AmiWest 2021 Blog - Welcome to the Amiverse

AmiWest 2021 Blog - Welcome to the Amiverse

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12. September 16, 2021 AmiWest 2021 is 30 days away!
11. August 31, 2021 ONSITE AmiWest revised room rates are posted!
10. August 17, 2021 ONSITE OS 3.2 beta tester to attend AmiWest 2021 in person!
9. August 7, 2021 ONLINE AND ONSITE Presenting at AmiWest 2021
8. August 4, 2021 Donations for the SACC table
7. August 1, 2021 More AmiWest onsite exhibitors!
6. July 31, 2021 Make Your Hotel Reservations NOW!
5. April 6, 2021 SACC guy returns for AmiWest 2021!
4. March 23, 2021 10MARC confirms exhibit at AmiWest 2021!
3. March 23, 2021 First exhibitor confirms!
2. March 22, 2021 AmiWest 2021 sponsors and exibitors have been notified!
1. March 10, 2021 AmiWest 2021 is launching!

12. September 16, 2021 AmiWest 2021 is 30 days away!

Our team is working hard to make this a great show.
Make plans to be there today!

AmiWest is the premier Amiga show in North America.Founded in 1998 this year represents our 24th year of continuous service. In that time AmiWest has become a key event for new product announcements and showcases for all things Amiga. Presented by the Sacramento Amiga Computer Club (SACC), AmiWest 2021 will be hosted in beautiful Sacramento California October 16th and 17th at the Holiday Inn Express CalExpo.

For 2021 the show will continue the traditions of AmiWest with all the elements that attendees have grown to love.

  • The latest information on what is happening in the AmiVerse.
  • The show hall featuring more than 10 exhibitors. The show hall schedule is here!
  • Twelve presenters participating both onsite and online.
  • Our Saturday evening banquet will truly celebrate the AmiVerse with a feature called "Dueling Keyboards" and for those in attendance a surprise giveaway! Details coming soon to the the shows reservations page
  • Unique comradery with other Amigans. It is the people who make the show happen. What we do is provide the venue. Come join us and make the show happen.
  • See our live internet AmiWest Broadcast streaming schedule at this link.
And a return of the Raffle! Yes, after a long hiatus the AmiWest raffle is back for 2021 with a few awesome changes. First, new for 2021 the AmiWest raffle will be open to the whole internet. Second, we have one of the best collections of items in show history. In place of picking up the items at the show, we will ship the items to the winners. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to supporting the raffle and future AmiWest shows. Oh, want to buy tickets? Then visit the Raffle pageto purchase as many as you want.

We know that some may have health concerns. For those who attend in person, AmiWest will respect your personal decisions in regard to all local health orders and requirements for local gatherings. See this link for more information.

So remember: AmiWest 2021 and associated events will be October 16-17, 2021 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!

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11. August 31, 2021 ONSITE AmiWest revised room rates are posted!

See the reservations page for the latest rates.
Book now to reserve your room - they're going fast!

Our AmiWest venue is back to business as usual. It seems that everyone is having a meeting now and using "our" venue to do it! Of course, we don't own the hotel but we do want our AmiWest attendees to get the best room rates available.

Please book your AmiWest room as soon as possible. This enables us to increase the size of our room "block" if needed before attendees at other events take up all the space. Just go to our reservations page for both phone and online reservations.

You can reserve now with no prepayment needed! Just pay at the end of your stay. And, if your plans change, you can cancel up to 36 hours before your reservation begins at absolutely no charge! Our room rates are available from October 12 through check-out on October 18 at our favorable AmiWest rates, so come and spend some time vacationing in Sacramento in the fall as so many others do.

So remember: AmiWest 2021 and associated events will be October 16-17, 2021 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 17, 2021 ONSITE OS 3.2 beta tester to attend AmiWest 2021 in person!


10.August 17, 2021 ONSITE OS 3.2 beta tester to attend AmiWest 2021 in person!

He will attend in person!
He will be at the SACC table to answer your OS 3.2 questions.

Development is ramping up for OS3.2! The latest release from Hyperion Entertainment is getting rave reviews in the Amiga community. We here at SACC were among the first to see a demo by an active betatester at our June club meeting.

That betatester will attend AmiWest 2021 in person. None other than our SACC member Brian Carpignano will be in attendance and answering your OS3.2 questions at the SACC table. Brian has been working on the OS3.2 project since its inception and is very knowledgeable about the progress being made in that arena.

