MSX fair Nijmegen 2015

Fair date: Saturday, January 24th

Hi! Welcome to the homepage of the tenth 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.

2015's fair will be held on Saturday the 24th of January. The location is the big room (B3) of Wijkcentrum (community centre) Hatert in Nijmegen and it opens for visitors at 10am. At 5.00pm the room should be completely empty again. After this, we are planning to go out for dinner with the remaining visitors to a Chinese restaurant. Please note: in 2008 the restaurant was so crowded, that we will really need to have a list of participants on before hand! People who are on the registration list for the dinner will have precedence. The limit is 35 persons. So, if you want to join the dinner, be sure to let me know! See also below.

Additional information:

News

2014-11-22 - 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.

2014-09-01 - Announcement

Announcement of the 2015 fair. Website updated.

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

Please note that due to 2008's experience with the dinner in the Chinese restaurant, we are going to have to limit the number of participants for the after-fair dinner! If you want to join the dinner, let me know and I'll put you on the list. The maximum is 35 persons and people on the list take precedence of course. Please do not use the registration form for this, but just send me an e-mail. The form is only meant for actual booth holders.

Participants list

openMSX Team #
Demonstration of the current developing version of openMSX, all Laserdisc games, the latest developments and the debugger GUI. Also we'll be showing openMSX running on Android, GCW Zero and the Dingoo A320.
SymbOS #
Preview of SymbOS 3.0 Multitasking Operating System for Z80 based systems.
Laurens Holst #
Demonstration Synthesix: Modular MIDI synthesizer for MSX
Selious #
"Ik heb een programma in ontwikkeling dat via MIDI een Yamaha keyboard aanstuurt welke op elke toets een led lampje heeft. Je kan dan een instrument (channel) kiezen die je wilt trainen beetje guitar hero achtige zooi. Weet niet of het afkomt, maar ik zal wel desnoods vanuit de ontwikkelomgeving de techniek gaan showen."

This list will be updated as more participants register.

Registration form

An online registration form is now available.

Online registration form

Location

Nijmegen is located in the middle-east (!) of the Netherlands, not too far from Oss, where a similar fair was held in the previous years. It can be reached easily as well by car as by train. If you come by train, you should count on a bus trip in Nijmegen of about 20 minutes. Below you can read a description how to get to the location of the MSX fair Nijmegen's location, including some maps with route indication to help you further.

The address:

Wijkcentrum Hatert
Couwenbergstraat 22
6535 RZ Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Wijkcentrum Hatert
Photo: Wil Gipman 16-03-2013

And here is an interactive map to see where this is:


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Route description

By car

Nijmegen can be reached easiest via the A73, which is located to the West of Nijmegen. It can be reached from the North via the A50 and from the West via the A50/A326. On the A73, take the "Nijmegen-Dukenburg" exit and keep driving straight ahead until you reach the traffic lights after you crossed the Maas-Waalcanal. There, turn right, going past "Winkelhart Hatert". After about 300 metres you can see the venue on the left.

If you travel from the North, you can make a detour via the A15/A50/A73 and follow the description above. If you don't mind to drive through the city centre of Nijmegen, you can enter Nijmegen via the A325. Keep driving straight ahead (or just don't make sharp turns), until you get on the famous Keizer-Karel roundabout. It has about 6 exits; take the one that goes to Malden. This is the St-Annastraat. After about 1500 metres you should turn right to the Hatertseweg just before the second traffic lights after the Texaco. This road makes directly a sharp turn to the left, having a Univé building at the left and the Sint-Anna Mill on the right. Stay on this road until you are at the last traffic lights before the bridge over the Maas-Waal canal. There, turn left, going behind "Winkelhart Hatert". After about 300 metres you can see the venue on the left.

By train

Travel to station Nijmegen. Go to the bus station which is on your left side when you leave the train station. Several buses stop near Wijkcentrum Hatert. It is close to shopping centre Hatert (Winkelcentrum Hatert), so it's useful to ask the bus driver to warn you when the bus stops there. You can take bus 6 (direction Brabantse Poort, get off at e.g. Thorbeckestraat), bus 8 (direction Hatert, get off at shopping centre Hatert) or bus 54 (direction Grave, get off at shopping centre Hatert). From shopping centre Hatert, walk to the South-East, past the shopping centre and the parking lot, after which you'll find Wijkcentrum Hatert on your left side after 300 metres. We will try to put up signs.

Map

The blue line indicates how to drive through Nijmegen when you get by car. The top image is for people who come from the West or the South, or from the North and want to avoid the city centre. The bottom image is for those who come from the North and want to go through the city centre. The maps are made with map24.nl. The central station is indicated with the letters NS.

Via the A73

Via the A325

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 we advise you to come as early as possible. 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 5pm at the latest as the room has to be utterly clean at that time.

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

SOUND As in Bussum, also we 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.

DRINKS One of the house rules of the community center is that it is prohibited to bring your own drinks. This is quite fair, as the drinks which are sold in the building are very affordable (about 1 euro a piece). Please stick to this rule to prevent problems with the patron.

Contact information

Manuel Bilderbeek
Phone: +31-24-3238923
E-mail: manuel@msxnet.org

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