Wakefield Acorn Show / 26 April 2014 / W. Yorks

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Wakefield Acorn Show / 26 April 2014 / W. Yorks

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I notice the website is up. I'm aiming to go and do a bit of 8-bit stuff.

http://www.wakefieldshow.org.uk/index.php

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Wakefield Acorn & RISC OS Computer Show
Saturday 26th April 2013

The North's Premier RISC OS Show
Now in its 19th year


The Cedar Court Hotel
Denby Dale Road, Calder Grove, Wakefield
West Yorkshire WF4 3QZ
(Adjacent to J39 of the M1)
  • Big Names and Small Developers
  • On-site catering
  • Charity Stall raising funds for Wakefield Hospice
Open 10.30am to 4.30pm
Tickets will cost £5 on the door. Entry for children aged 12 or under (accompanied by an adult) is free.
Disabled access to the show venue is via a lift

Enquiries:
Wakefield Show 2014
c/o 3 Riverdale Avenue
Stanley
Wakefield
WF3 4LF

Email: show2014@wakefieldshow.org.uk

For further information visit www.wakefieldshow.org.uk

Show organised by Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club
Wakefield 2014 is sponsored by MW Software
As usual, do let us all know if you're planning on attending, and on what days, by posting a reply to this topic.

Attending:
  • flynnjs (Fri-Sat)
  • danielj (Fri-Sat)
  • Dave Hitchins
  • leenew
  • flaxcottage
  • salmon92
  • omx5o
  • crowly
  • TomWalker
  • BeebMaster (Fri-Sat)
  • sydney
  • tricky (Fri-Sat)
  • AlanD (Fri-Sat)
  • jbnbeeb (Fri-Sat)
  • paulv ?
  • Arcadian (Fri-Sat)
  • RobC (Fri-Sat)
  • firthmj (Fri-Sat)
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I intend to be there, all being equal :)
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It's now in my diary . . . Should be there :D

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Not that interested in RiscOS stuff, but I seem to remember Arcadian saying there was a reasonable 8 bit presence last year so may try to put in an appearance.

Cheers.

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I intend to be there :D
I am not fussed about the riscos stuff either. The more 8 bitty it is, the better....
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Wouldn't miss it for the world. See y'all there.
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There was indeed a large 8-bit presence last year...

and none if us 8-bitters trolled the RiscOS guys at all, did we? :roll:

... and Beebmaster wore slippers to the bar :lol:
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I'd like to go... not certain I'd be allowed out though!

But what's this on the website regarding the charity stall: they don't accept anything older than a RiscPC, and "no obsolete hardware items" :shock: Really? That was what I was hoping to buy! :lol:
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Whatever you do, don't suggest that the RiscPC is obsolete!

:D :D

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Last year the stall had loads of obsolete items - Cub monitors, dot-matrix printers, DD floppies and some A3000 software at least.

Apart from the excellent 8-bit stalls, that was my major port of call. TBH I found the RISCOS section rather lacklustre. Even CJE only had current RISCOS stuff. :(
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danielj wrote:Whatever you do, don't suggest that the RiscPC is obsolete!
:D :D
d.
:lol: All this is confirming my suspicions as to why it's necessary to wind up the Risc OS contingent!
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I've never been able to go to the Wakefield shows before, as it's always been tricky to get there as I'm down in Sussex, but this time I'm going for it! :D
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I wonder if Arcadian still has those badges he made for last year's show? :-k
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Been thinking about going for a couple of years now. I'm determined to make it this year.
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Grew up not far from Wakefield, spent many a Saturday night in the bars and clubs there, ironic really .... now I'm up Aberdeen way :)

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Will there be time or space to set up a beeb diagnostics / repair station this year?

I think it would be a great idea for one or more of our hardware gurus to take a couple of step-by-step sessions in repair.
(My personal beeb repair time is approximately zero at the moment).

I could fetch some non-booters or booters-with-problems.

I could do another giveaway if we can figure out the best way to pick a winner.

I was thinking something along the lines of:

If we get one going, I will give it away.
If we get 3 going, I will give 2 away, the 3rd being sold at a later date by me to recover some of the costs incurred in giving the other 2 away.

*the winner may have to pay the repairer for the spares involved??*

Now, how to pick a winner??

Raffle?
Best speech?
Random number again?
Fight? :D

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If Wakey's anything like I remember it used to be the fight option may be the most applicable :lol:

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How about best T-shirt? :lol:
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Not doing well with these meets. The last one (London) was on my wedding day, this one is the wife's birthday...

And I doubt I'll convince her on the offer of a day out in Wakefield.
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flynnjs wrote:There was indeed a large 8-bit presence last year...

and none if us 8-bitters trolled the RiscOS guys at all, did we? :lol:

Certainly not! :-P
..I'll be at the Virtual Acorn meetup for Cambridge Computer Museum May 16th 2020
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I was nearly not going to be able to make, as my friend's stag do was going to clash with it. However he's moved the date so now I can go. So I'll be hanging out at the 8bit end of the room again.

Will the domesday repair table be there again ?
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I might go to this.
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Will the domesday repair table be there again
I hope to bring as much test gear as possible so I
don't see why we can't have a go at a number of
things.

If Beebmaster comes along I'll hopefully be putting
a fixed the motor board back into his unit.
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flynnjs wrote:... and Beebmaster wore slippers to the bar :lol:
Actually, I was wearing my slippers all day! I forgot to change my shoes after breakfast in all the excitement!

I'll be there again this year, the organisers have just asked me if I'm having a table again but I've not decided yet.

I've no idea what I'd put on display if I did.
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leenew wrote: Now, how to pick a winner??

Raffle?
Best speech?
Random number again?
Fight? :D

Lee.
Best footwear.
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flynnjs wrote:
If Beebmaster comes along I'll hopefully be putting
a fixed the motor board back into his unit.
Wow, really? That would be amazing!!
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@Beebmaster If you grab a table, and Jason fetches all the test equipment, then all we need is a generous spares bin and a guru or 2 willing to try a repair or 3 whilst being watched and I reckon we'll be the highlight of the show. :D
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I'm going to a wedding evening reception on that day but it's only a 2 hour drive so as long as I leave by 4.30 I should be ok. I think I'll be there too! :D
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We were quite pushed for space last year so I'm going to book a table as I did last year anyway.
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If someone has a spare corner of a table (again) - I'd be willing to help with any costs involved?

Dave H :D
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