AmiWest 2018 Blog - Welcome to the Amiverse

AmiWest 2018 Blog - Welcome to the Amiverse

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The latest AmiWest news is here on the new AmiWest blog for 2018!

24. October 31, 2018 Post-show # 2 - Highlights of the show.
23. October 25, 2018 AmiWest 2018 is history!
22. October 8, 2018 Hyperion Entertainment sponsors AmiWest 2018!
21. October 7, 2018 Banquet tickets reservations are now closed
20. October 2, 2018 AmigaKit returns to AmiWest 2018
19. October 2, 2018 AmiWest Exhibitor List Updates
18. October 1, 2018 Cloanto to Sponsor AmiWest Banquet Giveaway!
17. October 1, 2018 Banquet Ticket Deadline
16. September 27, 2018 About those AmiWest banquet tickets
15. September 27, 2018 The AmiWest Devcon starts two weeks from today!
14. September 15, 2018 AmiWest 2018 Show Updates!
13. September 13, 2018 AmiWest 2018 begins 4 weeks from today!
12. September 12, 2018 2018 DevCon updates
11. September 7, 2018 AmiWest rooms selling out fast!
10. August 21, 2018 Seven Weeks 'til AmiWest!
9. August 16, 2018 Amiga On The Lake to bring product for sale to AmiWest 2018!
8. July 25, 2018 Daniel Muessener to be at AmiWest 2018
7. July 21, 2018 Amiga On The Lake to Sponsor AmiWest 2018!
6. July 10, 2018 About those hotel reservations. . .
5. July 9, 2018 AmigaOS 2018 DevCon news!
4. July 7, 2018 AMUC to sponsor AmiWest 2018!
3. June 19, 2018 Information requests: email to info at amiwest.net
2. June 11, 2018 A-EON confirms for AmiWest 2018!
1. June 9, 2018 AmiWest 2018 is on the way!

24. October 31, 2018

Post-show # 2 - Highlights of the show.

Highlights of the show were many! The seventh annual AmigaOS DevCon was held at the show facility on October 11-12. Leader Steven Solie and a crew of expert presenters kept pushing the envelope of AmigaOS development. That DevCon is now posted on YouTube (search AmiWest 2018). In fact, all of our AmiWest video has been posted thanks to Robert Bernardo, our official AmiWest videographer and Bill Borsari, AmiWest Broadcast chief.

The Classic Clinic on Friday evening featured a soldering station brought by Chris Nelson, new SACC member, to help rehab classic equipment boards old and new along with free food for everyone (until it was gone!). Paul Rezendes, Michael Salcedo and Alan Swithenbank also provided tech help for those who brought projects. A good time was had by all participants.

The show hall was incorporated into the presentation stage again this year. Many thanks to Bill Borsari of AmiWest Broadcast for engineering the live stream of our show. While you only see about 20% of what actually happens at AmiWest on the live stream, you can get a small idea of what we do if you cannot attend. Our videographer did a "walk around" of show exhibitors this year to give our viewers more insight into what was happening.

We still have some sound and lighting bugs to work out and are already proposing solutions for next year. Thanks again to all of our presenters! You can see them on YouTube as well.

Our annual AmiWest banquet was ably catered by Hannibal's Catering in Sacramento with assistance from Brian and Sue Carpignano, SACC members. Our SACC club awards were presented this year to Chuck Washburn (posthumously awarded the Dan Kloczko Award for his many years of assistance for SACC and AmiWest). Jerry Gray, new SACC member, was awarded the John Zacharias Award (for his technical assistance in disk drive mods and AmiWest LAN configuration and construction).

Our banquet speaker was Daniel Muessener, sponsored by the Friends of AmiWest who paid for his air ticket from Germany, his hotel stay in the US and provided transportation while in the US. While not wanting to "raise expectations" too much, he delivered one of the most inspirational speeches ever presented at AmiWest. See him deliver it on the 2018 banquet video posted on YouTube.

Preasentations continued on Sunday as well as sales by AmiWest exhibitors. The show hall closed at 5:30 PM and load-out was done by 6:30 in record time.

The no-host after-party was held at Brookfield's restaurant. Departing overseas guests left after a few hours of convivial conversation with pledges to return to AmiWest, many of them for AmiWest 2019.

So remember: AmiWest 2019 is already being planned! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October 2019!

23. October 25, 2018 AmiWest 2018 is history!

Post-show #1 - Many thanks to our sponsors and exhibitors!

The 21st AmiWest show is now history! Attendees from around the globe (Canada, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Wales, and the USA) said that it was the best AmiWest show in many years. So rather than try to cram all the details into one blog post, we are electing to make severla posts instead. They are also highligted on our web page, amiwest.net.

First, we want to thank our sponsors and exhibitors. We had eight sponsors this year:

  • Sacramento Amiga Computer Club
Sponsors of AmiWest since its founding in 1998 by SACC club members. The Amiga show on the West Coast of the U.S. and venue for the Amiga community gathering in the United States from all points on the planet. We have counted many Amiga luminaries among our members, among them the legendary Jay Miner. We currently maintain the Jay Miner memorial software library.

