The Fresno Commodore User Group has its next meeting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, May 17, at
The Pizza Pit
2701 N. Blackstone Ave. (corner
of Blackstone and Princeton)
This month we're asking all members and visitors to try to come to the meeting, because Rory Muir, documentary filmmaker, is coming to ask questions of the group and of Commodore. She's coming all the way from Hollywood, and this is what she has to say in one of her e-mails --
Subject: Re: Fresno Commodore User Group
From: "R M"
Date: Wed, April 29, 2009 2:49 pm
As far as the documentary, I don't have any set story I want to tell. The idea would be to document the people and activities of the Commodore Users Group and let the stories unfold from there. If possible, I try to let the themes emerge organically.
As a fan of vintage technologies myself, I can say what initially interested me when I found out about the Commodore User Group was the members' passion for the Commodore computer. From here, themes that may surface may be:
Why Commodore Computers? A bit of history and nuts and bolts of the computer itself. What kind of things Commodore Users are doing with the computers. The camaraderie between Commodore users.
These are just some ideas but I am sure many other interesting themes will present themselves. It would not be a satire, but a true to life look at the Commodore Users Group and the vintage computers they are passionate about. I suppose the piece will be a bit historical, serious, humanistic, and maybe a little fun.
I hope this answers your questions, but feel free to call me and we can talk about it further.
I'd love to come to the May meeting even if the group is small. It would be great to meet you and other members of your local. If the project takes shape we will hopefully meet other members from other parts.
Let me know how all this sounds.
From what I gather, she won't be filming this time, just gathering information and ideas.
In other matters, the meeting will concentrate on the details of the July 25-26 Commodore Vegas Expo, and we'll see some of the newest/re-released games from Psytronik Software of England.
Fresno Commodore User Group
July 25-26 Commodore Vegas Expo - http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex