Times Running Out, Book Now!!!!

I hope everyone is getting excited for this years CoCoFest, it’s only a few weeks away. I just wanted to remind everyone about some important dates that are coming up.

You have until March 31st to book your room at the hotel at the room block rates. To book a room at the Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago-Carol Stream, you can book your room online by clicking here. I will be having a meeting with the hotel this week, and I will see if they can extended it for a couple of more weeks.

Tables are selling out fast. As of writing this post, the main room has sold out, and the overflow room only has three tables left. We do have tables available in the hallway, but you will need to take your items to your room at the end of the show on Saturday. One thing that will be different this year from the years in the past, we will not have any extra tables to sell during the fest. If you are wanting a table, now is the time to get them. We will have to cut off table sales no later than April 19th. Also, April 19th will also be the last day to order your place for the Saturday night dinner. I have to give the hotel the final numbers on Monday. The dinner was really good last year and we had great turn out. Here is the Menu for this dinner:

  • Garden Salad with two dressings
  • Smoked BBQ Brisket, and Pulled Pork with BBQ sauce
  • Baked Bean
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Desert

If you are planning to show up for the CoCoFEST, please pre-register, it FREE!!!! For people that pre-register you will automatically be entered into a drawing for a free prize. When you pre-register it helps up prepare for the number of the people who are attending and we will have a name badge prepared for when you arrive.

If you have any questions or concern please send me an email at cocofest@glensideccc.com. I will be posting the schedule for the show in a couple of weeks, so be on the lookout for that. I hope to be seeing everyone is a few short weeks.


Glenside Club Meeting: Thursday March 14, 2023 @ 7:30PM Central

Countdown to CoCoFEST!

The main room is booked solid, tables in the overflow room and the hallway are going fast. I am excited for our upcoming fest, and I hope you are as well. I hope everyone looking for a room is able to secure one, and that your project and/or presentation preparations are going well!

And, the CoCo is not the only platform getting more love these days. Many of you are probably aware the Vintage Computer Festival Midwest, also held in the Chicago area, is moving to a larger venue. For those who visited the 2023 event and saw the packed 12,000 sq ft main VCF-MW hall, prepare for the almost 38,000 sq ft event in the Fall 2024! GCCC will have a booth at this show as well.

I would like to take a moment to thank Mark Overholser and our presenters at the 2024 Early Virtual Fest held on February 24th and 25th, 2024. I hope you were able to catch one or more of the presentations. There’s interest in planning another for early 2025, and Mark suggests we start preparations in October to give people plenty of head up

Please join us this Thursday. We will open the call a bit early at 7:00PM to chat and address any Zoom connections issues folks might have.

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