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The 19th annual European Vintage Computer Festival on April 28th and 29th 2018 awaits you!

Our mission is to encourage the preservation of obsolete computer hard- and software of years past, to promote interest in researching and documenting the history of the computer age ... and to have fun playing with old iron.

The Vintage Computer Festival is not only a fixed entry in the Silicon Valley timetable, but it has also become a European event, celebrating our computer heritage.

Let us return to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when geeks were geeks and floppies were really floppy.


Special Focus Every year the VCFe is themed on a special focus. This year's focus is:
50 Years 1968 - What Happened to the Kybernetic Revolution



Remember, before the VCFe there is more VCF:
  • Already on March 17th and 18th Thun, Switzerland will get its first VCFe
  • Next, one week before VCFe the 6th VCF Southeast will take place in in Roswell Georgia.
  • And three weeks after Munich the treck stops in New Jersey for VCF East XIII

Until then there's an incredible, new way to experiance the VCFe, or more exact, all the hurdles to set it up, the VCFe game: VCFE - A Weekend among Nerds. The game has been made possible by usage of state of the art game drivers and virtual reality rechnology: unlimited colours and unbeatable sounds projedted directly into the gamers brain by intense use of text (some German required).

Most recent changes:

13.03.18 A guided tour thru the ibnitz Supercomputing Centre
08.03.18 Venue anounced: Yes, it's *the* LRZ - the Libnitz Supercomputing Centre - in Garching near Munich.
03.03.18 English Pages Dusted (a bit).

Detailed listing of changes at the News page.

Up to date and short term information are also available via our social media pages on Google+ and Facebook


Exhibition

Dozens of old (but still not obsolete) computers to be viewed and touched. No barrier between you and your dreams... (It may be a good idea to ask the exhibitor before dismantling his system :)

Speeches

A series of speeches will be given to describe some systems in detail, discuss classic developments from today's perspective or other topics of interest to collectors.

Due to the unique location, there will also be a guided our to the LRZs supercomputers. Not exatly vintage, but they grow old soon :)).

Flea Market

No system will be ever completely debugged, so we are offering space in the hall to vendors to sell and trade historic gear. Anything is allowed - as long as the item is computer related and more than 10 years old.

Peoples Choice Award and Give Away

All visitors are called to vote for their favorite piece of history and unlike a constitutional poll, you may even win great stuff.

Are you ready for the NERD TRIVIA CHALLENGE?

The Nerd Trivia Challenge is your chance to prove just how much of a geek you really are. You're pitted against two other nerds in a game-show style contest of computer history trivia. If you end up the Alpha Geek, you'll walk away with fame (and a great prize). Think you're up to the challenge? Click here for more information.


Where, When and What?

Where Leibniz-Rechenzentrum der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
Boltzmannstraße 1
85748 Garching bei München
When April 28th, 2018 from 1000 to 1730
April 29th, 2018 from 1030 to 1700

Further Information

These pages are in a process of constant improvement (Is there any static page within the web?), so please stop by and check for updates.


The VCF is an open event and depends on active folks to participate with their own ideas to help develop our mission. Everybody is invited to raise his hand and join the VCF community.


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