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CoCoFEST! Exhibitors and Vendors 2019

Listed below are our 2019 Exhibitors and Vendors.

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Glenside Color Computer Club   
Your show host for 28 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


Boisy Pitre   Call for Papers for the 28th Annual “Last” Chicago CoCoFEST!
Call for Papers for the 28th 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 28th Annual “Last” Chicago CoCoFEST! which is scheduled to be held from 4th - 5th of May, 2019 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!

CoCo Brothers   
Tim and Paul Thayer with special guest Simon Jonassen! All the way from Denmark! We develop random pieces of software as well as bring an overall enthusiasm and love for the Coco! Mostly Coco 3, but we admire the other 2 as well. 😀

As seen at Pennfest 99 & 2000, CoCoFEST! 2018 and Tandy Assembly 2018.

The Switch-a-roo Color Computer 3 RGB To SCART video solution, easily switch from RGB to Composite (for artifact colors) with just a flip of a switch. Also available the WallabY-cable dual RGB cable, connect two RGB displays to your Coco 3. Plus other items for your CoCo.

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.


Evan Wright   
Evan Wright is the author of the Flood It! and Hunt the Wumpus cartridges for the CoCo. He will be demonstrating his latest game and his text-adventure development system which can export adventure games to the CoCo and many other classic platforms. In his “spare time”, he’s a high-school computer science teacher just down the road from CoCoFest, where he’s managed to make text-adventures and floppy disks part of the curriculum.

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 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.

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 Project   
The NitrOS-9 Ease of Use project will be showcasing the latest 6809 and 6309 builds of NitrOS-9:Ease of Use (EOU) pre-packaged hard drive images, with pre-installed software and games all easily accessible from the MultiVue GUI. It also includes speed and feature enhancements, and bug fixes, that can be run in VCC, MAME, CocoFPGA, Matchbox Coco, and real hardware. We will be taking questions, and may hold a talk about future plans as well.

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.

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.

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