Posted by Commodore Computer Club on November 6, 2013 in Meetings

Due to an extremely busy personal and work schedule the past few months I’ve totally slacked on posting meeting pictures and recaps. As of moments ago, I’m all caught up :)

To make it easy for our Commodore friends to see the last few meeting photos, please check out the following links in order of oldest to newest updates:

Hopefully I won’t get behind in the future with posting pictures and recaps. Kindly enjoy the photos and we’ll see you at the next PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club meeting which have been happening the first Friday of every month since April 2010!

The November 1, 2013 meeting recap and pictures should be posted soon… yep, and now thanks to internet magic, they are posted here for your review.

Cheers!
-C64 Club Sysop

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on October 30, 2013 in Meetings

The next PDX Commodore Computer Club meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 1, 2013 from 6:00 pm PST until 12:00 am PST.

Club members, guests, friends and retro enthusiasts from the PDX and surrounding areas typically show up between 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm PST.

Our “first Friday of the month” meetings take place at Pied Piper Pizza located in Vancouver, WA which is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon:

Pied Piper Pizza - Commodore Computer Club

Pied Piper Pizza – 12300 NE Fourth Plain Rd. – Vancouver, WA 98682 – Get directions

Once inside Pied Piper Pizza, head straight back past the dart boards to the private banquet room #4. Look for Commodore computers. If you can’t find it, ask someone at the counter.

What You Can Expect To See, Hear and Enjoy:

The following hardware and software will be available to enjoy at the November 1, 2013 PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club meeting:

  • C64 Direct-to-TV C64DTV (hardware design by Jeri Ellsworth)
  • Multiple Commodore 64 (C64) computers with JiffyDOS
  • VIC-20 with Mega-Cart loaded with 100’s of games, demos and programs
  • C64 EasyFlash and EasyFlash 3 video game cartridges

Of course there is always more hardware, software and gaming fun brought to the meetings by our members and guests that we don’t have listed, so come and be surprised!

Bring your Family and Friends:

As always it’s perfectly fine to bring your husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend or kids with you to the upcoming meeting. All are welcome. The more the merrier!

Presentations, Demos, Member Showcase, Etc:

As for presentations, we do plan on having a few PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club member presentations which also include showcasing some cool software and hardware.

We always plenty of room, tables and electrical outlets, so if you have anything (game consoles, rare retro items, etc.) to show off or enjoy with other members, please feel free to bring it along.

Retro Gaming And Computer Marketplace – Buy, Sell, Trade or Give it away for free:

For those who frequent the meetings know, there are always good finds to be had at our buy, sell, trade and free tables, so remember to bring any Commodore, other 8-bit computer or gaming console items you want to sell, trade or give away.

Need more information?

To find out more about our meetings, get directions, etc, please check out the Commodore Computer Club meetings page.

We look forward to seeing you at the next Commodore Computer Club and Users Group meeting on Friday November 1, 2013. Come to learn, come to share.

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on October 15, 2013 in Meetings

Due to an extremely busy personal and work schedule, the October 4, 2013 Commodore Computer Meeting recap and photos are just pictures and not detailed descriptions:

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Feel free to check out 3+ years of previous recaps and photos to get an idea of what to expect at an upcoming Commodore Computer Club meeting.

Our next upcoming first Friday of the month C64 Club meeting November 1, 2013 – same bat time, same bat channel.

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on October 7, 2013 in Pictures

8 Bit Weapon needed a C= 64 to use for their performance at the 2013 Portland Retro Gaming Expo this weekend and the Commodore Computer Club was happy to assist.

After a weekend of awesome music and upon returning the system to our club vendor booth, Seth and Michelle were nice enough to sign the C64 used (and pose for a few pictures) which will now be cherished even more:

8 Bit Weapon Seth and Michelle - Commodore Computer Club

Thank you to both Seth and Michelle again for an awesome performance and for signing the Commodore 64c used in your weekend show at the PRGE 2013. You guys rock!

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on October 1, 2013 in Meetings

The next PDX Commodore Computer Club meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 4, 2013 from 6:00 pm PST until 12:00 am PST.

