Saturday, 16 April 2016

Photos from Growing the 8-Bit Generation premiere

Leonard Tramiel, Bil Herd before the premiere 
On-stage with Bil Herd
What the audience saw 
(l to r) John Hollar, Bruno Grampa, Bil Herd 
Executive producer Bruno 
John moderates 
Surprise speaker Chuck Peddle 
(center) Bruno, Al Alcorn, Chuck, Leonard, Bil 
Much discussion after the premiere 
Chuck tells about how Leonard worked for him. 
Jeri Ellsworth listens to Chuck. 
Now everybody is listening in. 
Outside the auditorium door, the talk continues. 
Dinner after - Bil, Chuck, Luca Severini, Chris Collins, Robert B. 
Signed by Jack Tramiel, Leonard Tramiel, and now Chuck Peddle

On March 30, the documentary, Growing the 8-Bit Generation, premiered at Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.  Here are some of the photos from the event.

More to come,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group
July 30-31 Commodore Vegas Expo v12 -

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Pics from RJ Mical's birthday celebration

RJ's cake 
The ice sculpture
RJ's world... we just live in it. 
Spinning the music discs in front of the dance floor 
How RJ's house was divided into food stations 
Mysterious RJ!
RJ in your mind!
The bridge in front of the Mical house
The C64 game box (reverse) for RJ
The C64 game box (obverser) for RJ
3/4 view
The C64 game in the box
The new Commodore group introduced
RJ (in the foreground) and the others are entranced by the game.
Sprite RJ para-glides over the landscape.
The opening screen
Sunday at the beach
Very cold but beautiful
Back to gaming after the beach
On March 19-20, 2016, Amiga engineer celebrated his 60th birthday in a big event with about 200-250 people in attendance.  Here are some choice photos from Saturday and Sunday.  For videos, see RJ Mical's birthday speech at and the Commodore 64 game created for RJ, RJ's Super Psychedelic Birthday Trip! at

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group

Sunday, 3 April 2016

The Get-Together after Dave Needle's Memorial

The meeting room above a shopping center
Very fancy!
Amiga Lorraine was displayed. 
Another view of the machine
Close into a board 
The obvious spot for the Portia chip pinout 
Side view 
Another side view 
Lots of wire-wrapping! 
Dave Needle's game - Change Lanes
Very rare! 
Very difficult to play! 
Mike Battilana in a piece of art! 
Dave's Amiga 1000 serial #1
Where the Japanese engineers autographed 
The proof! 
View of the rear 
Multi-tasking while running the Boing Ball demo 
Farewell, Dave.
On Saturday, March 12, memorial services for Amiga engineer Dave Needle were held at Greer Mortuary in Alameda, California.  Afterwards, a reception was held at the Grandview Pavilion.  After the reception, all were invited to a late-night get-together at a meeting room above a shopping center (oh, what was the name?).  In attendance were Amigans, such as Trevor Dickinson, Dale Luck, Bill Bosari, Mike Battilana, Leo Schwab, and more.  Above are photos from that get-together.

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group