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By Peter Naulls. Published: 17th May 2003, 19:40:53 | Permalink | Printable

Forthcoming RISC OS Shows

No sooner than the excitement and revelations of the Wakefield Show have settled in everyone's minds, and it's already time to think about other RISC OS shows this year.

Here's a quick list of what's in store for the rest of the year:

German RISC OS Show

The German RISC OS Shows happens on Saturday 31st of May and Sunday 1st June. The email from the organisers to Drobe news seems to have gotten lost, but no matter as all the details (in German and English) are on the GAG website. Entrance is 7 Euros.

Perhaps one of our German readers might offer to write up the show for us.

Big Ben Expo

All the details of the of the Big Ben Club's show are on their website. Unfortunately, they're all in Dutch, but don't let that put you off, especially since the organiser, Aad Bezemer, has been so helpful with my own arrangments.

The Expo is in Nieuwegein, which is easily reachable from any of the Dutch airports by bus and train. A round trip plane ticket will cost you about 75UKP, and if you book online, the hotel is 107 Euro per night (117 for two).

The show is on the 21st of June, and entrance is also 7 Euros. Drobe will have a presence at the show, and will have a full report after the event and looks forward especially to meeting all the Belgium, German and Dutch users.

South East Show

Although not for 5 months, these things have to be organised well in advance, and the South East Show is no exception. It will occur again in Guildford College, and the date is the 18th of October. Perhaps they can also be encouraged to use the same spelling of RISC OS that everyone else does on the show website, however.

ARM Club Show

Even further away, in November, the ARM Club Show will again occur at the National Motorcycle Museum near Birmingham.


German RISC OS Show
RISC OS Expo 2003
RISC OS South East Show
ARM Club Midlands Show

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Yay! Keep flying the flag!

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 is a RISC OS Userfylfot on 18/5/03 1:46PM
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I was convinced when I saw this headline it was an article about pirate software.

ETOOMUCHIRC I suspect :o)

-- Dougal

 is a RISC OS UserDougal on 18/5/03 1:58PM
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Just call us the masters of pun.

-- Peter, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 18/5/03 5:48PM
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Any figures on attendance at Wakefield 2003 or feedback from the organizers yet?


 is a RISC OS Usermarkee174 on 18/5/03 7:07PM
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-- Peter, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 18/5/03 7:26PM
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Did they make a profit on the day or have figures if they had more people on one day compared to both days last year?


 is a RISC OS Usermarkee174 on 18/5/03 7:33PM
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And is there going to be another next year? Cheers!

 is a RISC OS UserThe Doctor on 18/5/03 8:56PM
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i wouldn't have said wakefeild was packed, infact i would have said visitor density was quite thin compared to previous years. but maybee i've just lost weight.

 is a RISC OS Usernex on 18/5/03 10:39PM
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Great to see plenty of shows across the world.

Anybody know whether there's ever been a RISC OS / Acorn show in New Zealand?

 is a RISC OS Usertimephoenix on 19/5/03 7:25AM
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A couple of the ticket numbers called out in the prize draw were into the 600s.

 is a RISC OS Usermonkeyson on 19/5/03 9:35AM
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There were several RISC OS shows held in NZ in the 90s.

If you want information about the Wakefield show's performance, you should be asking the organisers, not us.

-- Peter, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 19/5/03 9:47AM
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Yes markee, what would a news site know about these things? Really!

 is a RISC OS Userthegman on 19/5/03 10:33AM
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You mean you haven't visited [link] yet?

-- Spriteman.

 is a RISC OS UserSpriteman on 19/5/03 10:58AM
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I will ask them - I was just thinking out allowed that it would be interesting to know about attendance...


 is a RISC OS Usermarkee174 on 19/5/03 12:24PM
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Subjectively, I was about 3/4 as busy this year as Saturday last year. Objectively I was about 2/3, although that's influenced hugely by the profile of products I sell from one year to the next. It's better than I could ever have hoped for given the physical size of the show.

There are a lot of the "interesting" people still in the market, so I tried to chat to them as best I could, but 6.5 hours is a short show. Apart from the rush to get everything done in one day the second day is what I missed about Wakefield this year - I usually don't have to try to sell anything on Sunday, but can relax and talk to people a lot more.

I can imagine this was a little frustrating for the more congenial members of the RISC OS scene.

 is a RISC OS Userstdevel on 19/5/03 1:21PM
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I find it quite interesting that people feel they can "bend the ears" of developers and traders such a lot at RISC OS shows - certainly more than your average PC market. I for one spent a fair amount of time waiting in line at Wakefield stalls while a gentleman told the chap behind the counter about how things have changed since he had an Atom. In one way this is slightly bothersome, but in another way it makes me appreciate how friendly and cuddly the RISC OS world can be (when you're not reading the bitchin' on CSA groups, anyway).

Special salutes and stop-carryons go to traders at Wakefield, who happily listened and gave friendly advice far above their call of duty. David Holden, Andrew Rawnsley, everyone behind the STD stand - to highlight but a few.

 is a RISC OS Userzeeb on 19/5/03 2:06PM
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 is a RISC OS Userzeeb on 19/5/03 2:07PM
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We've asked the WROCC for comment, but there's been no reply. It is strangely difficult getting statements out of RISC OS organisations.

Chris, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 19/5/03 2:46PM
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I hear that!

 is a RISC OS Userthegman on 19/5/03 2:56PM
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