Presenters/Guests for CommVEx v13 2017

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Presenters/Guests for CommVEx v13 2017

Post by rbernardo » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:23 pm

I've sent an e-mail out invitation to a VIP in Commodore Business Machines. Let's see if he accepts! :)

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Re: Presenters/Guests for CommVEx v13 2017

Post by rbernardo » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:04 pm

Though not present in-person, there will be a video presentation from Commodore repair technician Ray Carlsen about how he goes about repairing equipment plus sundry commentary.

To be filmed in April/May,
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Re: Presenters/Guests for CommVEx v13 2017

Post by rbernardo » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:16 pm

After being absent for a few years, Lars Nelson returns to CommVEx. He is our resident Amiga NG expert and can discuss all the latest happenings in the Amiga world.

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Re: Presenters/Guests for CommVEx v13 2017

Post by rbernardo » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:14 pm

I'll be doing a presentation on the latest (newest) Final Expansion cartridge for the VIC-20, the Final Expansion 3 revision 11. For more information on the FE3, see

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Re: Presenters/Guests for CommVEx v13 2017

Post by rbernardo » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:57 pm

At yesterday's FCUG meeting, we members brainstormed some presentations for CommVEx this year. More or less decided...

Modding the Plus/4 - You'll learn how to make your Commodore Plus/4 run more efficiently, run cooler, and extend its life, by using various hardware mods. Also, how to add a NTSC/PAL switch to the Plus/4.

Revisionist Gaming on the Commodore - FCUG v.p. Roger will show the latest in gaming on the C64 and VIC-20 - past games that have been updated to the most modern techniques


Thanks, FCUG members for the ideas!

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Re: Presenters/Guests for CommVEx v13 2017

Post by rbernardo » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:43 pm

From yesterday's meeting of the Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network, we may have two CommVEx newcomers who are interested in coming to the show - Sev and Bogdan. Sev might be bringing in his sweet Amiga 1200 system to show everybody. I'll have to confirm more at the March SCCAN meeting.

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Re: Presenters/Guests for CommVEx v13 2017

Post by rbernardo » Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:47 pm

Paul Armstrong, Las Vegas Commodore enthusiast, is planning a special "event" for CommVEx. More details to come.

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Re: Presenters/Guests for CommVEx v13 2017

Post by rbernardo » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:24 pm

From the Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network, Matt Brewster will have a presentation on the latest FPGA box, the indieGO! TM XU4, with its C64 and Amiga emulations.

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Re: Presenters/Guests for CommVEx v13 2017

Post by rbernardo » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:36 am

With Kent Sullivan and Bryan Minugh of Dr. Evil Laboratories doing a presentation on the classic Swiftlink-232 at our sister show, the June Pacific Commodore Expo NW, there will be video of that presentation. This video will be shown at CommVEx! Unless Kent and Bryan want to present in-person at CommVEx, too. :)

Yeah, they were invited to CommVEx,
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Re: Presenters/Guests for CommVEx v13 2017

Post by rbernardo » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:15 pm

rbernardo wrote:Modding the Plus/4 - You'll learn how to make your Commodore Plus/4 run more efficiently, run cooler, and extend its life, by using various hardware mods. Also, how to add a NTSC/PAL switch to the Plus/4.
This presentation has been changed to a full-fledged exhibit -- a modded Plus/4, ready for attendees to use, and an unmodded Plus/4 with all the pertinent chips and crystals ready to install. See

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=12594&p=17851#p17851

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Re: Presenters/Guests for CommVEx v13 2017

Post by rbernardo » Tue May 09, 2017 12:09 am

On video from our sister show, the June 10-11 Pacific Commodore Expo, Noel Nyman will have presentation on "How We Built a Commodore Cartridge without EPROMs". The prototype, wire-wrapped cartridge will be on exhibit.

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Re: Presenters/Guests for CommVEx v13 2017

Post by rbernardo » Tue May 23, 2017 7:58 pm

rbernardo wrote:On video from our sister show, the June 10-11 Pacific Commodore Expo, Noel Nyman will have presentation on "How We Built a Commodore Cartridge without EPROMs".
Also on video from PaCommEx, our sister show, Noel Nyman will have a presentation entitled, "Opcodes... Schmopcodes... Commodore and Apple Similarities."

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Re: Presenters/Guests for CommVEx v13 2017

Post by rbernardo » Tue May 23, 2017 8:03 pm

In a video filmed especially for the PaCommEx and CommVEx, Leigh Klotz, Jr., tells a bit of how he developed Logo for the C64 and the Plus/4 computers.

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Re: Presenters/Guests for CommVEx v13 2017

Post by rbernardo » Wed May 31, 2017 3:31 pm

rbernardo wrote:Paul Armstrong, Las Vegas Commodore enthusiast, is planning a special "event" for CommVEx. More details to come.

So top secret!

Paul Armstrong's secret, special event has morphed from a presentation to vendor/exhibit tables. See

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=12596

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Re: Presenters/Guests for CommVEx v13 2017

Post by rbernardo » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:57 pm

Richard Goedeken, creator of the first C128 Video DAC in 2008 and overall Commodore and Amiga hardware hacker, will be a guest at CommVEx (Saturday only). He can answer your hardware questions and tell more about the NTSC/PAL-switchable Plus/4 which will be on exhibit (see viewtopic.php?f=6&t=12594#p17851 ).

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