  • AmiWest Broadcast
Broadcasting Amiga shows for 20 years from all over North America. The technology has envolved from just IRC to IRC and Webcam to IRC, Webcam, and Streaming Audio, to IRC, Webcam, Audio, and Video. You could tune in to see and hear the show live with real time Video Toaster effects.

  • Hyperion Entertainment.
Developers of AmigaOS 4.x. Many thanks to their financial sponsorship of AmiWest as well as the many years of delivering new developments to the Amiga community.

  • AMiga Users of Calgary, Canada
Amiga Users of Calgary, Canada, has been organized and active since 1999. Thank you for sponsoring AmiWest and keeping the flame alive in Canada! See their page link above for information on their AmiJam show.

  • AmigaKit
World #1 Amiga hardware and software dealer for Amiga classic and emerging Amiga platforms including the A-EON X5000.

  • A-EON Technologies, Ltd.
AMIGAone hardware company bringing the AmigaOne X5000 with dual-core PPC CPU and custom Xena chips to market.

  • Amiga On The Lake
Amiga On The Lake, "The First Primarily "Amiga New Generation" Reseller on Planet Earth!" (other planets pending ), will be ably represented by owner Aaron Smith and company at AmiWest 2018. Talk to him about all the new Amiga NG offerings for both hardware and software! Thanks for supporting Amiga Future Forward!

  • Cloanto "Amiga Forever"
Mike Battilana was present in person and sponsored free downloads of the latest Amiga Forever Plus edition for AmiWest banquet participants.

And we had 14 exhibitors:

  • Sacramento Amiga Computer Club
  • AmiWest Broadcast
  • AMiga Users of Calgary, Canada
  • AmigaKit
  • A-EON Technologies, Ltd.
  • Amiga On The Lake
  • Amiga Apps and Users
Amiga experts show AmigaOS applications and configurations for the 21st century!

  • Inertial Computing
Inertial Computing exhibits again at AmiWest 2018, celebrating 33 years of Amiga. Exhibitor Alex Perez, long-time AmiWest Broadcast member and AmigaOS beta-tester and developer, is bringing his exhibit to AmiWest 2018. "Inertial Computing is a Silicon-valley based think [tank] dedicated to developing and engaging the Amiga hardware and software development community and enabling creative re-use of what others may consider antiquated and/or obsolete computer technology." Inertial will also be selling the new SCSI25DB adapters, adapting the old SCSI interface to a micro SD card. And there were several other projects as well!

  • Bay Area Retrocomputing Club
BARCC is a NEW retro computing club in the San Francisco Bay Area supporting AmiWest 2018. Whatever retro machine interests you (Sinclair, TRS-80, C64, and more) you are welcome. It's a "big tent." See their site for more info on meetings.

  • Bit By Bit Software Group
From their website: "BITbyBIT Software Group LLC was formed in November of 2003 by Jamie Krueger as a new software development company dedicated to producing high quality software for the latest release of the AmigaOS4(tm) operating system, AmigaOS4(tm). The primary focus of the company is to bring a new level of professional software development tools, in an easy to use graphical environment, to the AmigaOS4(tm) platform. This software development suite is called AVD."

  • SACC Guy
SACC Guy was at AmiWest 2018 as one of our two SACC member exhibitors. He is actually one of the founders of AmiWest. He has many things to say about Amiga and is a very engaging conversationalist as well as a major X5000 beta tester.

  • Ascil Amiga Tech
Retro computer tech Paul Rezendes exhibited at AmiWest 2018! He brought several new projects including a new (unpopulated) A4000 board and some 3D printed accessories.

  • Chris Brenner, engineer
Chris Brenner, returning SACC member and hardware engineer, has been wow-ing us at SACC with new hardware running old games - in 1080P resolution! He had a great diplay at AmiWest 2018.

  • Infocessories
Infocessories hosts the Amiga REBOL community presenting the Relative Expression-Based Object Language by Carl Sassenrath. We also had accessories (mice, accelerator boards, etc.) for your classic Amiga for sale. There was even an A500 computer to purchase. We sold out.

Next post: highlights of the show.

So remember: AmiWest 2019 is already being planned! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October 2019!

22. October 8, 2018 Hyperion Entertainment sponsors AmiWest 2018!

Hyperion Entertainment sponsors AmiWest this year!

In a late move, Hyperion Entertainment has sponsored AmiWest 2018! We just got word on Friday, October 5. Their sponsorship rounds out our sponosrs field at seven sponsors this year, the most ever!

We appreciate the many years of development that Hyperion has given to the Amiga community. They have been delivering AmigaOS 4.x since the early 2000's. They began AmigaNG development and have continued in coordination with many others in the AmiVerse. Their most current developments can be seen here.

Come see AmigaOS 4.x in action at AmiWest. In addition, there will be a strong presence of Classic Amiga and a new presence of Commodore 8-bit development at AmiWest as well.