Please note: Since this weekend (October 5th and 6th) is the 8th Annual Portland Retro Gaming Expo – PRGE 2013, the October 4, 2013 meeting is going to be pretty low key and probably not go until midnight since we’ve got a lot of last minute preparations to do for the PRGE 2013 Expo.

Also, our friends 8 bit Weapon and ComputeHer will be at the show performing and also have a booth right across from the Commodore Computer Club :)

Ok, back to the meeting announcement: Club members, guests, friends and retro enthusiasts from the PDX and surrounding areas typically show up between 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm PST.

Our “first Friday of the month” meetings take place at Pied Piper Pizza located in Vancouver, WA which is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon:

Pied Piper Pizza - Commodore Computer Club

Pied Piper Pizza – 12300 NE Fourth Plain Rd. – Vancouver, WA 98682 – Get directions

Once inside Pied Piper Pizza, head straight back past the dart boards to the private banquet room #4. Look for Commodore computers. If you can’t find it, ask someone at the counter.

What You Can Expect To See, Hear and Enjoy:

The following hardware and software will be available to enjoy at the October 4, 2013 PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club meeting:

  • C64 Direct-to-TV C64DTV (hardware design by Jeri Ellsworth)
  • Multiple Commodore 64 (C64) computers with JiffyDOS
  • VIC-20 with Mega-Cart loaded with 100’s of games, demos and programs
  • C64 EasyFlash and EasyFlash 3 video game cartridges

Of course there is always more hardware, software and gaming fun brought to the meetings by our members and guests that we don’t have listed, so come and be surprised!

Bring your Family and Friends:

As always it’s perfectly fine to bring your husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend or kids with you to the upcoming meeting. All are welcome. The more the merrier!

Presentations, Demos, Member Showcase, Etc:

As for presentations, we do plan on having a few PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club member presentations which also include showcasing some cool software and hardware.

We always plenty of room, tables and electrical outlets, so if you have anything (game consoles, rare retro items, etc.) to show off or enjoy with other members, please feel free to bring it along.

Retro Gaming And Computer Marketplace – Buy, Sell, Trade or Give it away for free:

For those who frequent the meetings know, there are always good finds to be had at our buy, sell, trade and free tables, so remember to bring any Commodore, other 8-bit computer or gaming console items you want to sell, trade or give away.

Need more information?

To find out more about our meetings, get directions, etc, please check out the Commodore Computer Club meetings page.

We look forward to seeing you at the next Commodore Computer Club and Users Group meeting on Friday October 4, 2013. Come to learn, come to share.

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on October 1, 2013 in News

According to Flyer hardware and software developer Brandon over at Retroswitch:

The next run of Flyers are about to enter production and I’ve begun hand building limited batches in the meantime as I start working through the waiting list. I really want to thank everyone for their patience as I obviously underestimated demand.

I estimate the production batch of Flyers should arrive by the end of this month. There is no need to reserve at this point as there should be plenty available.

Source: Flyer product page

This is great news since there are still a lot of Commodore computer enthusiasts looking to purchase a Flyer modem.

Be sure to keep an eye out on the Retroswitch Blog for updates on availability.

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on September 15, 2013 in Meetings

Due to an extremely busy personal and work schedule, the September 6, 2013 Commodore Computer Meeting recap and photos are just pictures and not detailed descriptions:

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Feel free to check out 3+ years of previous recaps and photos to get an idea of what to expect at an upcoming Commodore Computer Club meeting.

Our next upcoming first Friday of the month C64 Club meeting October 4, 2013 – same bat time, same bat channel.

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on September 14, 2013 in Pictures

It’s not everyday that you come across an original Commodore 64 QuantumLink (Q-Link) Function Key overlay in 2013…

QuantumLink (Q-Link) Function Key overlay - Commodore Computer Club

I did try calling the 800 number but sad to report it’s not working, not that I expected Q-Link to answer, but if someone did oh the fun I could have had with them :)

As good measure, I did scan the overlay at 300 DPI and it’s available for free download courtesy of the Commodore Computer Club. Enjoy!

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