Counting down to the London Show 2013

Coming soon to a hotel near you Heathrow.

The next big event in the RISC OS Calendar is almost upon us: This year’s RISC OS London Show takes place on the 26th October, 2013 – next Saturday.

At this moment, the exhibitor list stands at just shy of two dozen and includes the bigger RISC OS names, along with plenty of smaller companies and individuals showing off their latest software and hardware projects. The current list is:

  • 3rd Event Technologies; Quincy Coleman will be showing off the Archimedes Music Creation System.
  • Aemulor; the 26-bit emulator for running old software on new hardware
  • Archive Magazine; Jim Nagel with the subscription magazine for users of all RISC OS software and hardware
  • Basalt; Steve Drain will be telling you all about his BBC BASIC alternative keywords module – and he will also have his Raspberry Pip and Atrix Lapdock set up.
  • Charity Stand; A donation or a purchase will help support Combat Stress, a very worthy cause indeed.
  • Chris’s Acorns; Chris Whytehead with a selection from his extensive collection of Acorn hardware.
  • CJE Micro’s/The Fourth Dimension; Expected to bring a wide selection of stock, it’s quite clear that CJE’s vehicle is really a mobile wormhole generator.
  • Drag ‘n Drop; Chris Dewhurst with the on-off-on-off-under new management PDF-based magazine.
  • Impression X; Richard Keefe will be demonstrating what he has been able to achieve so far in his mammoth task of updating Impression to run on modern machines.
  • Leo’s Pi Projects; Leo White will be showing off some of his Raspberry Pi-based projects, including the now famous BigTraks.
  • MW Software; Martin Wuerthner will be bringing along the latest versions of ArtWorks, EasiWriter and the PS3 printer drivers.
  • Organizer; Nigel Willmott will be demonstrating the, no THE personal information manager for RISC OS, and probably reporting live for the risc/pi website.
  • Orpheus Internet; Richard Brown, representing the RISC OS friendly ISP, will be tempting you to change providers. With sweets, probably.
  • Phoebe; Thanks to a loan from the Centre for Computing History, the only working Phoebe prototype will be on display.
  • R-Comp;  Andrew Rawnsley and the team will have an extensive range of hardware and software to show you.
  • RiscDJ; Michael Emerton will be demonstrating the completely rewritten RiscDJ, a digital music library system.
  • Riscy Robots; Neil Fazakerley will be demonstrating his robots and home energy monitoring systems, controlled by RISC OS on a Raspberry Pi and BeagleBoard. We are promised that the show will NOT be raided by anyone called Sarah Conner.
  • RISC OS Open Ltd; The team responsible for maintaining and looking after the Shared Source RISC OS 5 will be on hand to talk to you about the operating system and the latest developments.
  • ROUGOL; The show’s organisers, the RISC OS Users Group of London, will be there talking to you about their group, and trying to persuade you to come along to one or more of their future meetings.
  • RPCEmu; A cross-platform RiscPC emulator, and not a digital (or robotic) version of a big bird.
  • Soft Rock Software/RISCOSitory. That’ll be me, then. Ask me about WebChange, mailing lists, and the RISC OS Awards – and I still have some copies of Chris Hall’s book, Getting Started with RISC OS on the Raspberry Pi.
  • Steve Fryatt; Bringing along the latest versions of CashBook, PrintPDF and Locate2, Steve will also have news on the latest NetSurf developments.
  • WikiProject RISC OS; Trevor Johnson will be trying to recruit you, yes YOU, to the efforts to help improve the RISC OS pages on Wikipedia.

As usual, the show will feature a series of presentations over the course of the day, with CJE, Richard Keefe, R-Comp, RISC OS Open and WikiProject RISC OS lined up to talk – times will be available at the show.

So put the 26th October in your diary, and the postcode TW149AD in your satnav*, and come along to the St Giles Hotel, Hounslow Road, Feltham. The doors will be open to the public from 11am until 5pm, with entry costing £5 (free to under-sixteens).

* Or hop on a plane or a train – Feltham Station is a mere two minutes walk from the venue, and Heathrow but a short bus trip (either to Feltham station, on the number 285 from terminals 1, 2 and 3, or directly to the venue, on the number 490 from terminals 4 and 5).

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