MSX fair Nijmegen 2017

Fair date: Saturday, January 21st

Hi! Welcome to the homepage of the 12th 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.

2017's fair will be held on Saturday the 21st of January. The venue is the big room (0.12, zone 2) of Wijkcentrum (community centre) Dukenburg in Nijmegen and it opens for visitors at 10am (but you can come earlier to help setting up the room!). At 5.00pm the room should be completely empty again.

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGED VENUE!

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 was Wijkcentrum Dukenburg, which is not far from the old venue and even has more room. See below for more details.

After fair dinner

After the fair, we are planning to go out for dinner with the remaining visitors to a Chinese restaurant. In 2008 the restaurant was so crowded, that I am limiting the amount of people to join to 40. So if you want to be sure to join the dinner, please let me know so I can put you on the list of people who get precedence in case the restaurant gets too full. 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.

Sponsoring

As of 2016 you can also sponsor the fair. 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 the fair, please check out the information on the registration form when it is available, or if you don't want to wait for that, contact me.

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

Info

Additional information:

News

2015-11-19 - 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.

2016-10-14 - Announcement

Announcement of the 2017 fair. Website updated.

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

This announcement is coming later than what you are used to from previous years. This was due to the message from the municipality of Nijmegen that the previous venue (Wijkcentrum Hatert) was not available anymore in weekends for activities that were not related to Hatert. They offered the alternative of Wijkcentrum Dukenburg, which has the advantage of having a bigger room and a Chinese restaurant that is even closer to the venue.

Furthermore, there was a long discussion with the municipality to accept the fair. This caused most of the delay. Anyway, they told me we could certainly organize the fair again in 2017, in Wijkcentrum Dukenburg. But for 2018 they could not promise this, as local government policy changes are foreseen coming year. If it's necessary I already found a nice alternative, but I hope we can simply keep organizing the fair in Wijkcentrum Dukenburg.

I hope to welcome you all at this new venue on 21 January 2017!

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.
SymbiosiS #
Demonstrations of SymbOS (Final! 3.0 release + multi Z80 platform network games + symIRC) and Quigs (Developer suite for SymbOS applications).
Bitwise #
Demonstration and sales of MSX games.
HCC!MSXig #
Demonstration and explanation of MSX and peripherals.
Bas & Ditta #
Repairs, expansions, cables, parts, buy and sale of second hand MSX hardware. Also a demo of Pink Sox on Laserdisc.
Richard & Raymond
Verkoop MSX hardware & software and perhaps a demo of a game in development.
MSX Club West-Friesland #
Promotion of MSX by buying and selling books, magazines, software and hardware.
RBSC (Russian Bear Service Crew) #
Showing hardware made by RBSC (Russian Bear Service Crew) - FDD/IDE controller, Carnivore1 and Carnivore2 cartridges, FMPAC/F4 board, new Yamaha video board, Yamaha 1MB RAM expansion board, clone of SFG module. Orders will be taken for the production of the boards for these devices. Yamaha MSX2+ computer and some other MSX hardware will be sold. Caslink3 will be demonstrated if requested.
Hamlet
Posters and cards of MSX machines.

This list will be updated as more participants register.

Registration form

An online registration form is now available.

Online registration form

This is not available anymore, because the fair is over for this year.

Venue

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.

The address:

Wijkcentrum Dukenburg
Meijhorst 7039
6537 EP Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Wijkcentrum Dukenburg
Photo: Alex Roos, juli 2016

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

Wijkcentrum Dukenburg on Google Maps 3D.

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. 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 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.

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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