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CoCoFEST! Events 2018



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.

9:30am -- Booth Tour   
A guided walk around the show floor, so everyone gets a look at each booth. This is also an opportunity for Exhibitors to tell the story of their exhibit!

10:30am -- Lightning Talks!   
Not an exhibitor or scheduled speaker, but want to share your on-going CoCo project or passion? Here is your chance to take the floor and tell us all about it!

11:00am -- Jim O'Keefe: Programming Simulations in Forth   
Jim will tell us some of his experiences on a recent project to emulate a historical device with the CoCo using the Forth language for programming. What is the device? Well, for now it will remain a mystery... :-)

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 -- John Strong: Video Game Development   
Long-time Color Computer programmer John Strong gives a talk on his game design philosophy, the tools and techniques he uses in creating Coco games, or some combination of the two. An update on his latest game building efforts seems likely as well!

2:00pm -- Steve Bjork: CoCo Compared to Other Sysems   
CoCo legend Steve Bjork gives us a look at the CoCo's hardware as it compares to other Computers and Game Systems of the same time period.

This give people getting back into the CoCo an idea why things where done the way they were. Back then and today.

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!

Vote here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T9FFQWX

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   
Info below is left-over from 2017 and subject to change without notice...

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 3rd annual CoCo trivia showdown. Mike will host this stellar event, choosing participants who will vie for the title of "Coco knowledge guru"!

8:00pm -- CoCo Chit Chat and Hang-out Time   
Join the us in the exhibit room for hanging-out, reminiscing, code talking, and other CoCo-related socialization activities!

10:00pm -- 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 -- Jamie Cho: CMOC, Docker and DynoSprite   
Jamie Cho talks about using modern tools and toolkits to cross-develop software for the CoCo!

10:30am -- The CoCo Crew Podcast Live   
Live and in-person, 45 minutes of The CoCo Crew Podcast!

The breakthrough CoCo broadcast that revitalized the community and inspired so many people to re-embrace their CoCo roots will record a segment live, before the CoCoFEST! studio audience...

11:30am -- 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.

Scheduling and facilities for such talks is up to the participants -- please be mindful of other CoCoFEST! attendees!

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