Note new videoconferencing links below!
I would like to once again thank all of the attendees (physical and virtual), exhibitors, vendors, presenters, and staff who helped make the 2022 Glenside “Last” Chicago CoCoFEST! a success. I heard some folks exclaim it was the most fun fest they’ve attended in a long time, which is heartening. I’d also like to give a shot out to Jason Timmons, our auctioneer (and VFC-Midwest organizer) as well as Michael Lee (VCF-Midwest organizer), who both graciously allowed the use of VCF-Midwest items like power strips and audio video equipment to help put on our show.
Even though it is still early, there’s no better time to start planning the 2023 event. Especially right now, when memories are still fresh, we’d love to take some time before, during or after our June business meeting to gather both comments and concerns in order to bring everyone improvements next year.
We’ve heard mainly room concerns (one time and re-occurring security key system issues, as well as A/C issues), with more praise given to the conference venue (dance floor issues notwithstanding). As some are aware, the hotel management changed a mere 2 weeks prior to our event, which no doubt played a role. In any event, we can’t fix what we don’t know about, and we can’t ensure the positives are kept unless folks let us know. So, please feel free to send any of the officers your thoughts, come to this month’s discussion and offer your perspective, or catch one of us after the meeting.
I know Summer is imminent, which means potentially less time to enjoy your classic computing hobby. Still, while you grab some sun and/or travel this season, I hope you stay plugged in and up to date on the hobby as well as find a few minutes to play a new game or two (Paul Shoemaker just released “Ghost Rush” in the past few days, to get you started, and I know Nick Marentes has just finished a few.)
We will open the call early at 6:30PM as in previous months, for some time to catch up and say hello to new faces.
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