Saturday, 2 February 2019

Toolbox LA - venue for the Commodore Los Angeles Super Show

Looking toward the front of the room
A different angle looking toward the front
A/V equipment for our use
Some electrical outlets on the side
Looking from the stage toward the back (notice the bus!)
Viewing the front of the room from the bus
Nice backdrop for photos, nice whiteboard
Snacks for purchase (card reader on the right)
More foods and drinks for purchase
You have been warned!

I visited Toolbox LA on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.  Here are photos of how the first floor event room appears.  For the Commodore Los Angeles Super Show, we can move the furniture around, but at the end of the show, the furniture has to be placed back in its original position!  There are an adequate number of tables (four 7 1/2 by 4 foot tables) and plenty of chairs for our use.  Lighting is dimmable.  A short video of the room will come later.

Robert Bernardo
Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network -

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Retro City Festival 2019 photos

Friday afternoon... the hall is not ready yet.
Some of the tables reserved for SCCAN
By tomorrow, these will be filled.
One of the indoor stages
Another stage beyond the tables
A look down the hall
The entrance to Building 9
The faithful station wagon full of C=/Ami gear
Starting to set up
Steve's C64 and Apple IIe
All needs to be organized.
Over 6 hours later, it's organized!
NeXT computer on the far left
The Amiga 2000 looking good
The popular Oregon Trail on the Apple
Running well
Plus/4 died early Sunday. Replaced by another Plus/4
Organizer Steve Cortez (left) scans the arcade before the show.
Nice signage!
A map of the interior.  Guess where we are?!
The sales vendors are in full swing.
Playing Shredz64 with the Guitar Hero guitar
Looking down the tables
SCCAN member Sev tests out his Amiga 1200.
Yup, live music indoors...
...and the bar in front of the live music.
The game museum
Amiga CD32 in the game museum
Carnival food vendors open for Retro City Fest
famous Pink's Hot Dogs
And the celebrities who visited them
Sev, Robert, and Kenny
Jim Happel's VR64 and Street Defender - a crowd pleaser
The only game that worked on the NeXT - billiards
Fly a jet with the A1200!
One of the games on the A2000
Some attendees liked to read the specs.
Digiloi, a popular game on the Plus/4
Tim W., Richard G., and Nolan G.
Plus/4 joystick adapters from
Clearing out on Sunday night
The January 5-6 Retro City Festival in Pomona, California, attracted thousands of attendees who wanted to play the arcade games and pinball machines.  They were also surprised to see the bank of Commodore and Amiga computers that members of SCCAN brought to exhibit.  There was a steady flow of attendees to use the computers, but it was not overwhelming (which is good because I was usually the only one to man the tables!).  In fact, I had to get the other non-club computers going, too, like the NeXT and the Apple II.

A short video of the fest is at

We've been invited to next year's festival!  Now that I know what to expect, I'll be better able to unload and set up the computers more quickly.

Robert Bernardo
Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network -