The Abacus Logo

Atari Bay Area Computer Users Society

P.O. Box 22212, San Francisco, California 94122
(415) 469-7924 (Voice)

Upcoming Meetings and Special Events


May 4, 2002

(tentative) MP3s - creation, playback, etc.

June 1, 2002

To be announced.

July 6, 2002

To be announced.


Saturday, April 13, 2002 - Oakland Convention Center, Oakland CA
Saturday, April 20, 2002 - Cow Palace, San Francisco CA
Sunday, May 5, 2002 - Oakland Convention Center, Oakland CA
Saturday, May 11, 2002 - Cow Palace, San Francisco CA
Saturday, May 25, 2002 - Oakland Convention Center, Oakland CA
Saturday, June 1, 2002 - Cow Palace, San Francisco CA
Saturday, June 8, 2002 - Oakland Convention Center, Oakland CA
Saturday, June 15, 2002 - Cow Palace, San Francisco CA
Saturday, June 22, 2002 - Oakland Convention Center, Oakland CA

Robert Austin Computer Shows

Perennial low-ball computer sale shows. A.B.A.C.U.S members often shop here. Prices range from great bargains to possible rip-offs. Plenty of PC stuff here, not so much for Macs. $8.00 admission (register on the Robert Austin Web site for free admission).

For more details, check the Robert Austin Web site.

Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - Friday, May 24, 2002 - Los Angeles, California

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3)

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is the world's largest trade event exclusively dedicated to showcasing interactive entertainment and educational software and related products. Now in its eighth year, E3 2002 kicks off at the Los Angeles Convention Center May 21-24. Conferences are held May 21-23 and the show floor is open May 22-24.

The industry's annual focal point, E3 draws tens of thousands of industry professionals to "touch the future" of interactive entertainment. Encountering the most influential and innovative people in the industry, attendees will learn about the hottest trends and experience groundbreaking new technologies and never-before-seen products for computers, videogame consoles and the Internet.

Show attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in an array of learning workshops and conferences focused on the specific interests and educational needs of professionals in the interactive entertainment business.

Note: E3 is a trade event and is not open to the general public.

For more details, view the E3 site.

Saturday, June 8, 2002 (tentative) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Midwest Classic gaming event

This summer, Milwaukee will host the first ever Midwest Classic gaming event! The event will be hosted by the GOAT Store, LLC and Marty 'Retro-Rouge' Goldberg, a writer for and will feature everything Pong to classic computers.

The event will also be home to arcade and pinball information, including a demonstration of how a pinball machine works by Dan Loosen and Gary Heil of the GOAT Store, LLC. The event coordinators are also working on bringing ultra-rare and perhaps even exclusive games and tons of great tournaments for attendees to enjoy.

The name Midwest Classic was selected from hundreds of entries that the GOAT Store, LLC received in a contest to name the event. Last year, the GOAT Store, LLC held Atari Jaguar Festival 2K1: Beyond Tempest, a gaming event for the Atari Jaguar. The event set attendance records, with some visitors coming from as far as Japan!

The Midwest Classic is tentatively scheduled for June 8, 2002. Ticket price has not yet been determined. If you have any questions about the show, please email Dan Loosen or Gary Heil.

For more details, view the Goat Store site.

Made with Macintosh © 2002 ABACUS
[ Home | Meetings | Events | Directions | Membership | Meeting Links | Atari Links ]