CommVEx

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CommVEx or the Commodore Vegas Expo is an annual, 2-day event dedicated to Commodore and Amiga computers and is held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In spring 2004, Jeri Ellsworth of Portland, Oregon, USA, and Bruce Thomas of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada contacted Robert Bernardo of the Fresno Commodore User Group. Both Jeri and Bruce expressed the consensus of those at the LUCKY (Louisville Users of Commodore Kentucky) Expo that there should be a West Coast USA show. Las Vegas was chosen as the site for a new Commodore expo, due to its transportation options, hotel availability, entertainment, and support from the local Commodore club, the Clark County Commodore Computer Club.

The first CommVEx was held in 2005 at the meeting room of the Nevada Power Company. The event was free to all, because the meeting room was free. The following CommVExes were held at the Plaza Hotel & Casino or at the sister hotel, the Las Vegas Club Hotel & Casino. Because of the hotels charging for the use of their meeting room/ballroom, an admission fee had to be charged to CommVEx attendees.

Lead organizers of the first CommVEx were Robert Bernardo and Bruce Thomas. Thereafter, Robert has been the lead organizer of the show. From 2005 to 2016, the Fresno Commodore User Group and the Clark County Commodore Computer Club of Las Vegas were the organizing clubs. In 2017, the Fresno Commodore User Group was the sole organizing club. In 2018, CommVEx is run by the Fresno Commodore User Group and Southern California Commodore and Amiga Network.

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