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Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2023 - April 15-16
« on: December 13, 2022, 07:53:29 PM »
The deposit has been mailed in!  The Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2023 is coming April 15-16 to the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall, 1006 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank, California.  Stay tuned for more details!

Gotta update the CLASS website,
Robert Bernardo
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Re: Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2023 - April 15-16
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2022, 02:27:17 PM »
I don't live in LA or even Cali for that matter(TG) but really still with the vax requirements.  Well hope the show is a good one and people post lots of images. 

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Re: Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2023 - April 15-16
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2022, 12:33:43 AM »
I attended the 2021 show. It was a good show. A lot of focus on the 8 bit line. Recently I went to Amiwest 2022 show. That one was focused on Amiga OS 4. When I say focus I mean the events and the people's main interest. Contrary, at the CLASS 2021 there one guy who hauled in a bunch of Amiga emulators and was also demo'ing a PiStorm in his A2000. With this much heads up, I plan to show up for CLASS 2023. Thanks for all of your work Robert!

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Re: Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2023 - April 15-16
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2022, 12:37:45 AM »
How many people usually attend this show?
 

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Re: Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2023 - April 15-16
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2022, 08:24:23 AM »
I attended the 2021 show. It was a good show. A lot of focus on the 8 bit line.
Well, we strive to be 50% 8-bit and 50% Amiga in exhibits and in the presentations.  Of course, our mileage may vary.  ;)
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...at the CLASS 2021 there one guy who hauled in a bunch of Amiga emulators and was also demo'ing a PiStorm in his A2000.
That must have been the late Matt Brewster.  We will miss his comradeship and the knowledge he shared with us.
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With this much heads up, I plan to show up for CLASS 2023.
Thanks!  Spread the CLASS news to your friends.
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Thanks for all of your work Robert!
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Robert Bernardo
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Re: Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2023 - April 15-16
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2023, 02:12:52 AM »
Greetings, C= and Ami aficionados!

Less than 2 weeks to the April 15-16 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2023! We shift into high gear as the time crunch is on! A video presentation and a CLASS commercial to edit. Monitors and computers and associated hardware to gather. Sales items and raffle prizes to prep. Gotta make sure the station wagon is ready for the long trip.

Tell your friends and relatives about CLASS! We want to have a really successful show, and we have a fantastic line-up of presentations and hands-on exhibits to satisfy everybody.

Go to http://www.portcommodore.com/class for more information. We might have a last-minute exhibit or presenter coming in! Who knows?! :)

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
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Re: Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2023 - April 15-16
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2023, 11:24:39 PM »
     Hurrah! The show was a big success!  Thank you to all those who came from around California and from Nevada and Arizona!  Tentatively, the CLASS of 2024 is set for April 13-14!  And with more hours in the show for more Commodore and Amiga goodness!

          Photos and videos to come soon,
          Robert Bernardo
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Re: Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2023 - April 15-16
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2023, 04:11:23 PM »
Just curious, have the winners fired up their C64 system (C64+monitor+1541) or the C128 (C128+1571+1902) raffle prizes?

Some opinions...
* any sales presentation, limit it to 15-20mins - mind you I am 'for' a sales presentation, I'm behind people that are building something for the retro community, but an hour long is too long
* do presenters feel pressured to fill an hour?
* did the note taking person record how many tickets were sold for each raffle item? That kind of shows were interests are.
* I really liked the idea of putting your raffle tickets in bags just for the items that interested you, it would have been odd if I won one of the C64/C128 systems I brought
* a 10-11am start of show on Saturday is, personally, preferred; next time I'll drive out from Las Vegas in the early a.m. the day of the show
* T-Mobile is starting to offer a 5G Internet service, in theory we could use that next time so live streaming and dedicated bandwidth are addressed, this is me taking for granted someone would already have the service and we could borrow the hardware for the show
* (again opinion) a dedicated website for the event would be nice, something that would allow people to chat (pre+during+post show)/list items for sale/quick pic uploads/a rough running commentary/etc; I know Robert drops notifications on a lot of retro boards; the space can be on one of the forums/boards or a discord server or a tweet account; it doesn't even have to be CLASS only, it could be a generic platform that is open to any type of show (uh-oh, here comes a another AGA)
* personal gripe, Robert - make sure to ask for a discount on the space next year, you were very accommodating for the firefighter event but you also paid for the room use, it was their scheduling conflict, not yours

I hope these opinions are taken with their positive intent and/or become a discussion point.

All in all a really good show. I counted 25 people there on Saturday. Less on Sunday. I'm a happy Amiga 1010 raffle winner. Using the C128 for ChatGPT was my personal favorite part of the show.
 

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Re: Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2023 - April 15-16
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2023, 05:08:14 AM »
Just curious, have the winners fired up their C64 system (C64+monitor+1541) or the C128 (C128+1571+1902) raffle prizes?
Unknown.  They haven't contacted me.
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* any sales presentation, limit it to 15-20mins - mind you I am 'for' a sales presentation, I'm behind people that are building something for the retro community, but an hour long is too long
What do you consider a sales presentation?  FYI, I know of no show that puts time limits on the presenters.  In other words, no minimum times... no maximum times.
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* do presenters feel pressured to fill an hour?
See the above answer.  BTW, many of the CLASS presentations are way below an hour in length.
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* did the note taking person record how many tickets were sold for each raffle item?
Note-taking person?  If you mean Debbie, she was in charge of gathering admissions and raffle/sales monies.  She recorded the monies but not necessarily the number of tickets.

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T-Mobile is starting to offer a 5G Internet service, in theory we could use that next time so live streaming and dedicated bandwidth are addressed, this is me taking for granted someone would already have the service and we could borrow the hardware for the show
Marc Rifkin is basically in charge of how we connect to the outside, so he would be the one to contact.
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...a dedicated website for the event would be nice, something that would allow people to chat (pre+during+post show)/list items for sale/quick pic uploads/a rough running commentary/etc...
That is the CommVEx/CLASS forum area at www.commodore.ca/forum
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...make sure to ask for a discount on the space next year...
Already done.
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All in all a really good show. I counted 25 people there on Saturday. Less on Sunday.
In total, we had many more than 25.
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I'm a happy Amiga 1010 raffle winner. Using the C128 for ChatGPT was my personal favorite part of the show.
That is good to hear.

I will bring up your thoughts at the next FCUG and SCCAN meetings.  Any changes to how the show is run is up to their consensus.  If you have other thoughts, please message me privately.

Sincerely,
Robert Bernardo
organizer - Commodore Los Angeles Super Show
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