Glenside Club Meeting: Thursday October 21, 2021 @ 7:30PM Central

As we’re less than 3 weeks away from the 29th Annual “Last” Chicago CoCoFEST!, we’re making last minute preparations for the show, and we hope that you are as well. We’re also less than 1 week away from installing our 2021-22 Glenside Color Computer Club officers, and we hope you cast your vote before the polls close at 6:30PM Central on October 21, 2021.

This month, we’re back to our regular meeting time (7:30PM), but 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.

We have a few business items on the agenda, though I am happy to add items of discussion interest. We’ll leave plenty of time for additional questions and thoughts on the upcoming show.

October Meeting Agenda

To join the Meeting:

You can call in: Phone Dial-in
+1.408.740.7256 (United States)
+1.408.317.9253 (Alternate number) (Global Numbers)
Meeting ID: 889 394 355
Room System: or

Want to test your video connection?

For those unable to join us on BlueJeans or have prior commitments, we will livestream and have a replay available on our Facebook page ( and our Youtube channel (


One Month Until CoCoFEST!

As the countdown timer on the home page of shows while I type this, we’re 30 days away from converging in Elk Grove Village (our NEW larger location) just outside Chicago, IL for the 29th Annual “Last” Chicago CoCoFEST! We’re making final arrangements to host you physically and virtually at our belated Tandy Color Computer 40th birthday celebration (there will be cake!)

As we pass under the 30 day mark, help us put on a great show by considering the following items:

  • If you are planning to attend in person, make sure you have made your reservations at the Elk Grove Village Holiday Inn. We have a block rate available until the rooms sell out, so don’t delay.
  • Also, if you are planning to attend in person, please make sure to skip the entrance lines and pre-register.
  • If you’re planning to exhibit, make sure to send a note to Tony Podraza with information on the exhibit. Though the show is nominally focused on the Tandy Color Computer, we love all Tandy machines, and we’re excited to see more Dragon representation as well.
  • If you can’t join us in person, be sure to bookmark our Facebook Page or our YouTube channel where we’ll be live-streaming the event on both days (technology and Internet capacity willing, of course)
  • Do you have a great idea for an in-person or virtual presentation? Contact Tony or myself so we can find a home for it in the schedule. We don’t want to pack it too tight, but we do want opportunities for folks to share
  • Stop by your ATM. We need to dispose of quite a few club items this year (lots of excess inventory and donations) that need to get into the hands of fellow enthusiasts and kept out of landfills. As Mark Marlette of Cloud-9 reminds us, “They don’t make this stuff anymore.”

Whether you attend physically or virtually, we hope you join and enjoy the festivities. Help us usher in the event in our new venue after the long absence.