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Title: RCM weekender
Post by: AndyRCM on November 02, 2010, 04:52:14 PM
To our RCM friends . . .

As already announced we are doing a full weekender on the 7th and 8th of May 2011 - opening at 11.00am to 6.30pm (approx) on the Saturday and then opening again at 10.30am until 5.30pm on the Sunday.

Just to gauge numbers etc . . . can you let us know on this thread if you are thinking of attending - this is not something we will hold you to but just for our records.

Andy and Linda
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: Andy on November 02, 2010, 04:53:25 PM
I'll be there!
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: flibblesan on November 02, 2010, 05:07:41 PM
I'm interested in being there  ;)
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: muguk on November 02, 2010, 05:19:22 PM
Wouldn't want to break my 100% attendance record :)
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: questor on November 02, 2010, 05:20:15 PM
I intend to be there...hopefully as part of the RCM team if Andy lets me!
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: Medda on November 02, 2010, 05:24:43 PM
Count me in!
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Post by: Blackpanther on November 02, 2010, 05:26:15 PM
Myself and Rinoa will be there.
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: Phu on November 02, 2010, 05:30:21 PM
You need to ask of me? ;)

-- Richard
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: sirmorris on November 02, 2010, 05:32:31 PM
Oh go on then ;)
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: TMC on November 02, 2010, 06:10:08 PM
i will attend it for sure if i can find a cheap flight again. Loved the first one in Oktober 2010. Will tell some retro meetings in the netherlands as well about your event and post a link of your site and a describtion as well. See you Andy and Linda

Greetz, Arthur
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: woody.cool on November 02, 2010, 07:25:40 PM
Since when have I not attended an RCM event? :D
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Post by: porchy on November 02, 2010, 07:39:02 PM
I shall be attending, then off to Florida the Wednesday after. ;D
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Post by: stiggy2009 on November 02, 2010, 07:48:57 PM
A weekend of Oric love, count me in ;D

StiGGy
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: jimbob005 on November 02, 2010, 08:12:18 PM
yep i will be there with an empty van

james
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: billdooruk on November 02, 2010, 08:13:00 PM
I shall be there as much as possible (but don't know if it will be all of the time)

Karl
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: SpaceCadet on November 02, 2010, 08:54:39 PM
Sounds good to me!
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: resident paul on November 02, 2010, 10:21:29 PM
Go on then I be there! :)
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 02, 2010, 11:56:39 PM
Can I place an advance bulk order for Muffins please  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: The Twins on November 03, 2010, 07:14:42 AM
Can I place an advance bulk order for Muffins please  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

You can have my muffins anytime Dave...you only have to ask!!!!
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: muguk on November 03, 2010, 08:02:47 AM
i will attend it for sure if i can find a cheap flight again. Loved the first one in Oktober 2010. Will tell some retro meetings in the netherlands as well about your event and post a link of your site and a describtion as well. See you Andy and Linda

Greetz, Arthur


If your meetings in the Netherlands need some UK people to visit .. just say the word.  I never need an excuse to disappear off to Europe for a retro weekend :)
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: Panther on November 03, 2010, 08:34:36 AM
Form a sentence from the following and you probably get the gist of what I'm trying to say

Sh!t in
Does a
Bear
The Woods.

 ;D
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: AndyRCM on November 03, 2010, 08:44:44 AM
Form a sentence from the following and you probably get the gist of what I'm trying to say

Sh!t in
Does a
Bear
The Woods.

 ;D

PML! ;) Thanks for the feedback . . . I will be there too! :)
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: MaxHall on November 03, 2010, 10:45:54 AM
Most deffo!


Max
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: 1200xl on November 03, 2010, 10:47:19 AM
yes, but only for one of the days
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: tubblog on November 04, 2010, 05:52:44 AM
Andy,

It's in the diary and I fully expect to be there! I'd imagine I'd be bringing at least one other person (and probably two) also.

Cheers,

Ric.
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: flicky on November 12, 2010, 11:00:15 AM
To our RCM friends . . .

As already announced we are doing a full weekender on the 7th and 8th of May 2011 - opening at 11.00am to 6.30pm (approx) on the Saturday and then opening again at 10.30am until 5.30pm on the Sunday.

Just to gauge numbers etc . . . can you let us know on this thread if you are thinking of attending - this is not something we will hold you to but just for our records.

Andy and Linda


Unfortunately I won't be able to make this one .. damn! I've just realised it clashes with the Retroboerse event I always go to in Germany each May (www.retroboerse.de)
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: AndyRCM on November 12, 2010, 12:22:14 PM
Yeah I noticed that - the buggers announced it after we announced ours! :( Very disappointed. A
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: Panther on November 12, 2010, 01:25:01 PM
Not sure I like that website (www.retroboerse.de) all looks a bit foreign to me  ;)
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: woody.cool on November 23, 2010, 08:43:55 PM
Yeah I noticed that - the buggers announced it after we announced ours! :( Very disappointed. A
Well, I will defo be at RCM.
I cannot afford a trip abroad any time soon.
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: Andy on November 24, 2010, 05:24:21 PM
My balls would be removed if I went to a retro event abroad.
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: resident paul on November 24, 2010, 05:52:30 PM
I was in 2 minds about going to this or the one in germany but I have to stay loyal & plump for RCM.
I have been to the german retro-fair twice before & it's been great fun + chance to buy some good rare stuff there as well.
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: AndyRCM on November 24, 2010, 06:11:09 PM
Thanks for your support guys! ;)
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: muguk on November 24, 2010, 10:01:35 PM
My balls would be removed if I went to a retro event abroad.

