About once every two months, the remaining MSX users from in and around Tokyo gather in Kawasaki city for a friendly chat and to catch up with the latest MSX developments. About two weeks ago, on February the 29th 2004, another meeting took place. This day featured an attempt of a MSX user to measure his collection in meters, a demonstration of the rare Konami MSX game A1 Grand Prix, and the first public introduction of the MSX Game Reader.
9:15 AM; arrival at Bussum. It's pretty quiet as we arrive at the fair building. Most standholders are still busy setting up their booths. The fair is smaller then last year but the different rooms are big enough for all standholders. The fair is mainly one hallway and 4 rooms providing space for 11 standholders. Around 10:00 am the first visitors arrive.
On the 9th of October the annual MSX fair of Bussum was held for the 16th time in history. MSX Resource Center celebrated their 10th anniversary and a young company called Bazix had some MSX Revival news to announce. A report.
On August 28th the second edition of Devcon, the Dutch MSX developers meeting, was held. Maarten van Strien and Sander Zuidema report.
After the announcements of MSX World 2005 and an invitation to attend the fair as a member of Bazix, it took me quite a while to get things arranged. Only two weeks before the fair was going to be held, I was able to get my finances straight, book a flight and get a room in a simple hotel in the Jimbocho district. As I would arrive in Tokyo during the 'Golden week', a week during which the Japanese have several celebrations and days off, especially the latter wasn't as easy as usual. Still, on May 3rd, I was boarding the plane that was to take me to Tokyo (via Zurich), and nothing could stop me from a 2 week stay in Japan. A report.
In 2003, two members of the MRC administrators-team travelled to Madrid in order to meet some Spanish MSX users, by attending the annual MadriSX fair. Here's what happened...
On December 13th a special meeting for MSX-developers was held in Noordscheschut, Netherlands. This report describes what happened that day...
On November 30th two MSX fairs were held in Akihabara (Tokyo, Japan): MSX Magazine Matsuri and MSX Waku Waku Park. Here's a detailed report on everything that happened before, during and after the fairs.
So you couldn't make it the first MSX fair of the new year? No worries, we have an extensive review and many cool photos to give you a good impression of what you've missed.
A crowded fair with many interesting new developments, yet the organization leaves us with mixed feelings
On the 24th of April, the annual MSX meeting in Tilburg was organised again. On beforehand, there were some doubts about this fair being worth visiting or not, since much controversy had arisen after the Tilburg fair in 2003...