I'm looking for a volunteer or two interested in staffing a SDF table/exhibit at the upcoming
Vintage Computer Festival Midwest

The Vintage Computer Festival Midwest 16 is scheduled for September 11 & 12 2021
at the Waterford Banquet & Conference Center in Elmhurst, IL

VCF Midwest is coming up very soon. Submissions are still being accepted and the event will be virtual on September 12th.


Just a quick reminder that the "Vintage Computer Festival Midwest 15" is happening as a virtual event this Saturday, Sept 12 beginning at 14:45 UTC

VCF Midwest 15 Virtual Event!

Let's do this thing online

A Virtual VCF Midwest?

We're going to try...

The year is 2020. It should have been the 15th Vintage Computer Festival Midwest, exceeding Number 14 in size and scope and all dimensions and laying (temporary) waste to another hotel ballroom...

Also, following the lead of other cancelled festivals, we are considering a Virtual VCFMW to be held on one or more of the dates allocated for this year's show (Sept 12 or 13, 2020). If we think we can pull off something half as entertaining as the real thing, maybe we'll do it. Watch your email for announcements sometime in August.

** Website (vcfmw.org)
** Email (mailto:info@vcfmw.org)


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The good news is that we have an excellent relationship with our host venue and have already locked in our contract for 2021. Although a long way off, plans will take shape early next year for that show, so please keep an eye out for further announcements of VCFMW 16 (or will it be 15b? We don't know yet!)


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We recommend cancelling your hotel and travel reservations, if you have made them, and we hope that you have not been too greatly inconvenienced by our change of plans.

We also wish to express our thanks for the many responses we received to our survey sent back in May. Your feedback was informative, interesting, humorous and most of all, essential in helping us make the right decision about this year's show.


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VCF Midwest 2020 Cancellation

** We regret to announce

There will be no VCF Midwest this year.

The conditions imposed upon us by the CoViD-19 pandemic and related government regulations, as well as a depressed expected turn-out figure, will make it impossible for us to host an event of the size and quality our dedicated fans have come to expect. Thus today we have terminated our 2020 contract with Waterford Banquets and the Clarion Inn hotel.


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