FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Sub-Etha Software to attend 2018 Chicago CoCoFEST!
Des Moines, Iowa – January 11, 2018 – Iowa-based Sub-Etha Software has announced plans to attend the 2018 27th Annual “Last” Chicago CoCoFEST! The event will be held April 21 and 22, 2018 at the Heron Point Convention Center in Lombard, Illinois.
“We’ve missed a number of years over the past decade or so, but we don’t plan to miss this year,” says Sub-Etha co-founder and current operator, Allen Huffman. “Missing these shows sucks. And this year we don’t want it to suck.”
Sub-Etha Software plans to demonstrate Roger Taylor’s “CoCo on a Chip” FPGA project, as well as a few “vaporware” items from the company’s past, including the CoCo-VR project and CoCo Answering Machine project.
A selection of N.O.S. (new old stock) Sub-Etha items may be available on (probably unreadable) 5 1/4″ floppy disks in original (“vintage”) packaging.
There will not be any Jolt! Cola, because that no longer exists. And there might even be Jolt Cola, because thanks to a tip from L. Curtis Boyle in the comments, it went back in to production in late 2017!
About Sub-Etha Software
Sub-Etha Software was founded in Lufkin, Texas in 1990, as a partnership between Allen C. Huffman and Terry S. Todd. It made it’s first CoCoFest appearance at the First Annual Atlanta CoCoFest in 1990, and it’s first Chicago CoCoFest appearance at the First Annual “Last” Chicago CoCoFEST! in 1992. They may be contacted online at www.subethasoftware.com
About the Chicago CoCoFEST!
The 27th Annual “Last” Chicago CoCoFEST! is sponsored by the Glenside Color Computer Club of Illinois. They may be contacted online at www.glensideccc.com.
PO Box 7634,
Des Moines, Iowa
Apparently, you *can* still get Jolt Cola (in cans only): https://www.candycarrollton.com/blogs/blooms-candy-soda-pop-shop-dallas-tx/14148057-jolt-cola-yes-they-still-make-it-update-5-23-16-out-of-stock
(Also, see http://www.joltcola.com – their own website – which mentions where to buy it as well)
Wow! It came back last year! “In August 2017, Geek.com confirmed that Jolt Cola will return at Dollar General stores in September 2017. The current version of Jolt Cola is produced for ECC Jolt, LLC, a New York City-based company.” Thanks for posting this!!!
I remember hearing that they were bringing it back… but I never did follow up on it, because it wasn’t coming back to Canada from what I recall. I may have to pick some up when I am down at the Fest… :p
I just bought 16 cans at Dollar General, $1 each! I will load up before fest, and update my “press release”.