Vintage Computer Festival 2005

The 2005 Vintage Computer Festival was held on November 5 & 6, 2005, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Robert Bernardo of the Fresno Commodore User Group (FCUG) was there and captured the action and the faces on film.

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Kenbak-1, the world's first personal computer The XGamestation booth A comparison between the Atari 520ST and the Amiga 500

Kenbak-1, the world's first personal computer

The XGamestation booth A comparison between the Atari 520ST and the Amiga 500
  
A working model of the Difference Engine No. 2 Evan Koblentz, editor of the Computer Collector Newsletter, and his exhibit of PDAs Tony Cole at his sales table of Cray parts
A working model of the Difference Engine No. 2 Evan Koblentz, editor of the Computer Collector Newsletter, and his exhibit of PDAs Tony Cole at his sales table of Cray parts
     
At 12 inches, the world's largest floppy disk? FCUG member, Bill Ward, goes through his disks Fanciful paintings of computers by Kiel Hosier
At 12 inches, the world's largest floppy disk? FCUG member, Bill Ward, goes through his disks Fanciful paintings of computers by Kiel Hosier
   
The Homebrew CPU The interior of Larry Anderson's Commodore Educator 64 The QuantumLink Reloaded exhibit
The Homebrew CPU The interior of Larry Anderson's Commodore Educator 64 The QuantumLink Reloaded exhibit
  
The FCUG table had this SX-64 for sale and Ed Hart's C128 for sale Ed Hart's and FCUG's software for sale Ed Hart's SX-64 on display
The FCUG table had this SX-64 for sale and Ed Hart's C128 for sale Ed Hart's and FCUG's software for sale Ed Hart's SX-64 on display
      
Brian Bagnall's On the Edge books which were sold at the FCUG table Robert Bernardo's European plastic C128D on display at the FCUG table Robert's Amiga CD32 running the Pinocchio CD game
Brian Bagnall's On the Edge books which were sold at the FCUG table Robert Bernardo's European plastic C128D on display at the FCUG table Robert's Amiga CD32 running the Pinocchio CD game
   
The SuperCPU game, Metal Dust, running on Robert's C128DCR Robert's PAL C64 DTV 30-games-in-one joystick running on a 5-inch PAL monitor (monitor powered by 12-volt battery in background) Ed Hart (background) talks to Tony Cole
The SuperCPU game, Metal Dust, running on Robert's C128DCR Robert's PAL C64 DTV 30-games-in-one joystick running on a 5-inch PAL monitor (monitor powered by 12-volt battery in background) Ed Hart (background) talks to Tony Cole
   
Ed Hart gives a TV interview CBM engineer, Dale Luck, autographs the book, On The Edge The FCUG tower of C=
Ed Hart gives a TV interview CBM engineer, Dale Luck, autographs the book, On The Edge The FCUG tower of C=
 
A long shot of the FCUG tower of C= Larry Anderson's exhibit with wife, Diane Hare, at the side The exterior of Larry Anderson's Educator 64
A long shot of the FCUG tower of C= Larry Anderson's exhibit with wife, Diane Hare, at the side The exterior of Larry Anderson's Educator 64
   
The Educator 64 keyboard Dale Luck moves his pinball machine (l to r) Kevin Metcalf, Cameron Kaiser, Jeri Ellsworth
The Educator 64 keyboard Dale Luck moves his pinball machine (l to r) Kevin Metcalf, Cameron Kaiser, Jeri Ellsworth
   
They look at Cameron's non-Commodore exhibit Playing with the game, Metal Dust, at the FCUG table
They look at Cameron's non-Commodore exhibit Playing with the game, Metal Dust, at the FCUG table 152 David Villegas (left) and FCUG member Mitch Zollinger
     
153 David and Mitch try to be nonchalant 154 FCUG member Ed Hart (left) and another attendee try out the 3-D goggles for the Vectrex 156 Vectrex -- the hit of the demonstrations
 
157 The Apple I replica exhibit 158 Cameron Kaiser's Tomy Tutor exhibit 159 The FCUG vending and demonstration tables
 
 
160 Robert Bernardo's Commodore PET 2001 exhibit 171 Robert Bernardo shows off the 3-D goggles for Vectrex  
  

Robert Bernardo is a middle school teacher in Corcoran CA, and president of the Fresno Commodore User Group. Robert has traveled to many U.S. locations as well as to England, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and the Czech Republic; and has written extensively on his contacts with the Commodore people he met on his travels. His articles are archived in the Articles Index at the Commodore Information Center.

This page is sponsored by the Fresno Commodore User Group

  
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