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== Past CoCoFESTs ==
 
== Past CoCoFESTs ==
*2nd Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFest
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===1993===
When: May 1-2, 1993
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* 2nd Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFest
Where: Holiday Inn in Elgin, Illinois.
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* When: May 1-2, 1993
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* Where: Holiday Inn in Elgin, Illinois.
  
*3rd Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFest
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===1994===
When: May 21-22, 1994
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* 3rd Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFest
Where: Holiday Inn in Elgin, Illinois.
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* When: May 21-22, 1994
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* Where: Holiday Inn in Elgin, Illinois.
  
*4th Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFest
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===1995===
When: April 29-30, 1995
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* 4th Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFest
Where: Holiday Inn in Elgin, Illinois.
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* When: April 29-30, 1995
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* Where: Holiday Inn in Elgin, Illinois.
  
*5th Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFest
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===1996===
When: April 13-14, 1996
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* 5th Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFest
Where: Holiday Inn in Elgin, Illinois.
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* When: April 13-14, 1996
Fun Facts:
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* Where: Holiday Inn in Elgin, Illinois.
This fest was marked with some hilarious wanted posters of software pirate Terry Simons, made by Eric Crichlow and Joel Hegberg.
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* Fest Facts: This fest was marked with some hilarious wanted posters of software pirate Terry Simons, made by Eric Crichlow and Joel Hegberg.
 
James Jones and Boisy Pitre visit Sterling, Illinois, the home of "Luther the Geek" for the first time, taking the "scenic route."
 
James Jones and Boisy Pitre visit Sterling, Illinois, the home of "Luther the Geek" for the first time, taking the "scenic route."
  
*6th Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFest
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===1997===
When: April 26-27, 1997
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* 6th Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFest
Where: Holiday Inn in Elgin, Illinois.
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* When: April 26-27, 1997
Fun Facts:
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* Where: Holiday Inn in Elgin, Illinois.
This fest featured Dennis Kitz, former proprietor of Green Moutain Micro. Mike Knudsen dropped a hint about a hangover on a trip back from Iruba. James Jones and Boisy Pitre once again took the "scenic route" through Illinois, visiting Sterling, Illinois, the home of "Luther the Geek."
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* Fest Facts: This fest featured Dennis Kitz, former proprietor of Green Moutain Micro. Mike Knudsen dropped a hint about a hangover on a trip back from Iruba. James Jones and Boisy Pitre once again took the "scenic route" through Illinois, visiting Sterling, Illinois, the home of "Luther the Geek."
  
*The Fifteenth Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFEST will be held April 29 & 30, 2006!
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===1998===
*Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Elgin
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Info needed.
*April 29 & 30, 2006
 
*Saturday 10 am to 5 pm - Sunday 10 am to 3 pm
 
*495 Airport Road
 
*Elgin, Illinois 60123
 
*1-847-488-9000
 
*(A city block north of I-90 & IL-31)
 
  
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===1999===
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Info needed.
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===2000===
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Info needed.
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===2001===
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Info needed.
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===2002===
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Info needed
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===2003===
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Info needed.
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===2004===
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Info needed.
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===2005===
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Info needed.
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===2006===
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* The Fifteenth Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFEST will be held April 29 & 30, 2006!
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* Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Elgin
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* April 29 & 30, 2006, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm - Sunday 10 am to 3 pm
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===2007===
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Info needed.
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===2008===
 
* 18th Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFEST!
 
* 18th Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFEST!
 
* On closing day of the 2008 event, the Glenside CoCo Club announced it would be hosting "yet another" event for 2009.
 
* On closing day of the 2008 event, the Glenside CoCo Club announced it would be hosting "yet another" event for 2009.

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Chicago CoCoFEST!

MISSING PHOTO

Name Chicago CoCoFEST!
Date 1993-Current
Year DATE NEEDED
Notes Glenside took over after Rainbowfests and the CoCoPro CoCoFests stopped. To this date, no one has told them to stop...
Info Source Allen Huffman
About the Info Box

Upcoming CoCoFEST!

The next Glenside CoCoFEST! will be:

  • 19th Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFEST!
  • On closing day of the 2009 event, the Glenside CoCo Club announced it would be hosting "yet another" event for 2010. The date is uncertain, and Spring dates are expensive or difficult to get in the hotel. They are considering moving to the Fall and having it on the first weekend of October (or in September) in 2010.

Past CoCoFESTs

1993

  • 2nd Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFest
  • When: May 1-2, 1993
  • Where: Holiday Inn in Elgin, Illinois.

1994

  • 3rd Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFest
  • When: May 21-22, 1994
  • Where: Holiday Inn in Elgin, Illinois.

1995

  • 4th Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFest
  • When: April 29-30, 1995
  • Where: Holiday Inn in Elgin, Illinois.

1996

  • 5th Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFest
  • When: April 13-14, 1996
  • Where: Holiday Inn in Elgin, Illinois.
  • Fest Facts: This fest was marked with some hilarious wanted posters of software pirate Terry Simons, made by Eric Crichlow and Joel Hegberg.

James Jones and Boisy Pitre visit Sterling, Illinois, the home of "Luther the Geek" for the first time, taking the "scenic route."

1997

  • 6th Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFest
  • When: April 26-27, 1997
  • Where: Holiday Inn in Elgin, Illinois.
  • Fest Facts: This fest featured Dennis Kitz, former proprietor of Green Moutain Micro. Mike Knudsen dropped a hint about a hangover on a trip back from Iruba. James Jones and Boisy Pitre once again took the "scenic route" through Illinois, visiting Sterling, Illinois, the home of "Luther the Geek."

1998

Info needed.

1999

Info needed.

2000

Info needed.

2001

Info needed.

2002

Info needed

2003

Info needed.

2004

Info needed.

2005

Info needed.

2006

  • The Fifteenth Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFEST will be held April 29 & 30, 2006!
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Elgin
  • April 29 & 30, 2006, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm - Sunday 10 am to 3 pm

2007

Info needed.

2008

  • 18th Annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFEST!
  • On closing day of the 2008 event, the Glenside CoCo Club announced it would be hosting "yet another" event for 2009.
  • When: March 28 & 29, 2009
  • Where: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Elgin, Illinois.

CoCoFEST! Facts

  • Allen Huffman authored "Fest Reports" for the great majority of these CoCoFESTs, and even them for sale in a book called "CoCoFEST Chronicles."
  • From 1992 to 2004, every CoCoFEST was held in the same convention room at the exact same hotel, though the hotel changed names from time to time. The 2005 CoCoFEST, however, was moved across the highway to a larger and more luxurious accomodation. The former hotel is no longer a hotel.
  • The 2005 CoCoFEST was the first CoCo Fest to have wireless Internet access available throughout the fest floor.