MSX fair Nijmegen 2018

Fair date: Saturday, February 3rd

Hi! Welcome to the homepage of the 13th MSX fair in Nijmegen! The MSX fair in Nijmegen is the newest (and by now the only) regular Dutch MSX fair, meant to be the successor of the MSX fair in Oss, which was also held in January (in 2005 for the last time). This fair is organised by myself. I hope it is a worthy replacement for Oss.

2018's fair will be held on Saturday the 3rd of February. As we are not allowed to use the venue of last years, we have again found a new venue: "Dorpshuis De Lèghe Polder" in Beuningen (a village close to Nijmegen). It opens for visitors at 10am (but you are welcome to come from 9am to help setting up the room!). At 6.00pm the room should be completely empty again.


Due to budget cuts in the municipality of Nijmegen, Wijkcentrum Hatert, in which the first 11 fairs were organized, is no longer available. The alternative they offered for 2017 was Wijkcentrum Dukenburg, but also that venue is not available anymore. So, for 2018 we found "De Lèghe Polder". See below for more details.

After fair dinner

After the fair, we are planning to have dinner with the remaining visitors in the building that also hosts the fair. For the caterer it is good to know how many people to expect, so please let me know if you want to join on eforehand. Please do not use the registration form for this, but just send me an e-mail. The form is only meant for people who want to register a booth.


If you'd like to support the fair, there are two important ways to do that: the first is to promote the fair, to attract as many visitors as possible. The second is organizing activities during the fair. Please discuss with me on beforehand, but stuff like this makes the fair really interesting. Great examples of activities are the (in)famous MSX Quiz, the Triplex setup we had in the past, small (gaming) contests and stuff like that. Looking forward to your plans!

As of 2016 you can also sponsor the fair financially. This means that you can contribute to pay the price of the venue. There is no other way the money will be spent and there is no other advantage on sponsoring. But it may keep organizing the fair possible for reasonable table prices.

If you want to sponsor or support the fair, please contact me.

For all previous and current sponsors and supporters: thank you very much, also on behalf of the people who registered booths and all visitors!


Additional information:


2018-11-30 - Online registration form

An online registration form is now available.

Paper registration forms will not be available.

The participants list will be updated as soon as registrations are received.

2017-11-29 - Venue decision: Beuningen

We decided that for 2018, the venue will indeed be "De Lèghe Polder" in Beuningen. Website updated.

2017-11-15 - Announcement

Announcement of the 2018 fair. Website updated.

Registration forms will be made available approximately two months before the fair.

This announcement is coming again later than what you are used to from previous years. This was due to the message from the municipality of Nijmegen that it is not possible anymore to use any community center in Nijmegen for the MSX fair, as they do not allow any kind of sales during activities in the community centers.

Currently we are looking at alternatives and we have 2 good options. Definitive venue choice will be made a.s.a.p. and I'll update this website when it is clear.

I hope to welcome you all at this new venue on 3 February 2018!

