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#1 Arenafoot OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 8, 2015 11:53 PM

The dates were just released in the last hour for the 14th annual 2015 Houston ArcadeExpo! The dates are 1 week later than usual .....November 13th & 14th, 2015 at the Houston Crowne Plaza Northwest-Brookhollow Hotel (12801 Northwest Freeway).

 

http://www.arcadecenter.com/

 

https://www.facebook...7626840?fref=ts

 

https://www.facebook...77659739021878/

 

 

Hotel room rate of $79/night just went live too!

 

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#2 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 9, 2015 10:01 AM

Thanks for posting this. Need to decide if I'm going this year.

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Posted Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:04 AM

This is always such a cool event!



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Posted Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:17 AM

Thanks for posting this. Need to decide if I'm going this year.

 

Darn it, I thought you said you were coming!!  You're not going to make me break out my collection again, are you? :)



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Posted Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:17 AM

Darn it, I thought you said you were coming!!  You're not going to make me break out my collection again, are you? :)


I have since committed to attending..

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Posted Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:33 PM

Woot!

 

But I may have to bring back the Apple IIe anyway, if no one else brings one.  People gotta have their Oregon Trail fix...



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Posted Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:29 PM

someone have a C64 with a disk drive to bring to houston? I have a box full of C64 diskette games I need to test.......



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Posted Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:46 PM

I have a C64 I can bring. I think it might be better to use cartridge-based games, as people aren't going to know how to load disk games. I'm not sure I'd also trust people (especially kids) to handle 5 1/4" disks..

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Posted Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:55 PM

I'm inclined to agree.  At least with the Apple II, disks are pretty much plug-and-play.  Even then, when I brought my Apple to last year's expo, I made sure to bring two copies of every game, and left instructions on the front on how to use the drives.  Doing the same for the Commodore 64 would require a much bigger instruction sheet, probably with several steps saying, "Yes, very long load times are normal.  Sit tight."



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Posted Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:00 PM

I been thinking of getting a C64 lately.......maybe time to check Craigslist to see if I can find a good working one

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Posted Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:10 PM

I have a C64 I can bring. I think it might be better to use cartridge-based games, as people aren't going to know how to load disk games. I'm not sure I'd also trust people (especially kids) to handle 5 1/4" disks..

..Al

I was looking to test my disks, not let others use them though



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Posted Fri Sep 4, 2015 11:58 PM

..Al

 

Albert, do you know if Darrell is coming to this year's HAAG?



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Posted Sat Sep 5, 2015 9:07 AM

 

Albert, do you know if Darrell is coming to this year's HAAG?

 

While I'm not Albert, I do know that Darrell does plan to attend this year's HAAG ;)



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Posted Sat Sep 5, 2015 10:47 AM

Albert, do you know if Darrell is coming to this year's HAAG?

 

I have confirmation that he will be there. 

 

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Posted Sat Sep 5, 2015 8:25 PM

 

While I'm not Albert, I do know that Darrell does plan to attend this year's HAAG ;)

Cute Darrell! I didn't see you listed on the website/FB page......Keith has been announcing upcoming seminars lately. Hoping to get my Stay Frosty carts autographed there.



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Posted Sun Oct 4, 2015 4:55 PM

Getting closer!  I just booked the hotel and volunteered to bring the Apple IIe and C-64 I brought last year.  I know Albert mentioned maybe bringing a Commodore, but I didn't see any in the list so I went ahead and offered.  At this rate I'm also going to have another metric ton of broken/dead hardware to offer at the swap meet, too!



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Posted Sun Oct 4, 2015 7:51 PM

Getting closer!  I just booked the hotel and volunteered to bring the Apple IIe and C-64 I brought last year.  I know Albert mentioned maybe bringing a Commodore, but I didn't see any in the list so I went ahead and offered.  At this rate I'm also going to have another metric ton of broken/dead hardware to offer at the swap meet, too!

Fuji, do you have a disk drive for the C64? I have a box full of C64 diskettes that I'd like to try to see if they work or not.



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Posted Sun Oct 4, 2015 8:19 PM

 

While I'm not Albert, I do know that Darrell does plan to attend this year's HAAG ;)

 

So, sometimes, you are Albert? :-o



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Posted Sun Oct 4, 2015 9:25 PM

Fuji, do you have a disk drive for the C64? I have a box full of C64 diskettes that I'd like to try to see if they work or not.

 

I could do that.  I probably won't keep the drive as part of the display, but if we meet I'd be happy to set it up.



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Posted Sun Oct 4, 2015 11:47 PM

 

I could do that.  I probably won't keep the drive as part of the display, but if we meet I'd be happy to set it up.

Cool that would work....thanks! My plans are to get there thursday afternoon to help Albert setup the AA booth.

Yeah it would just be to check out the floppies.



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Posted Mon Oct 5, 2015 9:29 AM

Cute Darrell! I didn't see you listed on the website/FB page......Keith has been announcing upcoming seminars lately. Hoping to get my Stay Frosty carts autographed there.

 

 

It's been announced - 7pm Saturday.



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Posted Mon Oct 5, 2015 10:26 AM

Cool that would work....thanks! My plans are to get there thursday afternoon to help Albert setup the AA booth.

Yeah it would just be to check out the floppies.

 

I'll be appearing on Friday morning, hopefully early depending on when I get the car packed and my lazy butt out of bed... not necessarily in that order.  Anyway, if you're hanging around Albert on Friday maybe you can work with your disks before the show starts.

 

Keith has asked me to bring an Atari 800XL again as well since Albert is slated to bring "only" consoles.  I figure the XEGS covers the same bases, but then the more the merrier, right?

 

Hey Darrell, do you have a template for those pages you made last year on each system's history?  I might could carve out some time to do something similar for my machines.



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Posted Mon Oct 5, 2015 10:27 AM

Keith has asked me to bring an Atari 800XL again as well since Albert is slated only to bring consoles.  I figure the XEGS covers the same bases, but then the more the merrier, right?


Whatever is on that list doesn't really reflect reality. I do have an 800XL I can bring (and I'm bringing one to PRGE).
 

Hey Darrell, do you have a template for those pages you made last year on each system's history?  I might could carve out some time to do something similar for my machines.


If we're going to have placards, it would be nice if they have a uniform appearance, and I can print them out as well as bring 8" x 10" acrylic display stands for them.

..Al

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Posted Mon Oct 5, 2015 10:31 AM

Whatever is on that list doesn't really reflect reality. I do have an 800XL I can bring (and I'm bringing one to PRGE).


Ah, cool. I'm still happy to bring mine if you want less to pack or would like a back-up.
 

If we're going to have placards, it would be nice if they have a uniform appearance, and I can print them out as well as bring 8" x 10" acrylic display stands for them.


Oh dear, I've started something... :)

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Posted Mon Oct 5, 2015 3:23 PM

Hey Darrell, do you have a template for those pages you made last year on each system's history?  I might could carve out some time to do something similar for my machines.

 

No template, I just threw them together using Pages.  I've attached them in case you can use them.  I can't get there until Friday night so I'm not bringing systems this year; though I'll probably bring my VCS on Saturday for the presentation.

 

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