#RetroFair and VCF PNW Cancellation

Last week, the coronavirus pandemic resulted in some necessary measures that canceled 2020’s Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest, which was to be held March 21st and 22nd. Slowing the spread until it can be more effectively fought makes good sense.

Just because the face-to-face social aspects of the event won’t be taking place doesn’t necessarily mean there’s no hope for a little fun, though. We’re tech people, after all, and this newfangled internet thingy is just the ticket. Think of it as a venue change from Seattle to Cyberspace.

The simple idea John Kennedy came up with and has been promoting on Twitter is #RetroFair, a Virtual Retrocomputing Fair. His challenge to the community:

Make a 5 minute video about your favorite retro computer or game system and publish it to YouTube on March 21/22.

I’d add that if you participate, tag your post with a #RetroFair hashtag on YouTube so it can more easily be found. Post, look around, comment, and like! If you’ve posted something COSMAC related, be sure to let people know about it on the COSMAC ELF forum!

I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

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