Participants list

openMSX Team #
Demonstration of the current development version of openMSX, all Laserdisc games, the latest developments and the debugger GUI. Also we'll be showing openMSX running on several devices, like Android devices and the GCW Zero.
Hamlet's Posters and Cards
Pictures, cards and posters. #, and sale of new and old hardware. Also superfluous items from
SuperSoniqs #
Demonstration of the stereoPSG sound card.
MSX Club West-Friesland #
Promotion of MSX by buying and selling books, magazines, software and hardware.
R & M
MSX Software & Hardware.
The New Image #
Demonstration of the latest MSX developments by The New Image.
Information about the next generation MSX system.
Sale of MSX merchandise.
Bas & Ditta #
Buy and sale of MSX software and hardware, repairs, expansions, cables.
Quintie & Ynes
Demonstration of the Yamaha keyboard with Playcards out of their dad's collection.
Demonstration of MSX and peripherals.
SymbOS #
Demonstrations of SymbOS 3.0 on different Z80 machines like the MSX1 using a GFX9000, an Amstrad CPC connected to MSX hardware (GFX9000 and SE-ONE) and of course a turboR machine. All of these are connected to each other via a LAN.
Also demonstrating Quigs (developer suite for SymbOS applications).
And we'd like to talk to you about the latest ideas and developments.
Bitwise #
Demonstration and sales of MSX games.
RBSC (Russian Bear Service Crew) #
Demonstration of RBSC hardware: Carnivore, Carnivore2, SFG clones, IDE/FDD combo controller, F4/FMPAC combo board, SGC and other cartridge platforms and boards.
Selling bare boards for RBSC hardware and flash cartridges with mappers (not Carnivore2).
Collecting orders for future board manufacturing.
On-demand demonstration of Caslink3 and Yamaha YIS503 upgrades.
Laurens Holst #
Demonstration of VGMPlay on several sound chips, MSX Assembly Page, Glass assembler and other projects.
GR8BIT demo
Demo of the GR8BIT by Raymond van der Meulen.
MSX Information Network #
GR8NET upgrade service (for users who do not have a USB-Blaster) and a GR8NET Config Tool demo.
Trilobyte MSX / MSXMEN
Games, new projects and Trilotracker.
Demonstration and sale of Spanish MSX products: Tina's Adventure Island, Kung Fu, Grey Fox and Rookie Drive.
Promotion of Barcelona MSX Meetings.
(Availability to be confirmed: Sword of Ianna, Who Dares Wins 2 (Remake), The Heated Yokai Battle.)
Frits Hilderink
To be announced... something with the SE-ONE cartridge.
Team Noramos
Showing the progress on the buggiest game ever created on MSX ;-) (SMW).
Marcel Schipper
Sale of 2nd hand MSX stuff (hardware and software) and demonstration of MSXturboR and Sony MSX2.

This list will be updated as more participants register.

Registration form

An online registration form is now available.

Online registration form


Nijmegen is located in the middle-east (!) of the Netherlands, not too far from Oss, where a similar fair was held before 2006. It can be reached easily as well by car as by train. If you come by train, you should count on a bus trip through Nijmegen and Beuningen of about 20 minutes. The actual venue is in Beuningen, a village very close to Nijmegen.

The address:

Dorpshuis "De Lèghe Polder"
Schoolstraat 16
6641 DC Beuningen
The Netherlands

Dorpshuis De Lèghe Polder

If you're coming by car, you'll need to drive to the center of Beuningen. Use something like Google Maps to navigate you to the right location. There is only limited parking near the building. Be careful that the building itself is just inside a blue zone, where parking is limited to only 2 hours (with parking disc). You are advised to park outside this zone, e.g. in the Schoolstraat or on the parking lot in the Beatrixplein.

Use the following maps to get directions interactively from your location with the transportation method you use.

De Lèghe Polder on Google Street View.

Fair guidelines

BOOTH SETUP AND TEARING DOWN On the day of the fair, you can start putting up your booth between 9 and 10am. Because of the expected "rush" and limited parking facilities I advise you to come as early as possible. We will make sure there is room near the door to do unloading. If you need help getting all your stuff in the room, feel free to ask the organisation for help. You have to have your booth torn down at 6pm at the latest as the room has to be utterly clean at that time.

NO SMOKING You are not allowed to smoke in the building! The ones of you who can't get through the day without their nicotine shot (;p) can have a smoke outside the building at the designated location.

SOUND As used to be in Bussum, also I would like to have a cosy fair where the old atmosphere of different booths competing for the best sound installation will return a little :). However, in case you intend to bring audio equipment with you, please let us know in advance for the planning, and keep it civilised. If the organisation asks you to lower your volume, be so kind to comply. Place speakers as much as possible behind the booth.

FOOD AND DRINKS In our venue it is prohibited to bring your own food and drinks. This is quite fair, as the price for the venue is low, so this is how they make some money. Please stick to this rule to prevent problems with the patron.

Contact information

Manuel Bilderbeek
Phone: +31-24-3238923

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