It's just one more reason to attend AmiWest 2021 in person. You can go to our reservations page to see the latest info and link to our group rates for AmiWest 2021. If you're local, just come to the show.

So remember: AmiWest 2021 and associated events will be October 16-17, 2021 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, 2021 ONLINE AND ONSITE Presenting at AmiWest 2021


9. August 7, 2021 ONLINE AND ONSITE Presenting at AmiWest 2021

We are assembling our schedule of presenters now
Present your Amiga talk at AmiWest 2021

AmiWest is about the people in the Amiga community. Machinery is interesting but people make machinery go. Amiga people bring life to our community.

And people do interesting things with the Amiga platform. Indeed, having your computer doing what you want is the most interesting part of our show.

We want those people who are developing interesting ways to use Amiga to tell us about that at AmiWest. We are doing this online and onsite for 2021, coordinating those presentations in real time and in pre-recorded form.

Our presentation schedule is developing. If YOU want to present online or onsite, email to saccvp@amiwest.net with contact information and a potential subject. We'll get back to you with details about doing just that for AmiWest 2021.

So remember: AmiWest 2021 and associated events will be October 16-17, 2021 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. August 4, 2021 Donations for the SACC table


8. August 4, 2021 Donations for the SACC table

SACC is looking for things to sell in support of AmiWest.
Let us know what you would like to donate!

Every year for the past 23 years, AmiWest has been presented by the Sacramento Amiga Computer Club. Our members have always stepped up and provided the volunteers necessary to set up and staff AmiWest. This year we are seeing a newer group of volunteers in addition to many of our past volunteer staff actively supporting AmiWest with their time, talent and funds. We have always had a club table with items from our Abyss storage area for sale.

The difference this year is that the Abyss is now closed. Our 6-year Amiga hardware and software redistribution project is now complete.

Now that the SACC Abyss is closed, we are looking for donated items to sell in support of AmiWest. Our SACC tables have provided a rich resource of software and hardware for AmiWest attendees over the past 15 years. Those sales have been a stream of income that has supported the various expenses of AmiWest. All funds raised go to pay the expenses of the show. Everyone who runs the show is a volunteer and thus works for the love of Amiga. No one gets paid by AmiWest.

So bring your Amiga gear to AmiWest this year to sell in support of the show. We are looking for Amiga hardware and software, complete and in good useable condition. By donating, you will receive the satisfaction of knowing that the sale of your items will provide funding for future AmiWest shows.

Contact saccvp@amiwest.net with your donation information. We hope to build a list of what people are bringing so you can purchase what you're seeking at AmiWest 2021!

So remember: AmiWest 2021 and associated events will be October 16-17, 2021 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. August 1, 2021 More AmiWest onsite exhibitors!

Onsite space is selling out fast.
SACC members are in as exhibitors.

On Sunday, July 25, two more AmiWest exhibitors confirmed their attendance. These SACC members are bringing long and deep backgrounds in the Amiga platform to their exhibits.

Dave Coombs is an original SACC member from 1986. Dave is bringing the SACC collection of software manuals to AmiWest as the final step in distributing the SACC Abyss (now closed). He is selling these for a donation to the club. Dave also brings experience as an Amiga animator to his exhibit. We're glad to have Dave back as a member

Mr. Toast (aka Chris Nelson) will bring his solder station to AmiWest 2021. Chris has a lot of experience at soldering and can do simple repairs to hardware at the show. Chris also has a lot of experience "back in the day" with Amiga animation and working for NASA in Florida. Come see him at his tables.

AmiWest is all about the people who attend. These guys are just two examples of the many interesting people you will meet when you attend AmiWest 2021.

So remember: AmiWest 2021 and associated events will be October 16-17, 2021 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 31, 2021 Make Your Hotel Reservations NOW!

Holiday Inn Cal Expo has our block reserved

Our AmiWest room reservation block is now open! Actually, it's been open since January. Now is the time to reserve your room for AmiWest 2021. We don't want you to be disappointed!

Make your reservations now. Details are on our AmiWest reservation page. Your credit card will NOT be charged until after your stay. If need be, you can cancel up until the day before the first day of the reservation.

Reserving now allows us to increase our reservation block if needed. We can increase the number of rooms we want, but we need to know your plans NOW so we can increase the block if needed.

Be sure to reserve your rooms now. Even though the show is shorter this year, the rates are available from Wednesday October 13 through Monday October 18. Come see Northern California while you're here! Museums, state parks, restaurants and hotels are open now. Make your AmiWest reservations now!

So remember: AmiWest 2020 and associated events will be October 16 & 17, 2021 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. April 6, 2021 SACC guy returns for AmiWest 2021!

