Reminder: MSX Fair Nijmegen 2020

Reminder: MSX Fair Nijmegen 2020

by Manuel on 12-01-2020, 09:27
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2020's fair will be held on Saturday the 1st of February. Like last two fairs, it will be held in the sports hall of "Dorpshuis De Lèghe Polder" in Beuningen, a village close to Nijmegen. As usual, doors open for visitors at 10:00 in the morning (though anyone is most welcome to come from 08:30 to help with setting up the room!), and the room should be completely empty again by 18:00. A lot of time to do some great MSXing together!

If you want to register a booth, you can use the registration form on the website to let the organisation know your details and how many tables (just €2.50 each!) you need. As usual, the form is only meant for booth registration; if you only want to sign up for the traditional after-party dinner, or want to sponsor the fair, please contact Manuel via e-mail instead.

Like last year, because dinner has to be ordered on beforehand at the caterer, reservations are only confirmed by paying in advance. A non-paid reservation is ignored! The price for the after fair dinner has been set to €14 this time.

As usual, this is a DIY event: the booth holders are free to organize nice little sub-events, like the now famous MSX-Quiz... If you want to help to make the fair (even) more interesting, please contact the organisation to discuss your ideas.
You can also help to make the fair more successful by promoting the fair on all the (social) media you can think of :)

Are you already looking forward to attending the fair? Plan to show something cool? Let us know below, and let's get the hype going already!

Participants list

  • openMSX Team

    Demonstration of the current development version of openMSX and the debugger GUI. Of course questions will be answered and comments and suggestions are most welcome.

  • UP-Soft

    Several MSX hardware and software for sale.

  • HCC MSXig

    Demonstration of MSX hardware and peripherals.

  • Bitwise

    Demonstration and sales of MSX games.

  • MSX World-Wide - TMT

    Sale of TMT material like the SE-ONE and UMJA, promotion of msx-shop.nl, msxworldwide.com and tmtlogic.com. Also sale of superfluous items from msxmuseum.nl.

  • N.O.P.

    Demo and technical info on work in progress.

  • lintweaker

    Showing off DIY MSX2+ (Z8TY) and vDisk virtual disk cartridge (if ready).

  • SymbOS

    SymbOS 3.1 will be released with a new email client (SMTP/POP3 based).
    There will be a small setup of different SymbOS Z80 computers connected together in a TCP network that you can try yourself.
    We can also show you some work in progress projects, like the new SymbOS paint.
    Next to that Edoz will sell some MSX hardware which he doesn't use anymore.
    Prodatron (maker of SymbOS) and Edoz will both be present to answer all your questions!

  • RBSC (Russian Bear Service Crew)
    Demoing various RBSC's hardware (adapters, upgrades, etc.)
    Demoing Carnivore2 cartridge with the latest updates
    Demoing C2LOVE - the file manager for Carnivore2 (if we make it to Alpha)
    Demoing MSX2+ upgrades for Russian MSX2 computer(s)
    Selling circuit boards for RBSC-made projects
    Taking orders for hardware and board manufacturing, 3D printing and engraving
    Selling or trading various non-RBSC-made MSX hardware
  • Bas & Ditta
    Buy and sale of MSX software and hardware, repairs, expansions, cables.
  • MSX Connection
    Interviews of MSX users for the MSX Connection podcast.
    Selling brand new, top quality Spanish software and hardware.
    Stay tuned for more information.
  • Marcel Schipper
    Demonstration of Philips MSX ISA PC Card working on a 486DX2 with MegaFlashROM SCC+ SD.
    Sale of 2nd hand MSX stuff (hardware, software, magazines, books).
  • Team Deva
    DEVA promotion.
  • The New Image
    Sale of MSX hardware and merchandise (including an original brand-new 1chipMSX!)
    Promotion and request for sponsoring of MSX developments and development tools:
    萌SX, the true next generation 32bit MSX.
    MS², the music editor for all your MSX soundchips (MoonSound first, then the rest).
    tniASM, the most powerful and easy to use assembler (not just an assembler) for MSX (plus everything and anything else).
    other projects (secret stuff!)
    Promotion of MSX community alternatives.

This list will be updated as more participants register

If you are living near Nijmegen or stay in a hotel during the fair, please visit the meeting at the eve of the fair in Nijmegens Mercure hotel.

Relevant link: Registration of your booth and after fair dinner

Comments (63)

By hamlet

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01-12-2019, 00:41

I'm thinking bout doing a Caravan Boomer contest. Any one?

By zett

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01-12-2019, 10:41

hmmm

most find all msx parts i wanna sell

By raymond

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01-12-2019, 11:07

Made my booth reservation Big smile

By mcolom

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01-12-2019, 11:16

Hi Manuel and all!

I'm a new user in msx.org (not to MSX, though Tongue).
I just decompiled the BOOGA-BOO's MSX-1 game and uploaded the commented code to GitHub: https://github.com/mcolom/boogaboo_disasm_msx

And with a perfect timing, today I've discovered about MSX Fair Nijmegen 2020!
So, some questions:
1) Do you think it'd be a good idea to explain a bit the disassembled code of Boogaboo in this fair? I mean, I don't know if that's perhaps too technical for the audience, or if still there will be people that could be interested.
2) I don't speak Dutch :P So it would be in English. Is that OK?

Thanks!

By Pencioner

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01-12-2019, 13:21

@mcolom - i don't speak Dutch either Tongue but i will be on fair
about disassembled code - i suppose this might be inteserting to many people. also it is always nice to see new people on fair. it is not a private club, so welcome Smile

By mcolom

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01-12-2019, 14:04

Great! I'll try to make an amusing show then! Smile

By Manuel

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02-12-2019, 21:46

mcolom: you are of course very welcome to show and explain anything you like (as long as it's MSX related). But there is no central place with a microphone, so you'll have to do it at a table. You can reserve one for yourself, or perhaps join someone else's booth.

By hamlet

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02-12-2019, 23:55

You are very welcome to be a guestspeaker at my booth, mcolom.

By mcolom

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03-12-2019, 12:03

Thanks Manuel and hamlet. Indeed, it think that simply doing a "temporal occupation" of one of the booths is perhaps the best option. In that case, I think the best would be to fix a time slot so people which may be interested in some Z80ing can approach and then I'll get your booth back, hamlet. Well, we'll see how we can do exactly. But again, thanks! Smile

By ren

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03-12-2019, 18:47

@hamlet you're going quad table? Smile

By hamlet

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03-12-2019, 19:06

Yes, Manuel said I can't own the whole hall for my collection, I only got four tables this time.

By ren

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03-12-2019, 19:38

Yeah, Manuel is stern isn't he? Smile

Gotta leave something for the other kids as well hamlet.. Wink
Still.. :)

By Manuel

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04-12-2019, 09:19

hamlet: if you can and want to fill more tables, I'm sure we can arrange something Smile

By zett

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04-12-2019, 09:47

most see if i can go to so yes i want a table next to hamlet

By zett

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04-12-2019, 09:49

or between the tables of hamlet

By ren

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04-12-2019, 10:26

on top of the tables of hamlet? Smile

By tfh

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04-12-2019, 10:36

A table on top of Hamlet?

By edoz

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04-12-2019, 10:37

I booked my room at Mecure Nijmegen for 2 nights Big smile I look forward to Nijmegen fair as always!

By zett

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04-12-2019, 11:34

tfh wrote:

A table on top of Hamlet?

Be the table of Hamlet?

By ren

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04-12-2019, 18:18

JH should also be part of Hamlet's booth... (Main feature Wink)

By hamlet

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04-12-2019, 22:01

I will staple the four tables, so only Meits can see the piano playing dutch on top.

By Manuel

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04-12-2019, 22:59

Are there any people having problems with registering? If you didn't get a confirmation in a day or so, please send me an e-mail... At least one person reported an issue. But I can't reproduce it myself.

By JohnHassink

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05-12-2019, 04:48

ren wrote:

JH should also be part of Hamlet's booth... (Main feature Wink)

Heheh. If you mean me - if I can get "leave of absence" from work at all (which I hope) to be able to visit the fair, I'm not gonna do anything but sniffing up the MSX atmosphere, and hopefully get the chance to talk with people a bit (which I kind of missed out on last year) and check out old and new stuff. Wink
See you there (probably).

