Block Party 2022 at the Centre for Computing History #VintageComputing @grim_fandango

The Centre for Computing History are kindly providing their classroom area for our semi-regular celebration of teletext, videotext, and other character-based delights Saturday and Sunday April 23 & 24th.

There will be panels and workshops, to introduce passing Bamboozle! fans to the more esoteric aspects of our hobby, plus some of the biggest names from the tiniest of scenes.

Chunkytext, our very own teletext service, is refreshed and ready for your viewing. You can now also add your own pages, including entries for the art competition. We’re also on Telstar, for those readers with 1200 baud modems (or an online viewer.)

The museum will be open from 10am to 5pm on both days, and their visitors will be welcome to drop in and out of our room as they please.

There’s still time to get in touch if you have any type of low-bandwidth technology or art that you would like to share with the world. The room is getting a little cosy now, but we can still find a space for you. Teletext, Viewdata, Prestel, Minitel, or PETSCII – it’s all good.

Jason is ready for your questions on Twitter, you are welcome to join our Discord server, or you can just email me the old-fashioned way, address below. We look forward to meeting you in April!

Email: comments at arbitraryfiles.com

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