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Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by Arcadian » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:41 pm

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Event: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015
Date: Saturday 25th April 2015
Opening Times: 10:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield
Type: Public event, pay on entry
Cost: £5/person (admission)
Capacity: 150-200+?
Link: http://www.wakefieldshow.org.uk

The website for the 2015 Wakefield RISC OS Show went live this weekend.

Despite the title, it always enjoys a good turnout from exhibitors and visitors of an 8-bit persuasion!

Post below if you think you'll be attending and we'll keep a record of which *. members will be going in this top post. Likewise, if you're interested in exhibiting at the event - please say so! :)

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  2. Beebmaster
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  10. zarchos
  11. steve3000
  12. trevj
  13. poink
  14. elk towers
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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April

Post by Arcadian » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:44 pm

Also, let me know if you think it's worth my approaching the organisers (WROCC) to see whether it would be possible/what the price would be, to book all of the tables in the Hawthorn/Oak Suite, under the StarDot umbrella (StarDot members usually end up booking 75% of the tables in this area anyway!).

Obviously this would require anyone intending to exhibit something to chip in towards the cost of booking the space (similar to how the User Gp meetings work*).

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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by BeebMaster » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:54 pm

I should be there, I usually turn up these days.

Let's book out the main room for the forum and put all the RISC lot in the annex!!
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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by paulv » Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:27 pm

I should be able to make this... Work and life this year has been hectic and I've not done a great deal with my Acorn kit (it's all in storage at the mo due to a house rewire which starts tomorrow) and I'm missing using it all. Next year promises to be a bit less busy and April is far enough away that I can work out the logistics in plenty of time :-)

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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by flynnjs » Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:36 pm

I'm tempted to come up again for this.

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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by RobC » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:21 pm

I am very tempted to go to this again next year. Probably drive up and back on the Saturday this time though...

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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by flaxcottage » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:32 pm

Hope to be there again and show off some 8-bit kit. :lol: Since it is the RISCOS show I'll bring my Level 4 fileserver. :wink:

No problem about chipping in for the room.

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Just sent off for a table. :D
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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by Arcadian » Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:12 pm

flaxcottage wrote:No problem about chipping in for the room.

Edit:
Just sent off for a table. :D
Ah, I've also fired off an email to see if it's possible to book the entire right-hand third of the hall for use by StarDot members (see above) and what the resultant costs would be.

Can I suggest that anyone else interested in having a table (or perhaps sharing a table) at the show posts in this thread only for the time being? Ta!
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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by flaxcottage » Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:18 pm

Arcadian wrote:Can I suggest that anyone else interested in having a table (or perhaps sharing a table) at the show posts in this thread only for the time being? Ta!
Sorreee :oops: Can I have a table in your room then? :twisted:
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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by flynnjs » Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:49 pm

I'm interested in a table but depends on cost.
I don't intend to trade so would be looking for an enthusiast price as I have had the last couple of years.

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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by Arcadian » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:03 pm

LOL - the idea is that anybody wanting space would get the space they need.

The obvious benefit in effectively 'block' booking a big run of tables together is that it would guarantee that all of "our" 8-bit and Archimedes-era exhibits are next to each other in the same part of the hall.

Also, our folk tend to engage in activities like soldering (and even blow-torching!) that shouldn't really be carried out on public-facing stands (think health and safety!) therefore, *IF* we could get a bunch of space on the east-side of the room, we could in theory squeeze in additional tables that were effectively 'blocked off' from public access (these tables could also be used by members who just need a bit of desk space - for example if some of the Retro Software game coders wanted to get on with some programming/knowledge sharing - they wouldn't need a public facing stand to do that).

Here's a quick mockup to illustrate what I was thinking ... I reckon you may be able to squeeze as many as six additional [non-public facing] tables in the same space:

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Oh, and one other thing I had in the corner of my mind; say if WROCC did agree to 'sublet' the Hawthorn & Oak Suite to us - it might be worth asking if the hire could be extended on the Suites beyond 4:30pm (as a number of ABug members, especially those travelling long distances, often bemoan having to pack up so soon after setting up at shows that finish relatively early).

But I'm already getting way ahead of myself as it is (producing floorplans and whatnot!) so I'll wait for WROCC to reply first ... of course, they may well tell me just to naff off altogether! :lol:
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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by Arcadian » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:06 pm

flynnjs wrote:I'm interested in a table but depends on cost.
I don't intend to trade so would be looking for an enthusiast price as I have had the last couple of years.
Yep, obviously it would be great if WROCC could supply us with a decent number of tables at the enthusiast price ... but I guess the quantity and cost would depend on how many tables were required by core RISC OS exhibitors and the deficit (if any) they would need to recoup in order to cover the venue costs.
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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by Arcadian » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:09 pm

Oh, forgot to say ... curry night on the Friday? Any interest?
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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by helpful » Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:48 pm

I'll be there, only attending not exhibiting.
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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by daveejhitchins » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:10 pm

Table and curry for me, please :D

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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by jbnbeeb » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:19 pm

Hi Arcadian,
I will likely attend and would wish to contribute funds to a Retro software type stand. I like the idea of "non public" tables - where I can set up laptop and possibly code. Be great to have demo of my biplane game up and running by then.. no promises though as I don't have anything playable as yet :)
I'm going to ..
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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by Zarchos » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:43 pm

Count me in !

