Celebrate 50 years of Nova history

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The last 50 years

The NEXT 50 Years

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The last 50 years

The NEXT 50 Years

Register Now


Celebrate 50 years of Nova history

Register for the celebration...
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Celebrate 50 years of Nova history

This October in Denver, Colorado.
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The computer that was ahead of its time.

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...Old friendships, stories, personal musings, special announcements and mini-presentations — and much more.

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The personal and technical impact of the Nova.

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Where: Denver, Colorado
When: October 22-24, 2018
What: Novas, Nostalgia & MORE...
Cost: $449 USD (attendee + spouse: $549 USD)

Event Highlights

Celebrate the technical and personal impact of the Data General Nova and its exciting part of computer history.   This gathering of Nova-creators and Nova-lovers will share a broad range of Nova hardware, software, old friendships, memorabilia, personal musings, special announcements and mini-presentations
...and much more.

Old Friends, Personal Histories and Memoirs

See pictures and memorabilia from the "good ol' days"— share anecdotes, stories and outright lies...


Live Nova Computers!

Play with working Nova, Nova 1200, Nova 3, and Nova 4 computers running original DOS, RDOS and MP/OS - perhaps the hardware or software that you designed!   Pamper your nostalgia with languages like Assembler, BASIC, ALGOL, FORTRAN IV, FORTRAN 5, DG/L, Pascal and others.


Special Feature

See a recreation of the original Nova Spacewar! demonstration for the 1968 FJCC .


The preliminary schedule is presented below, and is subject to changes as additional sessions and events are arranged.

Computers and other exhibits will be open during the three days.

Geek Challenge:   tests of front panel toggle dexterity and instruction set memory.

Additional technical hands-on sessions may occur pre- and post- conference by special arrangement.

Contests and prizes will be given for:
♦   Most unusual Nova application
♦   Most unusual Nova peripheral
♦   Most unusual Nova location
♦   Most unusual Nova OS and language
♦   Most unusual Nova memorabilia item
♦   Most bizarre hardware problem

But Wait, there's more...
♦   Show and Tell - your own memorabilia
♦   Tell your own story - with pictures, artifacts, quotes and lies
♦   DG Item donations - to the growing DG archive


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Social reception (appetizers, bar)

October 22, 2018


9:00 AM:   Nova - The First 50 Years

10:00 AM:   Designing the Dream

11:00 AM:   The Nova Series - The Best Gets Better

12:00 AM:   Lunch and Friends

1:00 PM:   Software Rules!   A Personal Nova 840 Perspective

2:00 PM:   Sales - the Wild, Wild West

3:00 PM:   Paths Not Taken:   Dead Designs and Dreams

4:00 PM:   The Elusive Bird

6:00 PM:   dinner

8:00 PM and later:   Social time - Tales & Ales

October 23, 2018


9:00 AM:   Buzzards to Eagles

10:00 AM:   Soft Ride in a Hard Market: From 16 to 32 Bits

11:00 AM:   Untold Personal Stories

12:00 AM:   Lunch

1:00 PM:   Awards, Prizes and Bragging

2:00 PM:   Announcements: Novas and Software and Museums, Oh My!

3:00 PM:   Nova - The Next 50 Years

October 24, 2018


Register now - It's happening whether you're there or not...

WHAT: The celebration of 1/2 century of Nova madness and greatness!

WHEN: Monday, October 22, 2018
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Additional sessions may occur pre- and post- conference by special arrangement.

WHERE: Denver, Colorado, USA

Conference rooms are located at the Hyatt Place Denver/Westminster address listed below.

REGISTRATION FEE: $449 USD (attendee + spouse: $549 USD)

Registration fee covers: food at Monday night reception, Tuesday lunch and Tuesday night banquet, Wednesday lunch, and non-alcoholic beverages at conference.

People staying at the Hyatt will additionally receive two drink tickets upon arrival, and a complimentary hot breakfast buffet each morning.

Please use the form below to register with Wild Hare - you will then be contacted to arrange payment by check or credit card.

HOTEL: Hyatt Place Denver/Westminster
6865 West 103rd Avenue
Westminster, Colorado, USA
Tel: (303) 464-1997

We have secured a block of rooms as the 'Wild Hare Computers" group at the discounted price of $135/night.   Reservations may be made directly with the hotel by phone or on-line.

Phone reservations:
  (888) 421-1442
  Please mention you are with the 'Wild Hare Computers' group.

On-line reservations:
   This URL links directly with the 'Wild Hare Computers' group.

AIRPORTS: Denver International Airport(KDEN) is the closest major commercial airport.   Centennial (KAPA) and Rocky Mountain Metro (KBJC) are recommended for general aviation users.



Step 1: Make hotel reservations -

On-line reservations:  http://book.passkey.com/go/WildHareComputers

Phone reservations:  (888) 421-1442
Please mention you are with the 'Wild Hare Computers' group.

Step 2: Fill in and submit the registration form below.

Step 3: Click the "Buy Now" button below to pay by PayPal, Credit or Debit Card.

Early Bird Registration