GT Turbo / Cerebral Vortex writes:
On the road to the AC 2008 !
We're less than a month away from the opening of the AC 2008, the yearly Atarian French meeting. The event will take place in Congis-sur-Thérouanne (zip code : 77440), located close to Paris, during the April 19 - 20 weekend. Registrations are now open. They are required and don't forget : in order to provide the best accommodation conditions for everybody, the attendance is limited !
A conviviality-based gathering
Each year, during a weekend, the Retro-gaming Connexion organization strives to unite all of the users of the Atari brand.
Players, programmers, collectors and mere enthusiasts get together to share their common hobby.
In addition to the large quantity of hardware provided by the RGC organization, attenders are encouraged to bring their own machines to use or demonstrate them, in a 100% "free play" atmosphere : plug, play, use, and program.
On location, you'll find dozens of Atari-branded machines, and hundred of games and other pieces of software that have left their mark on the gaming and computing history. To quote only a few : the Atari ST, the Falcon, the Atari 2600, the Jaguar, the 8-bit computers line (Atari 400/800/XL/XE, etc.) and many other oddities. Have you ever heard about the Nuon ? You'll be able to play it there. But the rarest item will undoubtedly be the Jaguar virtual reality helmet, an unreleased prototype of which there are only two working copies in the world. A unique opportunity to discover it.
Professional and hobbyist software development teams will also be there. You should be able to count on the presence of the Jagware team, which will present an advanced version of its JagCF (a Jaguar add-on), of Rodolphe Czuba, the designer of the CT60/CT63 accelerator board for the Falcon, of the English 16/32 Systems shop... You will also find out about the latest development and gaming-related news. The Atari machines are still alive ! A whole weekend will be barely long enough to enjoy everything.
Registering for the AC 2008 is required and can be done through
our online form (http://mleguludec.free.fr/index.php?sid=75991&lang=en). Practical information (entrance fees, access maps, trains schedules, etc.) is available on our website. More specific information (car pooling opportunities, buying/swapping/selling equipment...) can be found on our forum (http://www.yaronet.com/forum.php?s=9).
In order to organize this meeting in the best conditions, we invite you to register early, and to contact us as soon as possible for any special query (projects, specific hardware you'd like to present, etc.)
Thanks for your future attendance and see you in April !
The RGC organization team
About the AC
Inaugurated in 2002 under the Jaguar Connexion moniker, the event initially gathered only a handful of Atari fans. Five editions later, the Jaguar Connexion becomes the AC, to cover all machines - consoles and computers - of the well-known brand. Users, collectors and mere enthusiasts now meet at a yearly gathering.
About the Retro Gaming Connexion organization
This not-for-profit organization has been created in 2005 by six retrogaming fans with various backgrounds (a journalist, a leisure professional, a pool technician...). Since the beginning, the group has been aiming to organize various events in order to bring users together. The Jaguar Connexion, which enjoyed five editions, has been met with a great success and rapidly became one of the references in its category. The activities since diversified into organizing events such as the Retro Gaming Connexion (non-specific) and the AC (100% Atari-related), as well as creating and distributing various retrogaming-related products.
The RGC organization website :
The RGC organization forum :
The Atari forum of the AC 2008 gathering :
Contact information :
Telephone : +33 6 14 52 41 70
Email : retro-gc (at) laposte.net