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Preparing for the 4th Invasion

Season greetings! The preparations for the 4th annual 'Atari Invasion' of the HCC Commodore Club meeting are in full swing. As we send out updates to the crew, the Invasion plans take shape: celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Atari 8-bit homecomputers will be our main focus. Without spoiling too much details, here are some of the ideas we have for the Invasion: The museum rack and display cabinet will be there as usual. We will take you on a trip through time, with our 'eXperience Locations'. We will have online, multi-platform, multi-user events. Not just the info-beamer screens will show moving pictures and information: our own E.R.I.C. - if time permits - will have a spot amongst Atari 8-bit home computers performing tricks they were never designed for. Ofcourse we will make sure that there is still plenty of space available to play games on Atari computers and emulators. Want to join in on the fun as part of the crew, let us known. If you just wa

Atari Invasion 2k18

Atari Invasion 2k18 On February 17th, at approximately 8.45 the first invader arrived at ' het Trefpunt ' in Maarssen. He was soon joined by the other invaders and at 10.00 the buildup was well underway. By the time the general assembly of members of the HCC Commodore ig was finished, most of the gear was hooked up and the Invasion started. The museum rack was back again. This year we had it filled with our custom Atari homecomputer stands, one with XL computers, the other with XE machines. A light sixer with Quelle's Universum keyboard, a Lynx and 7800 on another shelve and finally an 800 and the Sears Tele-Games. Next to the museum our custom display case was filled with a broad range of home-brew items for the 2600, 7800 and 8bit range of Atari systems. We brought along some binders, books and magazines. The podcast station - an old tablet with the ' retro atari podcast ' app - was not used at all, unfortunately. Something we also didn't put to use wa

Aftellen tot Atari Invasion 2018

Met nog iets meer dan een dag te gaan, zijn wij er klaar voor!. De afgelopen weken heeft ieder van ons zijn deel voor de invasie voorbereid en het beloofd een groots Atari feest te worden. We presenteren een aantal nieuwe projecten en er is oude en nieuwe hardware te zien en te gebruiken. Je kunt ook luisteren naar de vele Atari podcasts, kortom genoeg te zien en te beleven, of zoals men vroeger zei: Met Atari is er altijd iets leuks op TV . De invasie start direct na de ALV van HCC Commodore (rond 11u) en duurt tot ongeveer 16u. Je bent van harte welkom in het Trefpunt, Kerkweg 21, 3603CL in Maarssen. Waar zoals gebruikelijk ook van alles te doen is op MSX, Amiga en Commodore gebied. Tot zaterdag 17-02-2018, Het Atari Invasion team.