windows 98) lived most of their lives running everything from airport kiosks to plasma cutters and now you can finally play Doom on them.

Exhibit: MetalLevel's 8-Bit Synthesizer




A DIY MIDI synthesizer using the 8-Bit Motorola 6800 family of chips.

Exhibit: 3D Printing and Retro Computers

Tech Ambrosia



Owning retro computers often means needing spares of tiny, bespoke parts that are impossible to find or have been out of production for decades. Wouldn't it be great if there was a personal-scale manufacturing technology that would allow you to reproduce these parts for pennies? Or produce custom parts that have never existed before? Well, I have some good news for you!

Exhibit: Floppy Days and ANTIC Podcasts

Randall Kindig



The Floppy Days Podcast covers vintage home computers of the late 70's through the 80's, in roughly the order they were released. In addition, interviews with key people in home computing are provided. It has been running for 11 years as of the timing of the show! The ANTIC Podcast covers the Atari 8-bit line of computers. Randy Kindig, Kay Savetz, and Brad Arnold have been bringing Atari 8-bit news and almost 500 interviews to Atari fans for nearly 11 years! The exhibit will provide information about the podcasts, as well as give me (Randy Kindig, host of Floppy Days and co-host of ANTIC) an opportunity to meet some of the listeners. There will be an Atari 8-bit computer demonstrating why we (ANTIC) love that machine, as well as one or two other platforms that have been or will be covered by Floppy Days.

Exhibit: CP/M 2.2 & 3




Commodore 128D running CP/M 3 Plus (1581 upgrade version), Kaypro 4 CP/M 2.2. Also printed material and disks for display.

Exhibit: Amiga 4000 Video Toaster

Marc Rifkin



The revolutionary technology from the early nineties with live video effects, character generator, true color graphics and 3d animation. Running on an A4000 with the Toaster Flyer video card and a few modern upgrades.

Exhibit: The Paul Gray PC Museum

Anna Atkeson



The Paul Gray Personal Computing Museum, founded by CGU professor Paul Gray, grew out of Professor Gray’s collection of personal computers, amassed with an eye towards tracking both technological developments in computing and their impact on people. The museum takes up Professor Gray’s fascination with tracing both the growth of personal computing technology and the transformations it has brought about in the ways that we live, work, play, and communicate. Come get to know the PGPCM and take a look at some highlights from our collection!

Exhibit: 10MARC Presents - Amiga Awesomeness!

10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast



will be sharing some of the lovely Amiga computers from my collection, including my Fully loaded A4000, my PiStorm enabled A1200, my CDTV and CD32. Amiga Forever!

Exhibit: TReaSures of the 80s!

J Rollins



Tandy's family of Color Computers were ground-breaking players in the home computer revolution of the 1980s. Several models were produced between 1980 and 1991, providing many young programmers and gamers with their first exposure to computing. Come enjoy a hands-on demonstration of some working examples of this family including a COCO2 and a one-of-a-kind heavily modified MC-10.

Exhibit: CoPiCo: WiFi and More for the Tandy Color Computer

CoPiCo: CoCo WiFi (Thomas Shanks)



We're working on a WiFi cart for the Tandy Color Computer based on the Raspberry Pi Pico W, and we'd like to show off what we've got working so far on our (currently breadboarded) prototype. Please come connect with us if you're interested in keeping up with development or becoming an early alpha tester later this year!

Exhibit: DIY Then-tro Now-tro

Larry Cameron



Radio Shack and Frys might be gone, but The Internet has taken their place to make this the golden build-it-yourself age of old computers! Many of your computer nerd friends became talented engineers and have gone on to build reproductions, replicas, recreations, clones, copies, and tributes to the computers of yesteryears that they owned, used, loved, or lusted after. And they have made kits, PCB gerbers, and bill-of-materials available so you can build them yourself!

This exhibit will showcase some of the amazing labors of love these engineers have created and I have built: computers implemented with vacuum tubes, mechanical relays, transistors, or 7400 TTL ICs. Also, a replica of the Apollo DSK lunar lander computer, an FPGA replica of the LGP-30 drum mini-computer, and the WW II German Enigma machine. If you love the home computers of the 80s, you are covered: replicas of the ZX80/81, Apple II, Atari 800, and Commodore PET. The 70s?: build your own PDP-8, PDP-11, Altair 8800, IMSAI 8080, Kenbak-1, Mark 8.

Exhibit: SoCal Vintage Computer Gaming Group




We are the SoCal Vintage Computer Gaming Group. We meet 3 times a year at the Claremont Packing House in Claremont,CA. We play video games and show off demos on vintage computers from Commodore, Apple, Atari, Tandy, MSX, TI and so much more! Our events are FREE to everyone.

Exhibit: Atari Video Music Display

Atari Video Music Garage



Atari Video Music is a music visualization component that Atari released in 1977. The Atari Video Music system allowed users to visualize and interact with their music by connecting the device to a television and audio source.

The hardware responds to music's frequency and amplitude, creating a series of graphical patterns and effects that are displayed on a television, creating a visual representation of the music being played.

