VCF UK? (was Re: VCF West hotel)

From: Jules Richardson <>
Date: Sat Aug 14 15:33:19 2004

On Sat, 2004-08-14 at 18:35, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Aug 2004, Witchy wrote:
> > Apparently Fairfield cost ukp19K! Chris must've lost an awful lot of
> > cash, unless he was padded out by Retro Gamer magazine.....
> Holy crap! That HAD to be a loss. I don't know how a small gamer's
> show could make money with a bill like that. Either that figure is
> severely wrong or someone is mortgaging the house right now.

It wasn't ever planned to make money - Chris is doing some work (network
installation and the like I believe) for Fairfield in return for the
hire of the venue. I think they took about 5K on the doors from the
public, but don't quote me on that.

Chris is definitely keen to do the same again next year as he sees it as
a success given it's the first year anyone's tried it in the UK; the
numbers attending were enough to show that people are interested.

Publicity and the like should be better next time around - plus I
believe there may be a charge in future for any exhibitors who weren't
there for this initial event (again don't quote me on that though; long
way to go until the next one! :-)


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