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Fest 99/4ATX (Austin, TX) Weekend August 9 to August 11, 2019

Proposed TI Fest West Austin, TX  

16 members have voted

  1. 1. ATTENDING

    • I am strongly interested in attending
    • I am slightly interested in attending
    • I live too far away to attend
    • I have too many commitments to be able to attend
      0
    • I am not interested at all
      0
  2. 2. POSSIBLE DATES (event open Fri-Sun)

    • July 26-28, 2019 same weekend as ClassicGameFest in Austin
    • August 3
    • August 10
    • August 17
    • August 24
    • August 31 (Labor Day weekend)
    • October 2019
    • January 2020 (weather is beautiful)
  3. 3. DISTANCE

    • I live reasonably close to Austin, TX
    • I am farther away but I would travel
    • I live too far away to attend
  4. 4. FOOD

    • I like tacos
    • I like barbecue
    • I like pizza
    • I like Tex-Mex
    • Who said Turtles?
    • I have dietary restrictions, please accomodate
  5. 5. HOW SHOULD WE AWARD a DRAGON's LAIR cartridge

    • Raffle (free)
    • Auction
    • High score tournament
    • Other
      0
  6. 6. Choice of TOURNAMENT GAME

    • Dragon's Lair
    • MunchMan
    • TI Invaders
    • Indoor Soccer, double elimination
      0
    • Beyond Parsec
    • ZeroZap
    • Anything but ZeroZap
  7. 7. DATE: July 26-28, 2019 same weekend as ClassicGameFest in Austin

    • This is my first choice
    • This date is ok
      0
    • I can't make this date
      0
    • I'm only interested in the broadcast
      0
  8. 8. DATE: August 10

    • This is my first choice
      0
    • This date is ok
    • I can't make this date
      0
    • I will be at home watching the livestream
      0
  9. 9. DATE: August 24

    • This is my first choice
      0
    • This date is ok
    • I can't make this date
      0
    • I was always going to just watch online or on CHATTI
      0


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my wife and 12 year old even said they would like to go. unbelievable.

 

I may have her make some shirts for pre-purchase for everyone to wear. What do people think about that?

 

I'm not going, but I'm even interested in that (depending on what it looks like).

 

Hopefully it'll come in fat man slimming black.

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my wife and 12 year old even said they would like to go. unbelievable.

 

I may have her make some shirts for pre-purchase for everyone to wear. What do people think about that?

 

That sounds great! Are you thinking of creating some event-specific graphic, or a generally TI-99ish shirt?

I delegate all that to you :)

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On 5/29/2019 at 3:04 PM, Albert said:

What can I do to help support this event since I'm in Austin?

 

..Al

 

I appreciate that, Albert.

 

Here are some things I need volunteers to do:

 

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Volunteer jobs
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Attend the July 17 (3rd Wednesday) meeting for 99/4ATX business, during Hackerspace member work night.
 
Preparation jobs:
 
  • Buy tablecloths if desired (the tables are kinda scratched up.)
  • Test the projector (is it working?)
  • Solve videoconferencing (we need a Zoom Pro account if anyone has it, the free one won't be enough.)
  • Snacks and drinks
 
August 8 and 9
  • Move computers
  • Setup room
August 10
  • Pick up Food
August 11
  • Tear down
Special jobs
  • Produce souvenir electronic badge
  • Write software for badge
  • Produce flyers
  • Produce newbie guide to hand out to visitors

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I live in New Braunfels about hour away from Austin. count me in.

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12 hours ago, Shift838 said:

has anyone come up with an agenda for this event or demos yet?

 

 

I was asked to show the TI-99/2 & TI-99/8 emulators. I could do that as a demo.

Shift838 you got a geneve BBS? That would be interesting.

P.S. I could also show my PARSEC for the Atari 2600.

Edited by hloberg

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14 hours ago, Shift838 said:

has anyone come up with an agenda for this event or demos yet?

 

 


 

I made a schedule as a shared Google doc. You can add what you're bringing and schedule a demo time. 

 

Or you can wait to pick a demo time when you show up, or not even pick a time. The event comes together from what people want to share. Most of the weekend is unstructured time.

 

Scheduled demos should be from 15 to 40 minutes, and you can choose to broadcast it or not (for online viewers).

 

You can announce on this thread what you're bringing. 

 

We have the classroom for main activities, but the lobby is another place for displays, and there is a lounge/kitchen.
 

Links

 

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what be a good time for a little discussion on using MAME for 99/2, 99/8 and such? And will there be a projector to attach to a laptop?

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41 minutes ago, hloberg said:

what be a good time for a little discussion on using MAME for 99/2, 99/8 and such? And will there be a projector to attach to a laptop?

How about a Sat afternoon slot? Up to you. 

 

There is a gigantic LCD screen to share. There is usually a projector. With a proper screen. (I think the lamp EOLed, I'll ask if its back.)

 

If you need any hardware continuously, like a TV or composite monitor for regular TI output, or a VGA/DVI/HDMI monitor, request that on the Google Doc.

 

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