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By Chris Williams. Published: 15th Feb 2004, 23:56:03 | Permalink | Printable

Wakefield and South West events

Show news motifWakefield 2004 [15th-16th May 2004]
The WROCC, organisers of the Wakefield shows, have posted online an exhibitor list for their two day 2004 event, held in Yorkshire, UK. As well as the usual crowd of show attending developers and dealers, there's a few new faces including the 'RISCOS Packaging Project' and 'MathMagical Software'. The WROCC are expecting further stand bookings.

The WROCC are planning to host 12 theatre presentations over the show weekend with most slots booked so contact the organisers with haste if you want to showcase your wares to the show-going public. Given the growing trend for RISC OS media outlets to dispatch representatives to show threatres, they act as a great platform from which to launch your next project. That goes for all events, naturally.

As event supremo Chris Hughes' modestly put it: "The Wakefield Show is traditionally the place where many new things are launched or announced, so don't miss the premier RISC OS show in the calender."

South West Show 2004 [28th February 2004]
We were worried we'd have to do most of the publicity for John Stonier's South West Show, however John's discarded his meek approach to PR and told the world of his event, which is supported by the Bristol Acorn Risc User Group and Wessex ARM User Group.

The show, which takes place in Somerset, UK, is a single day affair with Castle, RISCOS Ltd. and Finnybank running show presentations. As well as the usual exhibitors, the South West show offers a fair number of new faces: David Snell, Ray Favre, 'SSS' and 'StrongArm Systems'.

Also, CJE/NCS are for the event calling for old packaging to re-use and recycle. Boxes for RiscPCs, A7000s and monitors are all welcome, see the list for full info.

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I'm convinced at least some of the 'new faces' mentioned for each event have exhibited at shows before!

dgs

 is a RISC OS Userdgs on 16/2/04 8:22AM
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But have the exhibited at the South West Show before?.

 is a RISC OS Uservshears on 16/2/04 10:51AM
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I believe most of them have, yes :-)

dgs

 is a RISC OS Userdgs on 16/2/04 11:24AM
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It's a bit of a trek from Shrewsbury but I'm hoping to get to the South West show. (Got to arrange time off work). I've been to a couple of shows before but never bothered with the Theatre Presentations. This time it's them that I feel most curious about as well as matching some faces to names. I may even take my camera. It is nice to see that the South West show has got more than a one page text only website this year - Well done, John !

 is a RISC OS Usermartin on 16/2/04 11:55AM
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David Snell is certainly not a new face. He's been a RISC OS developer for a considerable time and exhibited at last year's SW show.

 is a RISC OS Userfylfot on 16/2/04 12:40PM
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I knew that coment would cause a fuss. I know Dave and Ray are developers and have been for some time, but I was refering to the fact that they've exhibited considerably less than the 'show regulars' or not at all. From an editorial point of view, it was a way to avoid listing R-Comp and ROL and CTL et al, who always turn up.

Just thought I'd highlight the developers and dealers who don't normally grab the limelight during the show hype season. Leave the pedantry to me.

Chris.

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 16/2/04 2:28PM
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Looking forward to the show, but will there be anything new to buy? I have all the software I need, and does get it bit boring if there is nothing new to look at. Hope Castle have a new presentation as well.

 is a RISC OS User2307 on 16/2/04 8:07PM
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I've been a RISC OS user for years, but I've never actually been to a show. I'm just in two minds at the moment whether or not I should max out my credit card on a new Iyonix at the show. I'm very tempted to!

 is a RISC OS Useropelfruitcase on 16/2/04 9:55PM
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Opelfruitcase: Yes!! Go and do it!!

 is a RISC OS Userknutson on 16/2/04 11:47PM
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Opelfruitcase:

Silly question - go buy...

:-)

 is a RISC OS Userepistaxsis@work on 17/2/04 9:50AM
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OK then, I think the decision is made! :-) The new car can be put on hold for another few months then! Thing is, as most of my 'large' files (ie iso's, mp3's, etc) are stored on my other computers, how much of a necessity is it to have a 40Gb HD in such a machine? I would presume that disc contraints are pretty much the same as under RISC OS 4.02 (which is typically around 1.5-2Gb for my uses)?

 is a RISC OS Useropelfruitcase on 17/2/04 7:39PM
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opelfruitcase:

40GB was probably the smallest and or cheapest castle could find.

since you have "other computers" you'll know why...

 is a RISC OS Userepistaxsis@work on 17/2/04 8:10PM
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On disc sizes:

One of the Iyonix's strengths is its fast hard disc. Iyonix is "only" 2x or 3x faster than a RPC - but then you use the HD and find that life is not so simple. With the HD running up to 9x faster, it suddenly becomes capable of doing things that are impractical or painful with a RPC.

Like routinely editing 6 MPix pictures in Photodesk. Or backing up my wife's iBook over 100Mb/s Ethernet.

So you might be surprised how much of a workhorse it becomes and how much of that 40GB you use.

 is a RISC OS UserTonyStill on 17/2/04 9:38PM
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Well, I hope I've just done the right thing, couldn't wait for the show so I've ordered it from Castle, just had the confirmation through! Eeek, I know I've done the right thing but its just so much money though..... How much would someone be willing to offer me for an SA RiscPC, 50Mb RAM, 10Gb HD with RapIDE 32bit i/f and RO 4.02, seeing as I don't think I'm going to be needing it anymore?

 is a RISC OS Useropelfruitcase on 19/2/04 3:14AM
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openfruitcase: Matt from Archez is looking for a SA card and ROS 4.02 ROMs. Failing that, ebay it, I guess.

Chris. Just me.

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 19/2/04 3:19AM
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I'll give you 120ukp and pay your postage which is roughly the ebay going rate. You can email me via the "About Drobe" page if you think that's reasonable.

120ukp, 120ukp, anyone going to top that.... ?

Going, going, ......

 is a RISC OS Usermartin on 19/2/04 10:36AM
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opelfruitcase:

do what I do and keep the old acorns

running or not

<glance> A440 & RiscPC on the shelf </glance>

ahh history :-D

 is a RISC OS Userepistaxsis@work on 19/2/04 5:49PM
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