I'll be there, possibly with another *. member to demonstrate what the Archie has in its guts in 2D.
Now it's time to complete my routines, as I'm the one who is late, of course :?

Croissants, baguettes, pâtés and saucissons with some good wines for all other *. members of course =D>

So don't hesitate to come and visit us !

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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by flaxcottage » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:16 pm

Très bien ça!
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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by Zarchos » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:20 pm

flaxcottage wrote:Très bien ça!
Indeed, to me it'll be a revolution and will set a before / after reference when considering the Archimedes.
Yes, no less !
At last I've got my revenge against (towards ?) the pro Amigas bashing the 2D capabilities of the Archies.

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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by steve3000 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:18 pm

Zarchos wrote:Count me in !
Great :)
Zarchos wrote:I'll be there, possibly with another *. member
Possibly... :?: I'm awaiting approvals from Mrs.3000 :D (as it's her birthday the day after...)

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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by Zarchos » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:07 am

steve3000 wrote:
Zarchos wrote:Count me in !
Great :)
Zarchos wrote:I'll be there, possibly with another *. member
Possibly... :?: I'm awaiting approvals from Mrs.3000 :D (as it's her birthday the day after...)
Driving in the U.K. isn't an issue to me (I remember how easy it is to overtake a series of cars when the road follows a left oriented curve with a car where the steering wheel is on the left and thus the driver sees very well in this direction).
I can come to your place (you're on my way to the show as I'll come from Folkestone) and we can go to the show together, and I'll drive you back home in the evening.

So no excuse not to be present at the show. [-X :wink:

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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by daveejhitchins » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:08 pm

:shock:
Zarchos wrote:(I remember how easy it is to overtake a series of cars when the road follows a left oriented curve with a car where the steering wheel is on the left and thus the driver sees very well in this direction)
:shock: Only you're NOT supposed to overtake on a bend [-X

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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by Zarchos » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:25 pm

daveejhitchins wrote::shock:
Zarchos wrote:(I remember how easy it is to overtake a series of cars when the road follows a left oriented curve with a car where the steering wheel is on the left and thus the driver sees very well in this direction)
:shock: Only you're NOT supposed to overtake on a bend [-X

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Sorry ?
The central line is discontinued so why not ?
To me it means cars coming from both ways can overtake (if it's safe of course).

If this allowance was only for cars coming from my opposite direction, there would be a discontinued line on the left and a continuous line on the right (my side).
Have I missed sthing important ?

Please don't tell me not only you drive on the wrong side of the road and your regulations are also specific :wink: :lol:

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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by Samwise » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:36 pm

I am gutted that for the second year running, I'm going to miss Wakefield. :/

Unfortunately, I have a rather big commitment on the Sunday which is really going to need preparing for.

blast!

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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by SarahWalker » Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:25 pm

I can't make it unfortunately.

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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by Zarchos » Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:58 am

Any news about this excellent idea ?

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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by daveejhitchins » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:01 am

Would anybody, who's attending, have a working A3000 that they could bring along?

The reason is: I've managed to find some ZIP packaged memory for some A3000 4MB upgrade boards, so need to test them. I have 12, so far, If they work OK I'll be letting these go for about £10 each to forum members.

I'm only charging for the ZIPs and the postage I paid for the boards that came from IFEL. The boards are of mixed source, however, all good names. I have quite a few more and have access to more ZIP memory, if they work OK.

Does anyone have, or know of, a good memory test program for the A3000? That would be handy too!

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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by Zarchos » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:10 am

daveejhitchins wrote:Would anybody, who's attending, have a working A3000 that they could bring along?

The reason is: I've managed to find some ZIP packaged memory for some A3000 4MB upgrade boards, so need to test them. I have 12, so far, If they work OK I'll be letting these go for about £10 each to forum members.

I'm only charging for the ZIPs and the postage I paid for the boards that came from IFEL. The boards are of mixed source, however, all good names. I have quite a few more and have access to more ZIP memory, if they work OK.

Does anyone have, or know of, a good memory test program for the A3000? That would be handy too!

Dave H :D
Yes I'll bring at least one.

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Post by daveejhitchins » Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:01 pm

Zarchos wrote:Yes I'll bring at least one.
Many thanks :D

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Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

Post by Zarchos » Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:40 pm

Zarchos wrote:Any news about this excellent idea ?
Allow me to bring this back.

Shall we pay sthing now to book one or more tables to attend the event ?
It was a great proposal.

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