Wakefield exhibitors bringing their wares to your doorstep

If that’s where you choose to watch it – which may depend on the device you use (and the weather) The next Wakefield Acorn & RISC OS Computer Show will take place on Saturday, 24th April, 2021 – almost exactly one month from today – and like last year’s London Show, it will take place online using the Zoom video conferencing system, and simultaneously streamed on the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) YouTube channel.

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Not a show report (honestly): London 2020

New hardware from R-Comp, and RISC OS 5.28 released! With the recent RISC OS London Show being a virtual one, taking place online via Zoom and streamed to YouTube, I decided in advance not to write a show report. Even now the event is over, it’s still possible for people to go back and watch those streams. However, there was some news that became evident as the day progressed, both within the various talks and in announcements put out to coincide with it, so it’s worth a brief look at…

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News nybble: The Wakefield Club’s charity auction is now live

The charity auction announced a couple of days ago by the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club is now live. If you want to bid on a Deuce case, custom designed by RISCOSbits to commemorate the 2020 Wakefield Show, which had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, point your web browser at its eBay listing and place your bid now! The proceeds from the auction will be go to the Wakefield Hospice, which is usually supported by the Club on the charity stand at the annual show – so please…

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Wakefield Show prize draw for 2020 morphs into a charity auction

The Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club, organisers of the Wakefield Show, have for some years now run a prize draw at the show, with tickets available from the Club stand, and a selection of RISC OS-related prizes for the winner(s). Prizes for the draw are usually provided to the group by exhibitors, and because 2020 was to be the 25th annual Wakefield Show, the first prize planned for this year was something out of the ordinary: Andy Marks of RISCOSbits had produced a specially designed version of the Deuce case.

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Show report: Southwest 2020

I don’t think anyone can possibly disagree with me when I say that 2020, so far, has been an unusual year. Most of the world is in some form of lockdown due to the SARS-CoV-2 (novel coronavirus) pandemic, with movements beyond our homes and interactions with people beyond our own households at a minimum – which means (in a RISC OS context) shows and user group meetings aren’t taking place.

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