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Retro-computers festival



Festival History


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The festival took place June 15-16, 2013 in Voronezh, Russia.

About the festival:

"ArtField" is an informal, non-profit retro-computing gathering that happens annually since 2004. The fest is primarily intended for people interested in home computers made in Russia and abroad in the 1980's.

The festival is two days long, 11:00 till 18:00, free admittance. Nobody is going to be bored, there is something to be taken away with for everyone.

The retro exhibition lets the guests to get to know the computers of old, however unusual they may be with keyboards and monitors of designs that can rarely be seen today. All old computers are available for detailed examination. You can find out all about technical details of the hardware, workflow specifics of the period software, or simply play old games.

There are competitions and contests taken during the festival. Among them: completing a 80's game, a creative compo for the best drawing made on an old computer. People of all ages are welcome for participation.

Thoroughout the day the big screen shows videos about computers of the past together with best contest entries from other computer art festivals.

Second half of the day is taken by the competition on ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64. All works are written exclusively for ArtField. Guests can vote for their favourite entries in all nominations: music, graphics, coding.

Following is a live performance by music and dance troups.

The festival ends with a prizegiving ceremony where the winners are awarded. A group photo of all participants is taken for good memories.