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CoCoFEST! Events 2017



Friday Events

6:00pm -- Initial setup (volunteer staff only)   
Initial setup of the venue, closed to normal exhibitors and attendees.

7:30pm -- Exhibitor/vendor setup   
Exhibitors and vendors can access the venue in order to set up their display for the show.

9:00pm -- Venue closed for the evening   
Clear the venue for the evening so everyone can get home and to bed. Not tired? Then meet in the lobby for fun and revelry with other CoCoFEST! attendees...


Saturday Events

7:00am -- Exhibitor/vendor setup    
Exhibitors and vendors can access the venue in order to set up their display for the show.

9:00am -- Show Opening   
Schu, The Music Man, will present our National Anthem followed by the Canadian Nation Anthem. Tony will give a welcome to all and present any necessary announcements.

10:00am -- Keynote by Rick Adams   
Then vs. Now -- it's amazing you guys are still here and you are still doing amazing things!

Oh, and Rick will be happy to sign your Temple of ROM and Shanghai cartridges as well...

10:45am -- SN76489AN audio chip w/ CoCo by John Linville   
In this talk I will describe the prototype audio card I demonstrated on YouTube back in January, and I will unveil where the project has gone since then...

11:30am -- Text-adventure authoring tool by Evan Wright   
Right now, you describe your game in an XML file then run it through a program which writes out the 6809 assembly files. Then, you run lwasm on the resulting code and the output is a binary file which runs on the CoCo. It's a working prototype at this point (but it does does actually work) and I'd have a few months to get it up to speed. Once I get the XML part completely working, I plan to put a nice GUI on the thing so you can build a game visually.

12:00pm -- Lunch   ClickMeRestaurantsPdf
Attendees are on their own -- enjoy some local fare!

Brauer House is across the street. It is a very friendly biker's bar. They have gourmet hamburgers.

Jimmy John's is across the street. They have submarine sandwiches and lettuce wraps. Jimmy John's is fast!

1:00pm -- CoCo Game Development & Tools by John Strong   
John walks us through his game development process using his custom toolset.

1:45pm -- vintageisthenewold.com and the TRS-80 by Kirkwood Rietveld   
Kirkwood works for, and writes for, the Web site vintageisthenewold.com. He spoke to his editor and she would like him to do a write up at this year's fest. They would also like to do a presentation about what their website is and how the trs80s fit into it. He wants to show traffic patterns as related to the trs80 computers on the site.

2:30pm -- Mining the Rainbow by Boisy Pitre   
A discussion of using modern data mining techniques to discover information about our favorite magazine from the past.

3:00pm -- Awards Ceremony   
We want to honor / show respect to people that have invested time, creativity, money, and life into the community.

Computer enthusiasts that have not excelled at sports may not have ever had a chance to receive a trophy...until now!

3:30pm -- Saturday Auction   
No minimum bid -- take home some CoCo treasures and rarities!! This is how we pay for the show, folks...

6:00pm -- On-site Dinner   
Pulled Pork, Shredded Chicken, Beef Brisket, Pig Wings, Au Gratin Potatoes & Cole Slaw, Baked Beans & Garden Salad, Fresh Rolls & BBQ sauce, and a Gluten-Free Cheese and Veggie
Lasagna for folks with restrictions, Lemonade, Tea and Soft Drinks.

$20 per person, kids 12 and under free.

PorkiesPIGroast.com "Where pigs line up at the back door to fill out donor cards"


7:00pm -- CoCo Trivia Contest   
Think you know your CoCo history?

Join us as we have our 2nd annual CoCo trivia showdown. John and Boisy will host this stellar event, choosing participants who will vie for the title of "Coco knowledge guru"!

7:30pm -- Optimizing BASIC: a quiz of examples by Allen Huffman   
Which one is faster? With surprising results.
Contact - Allen Huffman

8:00pm -- CoCo Chit Chat and Hang-out Time   
Not everyone sings! So, join the rest of us in the exhibit room for hanging-out and other CoCo socialization activities!

8:00pm -- Musical Jam & Sing-Along   
Open 'til Midnight! Bring your own instruments and join in the fun.


Sunday Events

9:00am -- Sunday Show Opening   
Schu, The Music Man, will once again present our National Anthem followed by the Canadian Nation Anthem. Tony will give a welcome to all and present any necessary announcements.

9:30am -- Level up - the future of CoCo gaming by John Strong   
A talk about sound chips, custom joysticks, trackballs & CoCo FPGA systems as related to games.

10:15am -- Fuzix development by Brett Gordon   
Brett talks about ongoing progress with developing Fuzix for the CoCo3.

11:00am -- CoCoVGA project update by Brendan Donahe    
Status update of the CoCoVGA project (which adds VGA output to 6847-based CoCos like the 1 and 2), followed by a technical description of how to use a mix of 6809 assembly and BASIC to configure its graphics and text modes and palette registers.

12:00pm -- Working Lunch and Glenside Meeting   ClickMeRestauransPdf
Attendees are on their own once again for some local fare!

Brauer House is across the street. It is a very friendly biker's bar. They have gourmet hamburgers.

Jimmy John's is across the street. They have submarine sandwiches and lettuce wraps. Jimmy John's is fast!

Don't go too far or be gone too long, because during this time we will hold a regular Glenside club membership meeting.

1:00pm -- Sunday Auction   
This is your last chance to take home some goodies and to help to pay for the fest.

3:00pm -- Slow-motion Shutdown & Clean Up   
We need to get out to avoid extra charges for the room!

5:00pm -- Dinner Off-site   
TBD -- maybe Portillo's or Fuddrucker's?


Birds of a Feather

Impromptu talks, announcements, etc.   
Certain talks are either unplanned or are of limited interest to the bulk of attendees. Such talks can be handled either near a given exhibitor's table or can be moved to the breakroom/dining area that is central to the Heron Point facility.

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