Greetings from San Mateo, California and the Bay Area Maker Faire 2016! Like last year, attendance should be around 100,000!
Hundreds have come through our booth, the Vintage Computer Festivalers exhibit, in order to take photos, gawk at, and play with the computers we have on display. I myself brought a Commodore VIC-20, an Amiga 1200, and a Texas Instruments TI-99/4A (that last one was due to the crowd demanding that one should be here this year).
Though no C128 was on display, there were knowledgeable attendees who asked about Commodore 128's. I had to tell them that we had one last year at the show, but because of the 35th anniversary of the VIC-20, it was time to give the VIC some love. The attendees asked about the C128 in general, how they still have or how they used to have a C128, and how to repair them. I pointed them to Ray Carlsen for advice on anything from board problems to power supply problems.
I'm still recovering from the long weekend at Maker Faire. The 4-hour drive after work to get there and start setting up, the first day of 10 hours with more setting up and the first hundreds of attendees, the second day of 10 hours, the third day of 11 hours, then 5 hours of sleep before driving hours straight back to work. Whew!
Anyway, I'll have photos of the exhibit posted in the next week or so.