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Old 26 October 2013, 21:45   #21
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Sorry for getting back to you all late, would love to come along, will take along some of my eight bit projects like my Raspberry pi Spectrum, Cf`d c64 and other interesting nick nacks. Might even dig out an Amiga if We have space


Myself and Big Byte and Possibly Darren Izzard only have to come up from Tunbridge Well and Southborough so not a long trip for us.

Might see if we can get some more guys interested also form this area.

Ps be interested in talking to any other Elite 4 backers
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Old 27 October 2013, 14:23   #22
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ask to join this group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/retrospectkent/

we all do something similar every few months or so, would be many interested in joining
I've just asked to join
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Old 27 October 2013, 15:24   #23
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I've just asked to join
Me too, but I was rejected? Who runs the group?
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Old 28 October 2013, 14:17   #24
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Me too, but I was rejected? Who runs the group?
odd, i was accepted!

Mostly people selling stuff off on there from the looks of it...
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Old 28 October 2013, 17:46   #25
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Well I keep being bounced, that's is weird and unfair. I am NOT going to click the "join group" button a THIRD time
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Old 29 October 2013, 12:16   #26
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strange, i'll make a post to say i've told them about you wanted to join from here

if you pm me your name then I can pass it on to get auto approval. The guy who runs it said if he can't see any wall history on a profile then he tends to decline a request as had problems in the past from spambots. No offence is ment by it Otherwise PM "Adam Retrospect Melvin " on facebook and he will sort you out

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Old 29 October 2013, 13:33   #27
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Sorry for getting back to you all late, would love to come along, will take along some of my eight bit projects like my Raspberry pi Spectrum, Cf`d c64 and other interesting nick nacks. Might even dig out an Amiga if We have space


Myself and Big Byte and Possibly Darren Izzard only have to come up from Tunbridge Well and Southborough so not a long trip for us.

Might see if we can get some more guys interested also form this area.

Ps be interested in talking to any other Elite 4 backers
....ermmmm I'm in Southborough Matt from Southborough Computer Centre has a few old classic machines knocking about! He's more of a PC man, but might be interested?
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Old 29 October 2013, 20:55   #28
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The guy who runs it said if he can't see any wall history on a profile then he tends to decline a request as had problems in the past from spambots.
Oh now that's an explanation. Sorry, I just keep my shit private, unlike most people. Forget about it, not gonna join. Thanks for your help though!
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Old 31 October 2013, 18:15   #29
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Hi All!

I provisionally have a booking for Saturday 1st February 2014 from 9am-5pm at the Otford Village Hall.

The Club room isn't available, in fact it's booked out every Saturday morning as a Village tea room (how quaint )

So therefore I have the main larger hall:



We have access to the stage and kitchen, there is a projector screen so I will be running some little tournaments throughout the day such as lap times contest on Stunt Car Racer, No Second Prize and of course some Sensible Soccer

Mrs Fitz has offered to do the catering so we will have goodies such as bacon butties, tea, coffee and cold drinks!

I will be finding out about access nearer the time, for setting up, etc. There will be plenty of room if anyone wants to bring along some systems, just remember anything you bring is at your own risk. Nearer the time I will do a table lay out plan.

I hope the day works for as many people as possible, it was the only Saturday available in February which was my target month. If successful we could make it a quarterly or half yearly event depending on success.

There will be no entry fee, if you would like to make a small donation towards the hall hire you are welcome. There will be a small charge for refreshments or you can bring your own packed lunch!

There is also a really nice pub opposite who do excellent food.

For travel the nearest train Station is Otford which has train services in and out of London and Kent, the M25 and A21 are near by and there is ample parking.

Here are the venue details:

http://www.otford.info/ovmh/

Please let me know if you are coming, of course you can bring friends or family but please let me know in advance so I can keep a track!

That's it for now, I'm going to start making plans for the event and will post news and updates here.

Thanks for reading and I hope we can make a successful event
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Old 31 October 2013, 23:14   #30
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Hey this is nice Steve!
As said before count with me, most definitely gonna try to go, so far the date looks good for me, but I'll know better nearing the date itself.

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Well done Steve, super job, I'll be there, it's in my diary already
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Old 02 November 2013, 17:30   #32
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Hey this is nice Steve!
As said before count with me, most definitely gonna try to go, so far the date looks good for me, but I'll know better nearing the date itself.

