Glenside Club Meeting: Thursday April 11, 2023 @ 7:30PM Central

May the Fourth Be With You!

A few years ago, when we were planning the next few show dates, I saw that there would be a May 4 in 2024, and I was stoked to suggest that date to the club for our 2024 show. I can see some of you rolling your eyes, but the Star Wars Saga and the home computing era in the 1980s have such deep connections. Almost every platform, including the CoCo, offers a multitude of Star Wars themed games, even if they weren’t licensed from LucasFilm. Even catch phrases like “Stay on Target!” and “It’s a Trap” find their way into CoCo games, utilities, apps, and discussions. So, corny though it may be, I am excited about our nod to George Lucas’ space western for our 2024 show.

I don’t anticipate any major concerns at this point, but it’s the calm before the storm as we hold our last meeting before the 32nd Annual CoCoFEST! Tables are in short supply, the hotel is well filled, speakers are cleaning up their presentation materials, and I’m getting ready to print attendance badges. Speaking of which, if you want a nice preprinted badge, my advice is to pre-register on in the next week or so. I usually print the badges the Monday of the show (so April 29), and to speed up registration their year, I think we’re going to just hand out a Sharpie and badges with the show graphic and a blank name box for walk-ups. And yes, if you surmise this is attempt to get folks to pre-register to speed the process up, you are not wrong!

Anyway, Grant will give us a late-breaking news fest update at our meeting this month and field any last minute questions folks may have. If possible, we’ll continue our discussions on the club’s capability to finance estate purchases for archival. As well, if you’d like to bring up any other topics, please let me know and I’ll add them to the agenda.

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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