Major X5000 beta-tester to attend AmiWest this year.
SACC member exhibitor will bring his latest setup.

We have had a member exhibitor category for AmiWest for many years. With most of our members heavily involved in the organization of the show, not many are free to take advantage of this category of exhibitor to show off their own projects at AmiWest.

This year, SACC-Guy returns for AmiWest 2021 as a SACC member exhibitor. In years past he has also been a mainstay of our AmiWest organization. Recently, he has been even more active as an X5000 beta-tester and is on every list that exists for that role.

He is actually one of the founders of AmiWest. He has many things to say about Amiga. An Amigan since the Classic days, he knows most of what the platform can do and is a very engaging conversationalist as well as a major X5000 beta tester.

Come see his table at AmiWest 2021! We're sure he will have interesting and provocative things to say as well as exhibit. He (and others like him) is representative of the reasons why coming to the show is so intriguing.

So remember: AmiWest 2021 and associated events will be October 16-17, 2021 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. March 23, 2021 10MARC confirms exhibit at AmiWest 2021!

Doug Compton will be in Sacramento to exhibit
His exhibit is expanding, "lots of stuff to show."

We are pleased to confirm the attendance of Doug Compton of 10MARC fame at AmiWest 2021! He has expanded his exhibit space for 2021. In his reservation email, he said, "Yes, I want two tables this year, please. Lots of stuff to show!"

Doug was a key part of our online presence last year. He hosted the Sunday discussion online from Arizona and kept an online audience discussing in a very positive fashion for about seven hours.

You can speak with him in person this year at AmiWest 2021. We know he will have a very current exhibit of Classic Amiga hardware and software to show. You don't want to miss it.

So remember: AmiWest 2021 and associated events will be October 16-17, 2021 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. March 23, 2021 First exhibitor confirms!

MorphOS to be presented by a non-dev team member onsite at AmiWest 2021!
The latest MorphOS version and software will be on display

MorphOS is the first to confirm an exhibit onsite at AmiWest 2021. In his reservation reply, the "non-dev team member" said, "I'll display some MorphOS systems running the latest version and have the Wayfarer browser and Iris mail client , and any other fun software that looks interesting. See you there in October."

The MorphOS display is always interesting.That non-dev team member is sure to make an articulate presentation. He adds a lot to our show every year that he has attended in the past.

We will have our AmiWest hotel rates online soon! Be sure to watch this blog for that announcement.

So remember: AmiWest 2021 and associated events will be October 16-17, 2021 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 22, 2021 AmiWest 2021 sponsors and exibitors have been notified!

If you want to sponsor our show or be an exhibitor, please contact us.
RESERVE NOW! Space may sell out fast!

Email notification has been sent to our faithful sponsors and exhibitors from past years. Most have been involved with our AmiWest gathering for over a decade. It is that intrepid spirit that fuels the Amiga community and helps promote our AmiWest show now and for the future.

Of course, there is always room for more! Indeed, we are now in contact with a new manufacturer that will be exhibiting at AmiWest for the first time this year. He has new releases that he wants to show at AmiWest 2021. You'll hear more about him later.

We do understand that travel restrictions have played a part in our show this past year. However, as conditions improve, we expect to have a larger onsite attendance this year, always good for our sponsors and exhibitors.

So let us know if we left you out! If so, it was unintentional! Just email us at info@amiwest.net and we'll send information on how to be a sponsor (either exhibitor or financial only) or an exhibitor.

So remember: AmiWest 2021 and associated events will be October 16-17, 2021 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 10, 2021 AmiWest 2021 is launching!

ONLINE and ONSITE
We're lining up sponsors, exhibitors, and presenters now!

AmiWest 2021, the 24th AmiWest show, is launching! Our combination online and physical show was such a success last year that our SACC members have decided to do it again. We learned alot last year and had over 10 times the online viewers we have had in past years. That's a 1000% gain!

As always, amiwest.net is our central information source for official AmiWest information. We have already updated that front page with current information for 2021 and will be updating it regularly as sponsors and exhibitors confirm their participation.

For those able to make it in person, we have negotiated AmiWest hotel rates again for 2021. We are currently re-confirming those rates and will post them on our page at amiwest.net soon.

For those attending online, we will be posting those links to online content as we get closer to the show. Our team is already working to insure that our online show experience will be further enhanced this year.

We're already getting excited about AmiWest 2021! We hope you are as well.

So remember: AmiWest 2021 and associated events will be October 16-17, 2021 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!