ECCC Chicago Expo, Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25, 2011

True comrades will heed the call of the party and gather once more at the appointed place, at the appointed hour. Let none of us say he was not willing to stand up for the cause of liberation!

ECCC is the world's top September destination for Commodore enjoyment, including the C64, Vic-20, PET, 16/Plus4, and probably even Amiga stuff. It is also the only one with comedy pseudo-Soviet rhetoric...

The Conventions and Congregations Council of the Emergency Chicagoland Commodore Convention announces Year Six of our successful and unconventional Five-Year Plan*, the sixth glorious ECCC event:

Saturday, September 24 and Sunday September 25
Heron Point Building, next to Fairfield Inn and Suites (Marriott)
665 West North Ave
Lombard, Illinois 60148 USA

8 AM - midnight Saturday

10 AM - 4 PM Sunday

Early setup 6 PM - 7:30 PM Friday

Facebook users can visit this link for extra ECCC Facebookery. This is entirely optional.

A lovely "invitro" for the show can be found here.

Early setup will be offered Friday the 23rd from 6 PM - 7:30 PM. The meeting room will be open during that time so that vendors and other exhibitors may, at their discretion, unload and begin setup before the event begins on Saturday. The room and building will be locked for the evening but the convention organizers offer no extra security or insurance against theft of items left in the building overnight--or at any time, for that matter!

Confirmed Vendors and Exhibitors

To be announced: Contact us!

Confirmed Presentations

More TBA: Contact us!
We keep our prices low and our policies consistent to promote the maximum satisfaction of you, the attendee. A summary follows.

- The event itself is being held in the Heron Point building next to the Fairfield Inn. Meeting rooms A&B are ours. Doors will open at 8 AM Saturday and 10 AM Sunday. Meeting rooms A&B are at basement level, below what Heron Point fans know affectionately as the "level of discharge."

- Vintage Computer Festival Midwest will be in Meeting Room C, right next to ECCC. The ECCC Commissars welcome their brothers in revolution from VCF!

- In order to avoid the occasional harangue over after-party activities, we are renting the Heron Point meeting rooms from 8 AM Saturday straight through to midnight. Doors may be closed and locked for a dinner break between (approximately) 6 PM and 8 PM, but ECCC has secured the use of the room all evening.

- Come to the show, bring your stuff, walk in. Dealer tables are free. User tables are free. Admission is free. Such a deal. Please note that if space becomes cramped, the Party Council will give priority to those conducting public demos and/or commerce. You may contact the Council to provide guidelines for space requirements, which we will do our best to meet in pre-show planning.

- A small number of rooms has been reserved for attendees Friday and Saturday nights at $69 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. Or feel free to exercise your own bargaining abilities. We won't stop you.

- See you there.

(*) - Like many central planners, our hearts are bigger than our heads. Let that not stop us! Onward to six years, and beyond!

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!

We will link into ECCC event reports here as time permits.

2009 reports/galleries:
Glenn Holmer's gallery
Mark Seelye's gallery
Snogpitch's gallery
Silent700's gallery
Video of collaborative PET Rickroll

2008 reports/galleries:
Glenn Holmer's gallery
Mark Seelye's gallery
Adrian Gonzalez's gallery
Dustin Chambers' gallery
Silent700's gallery

2007 reports/galleries:
Glenn Holmer's gallery
Mark Seelye's gallery
Robin Harbron's gallery
Adrian Gonzalez's gallery

2006 reports/galleries:
Glenn Holmer's gallery
Rob O'Hara's report
Rob O'Hara's gallery
David Murray's video
Adrian Gonzalez's gallery
Mark Seelye's gallery
Robert Bernardo's gallery

For the 2010 organizing announcement, click here.

For the 2009 organizing announcement, click here.

For the 2008 organizing announcement, click here.

For the 2007 organizing announcement, click here.

For the 2006 organizing announcement, click here.

Links of interest:

Fairfield Inn & Suites, Lombard IL (home of Heron Point and its lovely level of discharge)