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2024 Virtual CoCoFEST!

John Mark Mobley

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All,

This is regarding the TRS-80 Color Computer, Tandy Color Computer, MC-10, and clones.

The Glenside Color Computer Club, Inc. is having two CoCoFEST! this year.
2024 Virtual CoCoFEST! Saturday, Jan 27th and Sunday, Jan 28th.
2024 CoCoFEST! Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th.

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From: MarkO:
"The Early 2024 Virtual Fest, Sponsored by The Glenside Color Computer Club and The CoCo Nation..
A Virtual Event to Showcase the Tandy Color Computer, the Dragon Data Dragon and the Brazilian Clones..."
This would be the Last Weekend in JAN-2024, the 27th and 28th.. We will be Setting Up 1 Hour Presentations, starting at 14:00 ( UTC ), and running for 8-10 Hours.
If you have something to Present to the Community, but won't be able to attend CoCoFEST! or a VCF Event or the Dragon MeetUp this year, this is Your Chance to Present your Project to the Community, from the Comfort of your Own Home, Business or Lair.
Once those who Don't Expect to make it to a Real Life Event, this year have First Chance to sign up for a presentation slot, the registration for everyone else will open..

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Tandy Computers

TRS-80 Color Computer / Tandy Color Computer / CoCo / MC-10 / Glenside Color Computer Club

Glenside Color Computer Club - The Oldest and Best Computer Group for the TANDY Color Computer
https://www.glensideccc.com/

The 32nd Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFEST! - Glenside Color Computer Club
https://www.glensideccc.com/cocofest/

Meetings - Glenside Color Computer Club
https://www.glensideccc.com/meetings/

CoCo~123 Newsletters - Glenside Color Computer Club
https://www.glensideccc.com/coco-123-newsletters/

TandyList.com - TandyList.com
https://www.tandylist.com/

The Coco Archives
https://pairlist5.pair.net/pipermail/coco/

TRS-80 Color Computer Archive
https://colorcomputerarchive.com/

Show Calendar -
https://thecoconation.com/show-calendar/

The CoCo Crew Podcast Homepage
http://cococrew.org/

TRS-80 Computers

TRS-80 Trash Talk
https://www.trs80trashtalk.com/

Tandy Assembly | Home
http://www.tandyassembly.com/


-John Mark Mobley
 
All,

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From MarkO:
Here is the Other Half..
The Glenside Club had a 2020 Virtual CoCoFEST!, ( 18-APR-2020 ), that was Hosted by CoCoTALK!
CoCoTALK! Episode 156 The 29th Annual Virtual CoCoFEST!

The Virtual Dragon Meetup that was done in 2021, was also another event Hosted by CoCoTALK!
CoCoTALK! Episode 239 - Dragon Meetup post show


This Early 2024 Event is Your Chance to Present!!!!

Please e-mail me at cocotech@thecoconation.com or message me on Facebook at Mark D. Overholser ( MarkO555 ).

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-John Mark Mobley
 
How to join the Virtual CoCoFEST?

Idea #1:
Subscribe #1 and Live stream
Step 1: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@The_CoCo_Nation/streams
Step 2: Click the YouTube subscribe button

Idea #2:
Subscribe #2
Step 1: https://thecoconation.com/
Step 2: https://thecoconation.com/newsletter/
Step 3: Subscribe

Idea #3:
Try a podcast app.
Step 1: Find the podcast in your podcast app

Idea #4:
Ask for help.
Step 1: https://thecoconation.com/contact-us/

Idea #5:
Don't try to watch it live, watch the re-run instead.
Step 1: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@The_CoCo_Nation/streams

Ideas #6:
Be part of the show. Be onscreen in front of about 80 other people.
This may be by invitation only.
Step 1: https://thecoconation.com/contact-us/

Idea #7:
Try Facebook:
TRS-80 / Tandy Color Computer Group (DFE) | Facebook

-John Mark Mobley
 
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All,

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From: Jim Brain

Actually, due to some presenter scheduling conflicts and some folks asking for more time to finish material, Mark Overholser is pushing the virtual event back to Feb 24/25.

