Feb 092019
 

And in a new, easier to reach venue, so you now have one excuse fewer if you don’t come!

As of today, it is now just one week until the 2019 Southwest Show, which takes takes place on Saturday, 16th February – in a new, more accessible venue in Bristol. The change of venue has been known about for some time, but even as late as a few days ago, I saw a comment expressing surprise, so dealing with that important point first, the new location is:

The Arnos Manor Hotel,
470 Bath Road,
Arnos Vale,
Bristol, BS4 3HQ.

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Dec 152018
 

That’s last year’s record for a long-delayed show report broken!

This year’s Wakefield Show took place on 21st April, at the Cedar Court Hotel, organised by the local user group – the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC).

Like last year, I must apologise for another long-delayed RISCOSitory show report. As ever, this is mainly because of how busy I am outside the world of RISC OS, but also because I wanted to edit down my video recordings of the theatre talks to a more manageable length – and video editing can take a lot of time.

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Oct 292018
 

Courtesy of Leo White, the five talks from the RISC OS London Show 2018 are now available to watch on YouTube. So, in the order they were listed on the show programme, here they are:

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Oct 262018
 

As everyone in RISC OS land should know by now, this year’s London Show will take place tomorrow at the St Giles Hotel in Feltham. With my exhibitor hat on, I get very busy in the run up to a show – and I also deal with trying to get any last minute news posted here before the show takes place.

But, as ever, it depends largely on the news being sent to me in the first place – not all of it is. With that in mind, I’ve done a quick scan of the comp.sys.acorn.announce usenet group, and the most recent posts on the RISC OS Open Ltd (ROOL) forums, to see if there is anything else to mention. And there is…

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Oct 252018
 

CJE Micro’s and 4D will once again be exhibiting at the London Show and expect to have plenty of goodies on display, such as small HDMI monitors, the pi-topRO 2 Pi-based laptop, the 4D/Simon Inns Econet Clock, and a new IDE Podule (details of which to be announced RSN), and much more.

However, the company will be getting to the show by car, which means there will be limited available space to carry stock – so if you have anything specific you wish to buy from them at the show, please give them a call on 01903 523 222 before Friday lunchtime.

Oct 202018
 

By this time next Saturday, most visitors to the London Show will be either at home or heading there having chatted to any number of people, from fellow visitors and enthusiasts, to the various hardware and software developers, and even hobbyists, manning stands. They will know all about the latest news and developments that are to be revealed at the show.

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Sep 032018
 

The Centre for Computing History, a computing museum based in Cambridge, will be playing host to an event this coming weekend that should be of interest to any and all fans of Acorn Computers: Acorn World 2018.

Organised by the Acorn and BBC User Group (ABUG) in association with the museum, the event will run from 10:00am until 5:00pm on both Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th of September, and will offer an eye-popping range of hardware and software from both the Acorn and post-Acorn eras, with many of the computers on display running software for visitors to try out.

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Aug 042018
 

Better late than never, but not as late as last year – so that’s something, right?

This year’s Southwest Show took place on Saturday, 24th February, at the Webbington Hotel and Spa – the same venue at which it has been held every year since its inception. This year’s show was therefore the 21st, marking twenty years since the very first one, held in February 1998. There was therefore cake – which you missed out on if you didn’t come to the show, and which everyone who was present enjoyed. And so ends this show report: That’s all you need to know, really.

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Apr 272018
 

If you need more detailed information about a small selection of Wakefield Show exhibitors and their wares than is provided in Mark Stephens’ show report and pictures on the Icon Bar website, but can’t wait for the usual RISCOSitory show report and videos, Ruth Gunstone has stepped in to fill in the gap. Ruth is a member of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club and, along with Peter Richmond, looks after the show theatre – and has now uploaded her recordings of the various talks to Youtube: