AmiWest 2016 Blog - Welcome to the Amiverse

AmiWest 2016 Blog - Welcome to the Amiverse

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The latest AmiWest news is here on the new AmiWest blog for 2016!
26. October 6, 2016 AmiWest Broadcast announces schedule
25. October 6, 2016 DevCon 2016 has begun!
24. September 27, 2016 Amigakit to Sponsor AmiWest 2016
23. September 27, 2016 DevCon seats going fast!
22. September 26, 2016 About those banquet tickets
21. September 24, 2016 Hyperion confirms as AmiWest 2016 sponsor
20. September 23, 2016 AmiWest 2016 convenes in 14 days!
19. September 16, 2016 - Update on AmiWest 2016 DevCon
18. September 6, 2016 Who's coming to AmiWest 2016? Apollo Accelerators!
17. September 6, 2016 The fifth AmigOS AmiWest DevCon starts in 30 days
16. September 2, 2016 About those AmiWest reservations. . .
15. September 2, 2016 Tony Wyatt to present at AmiWest 2016!
14. September 2, 2016 Hans de Ruiter to present at AmiWest 2016!
13. August 27, 2016 Hotel Reservations Update
12. August 26, 2016 About those Banquet Tickets. . .
11. August 10, 2016 Amigadave Returns to AmiWest!
10. August 10, 2016 A-EON Confirms as Sponsor
9. August 7, 2016 Who's coming to AmiWest 2016? Acill!
8. July 20, 2016 Who's Coming to AmiWest? AMUC to sponsor!
7. July 19, 2016 Seminar page updated for 2016
6. July 19, 2016 Remember WHY computing was so much fun with Amiga®?
5. July 18, 2016 AmiWest hotel room rates announced
4. May 14, 2016 What is AmiWest, anyway?
3. May 13, 2016 AmiJam 2016 is tomorrow!
2. March 16, 2016 It's all about the people
1. March 15, 2016 AmiWest 2016 is on the way!

26. October 6, 2016 AmiWest Broadcast announces schedule

AmiWest 2016 will stream live in local (Pacific Daylight) time.

AmiWest Broadcast chief Bill Borsari has set the streaming schedule for AmiWest 2016. The show cam will be streamed in real Pacific Daylight time zone time, starting at 10 AM on October 8 local time. This is being done in order to streamline the operation.

Some of the stream will be posted to YouTube later. Bill has been doing this for the past several years. It does take time to edit for posting. We appreciate your patience.

So tune in when you can. As always, announcements, new developments, and other surprises occur at AmiWest. We want you to be the first to know.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events is happening now, October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and

25. October 6, 2016 DevCon 2016 has begun!

Steven Solie and crew continue with their support of AmigaOS

The fifth AmiWest AmigaOS DevCon has begun! Attended by Amiga programmers from four countries, the Thursday morning session has been concluded.

This year's sessions are being recorded. Robert Bernardo, our AmiWest video guy, is recording the sessions. After extensive editing, they will become available at some future date.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events is happening now, October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show.

24. September 27, 2016 Amigakit to Sponsor AmiWest 2016

AmiWest welcomes Amigakit and crew to AmiWest 2016!

Amigakit continues their sponsorship of AmiWest for 2016! Matthew Leaman and company have supported AmiWest for many years with the best in Classic Amiga hardware and software. Now, as distributors for A-EON and part of their development team, they are also in the forefront of AmigaOS NG hardware.

We have always found Matthew to be very positive and upbeat. He is working very hard to support Amiga users throughout the world, keeping our machines running. New efforts include:

  • AmiStore.Now you can open a free account with AmiStore and download the latest in Amiga software for very reasonable prices. I did with Multiviewer (by Andy Broad) and Balance Blox (from EntwicklerX). Download was immediate after my PayPal transaction processed. I was up and going in minutes. Have a look for yourself here for more information and to download the AmiStore app for your desktop.
  • Hardware development. In concert with A-EON, Amigakit is serving as the distributor for new AmigaOS hardware. Currently, the X5000 is in development. Other projects are to be announced soon.
So come to AmiWest and see Amigakit! You can't meet and talk with Matthew and his crew if you don't come. The time is getting closer and you are invited!

AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

23. September 27, 2016 DevCon seats going fast!

DevCon seats are limited!

The 2016 AmigaOS DevCon will be held October 6 & 7 at the AmiWest venue (see below).Led by Steven Solie, the conference will also include participation by Hans de Ruiter and Lyle Hazelwood sharing their knowledge and programming tutorials.

Seating is limited.The cost is $50.00 per person inclusive for the two-days session. There is nowhere else on planet earth that you can find such intensive Amiga programming instruction for such little cost.

Reserve your seat through this link. Please reserve by October 1 so we can bill your fee through PayPal.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

22. September 26, 2016 About those banquet tickets

Banquet tickets need to be reserved BEFORE THE SHOW!

AmiWest 2016 banquet tickets are NOT available at the show!Due to this year's logistics, the caterer must have a count by October 1!

If you have not yet made your banquet reservations, please do so immediately! Use this link to reserve your banquet tickets. We will then invoice you through PayPal for the cost of the tickets, which is $30.00 each.

No banquet tickets will be available at the show. We must have a count before the show. Avoid disappointment and sign up today.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

21. September 24, 2016 Hyperion confirms as AmiWest 2016 sponsor

Hyperion Entertainment has confirmed that they will sponsor AmiWest 2016. Hyperion continues their support of AmiWest to further promote AmiWest as a community gathering and as a developers conference.

Hyperion has given us AmigaOS 4 in its past and current forms.They have delivered where others have simply spoken of delivering. Without Hyperion, current development would not be what it is now. We greatly appreciate their contribution to the community and to the AmiWest show.

Welcome to the show, Hyperion.If you come to AmiWest, you can learn first-hand what is coming and what is currently being done to develop AmigaOS and software for the AmigaOS environment.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

20. September 23, 2016 AmiWest 2016 convenes in 14 days!

Just two weeks until the 2016 AmiWest Classic Clinic

The 2016 AmiWest Classic Clinic happens in just two weeks. On Friday, October 7, we get together to work on our classic hardware and software, starting at 5 PM. If you need help with a hardware upgrade, a software install, or trouble-shooting your classic machine, bring your parts to the Classic Clinic.

We will have volunteer experts on hand to assist. We will also have free food (as long as it lasts), so don't worry about dinner. The Classic Clinic has proven to be one of our most popular events.

Everyone who shows up gets help. We'll take your situation as far as we can, then recommend next steps. Most of the projects can be completed on-site.

So be sure to make plans to attend AmiWest 2016, starting with the Classic Clinic. It's also a great time to meet and greet AmiVerse friends old and new.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

19. September 16, 2016 - Update on AmiWest 2016 DevCon

DevCon to convene in 20 days!

Steven Solie has been hard at work on our DevCon for 2016! Here is his summary of what is being covered this year:


Syllabus

We are aiming to cover the following topics:

1. A detailed tour of AmigaOS 4 with tutorials.

We will be going through the Amiga Future programming articles by Michael Christoph. If you'd like to get a jump on them see the Amiga Future Programming Articles.

2. The anatomy of an Amiga disk device driver.

We will be dissecting the p5020sata.device which is a SATA device driver used in the upcoming AmigaOne X5000. This isn't just any custom made driver. It is melding between Linux libata and the traditional AmigaOS trackdisk device drivers.

3. Hans de Ruiter will be presenting his tutorials on Warp3D Nova.

For anyone that wants to program for Warp3D Nova be sure to obtain/borrow/steal a card for the DevCon. See the Warp3D Nova press release for assistance on choosing a card.

4. Personal Projects.

You are encouraged to bring your own personal projects to the DevCon where we, as a group, may be able to help you out.

5. The DevCon will also be tailored to the group.

If something is not interesting we can skip it and move on to something that is interesting. Class participation and feedback during the DevCon is strongly encouraged.

Remember that you need to register to attend the DevCon! Please see the reservations page to reserve and pay for your seat at the DevCon.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

18. September 6, 2016 Who's coming to AmiWest 2016? Apollo Accelerators!

Apollo Accelerators to exhibit at AmiWest 2016!

Back in the day, Apollo made some great accelerators for classic Amigas. Well, they're at it again. And they will be bringing an example to AmiWest 2016. Reportedly, that example will be their new accelerator for Amiga 500. You won't want to miss this exhibit! See their site here for more information.

After settling some logistics issues, Sam Crow will represent the company. Sam was with us in 2012 in another capacity. We welcome him back to the show and really look forward to seeing this latest product work wonders for an A500.

But you can't see it run if you don't come. Make your plans now - we're getting closer every day.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

17. September 6, 2016 The fifth AmigOS AmiWest DevCon starts in 30 days

AmiWest DevCon convenes October 6, 2016

Steven Solie and his team are ready for the 5th AmigaOS DevCon. Despite a very heavy work schedule with his "other" job (the one that pays), Steven and team are ready to present the next DevCon.

Go here to prepare for this intensive look at Amiga "C" coding. This link covers software setup on your machine to bring to the DevCon so class can begin promptly at 9 AM on Thursday the 6th of October. Go here to make your DevCon reservations.

Hans de Ruiter will also be present at the DevCon! His work with Amiga graphics support on Power Architecture machines has contributed greatly to the platform. DevCon attendees will have the opportunity to learn from him as well as from our usual highly competent team.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

16. September 2, 2016 About those AmiWest reservations. . .

We have established a new reservations page for AmiWest 2016. This is a simplified process that we hope will be easier for all concerned.

Go to the reservations page for instructions on hotel reservations, banquet ticket reservations, and 2016 DevCon reservations. Mostly this involves just sending us your email address to let us know you're coming to these various events so we can invoice your fees through PayPal. Hotel reservations are different and have different instructions.

We hope that this new, simplified procedure will be more fun for everyone, including the organizers. We hope to see everyone in October, which is about 5 weeks away.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

15. September 2, 2016 Tony Wyatt to present at AmiWest 2016!

Author of the new NGFS (Next Generation File System) for AmigaOS4 is coming to AmiWest!

Tony Wyatt, AmigaOS developer, will present his NGFS at AmiWest 2016. Tony has been optimizing and testing this system for some time now. We're delighted that he has agreed to come all the way from Australia to share his knowledge with Amigans across the planet.

We're looking forward to his presentation. He is also a great guy. When you attend AmiWest, you can actually get to know him. Of course, that isn't possible online.

So if you're not already planning to come, make those plans now! You still have a few weeks to set aside the time to come to AmiWest 2016.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!


14. September 2, 2016 Hans de Ruiter to present at AmiWest 2016!

Author of Radeon graphics card drivers for AmigaOS4 is coming to AmiWest!

Hans de Ruiter is travelling across the globe to come to AmiWest 2016! Hans has been developing graphics card drivers for AmigaOS for some years. He is presenting on Graphics and Amiga. See amiwest.net/seminar for the current schedule.

His work is enabling 3D graphics on Amiga platforms across a range of Radeon-equipped graphics cards. And you'll get to meet him at AmiWest. Hans is a major contributor to current Amiga platforms and technology.

AmiWest 2016 convenes the first week of October!That's just about a month away. You still have time to make plans to come to the show.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

13. August 27, 2016 Hotel Reservations Update

AmiWest 2016 group rates expire September 12, 2016

MAKE YOUR AMIWEST HOTEL RESERVATIONS NOW! Our new, streamlined AmiWest 2016 Reservations page will be up soon. See that page at amiwest.net/reservations for instructions re: hotel reservations.

The Holiday Inn Express Cal Expo is now booked full during our conference time frame and during most of the rest of the year. It has become a favorite destination because of its location. Thus, our flexibility in the past is now limited.

Our AmiWest rates are $25-$50 PER NIGHT less than their typical rates for October. These rates are a good deal, especially since they include a hot breakfast each morning.

The management has asked that we call the front desk at 1-916-923-1100 to make your room reservation. We have blocks of rooms reserved at our rates of $92/night for two beds and $113/night for a suite (both plus tax). In order to reserve within these blocks of rooms, tell the front desk you are with AmiWest 2016 and quote the rate. Then our blocks will be credited and your rate will be insured. If reserving online, use group code "ami" (no quotes). If the group code does not work, see the reservations page (see above) for a note to leave in the Special Requests box to alert staff to the group room rate.

It costs nothing to make a reservation. Your card is charged after your stay. Please reserve immediately so we can tell if we need to block out more rooms.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!


12. August 26, 2016 About those Banquet Tickets. . .

Prices are still on the way

Banquet tickets will be available for reservation soon. We appreciate your patience. Please see the reservations page at amiwest.net/reservations for updates.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

11. August 10, 2016 Amigadave Returns to AmiWest!

AmigaDave to exhibit at AmiWest 2016!

Amigadave, aka Dave Morris, will exhibit at AmiWest this year. So what is he bringing? He didn't exactly tell us, except to note that the exhibit would include MorphOS. I've seen his MorphOS setup and it is worth the trip to see it.

Dave has been among our most consistent AmiWest supporters over the years. We have always appreciated his community-minded way of thinking about Amiga that includes everyone who is running "legacy software" on their machines, be it MorphOS, AROS, emulation, Amiga classic or Amiga NG hardware.

Come and meet Amigadave at AmiWest this year. I'm sure that you'll find him friendly and engaging in the true spirit of Amiga.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

10. August 10, 2016 A-EON Confirms as Sponsor

A-EON Sponsors AmiWest 2016!

A-EON continues to sponsor AmiWest for 2016. Trevor Dickinson, director of A-EON and funder of new Amiga hardware and software projects, is planning yet another "future forward" exhibit for AmiWest 2016.

New A-EON announcements will be made at AmiWest 2016. Continuing their practice of recent years, A-EON will again be announcing new developments in hardware and software for 2016 and beyond. Of course, you need to attend to find out what those announcments are and how you can participate in them.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

9. August 7, 2016 Who's coming to AmiWest 2016? Acill!

Acill's first time to exhibit at AmiWest!

Acill, ace Amiga® tech, will exhibit at AmiWest 2016! He has recently announced his business to recap Amiga mainboards. He tells us that he has been going nonstop ever since he announced his intentions.

Come see what he's bringing to the show. Indications so far are that he will be working on recap projects at the show. Of course, it's up to him how he does this. We're just glad he's coming.

Acill is an example of the vitality of our community. And you can be part of that as well. Just come to the show and take part.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

8. July 20, 2016 Who's Coming to AmiWest? AMUC to sponsor!

AMUC Returns for AmiWest 2016!

AMUC, Amiga Users of Calgary, Canada, have announced that they will sponsor AmiWest 2016! An active Amiga user group in Canada, AMUC will be represented by AMUC Chair Steven Solie and AMUC member Len Haggblad.

AMUC presented their own show for 2016, AmiJam 2016! See the AMUC page at amuc.ab.ca for more information about this fine user group.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

7. July 19, 2016 Seminar page updated for 2016

Seminar presenters share their AmiVerse knowledge!

Every year, experts and exhibitors attend AmiWest. They come excited about what they have been doing for the year since the last AmiWest. And they want to share it with you, the Amiga® community.

We've just updated our seminar page for 2016. This is just what we know so far. The other spots will be filled in soon. Be sure to check back for updates in the near future. Come, listen, and meet major players in the Amiga community here at AmiWest 2016.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

6. July 19, 2016 Remember WHY computing was so much fun with Amiga®?

Why do you continue to use an Amiga® today?

You're reading this blog and presumed to be a user of our platform. Amiga®, MorphOS, AROS, emulation - some form of Amiga® is your "thing." So why do you continue with it today?

That is our theme for AmiWest 2016. And we want you to answer the question. Send your answer to info@amiwest.net with "I use Amiga because" in the subject line.

We'll try to summarize on this blog. We want you to think back as well as think now in terms of usefulness to you - not some hypothetical user who may exist somewhere, but to you. We're looking for the positives in your AmiVerse experience.