One of the many reasons why I still have my cojones is because I'm resolutely single :)

And another is that I'm off with three others to Germania on Friday for the eJagfest in Kaarst and then driving back on the Sunday :)
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: felicemaggie on November 30, 2010, 05:38:15 PM
Paula and myself should be at one of the days of the RCM weekender. We're looking at the Saturday if she can get the evening off work.

Though I think, in time, we should organise a little trip to go to ejagfest 2011 in Kaarst, assuming it goes ahead. I'm willing to share part of the driving if needs be. Germany is cool at any time of the year, but the Christmas season and the leadup to it is something special and quite classy. As I noticed when I was out there working a few weeks ago, it is a blessed relief to see traditional Christmas-related items on display which are NOT attached to the latest teen-chav movie or singer or whatever.

Hopefully the trip can include members of RCM as well ;)

cheers,

Felice.
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: Foulkesy on December 07, 2010, 09:30:48 PM
I will be coming with one or two friends.

I was hoping to do mini events in the South East (Brighton, Lewes and Croydon) before I knew of the RCM. I have bought a few computers and games on ebay.

See you in May

Jason
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: AndyRCM on December 07, 2010, 09:34:59 PM
Nice one guys! ;) The more the merrier - we will be announcing further details soon. ;)

Andy
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: billdooruk on January 23, 2011, 09:57:40 PM
Andy

Money just sent for 1x Adult Weekend ticket (mine) and 1x Adult Sunday Ticket (garfield/Ronnie)

No need to post them :)

Cheers

Karl
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: AndyRCM on January 23, 2011, 10:18:10 PM
Nice one Karl - thank you! :)

A
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: Phu on March 01, 2011, 10:50:21 PM
A new feature thats been worked on in the last few weeks:

We will now be able to load a selection (12 so far) of games into our Orics from floppy disk! No more waiting ages for the tape to load only to find it didn't....

I have prepared video evidence:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CimphSMB1-k

This should be incentive enough for you all to get your tickets early ;)

-- Richard
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: AndyRCM on March 02, 2011, 08:06:04 AM
Great video Richard . . . well done for that! :)

A
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: Panther on March 02, 2011, 10:43:59 AM
Great work indeed Phu.  ;D
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: stiggy2009 on March 02, 2011, 09:36:45 PM
Gonna have to make the case waterproof Richard as intend to be drooling....alot ;D

Simply outstanding work sir!


Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: Prime on March 02, 2011, 11:53:27 PM
A new feature thats been worked on in the last few weeks:

We will now be able to load a selection (12 so far) of games into our Orics from floppy disk! No more waiting ages for the tape to load only to find it didn't....

Is that built on the boards that where being sold recently on ebay ? If so gonna have to build one of mine up, guess I need to find a schematic, and a rom image !

Cheers.

Phill.
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: Phu on March 03, 2011, 08:44:00 AM
I don't think thats where our boards came from, but its an easy enough board to build.

Schematics are at www.48katmos.freeuk.com

The ROM image is available as part of the Euphoric download.

You'll also need to obtain the oric tools for DOS (namely writedsk) if you want to write disk images. You'll probably also want to make use of tap2dsk and old2mfm.

-- Richard

Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: billdooruk on March 05, 2011, 01:33:44 PM
Great video Phu...Can't wait to see it for real  ;D
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: DBloke on March 24, 2011, 11:47:33 PM
If I can get a lift down.
And a cheap place to sleep overnight Ill be there.
Id try a park bench somewhere, but people will think that trolls are invading and doing nothing.
Id try the floor, but last time that happened I rolled onto the road and curled up into a pothole
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: Gaztee on April 09, 2011, 11:48:48 PM
Persuaded my cousin to come along over a few beers last night. Just gotta find some cheap accomodation now! Oh & book them tickets before the deadline!  ;D
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: resident paul on April 10, 2011, 12:16:35 PM
Persuaded my cousin to come along over a few beers last night. Just gotta find some cheap accomodation now! Oh & book them tickets before the deadline!  ;D
Travelodge Markfield is 5 miles off but it's £35.75 at the moment!
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: Andy on May 04, 2011, 01:09:19 PM
Looks like I can make it now. Will be there on Sunday.
Title: Re: RCM weekender
Post by: AndyRCM on May 04, 2011, 01:17:49 PM
Nice one Andy! See you on Sunday. A