Back in 1983, Rainbow, the Color Computer magazine took a road trip from Prospect Kentucky to the windy city of Chicago. For 9 years, Lonnie Falk’s gang made the trek to create the Chicago RainbowFEST and bring 1,000’s of CoCo users together in celebration.
At the 1991 RainbowFest Lonnie announced that this would be “The Last Chicago Fest”. The Glenside Color Computer Club said that we should have one more FEST so good friends could have one last celebration. So in 1992 group members Dave and Nancy Myers of CoCoPRO! put together and sponsored The First Annual “Last Chicago CoCoFEST!” and to everyone’s surprise, it was a hit.
What else could the group do but hold another show and call it “The Second Annual “Last” Chicago CoCoFEST!“
So, here we are (more than two decades later) with the 26th Annual “Last” Chicago CoCoFEST! – twice the number of shows that Rainbow Magazine presented in Chicago.
Welcome to the computer show that just wouldn’t die! And why should it? It’s a celebration!
Click the link to visit the club that brings us this festival each year!
Check out Stevie’s channel for replays of the CoCoFEST! live streams, interviews and talks with members of the CoCo community, CoCo gameplay videos, and more!
The CoCo Crew Podcast (aka the 4 hour monthly CoCoFEST! infomercial) are the biggest supporters and promoters of CoCoFEST! Click the link to listen to the previous and current podcasts, also check out their Facebook page
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CoCoFEST! 26 Facebook Photo Album
This is an ever growing photo album with pictures taken by attendees, if you were at the FEST! and took pictures send Steve Strowbridge a friend request so he can add you as a contributor. (You don’t need to be a member of Facebook to view this album).