Our November 5, 2010 monthly Friday night Commodore Computer Club and Users Group meeting was a huge success! We continue to raise the bar with each meeting.
Here’s a quick list with some highlights from our recent Commodore Computer Club meeting:
- A featured presentation on Retrobits by Earl Evans
- UPCHUG members from Tacoma, WA in attendance
- The All Consoles Gamer from YouTube in attendance
- Q&A session with the 1983 movie WarGames starring Matthew Broderick
- The larger banquet room at Pied Piper Pizza worked out perfect for us
- Our hardware and software buy, sell, trade and free tables were a huge success
- Showed off the rare Commodore 128DCR with serial number 000180
- MSD SD-2 Super Disk Drive copy fun and file sharing party
- All you can eat Pied Piper Pizza, fried chicken and salad bar. Drinks too!
Like most of our meetings, a lot of memorable things took place. The pictures below will show even more highlights from our Commodore Users Group and Computer Club meeting.
Check out our Commodore Computer Club banner flying high above many retro computers at our users group meeting:
Gordon “gsteemso” Steemson and Ryan “Pinacolada” Sherwood made a 200 mile drive (400 miles round trip) to attend the Commodore Computer Club meeting in Vancouver, WA. They are now card carrying members of the club:
Ryan “Pinacolada” Sherwood, member of UPCHUG, the University Place Commodore Home User’s Group in Tacoma, WA playing some games on the Commodore 64:
Commodore Computer Club member shirt that reads LOAD “*”,8,1 which is pretty cool:
Since we have entered the Commodore load command as seen above, we can now RUN the featured Retrobits presentation by Earl Evans:
Interviews with Bil Herd creator of the Commodore 128, Chuck Peddle creator of the 6502 and PET computer, Stewart Cheifet long-time host of the “Computer Chronicles”:
A few Commodore Computer Club and Users Group members watching the Retrobits presentation by Earl Evans of the Retrobits Podcast:
More members watching the Retrobits presentation. You can see our Buy, Sell, Trade and Free hardware and software tables in the background:
Commodore Computer Club members having a Q&A with Earl Evans after his awesome Retrobits presentation:
Some of the computers setup at the meeting (from right to left) Commodore 128DCR, C64, VIC-20, SX-64, MSD SD-2 Super Disk Drive and an Apple computer:
The All Consoles Gamer from YouTube was in attendance at our Commodore Computer Club meeting. He scored big at our Buy, Sell, Trade and Free hardware and software tables:
SFD-1001 disk drive, Commodore PET, Koala Pad, Commodore 64c:
Jasper, Earl Evans and Conrad doing some programming on the 1977 Commodore PET 2001-8N computer:
8 year-old Jonathan playing the classic video game Popeye on his Commodore 64c that his dad purchased for him. Nicely done dad
Up close and personal with a Commodore SFD-1001 disk drive:
Why yes Ryan, that is a Commodore 64 Mach5 Fast Load cartridge. It also works on the Commodore 128 and 128DCR too:
Commodore PET computer which was used for our War Games demonstration:
Greetings Professor Falken, shall we play a game?
Looking under the hood of Gordon “gsteemso” Steemson’s Commodore PET Model 4032 which he brought with him to the meeting. He also brought his SX-64 and MSD SD-1 drive:
Commodore 128DCR showing off the super low serial number 000180 on the back of the computer:
Yep, our November 5, 2010 Commodore Computer Club meeting was a lot of fun. There are so many pictures, I can’t post them all. I’d never get our meeting recaps up on the site
“Thank you” to everyone who attended, especially the people who drove hundreds of miles to attend our humble little users group meeting in PDX Vancouver, WA. It’s greatly appreciated.
Our next scheduled meeting will be Friday December 3, 2010, so mark it down on your calendar. As always we hope to see you at the next meeting! Come to learn, come to share.