Vintage Computer Festival – Bletchley Park.


This weekend it’s the Vintage Computer Festival and Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes. I’ve been looking forward to this all year and can’t wait to see everything that’s on offer. The chaps at RCM will be there too so plenty of retro gaming action to be had (and competitions). Throughout the day there’ll be exibitions, lectures and machine demonstrations and a few I’m particularly looking forward to is the lecture by Sophie Wilson, one of the brains behind Acorn Computers as well as the ARM/RISC processor. The world unavailing of the new Amiga X1000 and the Colossus demostrations.

Here’s the full program –

************************************

SATURDAY

    IN THE MANSION AND MARQUEES

    11.00 Welcome from the Trustees – Kevin Murrell, Tony Sale and Andy Clark in Marquee 1

    12.00 Christine Finn in The Mansion

    13.00 David Ahl  in The Mansion

    13.30 Amiga X1000 Launch in Marquee 2

    14.00 Karl Pantling-James of RCM  in The Mansion (StiGGy – will be filming this one 🙂

    15.00 Dylan Smith  in The Mansion

    16.00 Pixelh8 Chip Tune Q&A in The Mansion (ticketed event)

    19.00 OMD in The Mansion (SOLD OUT)

    IN THE MUSEUM

    11.30 Tony Frazer on the Harwell-WITCH restoration

    12.15 Peter Onion on the Elliott 803

    13.00 Tony Sale on Colossus

    13.45 Delwyn Holroyd on the mainframes of 1970s and 1980s

    14.30 Tony Frazer on the Harwell-WITCH restoration

    15.15 Peter Onion on the Elliott 803

    16.00 Tony Sale on Colossus

    16.30 Delwyn Holroyd on the mainframes of 1970s and 1980s

    IN THE ENIGMA CINEMA

    13:00 EDSAC (13 mins) & Ferranti Pegasus (12 mins)

    13:40 LEO (25 mins)

    14:20 EMIDEC 1100 (24 mins)

    15:00 EDSAC (13 mins) & Ferranti Pegasus (12 mins)

    15:40 LEO (25 mins)

    16:20 EMIDEC 1100 (24 mins)

SUNDAY

IN THE MANSION AND MARQUEES

11.00 Welcome from the trustees in Marquee 1

12.00 Adam Bradley in The Mansion

13.00 Chris Smith in The Mansion

14.00 Sophie Wilson in The Mansion

16.00 Pixelh8 Obsolete? Q&A (ticketed event) in The Mansion

IN THE MUSEUM

11.30 Tony Frazer on the Harwell-WITCH restoration

12.15 Peter Onion on the Elliott 803

13.00 Tony Sale on Colossus

13.45 Delwyn Holroyd on the mainframes of 1970s and 1980s

14.30 Tony Frazer on the Harwell-WITCH restoration

15.15 Peter Onion on the Elliott 803

15.30 Retro Gaming Competition – Lecture room

16.00 Tony Sale on Colossus

16.30 Delwyn Holroyd on the mainframes of 1970s and 1980s

IN THE ENIGMA CINEMA

11:45 EDSAC (13 mins) & Ferranti Pegasus (12 mins)

13:00 EDSAC (13 mins) & Ferranti Pegasus (12 mins)

13:40 LEO (25 mins)

14:20 EMIDEC 1100 (24 mins)

15:00 EDSAC (13 mins) & Ferranti Pegasus (12 mins)

15:40 LEO (25 mins)

16:20 EMIDEC 1100 (24 mins)

***************************************************

So…plenty to see and do. I’ve got my camera gear packed and have plenty of spare storage for pictures and video. I’m also taking my laptop so if the hotel wifi is good enough i’ll post updates and flickr links over the weekend (prob have to wait until i get home to upload video to Youtube).

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s