Get ready... get set... hack! Coming to the Cleveland, Ohio area is the annual Notacon and PixelJam Demoparty on April 10-13. Join the 400 or so attendees "for a [long] weekend of presentations, individual expression, electronics, workshops, locksport, digital art, music, radio and just a healthy dose of information security for flavor. Saturday features PixelJam, one of North America’s only demoparties, where we premier creative creations created by our community! Cash and prizes are awarded to the winners (could be you!), by popular vote of party participants." read more »
Evan Koblentz, organizer of the Vintage Computer Festival East has just posted this --
Hello C= fans!
There will be plenty of Commodore events at the VCF East next month, including a [CBM] history lecture by Dave Haynie, a video/CRT repair course by Bil Herd, the premier of Zach Weddington's "Viva Amiga" documentary, and even a homemade C64 multiplayer videogame. Read on for details...
The Vintage Computer Festival East returns on April 4-6, at the InfoAge Science Center, in Wall, New Jersey. It is hosted by MARCH: Mid-Atlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists. read more »
In 2009 Kent Rittenhouse produced a VIC-20 Multicart/Development Cart with 32 games (game set 1). The price was $28 US (not including shipping).
Now Kent has now released game set 2 of the VIC-20 Multicart/Development Cart with another 32 games.
The cart price is the same as the website at
For more information and to see the complete list of games, see the link above.
Game set 1 is still available, too.
Paul Quirk has posted his report on the December 7 World of Commodore show which was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Included in the report are photos and video of the activities. To read the report, go to
The biannual SC3 Arcade Party is back! This Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight in southern California. Join the hundreds of attendees as they play on dozens and dozens classic game consoles and vintage electronic arcade games. For a small donation, you can enjoy the pizza and soda that will be provided.
To find out the exact location, find the RSVP link at
and then fill out the information. The exact location will be e-mailed to you. read more »
Here are a few photos at the July 6 Atari Party 2013, which was held in Davis, California. The photos concentrate on Commodore and Amiga. You can find the pics at
Atari Party organizer, Bill Kendrick, has his more Atari-centric photos at
Yes, you read that right! Bill Kendrick, Atari Party 2013 organizer, has kindly given the Fresno Commodore User Group permission to have table space for a C64 system with Multicart 64, and an Amiga 2000 or Multiple Classic Computer 216 system (MCC-216 with its C64, Amiga, Atari 2600, and Spectrum cores).
Atari Party 2013 will be held from 12 noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 6 at the Yolo County Public Library, 315 East 14th Street, Davis, California. Admission is free. For more information, go to
It’s crunch time for the Commodore Vegas Expo! Presentations are being prepared; equipment is being gathered; travel plans are being made… all for our July 27-28 show which will be held at Ballroom 8, the third floor, in the Plaza Hotel & Casino, 1 Main Street, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. read more »
Photos of our Commodore/Amiga exhibit area are now up at
For a look at some of the really big exhibits at Maker Faire, go to
Also, Commodore hacker Jeri Ellsworth had an exhibit at Maker Faire with a few new prototypes, her new castAR (Augmented Reality) glasses, and her new start-up company website at read more »
It's not too late to sign-up for the June 1 SC3 Arcade Party to be held in Santa Ana, California. Join the many arcade and videogame enthusiasts at the arcade party's new location, "The Last Arcade on the Planet!" Play the arcade machines, play the game consoles and home computers, eat delicious food, mingle with the crowd! The party officially opens at 6 p.m.. For more information and to send your RSVP for attendance, go to
Come and try out a modded C64 DTV system and an Amiga 2000 or Amiga 1200 system.
If you should be in the San Francisco area May 18-19, you are invited to the Bay Area 2013 Maker Faire at the San Mateo Events Center, 1346 Saratoga Dr., San Mateo, California. Join the thousands and thousands of people who attend this annual event. Maker Faire runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. read more »
Due to renovations at the Las Vegas Club Hotel, the Commodore Vegas Expo is being moved to the sister hotel across the street, the Plaza Hotel & Casino, 1 Main St., Las Vegas, Nevada. We will be in Ballroom 8, the third floor. To look at the floor plan, go to the bottom of the page at
For more information, go to
Back on July 12, 2007, after the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, Commodore Gaming had a party to celebrate their Commodore Gaming PCs that had just come out. Not only did they show off their gaming PCs, but they also exhibited a C64 and PET which the partygoers could use.
For the party, they invited several C= luminaries -- Seth "Naughtyboy" Sternberger of 8 Bit Weapon performed his music, and CBM engineer Bil Herd and engineer Jeri Ellsworth spoke. "Commodore Gaming Party 2007" can be found at
Thanks to Larry Anderson, the website for the July 27-28 Commodore Vegas Expo v9 in now live and running. Go to
and see what's going on. Remember that it's a work in progress, and changes will come to it as the show nears.
The CommVEx forum at http://www.commodore.ca/forum/viewforum.php?f=6