No spam, please. Just postive (and thoughtful) reasons why the AmiVerse is for you.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!


5. July 18, 2016 AmiWest hotel room rates announced

Very little increase in cost for 2016!

Room rates for AmiWest 2016 are now available. Our instructions for this year are to call the hotel front desk at 916-923-1100 to place your room reservation. Request the group rate for AmiWest. Here are the rates:

  • Two beds - $92.00 per night.
  • Suite - $113.00 per night.
Both rates include a hot breakfast per night of stay.

Reservations at these rates are being accepted until September 12, 2016. We have blocks of rooms set aside at these rates. To get credit for our blocks, please ask for the AmiWest group rate when you call.

At this time, the group code on the website is still not active We do realize that calling the hotel for our international travelers may be impractical and we are working to fix this.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

4. May 14, 2016 What is AmiWest, anyway?

A world-wide conference for Amigans!

AmiWest is a meeting of Amigans from many world areas. We have heard that we will have visitors for 2016 from Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., Canada, and perhaps Belgium and Germany, in addition to our U.S. guests. Everyone comes together to share knowledge, progress and memories.

And we all have a great time in the process! One of our first-time guests said a few years ago, "You guys throw a great party!" While we don't intend to do that, it does happen along the way. Some of the world's most creative people attend to add to the fund of Amiga® knowledge.

Make your plans now to come and take part! Yes, for many it is a long and expensive trip. That's true of any physical gathering anywhere - people do have to travel to get here. And if you come, we can pass along what is shared here. That happens best in person. We look forward to greeting you at this year's gathering, the 19th consecutive AmiWest show.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

3. May 13, 2016 AmiJam 2016 is tomorrow!

Saturday, May 14 is the AmiJam gathering for 2016

The AmiJam 2016 gathering is tomorrow in Calgary, Alberta, Canada! Amiga Users of Calgary (AMUC) are sponsoring their annual show tomorrow. "Non-mainstream" computer users throughout Canada and elsewhere will gather at the Dream Office Building in downtown Calgary for a day with the emphasis on having fun with their computers. More information can be seen here.

Among the organizers and participants are AmiWest faithfuls Steven Solie and Len Haggblad. We want to help raise awareness of what they're doing in Canada. We'll be interested in hearing about what happened and the good time that will be had by all.

"Amigatherings" are happening throughout the planet. We'll try to publicize them as well as AmiWest so that the entire planetary community can meet and support these others. Resources permitting, we hope to attend other gatherings soon ourselves.

AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

2. March 16, 2016 It's all about the people

Many Amiverse users attend AmiWest.

Our attenders make the AmiWest show!Without your attendance, AmiWest would not be the creative gathering that it is. Every year, someone brings new knowledge to the fore that enriches the Amiverse experience for everyone.

For example, AmiWest 2015 saw the introduction of ALICE. That's an Amiga Laptop Incorporating A Classic Experience. It also incorporated the work of an international team of Amiga expert enthusiasts who brought it to life together.

Without our volunteer participants, we would have no show. Everyone is a volunteer. We all attend AmiWest to help one other advance the knowledge base of the Amiverse.

Remember: AmiWest 2016 and associated events will be October 6-9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

1. March 15, 2016 AmiWest 2016 is on the way!

AmiWest 2016 promises to be a great gathering

AmiWest 2016, the 19th AmiWest show, will be held in Sacramento, CA October 8 and 9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., 95821. The fifth annual Amiga Programming DevCon, led by Steven Solie, will be held in conjunction with the show on October 6 & 7 at the same location. You can be sure that preparations are accelerating even as you read this blog. More information is already posted at amiwest.net.

We are already contacting sponsors and exhibitors to include in our expanded publicity. Several sponsors are already on board and we are contacting others to include. If YOU want to be an exhibitor or sponsor, just email us at info [at] amiwest.net with either AMIWEST EXHIBITOR or AMIWEST SPONSOR in the subject line. We will respond with details about costs and space considerations for the category you're seeking.

And watch this blog for all the latest breaking news and information for AmiWest 2016, the Amiverse show on the US West Coast!


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