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GENERAL FAQ

WHAT IS A VINTAGE COMPUTER FESTIVAL?

The Vintage Computer Festival (VCF) was created as a celebration of the history of computing. Originally founded by Sellam Ismail in 1997, it continues annually at locations across the U.S. and internationally.

 

The festivals are endorsed by the Vintage Computer Federation (VCFed.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving computing history through education, outreach, conservation, and restoration.

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT VCF SOCAL 2024?

You’ll find retro wonderfulness in all corners of the 14,000 square feet of event space:

  • Vintage computer equipment exhibits featuring original machines, pristine restorations and incredible modifications

  • Vendors of new and original tech, and an impressive assortment of accessories for many vintage computer models

  • Entertaining and educational presentations from industry veterans, makers of retro tech accessories and enthusiast creators

  • Vintage tech consignment, auction, and ‘Free’ table are in the works

WHERE IS VCF SOCAL 2024?

VCF SoCal will be held at the Hotel Fera in Orange, California. The city of Orange is in the heart of Orange County, minutes from Disneyland, beaches and skiing - with easy access to John Wayne airport.

 

Hotel Fera Anaheim, a DoubleTree by Hilton

100 The City Drive

Orange, CA 92868

 

WHERE SHOULD I STAY?

The closest option is right where VCF SoCal is being held - Hotel Fera Anaheim, a DoubleTree by Hilton. See the Venue page for lodging info.

 

HOW MUCH IS PARKING?

Day of event parking is available onsite for $10 with validation. A coupon for validation can be obtained at the VCF SoCal registration desk. 

 

WHAT ARE THE SHOW HOURS?

The exhibit hall is open 9AM-6PM Saturday & Sunday. There may be events outside of those hours. An event schedule with more detailed information will be available.

 

WHERE CAN I FIND FOOD?

Hotel Fera has an excellent full service restaurant/bar - The Peel, and a cafe - KoffeeKITCHEN that offers quick-service snacks, beverages, & Starbucks coffee. The adjacent Outlets at Orange (FKA The Block) has 25 restaurants & cafes within a 10 minute walk.

 

WHAT IS THE CLOSEST AIRPORT?

There are 4 airports within 40 miles of VCF SoCal

  • Orange County / John Wayne Airport (SNA) - 10 mi

  • Long Beach (LGB) - 18 mi

  • Ontario Airport (ONT) - 37 mi

  • Los Angeles Airport (LAX) - 38 mi

 

WHAT IS NEARBY THE EVENT?

  • Outlets of Orange (Mall) - 0.1 mi

  • Angels Stadium of Anaheim (Major League Baseball Ballpark) - 1 mi

  • Disneyland - 4 mi

  • South Coast Plaza (Mall) - 7 mi

  • Newport Beach - 15 mi

  • Huntington Beach - 15 mi

  • Hollywood Walk of Fame - 35 mi

  • San Diego - 121 mi

  • Las Vegas - 266 mi

 

Pro Tip: Travel in SoCal can vary greatly by time of day & day of week. Check Google Maps or Waze for travel times based on your departure day & time.

 

WHO IS ORGANIZING VCF SOCAL?

The show is being organized by local vintage computer fans with permission from the Vintage Computer Federation.

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