The FanTek BBS -- (301) 203-9582
Gaming! Friends! Computers!
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Costuming! The Punk Walrus Saga!
(301) 203-9582 (DC metro area) --
supporting 300/1200/2400 baud (no error correction)
105Megs, 7 nodes, text files, and online interactive games!
Give us a call, we have many lines open! Sysops are standing by!
And of course, friendly discussions, sometimes thoughtful,
sometimes punny, related to Science Fiction, Gaming,
Inventions, Space Science, Computers, Chocolate, and lots more....
- Seven Nodes -- Come visit the chat room!
- Games -- Featuing Punkie's
Mansion of Unspeakable Horrors!
- Library -- Our growing text file base!
- Support -- For EveCon
and other FanTek activities!
- Other Stuff -- We're inventing it all the time!
- We do not do any ``Adult'' topics, cursing, flame wars, etc.
- We do not have any Software (Legit or Pirated).
- We are not connected to Fidonet, the Internet,
or any other net. (Yet.)
Joining the FanTek BBS
This BBS is free but
donations are welcome and needed!
If you wish to be on our FanTek BBS,
Please simply call us (voice) at 301-292-5231
and give us your phone number.
We will call you right back
and ask for your real name and a password.
(For your login name, you may either choose an alias or use your real name.)
If we do not answer please call back later.
(PLEASE do not call after 10 PM! We need our sleep...zzz)
The only thing we ask, and insist on, is that all our Friends
behave in a Polite and Friendly manner. This goes for online
at the BBS, when you come to a convention, and when you
at our House, which someday will be turned into our Castle.
More information about the BBS
The FanTek BBS is run on an Atari 1040ST with NiteLite software and hardware
by Paul Swanson. Port 0 is the home port, Ports 1-5 are run on ViVa
2400m Modems, (Port 6's phone line got commandeered for a voice line,)
and Port 7 is a null modem connected to another 1040ST.
In 1990, we decided to enter the world of telecommunications by starting
our own BBS. This proved to be rather expensive (like many of our other
events) and therefore, we ask of those that partake in these events
to help defray the costs. All users are given access to the BBS
free of charge, however this costs us a lot of money for phone bills,
equipment repair, and just general maintenance. We used to charge
everyone $10 a year, and we no longer do this, but our costs keep
going up and up. So we were hoping those who could afford to do so
would give us donations of what they could. After conferring with
users and other BBS Sysops, we came to this donation schedule:
When you consider what has been put into this BBS, you will realize that
$10 barely makes a dent, much less helping out with the
bill that C&P sends us every month. Please send your check or money
order (no cash please--the U.S. Post office does not like it) to:
- Free (user)
- 35 min./call; BBS access (including the Chat Room and the
Text File Library)
- $10 donation (registered user)
- 85 min./call; full BBS access (including Games)
- $10,000 or higher donation (god-like being)
- Your own port (We should be so lucky....)
Please include your Real Name and your Alias with your donation.
1607 Thomas Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744
If you can only pay cash, you may do so in person at one of the FanTek
events we hold
at The House.