The announcement is on FB, but I will get an update out on our website and some of these lists. Apologies.

Jim
Glenside Color Computer Club, Inc. President

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-John Mark Mobley
Glenside Color Computer Club, Inc. Vice-President
 
All,

This is regarding the TRS-80 Color Computer, Tandy Color Computer, MC-10, and clones.

The Glenside Color Computer Club, Inc. is having two CoCoFEST! this year.
2024 Virtual CoCoFEST! Saturday, Feb 24th and Sunday, Feb 25th.
2024 In-Person CoCoFEST! Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th.
May 4th is Star Wars day because of the saying that goes something like this “May the 4th be with you!”
That is why we are having a Star Wars theme CoCoFEST!

Glenside is not set up to handle a Virtual CoCoFEST! so we have asked the CoCo Nation to do it for us. They moved the date on us because we did not give them enough time to pull it all together.

-John Mark Mobley
 
All,

There are Glenside Computing Challenges associated with the CoCoFEST!

See the following links...




-John Mark Mobley
Glenside Color Computer Club, Inc. Vice-President
 
More information...


-John Mark Mobley
Glenside Color Computer Club, Inc. Vice-President
 
All,

I am writing this on February 24th. So today is the first day of the Virtual CoCoFEST!

Starting at 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time
Starting at 8:00 am Chicago Time

Try this link and see how it goes:

-John Mark Mobley
 
All,

I am writing this on February 24th. So today is the first day of the Virtual CoCoFEST!

Starting at 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time
Starting at 8:00 am Chicago Time

I am sorry the previous link was the wrong link for today.

This is a little closer to what we are looking for...
Try this link and see how it goes:

-John Mark Mobley
 
All,

Today is February 24th.
I am having trouble finding the live stream for the show today...
Can anyone offer any help?

-John Mark Mobley
 
All,

It is Feb 24th. 1:12 PM and we are live. It is working! All is well!

Welcome to the 2024 Virtual CoCoFEST!

Enjoy,

-John Mark Mobley
 
All,

I do not think the show above was actually the Virtual CoCoFEST!

I just found this on a the CoCo Discord Channel...

2024 Virtual CoCo FEST

Times are EST ( UTC -05:00 )
Sat, 24-FEB
18:00 - Thom Cheeryhomes - FujuNet CoCo and FujiNet in General and PLATO

Sun, 25-FEB
09:00 - Julian Brown - Dragon 32 Recreation and other Dragon/CoCo Products.
10:00 - Mark D. Overholser - Galaxy/Alcarron and Networked Games
15:30 - Paul Fisarelli - Disk Imaging with the GreaseWeazle
16:30 - Brett Gordon - Brett's Projects, some you might not have heard of
17:30 - Thomas Shanks - CoPico Project
18:30 - Rick Ulland - CoCoIO and related Projects

Try this link:

-John Mark Mobley
 
All,

I will try to post more links but not in real-time just as it is happening. I find it hard to watch 6 hours a day of video like this. I will likely take the next 6 weeks to watch all of this. I am a slow learner and I need time to process all of this. So I will not be watching in real-time, but rather I will watch the recordings.

If you need to see this in real-time so you can be part of the live chat then you will likely need to go to the YouTube page below and refresh the page every minute or so. Be sure to click on the "Live" tab/menu option.

CoCo Nation You Tube Live Stream


Try to be flexible with the schedule below. A live production like this is bound to have issues with poor internet connectivity and such.

2024 Virtual CoCo FEST

Times are EST ( UTC -05:00 )
Sat, 24-FEB
18:00 - Thom Cheeryhomes - FujuNet CoCo and FujiNet in General and PLATO

Sun, 25-FEB
09:00 - Julian Brown - Dragon 32 Recreation and other Dragon/CoCo Products.
10:00 - Mark D. Overholser - Galaxy/Alcarron and Networked Games
15:30 - Paul Fisarelli - Disk Imaging with the GreaseWeazle
16:30 - Brett Gordon - Brett's Projects, some you might not have heard of
17:30 - Thomas Shanks - CoPico Project
18:30 - Rick Ulland - CoCoIO and related Projects

-John Mark Mobley
 
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