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Back in 1983, Rainbow, the Color Computer magazine took a road trip from Prospect Kentucky to the windy city of Chicago. For 9 years, Lonnie Falk’s gang made the trek to create the Chicago RainbowFEST and bring 1,000's of CoCo users together in celebration.
At the 1991 RainbowFest Lonnie announced that this would be "The Last Chicago Fest". The Glenside Color Computer Club said that we should have one more FEST so good friends could have one last celebration. So in 1992 group members Dave and Nancy Myers of CoCoPRO! put together and sponsored The First Annual "Last Chicago CoCoFEST!" and to everyone's surprise, it was a hit.
What else could the group do but hold another show and call it “The Second Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFEST!“
So, here we are (more than two decades later) with the 26th Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFEST! - twice the number of shows that Rainbow Magazine presented in Chicago.
Welcome to the computer show that just wouldn't die! And why should it? It’s a celebration!
The dates of the next event are April 22 & 23, 2017. The show this year begins at 9 AM. Tickets at the door for the entire two-day event are $10.00 for the 1st family member, $5.00 for the 2nd family member and beyond. Sunday-only tickets are $5.00 for everyone. Children aged 12 and younger are admitted for free.
HERON POINT CONVENTION CENTER
645 West North Avenue
Lombard, IL 60148
665 Building on the lower level
Vendor set-up Friday 7 PM to 10 PM - Saturday 7 AM to 9 AM
Show time: Saturday 9 AM to Midnight w/catered dinner about 6 PM.
Sunday 9 AM to 3 PM
Take-down/Clean-up Sunday 3 PM to 5 PM SHARP!
We have a special overnight room rate at the Fairfield Inn of $92 plus 11% total $102.12. You must phone 630-629-1500 and mention Glenside CoCoFEST! to get this special rate.
Click here to listen to an interview about the CoCoFEST! with Bob Swoger on the Floppy Days Podcast: [link]
Floppy Days: [link]
Tony Podraza and John Mark Mobley are interviewed about CoCoFEST! on episode 21 of The CoCo Crew Podcast: [link]
The CoCo Crew Podcast: http://cococrew.org/
CoCo TALK! the weekly Color Computer live talk show: [link]