ECCC Chicago Expo, September 30, 2006

The Organizing Committee, Executive Board, Youth Reserve and Women's Auxiliary(*) of the Emergency Chicagoland Commodore Convention are pleased to announce the first-ever ECCC event:

Saturday, September 30
Fairfield Inn and Suites (Marriott)
645 West North Ave
Lombard, Illinois 60148 USA

8 AM - 6 PM

Confirmed Vendors

JP Products By Mail (Joe Palumbo)

Centisble Software

FWD Computing

Rob O'Hara, author of Commodork

Confirmed Celebrity Guests

Emergency celebrities for an emergency event!

- Robin Harbron, DTV co-designer
- Adrian Gonzalez, DTV co-designer
- Jeri Ellsworth, C-One/DTV/etc. etc. hardware maven

Here's the program, folks:

- The event itself is being held in the Heron Point building next to the Fairfield Inn. (Long-time retro event-goers in the Chicagoland area will recognize this facility, it was used by SWRAP in the past and is also used for a summertime classic console event.) Meeting room C is our place. Doors will open at 8 AM, event closes at 6 PM. Meeting room C is at basement level, below what Heron Point fans know affectionately as the "level of discharge."

- There is an "after-party" room reserved in the hotel as well. Last year's after-party event infamously gave life to the Commodore-controlled animatronic cat. Who knows what will happen this year?

- Come to the show, bring your stuff, walk in. Dealer tables are free. User tables are free. Admission is free. Such a deal.

- Yes, this is on short notice. Unfortunately, your "regularly scheduled" fall Chicago event isn't being held this year, so there was comparatively little time to get something brewing.

- A small number of rooms has been reserved for attendees Friday and Saturday nights at $79 plus whatever hotel taxes various municipal bodies have sneakily applied to soak out-of-town guests. Keep mentioning things like "Fall Commodore Expo" or "ECCC" or "Compton" or something until you get the price you want.

- See you there.

(*) - Note: may actually all be one person.

If you have additional questions you can e-mail the organizer, although what you see is pretty much what you get. We welcome you to e-mail and confirm your attendance, though!