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CoCoFEST! Exhibitors and Vendors 2018

Listed below are our 2018 Exhibitors and Vendors.

Host Booth

Glenside Color Computer Club   
Your show host for 27 years.
See our teasers:
[link] CoCoFEST! 2009 Announcement
[link] CoCoFEST! 2009 - Saturday
[link] CoCoFEST! 2010 CoCo plays Star Wars video!
[link] CoCoFEST! 2010 Teaser
[link] CoCoFEST! 2010 - Roy Justus' creepy hexapod robot


Rick Adams   
Rick Adams is the author of Tandy's Temple of ROM and Shanghai games, as well as his new game Bomb Threat. Rick will be showing off his CocoPI3 development setup, autographing his games, watching you play them, and/or working on his next game in his copious spare time.

Steve Bjork   
The man, the myth...the guy that brought Zaxxon to the CoCo! Analyzer of audio spectrum, and haunter of Halloweens to this day...


Steve Strowbridge   Original Gamer Stevie Strow
The Original Gamer Stevie Strow (OGSS) will be joining the festivities again this year! This herder of CoCo cats has been hosting weekly multi-hour CoCo-themed video talk shows for the past year. Come and meet Steve -- it's a real treat, for sure!

The CoCo Crew Podcast
The members of the CoCo Crew are exhibiting separately. If you are one of the thousands of CoCo Crewsers listening monthly, then come and find John, Neil, Mike, and Boisy at their various tables scattered around the show floor!


Boisy Pitre   Call for Papers for the 27th Annual “Last” Chicago CoCoFEST!
Call for Papers for the 27th Annual “Last” Chicago CoCoFEST!

Do you have an idea for a technical paper that could benefit the CoCo community? Then you are welcome to submit a paper proposal to the 27th Annual “Last” Chicago CoCoFEST! which is scheduled to be held from 21st -22nd of April, 2018 in Lombard, Illinois.

Some ideas for a technical paper might include:

- A new idea for software or hardware that would benefit CoCo users
- An improvement upon an existing software or hardware approach
- An improvement upon a process such as software development

Boyson Technologies - Richard Lorbieski   BoysonTech
Boyson was the nickname given to Richard Lorbieski by his co-workers back in 1981 when he first went to work at Tandy Computer Assembly at the age of 17. He left Tandy/Radio Shack as a Computer Repair Manager in 1986.

BoysonTech plans to sell several products including the Coco to Atari joystick adapter, CoCo3 Boomerang 512K board, and the RGB-SCART cable.

He will also perform onsite repair and upgrades for the CoCo 1, 2, and 3.

Brian Schubring   
The Music Man -- Brian has provided music and A/V assistance to CoCoFEST! for years!

Cloud-9 - Mark Marlette   
Since 1994, Cloud-9 has been in the business of developing and marketing cool hardware and software products for users of the Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer 1, Color Computer 2 and Tandy Color Computer 3. The company is made up of a couple of guys who get a kick pushing the CoCo beyond what it was originally designed to do.

NEW product announcement: Espectro!

Brendan Donahe will be demonstrating the Color Computer VGA enhancement, CoCoVGA, and new software which takes advantage of it. If he has CoCoVGA kits in stock, they will be for sale. Brendan's daughter, Morgan, will be showing some of her BASIC programs as well.

Color Computer Store   
Tandy Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer online store featuring software, hardware, parts, games and more for the CoCo.


D. Bruce Moore   
Forest of Doom - Coco 1/2/3 Fantasy Role Playing Game

New Project in the works - hope to show for the Fest!

Fuzix OS   
Presented by Brett Gordon

Brett will be showing the latest compilations of the FUZIX Operating System by Alan Cox, et. al.

HAWKSoft has been writing commercial software for the CoCo since 1982. We have been attending the CoCoFEST! since the begining and exhibiting almost that long. And we still have all our badges! We'll be attending the CoCoFESTs and supporting the CoCo as long as they exist.

John Mark Mobley   
John Mark and Melanie have put out the last 14 CoCo~123 newsletters. Please drop by his booth and let him know that you liked what you saw.

I am planning to set up a CoCo 3 running Pac-Man and Sock Master's Donkey Kong Remixed. I plan to demo digital joysticks. I welcome people to give it a try!

Donkey Kong Remixed:

John W. Linville   
John is a software developer and has been an active member of the CoCo community for many years. Along with being the author of CoCo
games like Fahrfall and Xmas Rush, John is also a blogger and a third of The CoCo Crew Podcast. John is a tireless promoter of CoCoFEST!, the Tandy Color Computer, and retro-computing in general.

John is the anchor of the Retro Tinker team.

Lost Wizard Enterprises   
This is the operation responsible for inflicting lwtools on the world. Bring your questions, comments, and complaints about lwtools. Or just stop in for a chat about 6809 assembly programming. Or other things.

Mark D. Overholser   
Mark will be at the show -- hopefully he doesn't bring too much Apple ][ gear...

Mike Rowen   
Mike is one of the co-hosts of The CoCo Crew podcast and has been attending CoCoFEST! since 2010. He is a long time user and supporter of the Color Computer. He will be selling SuperPak injection molded ROM pak cases, Tandy 512k case badges, and SuperPak Protoboards at his table.

Mike is also part of the Retro Tinker team.

Neil Blanchard - Neil's Computer Service:    
Neil will be offering for sale the SEGA Genesis Joypad adapter for CoCo3, an adapter for using Atari, SEGA SMS, and SEGA Genesis joysticks and joypads with your CoCo. (All CoCo machines are supported, but the extra buttons only work on the CoCo3.)

Neil is also part of the Retro Tinker team.

NitrOS-9 Ease of Use   
Grant Leighty, L. Curtis Boyle, and
myself David Ladd will demonstrate their ongoing work to improve the usability of Nitros-9 for new users.

RETRO Innovations   
RETRO Innovations will be in attendance, selling IO and memory enhancement products for the TANDY Color Computer.

Richard Crislip   
Richard will be joining us yet again with his latest CoCo projects on display!

Rietveld Rietveld   
I will be showing my "coco3 on a stick" as well as my "coco3 helmet display".

I will also have a coco2 setup with a ROMPAK game and joystick. I will let cocofest attendees play the came as much as they want at no charge.

On Sunday I will award the coco2 and game and joystick to the person with the highest score.

Sub-Etha Software   
Jolt Cola does exist now! So we'll probably have some after all!

Sub-Etha Software is expected to demonstrate:

Roger Taylor's CoCo on a Chip FPGA

CoCoWiFi project (WiFi to any CoCo for under $10)

Sir Sound project (serial port sound device)

USB interface project (mouse, keyboard, joystick)

..."and more!"

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