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AndyRCM
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Who would be interested in an Open Day at a local (to me) Community Hall, we are thinking sometime in late October/early November ish.

When I say Open Day I mean a hands on retro experience with some of the many consoles/computers we have?
There would be a small charge payable, although this would be just to cover the cost of the hall.
Around 20 or so computers/consoles will be on display and most/all will be able to be played on.
Linda will be making cakes and we will also be serving refreshments, again unfortunately with a small charge.

Anybody interested? Let me know in this thread.

I will also need a couple of people to help and hopefully to bring some stuff with them such as computers/monitors etc. Any takers for this (PM me if you can help!)

Andy and Linda

"I could see the faces of those who led pissing themselves laughing" - Funeral Pyre by The Jam

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Topic starter Posted : 21/07/2008 11:39 pm
Japster
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Count me in matey - I have several systems I can bring along - Might be an idea to get some people who are happy to loan old telly's for the cause, as I have many systems, but only a couple of TV's/Monitors?

Mikey's likewise mate - he's a very helpful chap, and has nice examples of the rarer stuff (Vectrex's, Oric, etc)....

Like I say, count me in for helping out!  (As long as I get one of those cakes I've heard so much about lol!)    ;D

Good man for trying to get something organised mate! - RF08's only just finished, but I need another Retro Fix!!!!  😀

Den.

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Posted : 22/07/2008 6:15 pm
Japster
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Whoops.... maybe I should have PM'd that like you asked  lol!

Still, we can all see what the response is like if it's public...    ;D

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Posted : 22/07/2008 6:17 pm
AndyRCM
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Cool matey - that would be great - I will try and find some more tvs and the like . . . i think maybe a c64 running demos would be great. like you did at rf08? Do you agree?

Andy

"I could see the faces of those who led pissing themselves laughing" - Funeral Pyre by The Jam

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Topic starter Posted : 22/07/2008 6:28 pm
Japster
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Damn straight matey - you gots'ta have demos!!...    😀

Seriously though, it seemed to go down great mate - had a LOT of people comment even when the place was packing up, and I only got the chance to show some of them!

Failing that, Mikey and I were going to record some of the best stuff to play in a DVD player, and that could play next to the C64 itself if pushing the demos on manually proves to be unworkable?

...but like you said - there are some AMAZING C64 demos out there, and people who have an ounce of nostalgia for the C64 should really check 'em out, if only to see what the machine is capable of besides those games! - so I'm game for bringing the setup along...  ;D

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Posted : 22/07/2008 6:44 pm
AndyRCM
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I am thinking of something like this as A2 Posters for the actual day/event, posted somewhere on the outside of the building . . . and also like this for an advert but with date, time and address details for local press.

What are you thoughts on this? Okay? Need to change wording? Is it Crap?

Andy

"I could see the faces of those who led pissing themselves laughing" - Funeral Pyre by The Jam

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Topic starter Posted : 23/07/2008 1:16 pm
Andy
 Andy
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I could pop along too. Let me know if you want me to bring any of my systems.

I could bring my Spectrum +3 with the IDE interface. Will fill the HDD with games. What about the Einstein? Or my apple ][ stuff?

Andy
https://www.retrocomputers.online

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Posted : 23/07/2008 2:38 pm
AndyRCM
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Andy,
Yes please! That would be wicked - Whatever you want to bring - let me know - very much appreciated . . .
Thanks
Andy

"I could see the faces of those who led pissing themselves laughing" - Funeral Pyre by The Jam

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Topic starter Posted : 23/07/2008 3:12 pm
PhoenixTLB
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Nice poster Andy!

I'm armed & dangerous with my Dreamcast now, can't stop playing Soul Calibur!

Roll on!

Be sure to pray at the Shrine of Bub & Bob

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Posted : 24/07/2008 11:21 am
AndyRCM
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Cool beans . . . thanks for the praise! See you later dude!

Andy

"I could see the faces of those who led pissing themselves laughing" - Funeral Pyre by The Jam

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Topic starter Posted : 24/07/2008 11:26 am
AndyRCM
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Right then . . . this open day . . .

We have had an answer back for the venue, it is going to be on the 16th November (so far) - an ALL day event!
The room hire (including kitchen) is going to cost us £55 for the entire day!
Which means what we really need to do is get at least 22 people, each paying £2.50 each to cover the costs of the venue.
Does everybody/anybody else think this is do-able? I need to put something in the Loughborough Echo, which has quite a big circulation.
I need to get it posted on every retro gaming forum everywhere as well. Any offers for help there would be appreciated.

Thoughts please?

Andy (and Linda)

"I could see the faces of those who led pissing themselves laughing" - Funeral Pyre by The Jam

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Topic starter Posted : 28/07/2008 3:29 pm
PhoenixTLB
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Wow £55.00 is cheap!

Does that need staff for the kitchen?

See if you can get it advertised in the local free paper, I forget what its called, Bradgate mail or something like that, and the Leicester Trader.

Is it going to be ticket only? or an open house? any thoughts on getting a max number of people like retro fusion?

It sounds great anyway!  ;D

Be sure to pray at the Shrine of Bub & Bob

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Posted : 28/07/2008 3:42 pm
AndyRCM
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£55 is very good.
Kitchen staff will probably be Linda and my mum (maybe?).
There are lots of free papers like them, need to contact them asap to do this.
Ticket and Open House, both are fine, as for max number, I need to also find that out as well!
Do you think £2.50 is okay to charge people?
Thanks for that Dave!

Andy

"I could see the faces of those who led pissing themselves laughing" - Funeral Pyre by The Jam

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Topic starter Posted : 28/07/2008 3:51 pm
AndyRCM
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Righty ho . . .

The room can hold 100+ people, so that is no problem, there is also a smaller room which could be used for the refreshment side, i.e. The Wheat Free Tea Room.
I think if we say we would like/love 80 people to attend - that way we have loads of room for the tables etc . . . hopefully.
Might do a bit of a rehearsal sometime with Linda. To see what can go where etc!

Andy

"I could see the faces of those who led pissing themselves laughing" - Funeral Pyre by The Jam

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Topic starter Posted : 28/07/2008 4:30 pm
The Twins
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We also have  Brigitte, Nathalie and Rebecca who could help out with the refreshments

;D

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Posted : 28/07/2008 4:34 pm
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