Kent GEEK / 22-24 Feb 2013 / Margate

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Kent GEEK / 22-24 Feb 2013 / Margate

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Kent GEEK
Game Expo East Kent
www.geek2013.co.uk

Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th February 2013
Winter Gardens, Fort Crescent, Margate, Kent CT9 1HX
GEEK2013 wrote:"So if you don’t know what to do for that half term, you do now.

"GEEK2013 is built around MEET-MAKE-PLAY:
  • MEET–Meet friends new and old, family, developers and producers.
  • MAKE–Our extended Market Place will celebrate creative innovation from robotics to flip books, programming to papercraft.
  • PLAY–1000's games to play. Consoles, cabinets and cards. Play the rare and obscure, enjoy current games and apps and meet some of the people who made them."
SirClive wrote:Scale: Est. 2000-3000 over the four days

As it stands, GEEK is likely to be by far the biggest retro gaming event in the south during 2013. So if you've been unable to make it up to the Replay/Play Expo events in the North West - GEEK is certainly a very credible alternative.

Check out the promo video here: http://youtu.be/SYAuTItmOSU

And if you're still not convinced - check out this video review as well as these pics from last year ... loadsa retro!!
Main Hall - Before Opening
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Main Hall - Mid-event
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Queen's Hall
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At last – a local retro expo for us South-Easterners!

We're working on a last minute attendance list from among the Acorn fraternity and members of this forum.

Anyone else heading to this one? Drop a line below if you're planning to attend.
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Re: Kent GEEK / 22-24 Feb 2013 / Margate

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Just got back to the hotel after the final day setup (thanks Greg, btw!).

Can anyone guess what happened just a few seconds after I plugged in the first Beeb? ;)

(N.B. To anyone thinking of attending, tomorrow (Thursday) is only open to schools and communities - the public days are Friday thru Sunday).
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Re: Kent GEEK / 22-24 Feb 2013 / Margate

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Arcadian wrote:Can anyone guess what happened just a few seconds after I plugged in the first Beeb? ;)
Oh dear. Methinks you should carry a soldering iron and a few X2 caps around with you on a permanent basis :lol: :lol:

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Re: Kent GEEK / 22-24 Feb 2013 / Margate

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Not a bad idea that, Paul!

Fortunately, this was the only Beeb I wasn't sure about (in terms of whether or not the caps needed replacing): the other 20 or so I'd brought with me(!) had all been recapped within the last few years.

P.S. See below for some (crappy) phone pics of my "80s Classroom" setup, which I spent the evening connecting up!
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Re: Kent GEEK / 22-24 Feb 2013 / Margate

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Event's just been covered on the national news! :)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21540769
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Re: Kent GEEK / 22-24 Feb 2013 / Margate

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Yes, saw that on the 6 o'clock news tonight! Didn't spot a Beeb though!
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Re: Kent GEEK / 22-24 Feb 2013 / Margate

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Apparently the Beebs were featured on the regional BBC TV News report! (hoping to source a copy of the local coverage tomorrow, which I'll post online).

First set of pics on the way ... !
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Re: Kent GEEK / 22-24 Feb 2013 / Margate

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Ok, some pics I took last night of the Replay Events "80s Classroom" (which is running everyday, from Thursday (yesterday) till Sunday.
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Second set of pics ...
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Third set of pics ...
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Higher quality pics available from:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 012&type=1

This is a picture of the general setup in the Main Hall.
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Some general event photos here:
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Re: Kent GEEK / 22-24 Feb 2013 / Margate

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Actually, I forgot I took a few pics especially for StarDotters ... ;)
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Re: Kent GEEK / 22-24 Feb 2013 / Margate

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Remember Byte Back? "Hey, there's another room!"...
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Thanks for all the help on Thursday and Friday, Greg! :)

Obligatory 'staff' photoshot, below! ;)
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Re: Kent GEEK / 22-24 Feb 2013 / Margate

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Discovered roms for the CMS FLEX 6809 Monitor and CMSLINK inside one of my Beebs here at Geek (see pics below).

Are they available on the web anywhere? Should I dump them?
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Re: Kent GEEK / 22-24 Feb 2013 / Margate

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There's a match for each ROM in Wouter's collection:
roms/kopie_van_disk/varia/Control_universal_ltd__Cube__6809_monitor
roms/kopie_van_eprom/varia/CMS__CMSLINK_Micro_module
The monitor has the same help screen but different banner. Hmm, bootleg? :-k A dump would only be of interest to 'completists' :)

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Re: Kent GEEK / 22-24 Feb 2013 / Margate

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Gutted I missed this. Will there be one next year?

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