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World of Commodore 2008

December 6, 2008
10AM to 10PM
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Total attendance was 89 people!

Photos!  (Thanks to Glenn Holmer)
(Thanks to Paul Quirk)

Raffle Prize Winners:
Machine Language book - Paul Pridham
Super Snapshot 5 - Mark Gladson
uIEC - Robin Harbron
Amiga music CD - Greg Van Laere
C= calendar - Ernie Chorny
C= watch - David Fisher
Notebook security - Dustin Chambers
Key Chain - Ernie Chorny
Jim Butterfield Stamps - Dennis Raindahl, Tom Luff, Jim Mazurak, Greg Van Laere

If you have any questions about the World of Commodore please send email to:

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About The World of Commodore
The Toronto PET User's Group (TPUG) is pleased to announce The World of Commodore. At this year's Expo...
  • Information about all makes of Commodore computers will be available. Events will focus on the Commodore 64/128.
  • Demonstrations of novel hardware and software projects using Commodore equipment.
  • Hardware/software vendors showcasing the latest hardware and software available for Commodore computers, as well as classic accessories, applications and games!
  • Screenings of Commodore related videos.
  • A weekend of discussions and fun with the Commodore user community.
  • Raffle prizes.
  • The very popular freebie table! Please feel free to drop off any items you no longer want and help yourself to some goodies. You never know what you'll find!
Everyone should plan to attend for all of Saturday. There will be a welcoming event on Friday evening and discussions and socializing on Sunday so please, feel free to make a weekend of it.


  • 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Welcoming event at the hotel and vendor load-in/setup.


  • 10:00 AM - Doors open and Vendor tables ready for shopping.
  • 10:15 AM - Opening remarks from TPUG.
  • 11:00 AM - Demonstrations begin, roughly every hour.
  • 7:00 PM - Dinner
  • 8:30 PM - Expo Doors re-open
  • 10:00 PM - Official event wrap-up, with socializing continuing until late. 

Coffee, pop, juice, and water will be available at the event all day.


  • 10:00 AM - Round-table discussion

Admission to the World of Commodore is as follows:

TPUG members: Individual $5  Family $10  
Non-members: Individual $15  Family $20 

Vendor tables (8' x 3') are $15 for the first table and $10 for each additional table.  Smaller individual tables (3' x 3') are $5.

All amounts are stated in Canadian dollars.

  • Jim Brain
    uIECs and C=Key Interfaces.  (see Demos for details)

  • JP PBM  Products by Mail
    Super Snapshot cartridges, New Epyx Joysticks, 1581 Drive Kits, Commodore 64 and Amiga Software and so much more.
  • Toronto PET User's Group
    Hardware, Software and Accessories for the Commodore 64 and Amiga, Library Disks, TPUG Memberships.
  • The PC Museum
    Vintage computer magazines, boxed Commodore computers, and much more!
  • And more to be announced.  (Contact TPUG to pre-register a vendor table.)
  • MSSIAH - MIDI cartridge and suite of music applications for the C64. (Rob Adlers)
  • Shredz64 - "Guitar Hero" clone for the C64.  (Toni Westbrook)
  • uIEC - Compact Flash and IDE interface for any Commodore computer with IEC (serial) port. (Jim Brain)
  • C=Key - Use your Commodore as a PC keyboard, or use your PC as a keyboard for your Commodore.  (Jim Brain)
  • IDE64 4.1 - Connect IDE devices (hard drives, CDROMs, and Compact Flash cards) to your C64, plus a lot more.  (Leif Bloomquist)
  • VIC20 Megacart - Over 250 games and utilities for the VIC-20, on a single cartridge. (Brian Lyons)
  • 1541 Ultimate - An FPGA implementation of a 'real' 1541 diskdrive, capable of storing floppy images on a modern SD-card, or MMC-card. (Golan Klinger)
  • NetRacer - Realtime networked racing game for multiple C64s.  (Leif Bloomquist)
  • And more to be announced.  (Contact TPUG if you have a project or product you would like to demonstrate.)
The World of Commodore Expo will be held at the Alderwood United Church, located at 44 Delma Drive (click for map) which is south of Sherway Gardens and west of Browns Line. Exit the QEW or southbound 427 to Evans Avenue, turn south at the lights onto Gair Drive and follow Gair to Delma Drive. The church is a twenty minute drive (approximately) from Pearson International Airport or downtown Toronto.

The World of Commodore is also easily accessible by public transit. The TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) offers rapid and reliable service. Take the 123 Shorncliffe South bus which departs the Kipling subway station every twenty minutes (check the TTC's schedule for up-to-date information) and can drop you off on Evans at Gair. The trip takes between ten and fifteen minutes and the driver will announce the stop upon request. From there it is a five to ten minute walk to the Alderwood United Church.

Guests needing a room while attending the World of Commodore should contact:

Stay Inn
560 Evans Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada   M8W 2W1
Phone : 416-259-7899
Toll Free : 1-888-445-4473
Fax : 416-259-3369
Website :

Room Rates:
  • One Queen Bed (max 2 people)     $90.00/night
  • Two Queen Beds (max 4 people)   $100.00/night

Inform the Stay Inn you are part of the Toronto PET Users Group or TPUG to get these rates!

Rooms rates are subject to 13% applicable government taxes.
All rooms are entered from a hallway (not from outside).

Rooms include:

  • Free Parking
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast (7:30am to 9:00am)
  • Complimentary Movie Channels & High Speed Internet Access

The Stay Inn has requested that our guest reserve their rooms by November 14th. The Stay Inn experiences high volume of occupancy during the middle of November to the End of December.

TPUG will have a Hospitality Suite for the guests staying at the Stay Inn for socializing on Saturday Night.

Please pre-register so that we may plan for your arrival, and a speedy entry into the show. You may  pre-register by simply emailing your name to .  Vendors and demonstrators should use the detailed registration form template.
About TPUG
  • TPUG is the best and second oldest Commodore computer club, founded in 1979!
  • TPUG supports nearly all Commodore computers, including the PET, SuperPET, CBM, B128/256/1024, VIC-20, C64, C128, Plus/4, C16, C65 and Amiga, and including the COMAL, CP/M and GEOS environments.
  • TPUG is a non-profit organization run by volunteers.
  • TPUG is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with members across Canada and in other countries.
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