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Well done Steve, super job, I'll be there, it's in my diary already
Great stuff guys! I can't wait

Will be nice to see you both again

So far I have the following for display:

A4000 with LCD (Powered by WE040 +CV64/3D, DenebUSB, etc)
A1200 with ACA1232/Indivision AGA MkII + LCD
Micro AmigaOne + LCD running OS4.1
A600 + ACA630/64 + Indivision ECS/A604 + LCD

Projector setup for the compo's

Consoles:

Neo Geo CD (Arcade Sticks & Pads)
Amiga CD32
Victor WonderMega
N64 & Snes + Stack of Games
Japanese Sega Saturn + Multi Tap, etc (great for Bomberman!)
Atari Jaguar
Philips CDI (Anyone fancy some Mad Dog via the Projector? )
PC Engine CoreGrafX + games

I have 2 step downs, heavy duty Maplins type!

I have a nice selection of Fight sticks, etc for Street Fighter II

I also have other systems like Gamecube, Nes, Megadrive II, Master System I can bring depending on what everyone else has.

I will need TV's for the console's as mine are all spoken for by the Amiga's although we can switch around throughout the day.

I also have nice collection of hand held consoles I might bring too.

TBC

A500+ with ACA500 & ACA1220 (pre-ordered from Jens direct)

For thine bring kit you will need extension leads, surge protectors, etc.

That's all for now!
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Old 02 November 2013, 21:40   #33
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Kent and South East Retro Computing/Gaming day!

Hmm I'm tempted. I'll have to look at the location and public transport as I don't drive, though.

Mort - also an Elite backer here.
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Old 17 December 2013, 13:11   #34
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Hi All!

Quick post to update, I have full confirmation for our hall hire of 1st February (Saturday) and an invoice to pay so I thought I'd bump this up to see if anyone else is interested in coming along.

If you want to exhibit please let me know what you would like to bring, you can give me a full list in the new year if you like as that's when I will start to plan a layout.

This will be a private event, not open to the general public but anyone is welcome by prior arrangement of course!

I've invited a few local friends to come along and see what sort of computer mischief we get up to!

Cheers,

Steve.

@musojon74

Sorry I missed your post, there are a couple of stations near by Otford is a short walk and Sevenoaks which has better links is a few miles away, surely someone could pick you up though
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Old 17 December 2013, 17:52   #35
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Hi All!

Since most of the events a meeting seem to be up north I was thinking of arranging a meeting in Kent so that us South Easterners can get together and enjoy a day or retr0 mischief!
Steve.
Damn! I'm obviously missing these events when announced as I live in South Yorkshire. Must keep my eyes peeled more. I'm itching to attend a retro computing fair whereby it's not too far to travel.
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Hi Folks!

Time to bump this one as it's just 1 month to go

This is the list I have so far of potentially interested:

EAB

Manic23
Akira
Fatboy
Lukassid
Big-Byte
Hungry_Horace
Mort
musojon

Amibay

edd_jedi
CrazyC
Johnim
bagpuss22
Paradroid90
Harrison
dj.echo
BrooksterMax
Woodycool
SunDown79
Tajmaster
Peter
Firthy2002
Nes4Life


Please could you let me know ASAP if you are in/out and if you would like to display any kit, please let me know what you have available and I will put together a table plan so we can get a nice variety of kit up and running.

I will most certainly need extra extension leads, surge protectors and any kit you bring will need it's own Monitor, and indeed anything needed to run it.

I really hope this is a success and we can hold future meetings

Hoping to hear from you all soon & wishing you a Happy New Year.
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i'm in (baring any unforeseen events) , but probably wont bring along anything more than my PS-Vita running PSPUAE and a PS2-CD32 pad adapator (and pad).

Would love to see the speccy on Raspberry Pi that Mort mentioned though!


I have games i could sell if there is space? (might me me driving instead of using the train though, and thus no beer in the pub across the road!)
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Hi Hungry Horace

Sure please do bring any bits along that you want to sell/trade, it's only going to be a small audience not being open to the public but if we get demand in the future I would be willing to put on an event which would be open, this would obviously mean taking some form of public liability insurance and take more planning, etc.

I'll set up a table for sales/trades/swaps and we can do our del boy style deals there. I have some bits and bobs I will bring along with me too, this extends to anyone whose coming feel free to bring whatever you like

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Old 13 January 2014, 13:05   #39
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Hi Ive spoken to Mort and think we will definitely be coming along.

I hope to convince mort to bring his picade along as was very impressed with it when I had a go.

I will have to sort out some stuff myself. mainly things to sell including some Amiga stuff if it still works. (I have an Amiga A500, a CPC6128, VIC20, Dreamcast plus few other bits.
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Great! I'm looking forward to seeing you there

I'm hoping to be able to get into the all before 9am to start setting up, I'll keep everyone informed abut the final arrangements.
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