I’ve got three more retro computer events to add to this years calendar. Tickets & hotels booked!
16th May (next weekend…yay!) is the Retro Computer Museum gaming event. This will be my fourth RCM event and Andy and co. put on brilliant show that’s packed to the rafters with all manner of old computers, consoles and games.
Previous RCM posts can be found in my blog archives (May ’09, Aug ’09 & Nov ’09)
I speak to the RCM members on a regular basis and it’s these warm, friendly & like-minded people who really make these events so appealing. Not to mention that the first RCM event I attended opened my eyes to a lot more classic systems that I’d previously overlooked in the past and some, in the case of the MB Vectrex, spurred me on to locate and buy my own (http://stiggyblog.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/my-vectrex-retro-gaming-chic/ )
The next event is being run by the National Museum of Computing over the weekend of June 19th/20th and is being held at the famous Bletchley Park.
Not only is this going to be one HUGE vintage computer event (including a representation from RCM), Bletchley Park museum holds many truly amazing historical items from the past including Enigma, Lorenz and Bombe cipher machines and a rebuild of the mighty Colossus. Set in the beautiful grounds of Bletchely park I’m hoping for good summer weather and plenty of photo opportunities!
..and finally over the weekend of 6/7th November i’ll be heading up north to the seaside to attend R3play.
These guys put on one helluva show last September at Retro Reunited (see previous post – http://stiggyblog.wordpress.com/2009/09/14/retro-reunited-09/ ) therefore I’m really looking forward to this years ‘BIG’ retro gaming event.
Unconfirmed yet is another RCM event that might possibly to be held in November and also that enough RCM folk can persuade Andy into setting up another member only gaming evening sometime this year. The last one was superb!