Thursday, 27 July 2017

A first look at Ballroom 8 for CommVEx

Empty but bright!

It's Thursday, the day before July 28, Friday set-up day for the Commodore Vegas Expo v13.  The rebuilt ballroom looks pretty good to me!

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group
July 29-30 Commodore Vegas Expo v13 -

Monday, 12 June 2017

Sunday photos from PaCommEx

Noel Nyman speaks.
Magnetic core board
The other side of the magnetic core
Nyman's prototype RAM cartridge
And the other side of the RAM cartridge
An original MOS Commodore t-shirt
And the MOS "protest" t-shirt

Oooo, original C= disks!
From the Kent Sullivan collection
And more from his C128 business software collection
C= items on display
The row of Commodore 8-bit computers
Amiga 2000 in the background, C64 DTV in the foreground
Kent's C128DCR
A late afternoon discussion
The beautiful projected picture put up by the museum
Sunday was a quieter day for PaCommEx and the Living Computers: Museum + Labs.  Nonetheless, the Sunday attendees were just as curious and enthusiastic as those who attended on Saturday.

Back to California in the stuffed station wagon,
Robert Bernardo
June 10-11 Pacific Commodore Expo NW -
July 29-30 Commodore Vegas Expo v13 -

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Saturday photos from PaCommEx

During a quiet time at the show
Ron Barlow (left) explains the GBA1000.
Inside the super Amiga 1000 - the GBA1000
Another close-up of the interior
More GBA1000 goodness
An Ethernet accessory for the GBA
This flaky Amiga 500 needs work!
Whoa!  Getting crowded now!
Lots of friendly talk!
SwiftLink RS-232 presentation by Kent Sullivan & Bryan Minugh
SwiftLink prototype
SwiftLink production #002
The SwiftLink-compatible Dialogue 128 package
Inside the package
Sparkly lights on the X-Pander 3-slot Cartridge Port Expnader
At the Hooverville Pub with lots of Mariner fans
Pizza and a soda for about $12
Guess which pizza it is!

Here are photos from the successful first day of the Pacific Commodore Expo in Seattle, Washington, USA!  See a quick video view of the Kent Sullivan / Bryan Minugh presentation on the SwiftLink RS-232 cartridge at

Robert Bernardo
June 10-11 Pacific Commodore Expo NW -
July 29-30 Commodore Vegas Expo v13 -

Friday, 9 June 2017

A few pics from the Friday PaCommEx set-up

After 2 hours of set-up, 7 systems need to be connected.
Some pages on the C64 in this book!
Telling about what you need to get a C64 going
Since this book is from 2006, the C64 DTV was hot.
A book that goes up to 2012 in Amiga history
From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 9, I hauled out boxes, computers, and associated hardware out of the station wagon and into the Living Computers: Museum + Labs.  Fortunately, the museum people set up the tables, though I still had to connect the power strips and extensions.  More set-up on Saturday before the 10 a.m. opening of the museum.

The museum gift shop this time around had two C= related book.  The Retrogaming Hacks book had a dozeen or so pages devoted to the C64 but nothing else C=.  The Future Was Here book was totally devoted to the Amiga; I'm tempted to buy that one.

Writing from the Seattle area,
Robert Bernardo
June 10-11 Pacific Commodore Expo NW -

Monday, 27 March 2017

PaCommEx at the 1st Floor of the Living Computers: Museum + Labs

The LCM+L entrance
What you see when you enter
The museum store
Unfortunately, no Commodore books
Instead of the yellow sofa, the PaCommEx tables will be lined up.
We'll use of projector and speakers (currently projecting "labs").
Lockers in which to store valuables
Another view of the first floor
In the southeast corner, the educational exhibits
Another view of the corner
The eating area where you can bring your own food
Notice the power strips along the eating counter
$2 for a cup of coffee (refillable?)
The few snacks you can buy at the museum
The entryway to the restrooms
Try out virtual self-driving
VR and AR glasses (but no CastAR!)
Control the robotic arms!
For sale in the gift shop. $12
Yes!  Commodore DOS, GEOS, and AmigaOS!
Very high on a display shelf
Don't forget to use anti-virus on your hands!
(2nd floor) Custom C64 power supply from Ray Carlsen
Decorate your Commodore with strobe lights like KITT the car!
As a review before the June 10-11 Pacific Commodore Expo NW, here are some shots of the first floor of the Living Computers: Museum + Labs in Seattle, Washington, USA.  PaCommEx will be held on the first floor of the LCM+L.

Writing from Medford, Oregon,
Robert Bernardo
June 10-11 Pacific Commodoe Expo NW -
July 29-30 Commodore Vegas Expo v13 -