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Had Shakespeare reincarnated as a present day schoolkid, this is where he would have entered. We mere mortals, however, had to go around to the main entrance.
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Quite a traffic jam just after 11 am.
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The school bids us welcome.
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The Levi Fox Hall starts to fill up already shortly after opening for the day.
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Nick Clover (Severin) in the center of the picture (with the gray Amiga T-shirt) is ready to show off AmigaOS 4.1 on his X1000.
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Next to Nick, the history of home computing was summarized in three milestones: Compukit UK101 (1979), ZX Spectrum (1982) and Raspberry Pi (2012).
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Richard Barfoot bids welcome and introduces our keynote speaker: Simon N. Goodwin.
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Simon, in his wonderful coat of many colors, speaks about the games development business and his life in it.
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The crowd listens to Simon.
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More listeners.
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Richard in a quiet moment while Simon speaks.
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Richard thanks Simon for the speech.
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Paul Foster from Microsoft introduces the .NET Gadgeteer workshop.
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This stand, representing the Kenilworth Games Creators Club, showed some interesting CNC and 3D printing gadgets as well as the famed Egg-Bot. Their Edward Powell made his own report of the fair already the following Monday (putting me to quite some shame with my two-week delay ;-)). You can read it here.
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By now, the younger kids were already immersing themselves in the joys of 8-bit (and some 16-bit) gaming.
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That's the good old BBC Micro there, playing a nice little game of Jet Set Willy II. Boy, that machine was quite a monster compared to its comtemporaries.
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A couple of Sinclairs: The classical Z80-based ZX Spectrum and its 68k-based successor, the QL.
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An even older Sinclair, the ZX81. That did seem a bit too limited to catch the youngsters' interest.
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Now we're talking: Zool on the A1200.
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The Robot Wars area.
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Paul Foster's .NET Gadgeteer workshop with lots of eager students and some parents looking on in awe - as was I.
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Sheffield University's CS department had some activities around virtual guitars - I never got around to checking that out more closely, although it looked interesting.
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Back to "our own" corner: This is Nigel Tromans with his Aros system (and his family).
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Nick Clover's X1000 was mounted in a nice case a bit smaller than the standard Fractal job, but with this neat feature - the whole side wall with the motherboard swings down for super easy access. Nick gave this additional info on "Btw the case is a Jean-tech phantom, I also have an Aqua version which is blue rather than red. I removed the front door from the phantom as it opened the wrong way for my home setup."
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Here's Nick's X1000 assembled.
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Sorry for the unfocused picture, Nick - and Steve Netting.
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The 3D printer hard at work at the Kenilworth GCC stand.
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And at the other end of the stand, the Egg-Bot was doing its thing.
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I really think I must get one of those ... I wonder if Richard could be made interested in creating driver support for it in Mindscape?
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Nigel showing his Aros system to Simon Goodwin.
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