Saturday October 23rd marks the date for this year's RISC OS London Show, located at the St Giles Hotel in London.
Show organiser and ROUGOL frontman Bryan Hogan got in touch to give us the full skinny, which you can find after the break.
The second RISC OS London Show is nearly upon us and ROUGOL (RISC OS User Group Of London) have been working hard(ish) to make sure it again offers up a mix of new and old.
There will be many new and updated things to see at the show. On the hardware side there is the first ever 1GHz RISC OS machine in the form of the new Beagleboard-xM.
Then there is the Always Innovating Touchbook which is now also able to run RISC OS, making it the first ARM powered RISC OS laptop since Acorn's A4 over 15 years ago.
For exciting ROTM hardware action, there will be new robots to see and play with on the RISControl/BeebControl stand.
RISC OS Open Ltd will be there to give the latest news on developments of the operating system to support new hardware devices and to improve the user experience.
For RiscPCs and emulators, RISC OS Ltd will have the latest updates to RISC OS Six as they continue to add more features onto existing systems.
On the software side SineNomine Software will be making the long trip to a southern show for the first time, bringing new versions of the Impact Database, SuperDoku, and (if it is finished in time!) House Of Cards.
SoftRock Software are also making a rare appearance to show off WebChange and other useful utilities, while Mathmagical Software will have a treat for the eyes with the maths/art hybrid program Iconizer.
Fighting for the attention of your ears will be Quincy Coleman with his Music Creation System, and Michael Emerton with the MP3 jukebox RiscDJ.
In a mix of old and new on one stand, The Centre For Computing History will be demoing their new online versions of the Domesday System alongside an original BBC Master laserdisc version. See how far they have progressed already with the massive job of preserving the data and making it more widely available.
In the old but new (or is that new on old?) category, RetroClinic will have a selection of upgrades for your treasured BBC Micro, including USB support and gigabyte flash drive storage.
And that just covers the more unusual stuff! There will of course be software updates from MW Software, with an intriguing sounding "major new (double) feature" for EasiWriter, and RComp (who always keep their announcements to the last minute), Organizer, and RPCemu.
Archive and Qercus magazines will be present to tempt you with their latest issues. And if you have any software queries then Bernard Veasey will be manning RISC OS Helpdesk to give advice and assistance.
Of course ROUGOL themselves will be on hand to entice you along to the free monthly meetings. November's meeting has Stephen Streater of Eidos Technology fame as its guest speaker, which promises to be a fascinating evening.
There is a full theatre programme planned, but the timetable is still being finalised so keep an eye on the show website for the latest news.
The show will run from 11 AM to 5 PM, and entry costs £5 on the door.