Announcement from Andrew Rawnsley, 17th May, 2016.
Five times as much notice this year than last!
Those sneaky Dutch almost managed to slip in their annual show without RISCOSitory noticing, and not for the first time, but thanks to an announcement from Chris Evans a few days ago, the event has been added to the RISC OS Calendar for 2014 just in the nick of time!
Announcement from Chris Evans, 8th May, 2014.
CJE Micro‘s and 4D are pleased to be attending the RISC OS eXperience near Amsterdam on Saturday 17th May, 2014.
Hang on, this is RISCOSitory.com, isn’t it, not lastminute.com?
Taking place between 10am and 4pm, the “2013 edition” of the show will be held in the same Amsterdam venue as previous years:
According to the latest issue of Archive Magazine and the Big Ben Club‘s website, the club’s RISC OS Experience will be taking place this year on May 12th, at District Building “The Vuister”, Molenwerf 44, 1541 WR Koog aan de Zaan, Amsterdam. Directions and a map can be found on their website, including a floorplan of the building, which suggests “The Vuister” is the room in which the event is to be held. Admission will be free, and refreshments available at a reasonable price. There is free parking and a train station nearby, with a bus stop at the entrance.
There are no details yet of participants or a programme of events, but referencing last year, the site says “Last year 50 to 70 people visited the show – a lot of visitors had their system with them.”
So what’s in store for you lucky RISC OS users this year?
The Long Gap is the period between the annual Wakefield Show, which usually takes place in April, and the London Show, which takes place a whole six months later (that’s half a year, doncher know), towards the end of October.
It’s October now (and has been for a week and a day), which means the Long Gap is almost over, and the London Show is imminent – it takes place on Saturday the 28th – so it’s time to take a look at what’s in store for anyone making the trip and, hopefully, encourage those on the cusp of deciding whether to visit to make the right choice!
The RISC OS Awards poll for 2016 was brought to a close on 29th February. As before, the results were processed and counted on a RISC OS computer (using a home-brewed program to turn the votes into a file for each category, ready to be loaded into Fireworkz), and initially announced on the @RISCOSitory Twitter feed. Those results are now online on the RISC OS Awards website and the various winners have been notified – where possible – by email.
Just don’t mention the acronym in polite company, mkay?
A newly registered domain and associated website has popped up, apparently through which its owner – Andy Marks – intends to sell of his collection of Acorn and RISC OS Spares and Extras. (I did say not to mention the acronym in polite company, didn’t I? Oh, yes, I did.)