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Welcome to the website of the Glenside Color Computer Club, the group that has put on the Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFEST! for the past 28 years.

CoCoFEST! History

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 our group do but hold another show and call it "The Second Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFEST!"

So, here we are nearly, three decades later, with the 29th Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFEST!, three times the number of shows that Rainbow Magazine presented in Chicago.

The dates of our next event are April 18 & 19, 2020 at:

Holiday Inn Elk Grove Village, Illinois
1000 Busse Road
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
P: 847-437-6010 | F: 847-806-9369

Pre-registration is encouraged for all visitors to avoid long lines Saturday morning. Pre-registering is required for all vendors. The show this year begins at 9 AM.

You can pre-register at [link] or by contacting Tony Podraza if you cannot register online.

You can also book your room online (before the cut off date of Midnight Chicago time, April 3), for the special CoCoFEST! rate of $99 a night plus fees and taxes, for a king-sized room. You must select any days between and including the 16th and 19th. The link is:

You may alternatively call the Front Desk to book your room at 847-437-6010 and providing the Group Code of CCF or by calling IHG’s Central Reservation Center (877-424-2449), requesting the group rate for CoCoFEST! or referring to the supplied group code of CCF.

Breakfast Vouchers can be purchased at the Front Desk for $10.00 per person, per day, for Shelby Campbell’s Restaurant on site.

The Holiday Inn Elk Grove will continue to accept reservations after April 3, subject to availability.
(Please click here for more information)

Sunday, Mar 8

Daylight Saving Time Begins

Tuesday, Mar 17

St. Patrick's Day

Thursday, Mar 19

First Day of Spring (Newsletter)

GCCC Club meeting 7:30-10pm
@ Brian Schubring's Home

Saturday, Mar 21

Vintage Computer Festival Pacific NW

Sunday, Mar 22

Vintage Computer Festival Pacific NW

Friday, Apr 3

Midwest Gaming Classic

Saturday, Apr 4

Midwest Gaming Classic

Sunday, Apr 5

Palm Sunday

Midwest Gaming Classic

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