Though an innovative concept, it didn't gain widespread popularity, and production was discontinued after less than a year on the market.

Stop by to check it out in action!

Exhibit: Bringing Back Memories of Minis and Micros of the late '70s and Beyond

Jim DiNunzio



The "mini" on display will be a modern PiDP-11 kit build running SIMH, a multi O/S simulator connected to a 1978 TeleVideo 912C vintage serial terminal and a laptop running a Tektronix vector display emulator showing the best graphics of the day to complete the full '70's computing experience.

The micro will be a1977 Commodore PET 2001-8 with a few common mods of the day and modern enhancements including a switchable RAM/ROM board supporting Commodore Basic 1,2, and 4, a reset button, amplified simple 1-bit sound and 8-bit sound using a home brew card, a microSD mass storage board, and a joystick port.
(Saturday Only)

Exhibit: The Cat's Garage

Jonathan Gatos



It's the 80s! Space Shuttles, big hair, music videos and really the hay day of early home computing... The Cat's Garage is the hoardings (collectings?) of one person over the years... Think Apple //e, Commodore 64s and PETs, Timex, Intellivision, Atari 800's and some random Tandys. Then there is the more esoteric stuff... A few Vintage calculators, Oscilliscopes and random bits of IBM 370 mainframes and probably some random Radio Shack collectables. Assuming I can get through the stuff in the garage and whip it, into shape, check it works and packed straight. Hauled to the festival, power it up, it's not too late, to find that treasure, and make it, make it yours!

Exhibit: Portable to Powerful: A Vintage Computer Odyssey

Ken Godoy



Commodore SX-64: This is a portable version of the famous Commodore 64, and it's known for being the first full-color portable computer. Its all-in-one design, with a built-in 5-inch CRT monitor, floppy drive, and handle, makes it a distinctive piece of computing history.

Commodore Colt 10 (8088): This machine is a lesser-known part of the Commodore lineup, intended as a business computer. It's essentially a PC compatible system, powered by an Intel 8088 CPU. It's an interesting piece to showcase, especially given Commodore's more famous association with home computers like the C64.

Tandy Sensation! (486SX): This represents a later era in vintage computing, being one of the early multimedia PCs. Equipped with a 486SX processor, it was notable for its integrated sound and video capabilities, which were a big deal at the time.

Exhibit: The NABU PC

Clinton Crawford



A personal computer initially designed to connect consumers to a worldwide Cable TV network. The name stands for (N)atural (A)cccess to (B)idirectional (U)tilities.

Initially released in 1982 in Ottawa, Ontario with unidirectional function, the NABU PC would download its OS, as well as games, productivity software, and news via an early form of cable modem. The computer was designed to sit underneath the user's television, and a long keyboard cable and large, clear user interface allowed comfortable living room use.

The concept was far ahead of its time, and despite ease of use and a robust software catalogue, NABU never made it out of its trial market. Plans were made to expand to the Washington, DC but the company fell on hard times prior to their ability to deploy infrastructure and release to the public.

Although the system was intended to be bidirectional, the trial in Ottawa only allowed one way communications, lacking the ability to upload to the headend.

Exhibit: Commodore

Tim Waite



All things Commodore 8-bit from VIC20, C64, SX64, 128D, +4 and modern recreations like Mega65 and the Ultimate C64.

Exhibit: Retro-Re-Done

Jaime Tolentino



Contemporary FPGAs easily allow the re-design of vintage computers to be able to run old software. Come and see Altair-8800 firmware running on a UPduino FPGA board based on the Lattice ICE40UP5K.

Exhibit: Deep Signal Studios - Retro Music Production Tools and Media Transfer Demo

Nick Dynice



Showcasing a selection of obsolete data storage drives, their media and audio media formats, how we transfer media to a modern platform for archival for clients, specializing in DAW and sequencer file conversion. PowerPC Mac midi sequencing with, synthesizer, sampler and drum machines setup. Also demonstrations of sampler audio file transfer, floppy drive emulation, Greaseweasel, PiSCSI for Mac and samplers and midi controlled vintage game console synthesizers.

Exhibit: MEGA65

Jim Happel ( Jim_64 )



Displaying the MEGA65 - a recreation and completion of the never released Commodore 65. Also will be demoing my new MEGA65 game “BASIC Star Galactica” which is completely written in BASIC65.

Exhibit: Accelerated Computing

Jeffrey Luan



A selection of vintage Macintosh and PC computers upgraded with various third party CPU accelerators. Also will have a selection of other vintage computing items in consignment.

Nuon & Llamasoft Items

Elsie Tech Corp / LA 3D Printer Repair



Showing some of the spinner controller prototypes and obscure Nuon items in my collection.

Exhibit: Multi-Player Gaming



An 8-Player setup that will allow attendees to compete against each other!

Please Note: The lists, dates, and times of Exhibitors, Vendors, Speakers, and Other Activities can change depending on the different participant's own personal situations, festival changes, and other circumstances.

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