By Wolverine_nl

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05-12-2019, 14:44

Dudes and dudettes, see you there Smile

By lintweaker

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05-12-2019, 16:48

I've decided to do it and registered for a booth. Looking forward to it!

By ren

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06-12-2019, 17:40

JohnHassink wrote:

Heheh. If you mean me [...]

Yes, that JH. You're doing excellent at the Xmas quiz btw! Wink

Just arrange it with your boss already: 'February 1st 2020 I've got other obligations' Wink (Meeting friends, signing autographs / addressing fans, playing the piano, guzzle beer, eat Chinese. Savvy? Smile)

By Manuel

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11-12-2019, 09:44

Manuel wrote:

Are there any people having problems with registering? If you didn't get a confirmation in a day or so, please send me an e-mail... At least one person reported an issue. But I can't reproduce it myself.

Problem identified and fixed, thanks to FiXato! And thanks to Edoz for helping testing.

If you haven't got any response on your registration within a day or two, please redo it. From now on I don't expect any problems anymore receiving the registrations.

By Ramon Ribas Casasayas

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26-12-2019, 23:50

Dear folks

Just for your information, the pre-reserves for the stuff at MSX Connection are open.
More info here at this thread..
Do NOT pre-reserve on this thread, please.

By hamlet

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31-12-2019, 10:56

bo.design likes the idea of holding a competition of the Caravan Boomer game. Worldwide the first three of the highscore list will be rewarded with the final game, which is expected to be released in April.
At the fair you will have the opportunity to prove your highsore!

By Manuel

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30-12-2019, 21:36

Cool!

By hamlet

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31-12-2019, 11:03

And please have a look at Louthrax' Nimega memories in Sc7!

By Meits

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12-01-2020, 15:20

Impressive list of booths.

By Manuel

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12-01-2020, 17:03

Anyone else planning a booth, or can I already start to make a room layout? Smile

By djh1697

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22-01-2020, 15:37

I am at the BRexit party in the centre of London on 31st January, cannot make this show! The party will be a once in a lifetime event Wink

Please no animosity intended for my EU friends on here!

By Manuel

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22-01-2020, 22:35

Looks like we have again broken all records: at this moment, I have registrations for 64 tables and 21 booths!

I'll have some puzzle this weekend to make the room layout...

By Ramon Ribas Casasayas

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22-01-2020, 22:40

Manuel wrote:

Looks like we have again broken all records: at this moment, I have registrations for 64 tables and 21 booths!

I'll have some puzzle this weekend to make the room layout...

Hello Manuel
Small petition, put my two tables in a quiet section if possible, in order to record the interviews with less noise.
Could that be possible? If so, I would be very grateful.

Thanks in advance

By hamlet

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24-01-2020, 11:25

Twenty one.

By tfh

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24-01-2020, 13:50

hamlet wrote:

Twenty one.

Pilots?

By JohnHassink

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24-01-2020, 21:10

Will be able to come too. Shocked!
Anyone wanna buy this 1chipMSX, I can bring it.
https://msx.org/forum/msx-talk/trading-and-collecting/origin...
Sure saves out on shipping costs, doesn't it. ;)

By djh1697

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24-01-2020, 21:14

Manuel wrote:

Looks like we have again broken all records: at this moment, I have registrations for 64 tables and 21 booths!

I'll have some puzzle this weekend to make the room layout...

It is possibly the worlds largest and only MSX event though?

By Robby

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26-01-2020, 21:18

On the website of retro8bitshop.com i don't see any msx items (or do i have to look better?)

@Manuel: i mainly discover items of other consoles, is this msx related?

By hamlet

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26-01-2020, 22:06

@Robby
I am also happy about dealers who offer compatible accessories. They also announce MSX items explicitly. And our SymbOS team is happy about Amstrads and Enterprises. LOL!

