Saturday the 4th and 5th May saw a large Spectrum Next presence at Play Expo Manchester. Everyone did a fantastic job in getting everything set up, working around issues with the monitors they had been provided with. Everything was good to go just as the crowds started to arrive.
It was a pleasure to have so many great people working on all aspects of the Next in the one room. D Rimrom-Soutter, Søren Borgquist, David Saphier, Tim Gilberts, Kev Brady, Michael Ware, Mike Dailly, Mike Cadwallader and Jim Bagley. Together, our knowledge covered just about everything you could possibly want to know about the Next.
Hundreds of people came over to chat over the course of the weekend. Newcomers who had never heard of the Spectrum Next, our wonderful backers who got to see a prototype cased Next for the first time, and some very well known faces visited us too.
Jim Bagley, a veteran of retro computer shows was interviewed by the BBC for their Northwest Tonight programme which aired that very afternoon. No hair and make up, he just dived straight in. Although the Next was not mentioned by name, it was given a very nice close up at the end of the segment! He was also flanked by a couple of large screens showing off Baggers in Space and Warhawk.
A huge thank you to everyone who exhibited the Spectrum Next at Play Expo Manchester, and to all of those developers who could not be there on the day, whose work provided a great experience to exhibitors and show goers alike. A huge thank you to everyone who came over to talk Spectrum Next and we hope you enjoyed your time with us!