Midlands MUG Show 2013: tomorrow

Kenilworth, here I come!

Once again, show time is here, with the RISC OS Midsummer MUG Show, 2013 just about upon us.

The show takes place tomorrow, July 13th, at St John’s Church Hall, 205 Warwick Road, Kenilworth, CV8 1HY, with the doors open for visitors from 11am until 4pm. The entrance fee is £4.00 for adults, with accompanied children getting in free.

Exhibitors this year include RISC OS Open Ltd, CJE Micro’s, R-Comp, Archive Magazine, Orpheus Internet, N1 Communications, Soft Rock Software, Steve Fryatt, Serious Statistical Software and a charity stand supporting Tools with a Mission, a charity sending tools across the world. Donations can include old hand tools, working PCs less than five years old, monitors and printers.

The big pre-show announcement comes from RISC OS Open Ltd, who will be unveiling RISC OS 5.20. This version marks a first for RISC OS 5, in that not only is it suitable for use on the Iyonix and modern systems based around the Raspberry Pi, etc., but it is also suitable for use on Acorn branded hardware – the RiscPC and A7000.

A little bird informed me on Wednesday that Jim Nagel was busy working on the latest issue of Archive Magazine – though it is perhaps a little too optimistic to hope that it will be ready for a show taking place just a few days later; but hopefully that means it isn’t far off.

As the final pre-show announcement says:

So come along and support the RISC OS community and, when you have finished and spent nearly all your money, then why not take in the best that Kenilworth has to offer and take a stroll around this delightful Warwickshire town, which includes a Castle and many fine restaurants and pubs. Or perhaps have a picnic in the Castle Grounds – weather permitting of course, unless you’re of the hardy variety.

Kenilworth Castle, in particular, could be an interesting choice for visitors with children. It’s a little over a mile from the show venue, and the 13th and 14th (i.e. the show weekend) is the Grand Medieval Joust.

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