By Pencioner

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26-01-2020, 22:44

As the peopple are mortal, i guess that old platform wars would be forgotten (because many younger people interested in retro mostly have multiplatform interests as they weren't bound closely to particular platform in the youth), and there will be more and more collaboration and loyalty Tongue
Just a guess as I'm not a clairvoyant Big smile

By Manuel

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26-01-2020, 22:53

Robby: I understand your concern, as I had the same. But the guy behind it assured me he "[has] about 3 tables of MSX stuff (hardware/software) and two generic ones like joysticks etc."

By Hydragon

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27-01-2020, 05:33

Missed last year in Nijmegen, but gonna be there this year as well \o/

By Robby

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27-01-2020, 13:01

Hamlet & Manuel, thanks for the explanation Smile

By Robby

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30-01-2020, 13:40

tfh wrote:
hamlet wrote:

Twenty one.

Pilots?

21 or not, no reason to be stressed out

By zett

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30-01-2020, 20:37

boxes full of msx, books cassplayers games enz enz

By zett

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31-01-2020, 20:07

Just lifted a pile of msx down to the living room. awaiting transport to the fair.

By zett

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02-02-2020, 19:47

That z8ty was the coolest thing on the fair . damn nice pcb real msx it is.

By o.geerdink

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02-02-2020, 19:50

I had a lof of fun and good to see msx is alive and kicking. Manual please keep doing is don’t hesitate to ask for help if it gets too much. I am filled with msx spirit after yesterday and will try to produce something msx for next years fair.

By BiT

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02-02-2020, 20:38

It was great, I've seen a lot of cool stuff! Nice to see so many MSX fans in 2020! I lost a lot of money though...but it was worth it! Smile

By Wlcracks

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02-02-2020, 20:43

sorry please delete

By BiT

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02-02-2020, 20:55

Did anyone see the new MoonSound Music Studio at the fair? Must have missed it...

By hamlet

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02-02-2020, 22:39

The both with the most zett'S and a very nice datarecorder was this one.

By Timmy

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02-02-2020, 21:42

It was very nice to meet and chat with most of you in real life. Smile

By Hydragon

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03-02-2020, 11:29

It was a great day for sure, needed the entire sunday to regenerate the energy hahaha.
It was great meeting regular visitors but also met a lot new visitors! Thanks Manuel for organising the great fair, now we have to wait another year again unfortunately.

By lintweaker

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03-02-2020, 17:23

zett wrote:

That z8ty was the coolest thing on the fair . damn nice pcb real msx it is.

Thanks! I am blussing :-). Nice to have you as a fair neighbour!

By zett

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03-02-2020, 17:52

lintweaker wrote:
zett wrote:

That z8ty was the coolest thing on the fair . damn nice pcb real msx it is.

Thanks! I am blussing :-). Nice to have you as a fair neighbour!

Yep

By Alexey

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07-02-2020, 14:11

Got myself a long-desired Toshiba HX-10 for just 15 bucks! Cheaper than a meal in a restaurant. Very happy!

Has anyone got links for the pictures taken during the fair?

By Grauw

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07-02-2020, 14:25

Glad to hear MSX1 computers still go for that kind of money every now and then! I remember that 10 years ago on a Bussum fair I got a Sony HB-75P for € 5, more because the seller wanted to get rid of it than that I wanted to buy it Smile. Now they go for € 100 or so on eBay, and I am glad I have it so I have a proper MSX1 to test on, with RGB output too. I should’ve bought a turboR back then too Tongue.

There are a bunch of pictures posted here (with a familiar face in the first post).

By Hydragon

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10-02-2020, 11:07

Alexey wrote:

Got myself a long-desired Toshiba HX-10 for just 15 bucks! Cheaper than a meal in a restaurant. Very happy!

Has anyone got links for the pictures taken during the fair?

There was even a live stream available, which you can watch back on https://www.twitch.tv/videos/546761779

By Samor

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10-02-2020, 23:00

Manuel wrote:

Robby: I understand your concern, as I had the same. But the guy behind it assured me he "[has] about 3 tables of MSX stuff (hardware/software) and two generic ones like joysticks etc."

There was a whole stack of C64 replicas. The horror! Wink
Nah, they were fine but I don't think they were selling. And it was mostly MSX stuff as you said. I bought a few Activision tapes from there.

It was a really nice fair once again Cool