Organizers of the HP3000 Reunion report that the pre-registraton is mounting -- quickly enough that a bonus is in order. For the 100th attendee to complete the form at the pre-reg site, the Reunion will comp that person for the Saturday night party. The Reunion has also selected a nearby hotel, reserving a block of rooms with a special rate for the event.
The Sept. 24 soiree is going to include some premium sparkling wine for a few toasts, according to Alan Yeo, head honcho of the event. A deal is being arranged to get sparkling brut rose from J Vineyards and Winery. The winemaker uses winery management software that was first sold for and developed on HP 3000s by AMS.
A registration code for a special rate at rooms in the Cupertino Inn, just a few miles from the event's Computer History Museum venue, is "HP3000REUNON." Friday-Sunday nights are available at $99 for Reunion attendees; Thursday night stays are $149. Call the hotel at 800.222.4828 (408.996.7700 from overseas) to get the Reunion rates and book your rooms.
As of this weekend, the hotel is booking at Reunion rates for its Standard Queen rooms, with two queen beds. But if you ask and it's available, you can get a Standard King with a single, bigger bed. Be sure to tell the reservation agent that you're booking a room in a Group, so they can find the exclusive rate.