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#1 Joe Stella OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:10 AM

I'm interested in starting an Atari 8-bit party in the NYC area. Reply here or send me an PM, thank you.



#2 Xebec OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:16 AM

I live in a PA suburb of Philadelphia -- it'd be a little far for me for regular meetings but I'd be happy to make it up occasionally... 



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Posted Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:50 PM

I live in a PA suburb of Philadelphia -- it'd be a little far for me for regular meetings but I'd be happy to make it up occasionally...


If it's anything like the one that they have here in Davis, CA it is a once a year event. Not to be confused with a computer club that meets bi-weekly or monthly.

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#4 Xebec OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:00 PM

OK Definitely up for Atari'ing out.  Can I bring the Commodore 64 wife?



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Posted Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:45 PM

Oh hell yeah.  I'm just across the GWB in Jersey.  Let's do this!



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Posted Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:25 AM

Im in, easy commute right accross the river.

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#7 Bill Lange OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:22 AM

Joe, if you are planning on having an 8-bit only event, let me know as I'd love to come and help out anyway I can.  Can never have enough Atari events!

 

As some of you already know, I'm hosting an Atari Party East at my house on Sat Sept 9th. Its been 'advertised' on FB and Twitter and word of mouth with folks I know from Vintage Computer Festivals, etc.

 

Its open to all Atari products from arcade to pinball, from consoles to computers. We already have good representation from ST, 8-bits, 2600, 5200, including bloggers and podcasters, etc.  

 

I have a dozen or so arcade video games and most of the 8-bit computers. If your interested, send me your email or fb id and I'll send you the details.

 

Note that "A Video Game Con" is taking place the same weekend (Sept 9/10) as ATARI Party East in "nearby" Parsippany, NJ.

 

Also note that the Coleco Expo is taking place in Edison NJ on Aug 5/6. I wasn't going to go to this event, but Tim Lapetino will be there signing his books, so I might be going to support the vendors and artists.

 

Bill


Edited by Bill Lange, Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:00 AM.


#8 Joe Stella OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:50 PM

Thanks for the enthusiasm guys.  I'm in agreement with above post that an irregular meeting is probably more likely than a monthly style computer club.

 

Bill, your event sounds awesome, and I will try to make it

 

Regarding location, I have a small flat in Bergen County, and would be happy to host. It sounds like some of us are neighbors.

 

Commodore wives are most welcome.

 

I'll touch base with everyone in the next few days, and we can hammer out some specifics.


Edited by Joe Stella, Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:48 PM.


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Posted Wed Aug 2, 2017 12:53 PM

I'd like to invite everyone interested in an Atari 8 type day/evening in the Bergen County, NJ area to participate in a get together on Sept. 2 (sat.)

 

It will be a small event hosted at my flat. You're welcome to bring stories, friends and family, any hardware or software.

 

Please send a PM for info.



#10 ndary OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 2, 2017 2:19 PM

there is an Atari Party on Sept 9th in NJ - Atari Party East - https://www.facebook...501677115310166



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Posted Thu Aug 3, 2017 6:37 AM

there is an Atari Party on Sept 9th in NJ - Atari Party East - https://www.facebook...501677115310166

 

 

And I will be there!  I'm planning on bringing a bunch of ST / Falcon stuff.  MIDI Maze anyone?

 

I'm also lugging along the Jaguar and a couple of Lynxes.

 

-Pete



#12 Bill Lange OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 3, 2017 6:49 AM

#AtariPartyEast2017

 

I'm planning on bringing a bunch of ST / Falcon stuff.  MIDI Maze anyone?

 

 

Randy Kindig is sending Nir Dary's Multi-Link networking hardware, so we should have some networked 8-bit games set up as well!

 

Also scheduled to make an appearance are:

 

Mike Montana, co-author of the Atari 2600 game GLIB.

Robert 'Ferg' Ferguson, host of the Atari 2600 Game By Game Podcast.

Paul Rickards, creator of the WiFi232 Internet Modem and the Hayes Chronograph WiFi upgrade.

... and others

 

These guys will be in attendance as well:

 

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Should be a interesting, entertaining and fun time!

 

Bill



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Posted Thu Aug 3, 2017 6:55 AM

4 player Gauntlet for the win!


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#14 Starman OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 3, 2017 11:10 AM

there is an Atari Party on Sept 9th in NJ - Atari Party East - https://www.facebook...501677115310166

 

 

Broken link?



#15 Bill Lange OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 3, 2017 11:17 AM

The link isn't broken, but you probably need to be both logged into Facebook AND on the invite list to see it.

 

If you would like to attend, send me your email address and/or Facebook id and I'll add you to the invite. As the event is at my house, I want to keep track of how many people are planning on showing up so that we are prepared.  :-)

 

Bill



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Posted Thu Aug 3, 2017 2:42 PM

 

 

And I will be there!  I'm planning on bringing a bunch of ST / Falcon stuff.  MIDI Maze anyone?

 

I'm also lugging along the Jaguar and a couple of Lynxes.

 

-Pete

I have at least two (maybe three) Midimates for hooking up 8-bits to play Midimaze. I can bring them.

 

Allan



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Posted Thu Aug 3, 2017 2:44 PM

You guys rock!

 

I just set up a RetroPie to play games on as well. 

 

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Posted Thu Aug 3, 2017 3:36 PM

I have at least two (maybe three) Midimates for hooking up 8-bits to play Midimaze. I can bring them.

 

Allan

 

 

I have a MidiMate as well.  I've had up to 5 machines hooked up.  We can see how many we can get reliably going.  



#19 madangelo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 6, 2017 7:10 AM

I should be able to attend -- I'm about an hour away in Passaic County.



#20 Joe Stella OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 6, 2017 9:12 PM

UPDATE 8/6/17

 

An update and correction. I'm in Hudson County, not Bergen County. Union City, near Weehawken, north of Hoboken, in case you know the area. We have very convenient public transportation in case you're traveling lite, and we're right next to the Lincoln tunnel.

 

Thanks to everyone interested in coming. Bill, I can't match your array of exotic hardware and arcade games, but I do have the following at hand:

 

Atari 2600 with s-video mod and Harmony cart. Also a copy of Boulderdash for same if I can find it.

Atari 800 with Incognito.

Atari Lynx II with Will's screen replacement and flash cart.

Pi 3 with all sorts of emulators.

PC's and laptops.

2 computer monitors, 2 LCD TV's, and a 20" Sony Trinitron.

Wifi and networked internet, LAN is of course available.

Large dining room table + 2x 6' multi-purpose tables.

Various ancient technology odds and ends.

BBQ/smoked lunch/dinner will be provided.

I have, but cannot guarantee working Flashback II, Commodore 64/128, Atari 5200, 7800, and Coleco.

 

I'm thinking Saturday, November 4. It's a small apartment, so please let me know if you're coming, I have to limit attendance to what's practical.

 

Requested: 8-bits, monitor, interesting new or old hard/software, BYOB, maybe a side dish or desert? If you don't want to schlep equipment, no worries, there should be plenty to do and talk about.

 

Thanks again all, I'll post updates in this space, and details via PM.



#21 Bill Lange OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 7, 2017 7:47 AM

I'm in for Nov 4th.



#22 Joe Stella OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 7, 2017 10:02 AM

Super Bill. I also just realized that we met briefly at your stand at VCF East this year.



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Posted Mon Aug 7, 2017 1:47 PM

I'm in for Nov 4th.

Same here. I can bring Jaguar with skunkboard. I'm just an hour driving away anyway.

 

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#24 Joe Stella OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:09 AM

Same here. I can bring Jaguar with skunkboard. I'm just an hour driving away anyway.

 

PM sent.

That would be amazing! I've never seen a working Jaguar.



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Posted Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:44 PM

Gotta say, Bill Lange's Atari Party last Saturday was a lot of fun. If ya'll want to get an idea of what went down, here are some pictures from the day of - https://www.flickr.c...157688827832525.

 






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