So remember: AmiWest 2018 and associated events will be October 11-14, 2018 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. October 7, 2018 Banquet tickets reservations are now closed

AmiWest banquet ticket deadline has passed.

AmiWest banquet tickets are now unavailable. We must pass along a final count to our caterer in order for them to prepare for us. The reservations closed on October 5.

Many thanks to all who did reserve. We think you'll find the banquet interesting and informative. Our SACC club awards will be presented and at least one speaker will be featured, along with two special presentations.

So remember: AmiWest 2018 and associated events will be October 11-14, 2018 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. October 3, 2018 AmigaKit returns to AmiWest 2018

World #1 Amiga dealer AmigaKit is sponsoring AmiWest 2018

Matthew Leaman of AmigaKit is sponsoring and will attend AmiWest 2018. Since 2006, AmigaKit have been a regular sponsor of AmiWest. We want to highlight that faithfulness to the show and the many developments that they have brought to market during the past 12 years.

Now is your opportunity to meet and greet Matt.If by any chance you are not familiar with AmigaKit and what they do, visit their website to see the range of their stock and services.

The Enhancer software for AmigaOS 4.1 is a current project of his. In cooperation with A-EON Ltd. and a crew of several other developers, this newest enhancer package (currently at version 1.4) provides extended capabilities for all Amigas that run OS4.1 Update 6 and following (including OS4.1 FE and OS 4.1 FE Update 1). It's just one of the ways that Matt and AmigaKit serves the Amiga community.

AmigaKit is also sponsoring the 20th anniversary cake for the AmiWest banquet. We appreciate all that Matthew and his crew have done in sponsoring AmiWest for the past 12 years. As always, he will have product to sell at AmiWest. Please be sure to show him how much you appreciate his sponsorship of AmiWest by purchasing from him.

So remember: AmiWest 2018 and associated events will be October 11-14, 2018 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. October 3, 2018 AmiWest Exhibitor List Updates

Check out the exhibitor list for 2018!

AmiWest 2018 is shaping up to be the best AmiWest ever! We are celebrating 20 years of presenting AmiWest under the auspices of the Sacramento Amiga Computer Club.

Our updated exhibitor list is a case in point. This is the longest list of exhibitors we have had since 2003. There are 14 exhibitors this year, inclusive of both Classic and NG platforms, with an 8-bit presence that is new to AmiWest. Go to amiwest.net and scroll down to "exhibitors" to check it out.

We will be happy to see you attend this year's show. Please let us know if you are a first-timer at AmiWest so we can recognize you.

So remember: AmiWest 2018 and associated events will be October 11-14, 2018 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. October 1, 2018 Cloanto to Sponsor AmiWest Banquet Giveaway!

Cloanto's Amiga Forever download to be distributed through the AmiWest 2018 banquet!

Your AmiWest 2018 banquet ticket will now have an Amiga Forever download code on it! Michael Battilana of Cloanto has sent download codes to us to be included on the AmiWest banquet tickets. These codes allow banquet attenders to download a copy of the Plus Edition of Amiga Forever and / or C64 Forever.

This is the Plus edition of these packages. Check out the features (and the price!) of the Plus edition here to see what you're getting. And no, it does not require another base OS to run!

This is only for banquet ticket holders! The download codes will not be available generally during AmiWest 2018. Only paid banquet ticket holders will be able to get one. After one use, the code expires.

Buy your AmiWest 2018 banquet tickets now! You don't want to miss out on this opportunity to get Amiga Forever and C64 Forever as part of your banquet ticket at no additional cost. Many thanks to Cloanto's Michael Battilana for sponsoring the codes and to Paul Sadlik whose idea it was.

So remember: AmiWest 2018 and associated events will be October 11-14, 2018 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. October 1, 2018 Banquet Ticket Deadline

AmiWest 2018 Banquet Ticket Deadline extended until October 5, 2018!

Banquet tickets are selling out fast! Our deadline was today. Due to improved delivery systems, we can extend our deadline until this coming Friday, October 5, 2018. Beyond that date, we will be firming up our order and delivery with the caterer. Tickets will no longer be available.

REMEMBER: BANQUET TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHOW. We must have a firm count and order placed at least a week before. Please do not delay any longer. Go to the reservations page to reserve your ticket(s). You will be invoiced for payment at the rate of $30.00 per ticket through PayPal.

Avoid disappointment. Reserve your ticket(s) today.

So remember: AmiWest 2018 and associated events will be October 11-14, 2018 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 27, 2018 About those AmiWest banquet tickets

All 2018 banquet tickets requests have already been invoiced!

We have completed invoicing for the AmiWest 2018 banquet! If you think you should have gotten a PayPal invoice and did not, please email us at info@amiwest.net with Banquet in the subject line and the number of tickets you want. An invoice will be sent promptly to the email address you provide. Each ticket is $30 USD.

Tickets are still available. Please don't leave it to the last minute. We need to know by October 1 (this Monday) so we can complete the arrangements for food and logistics.

REMEMBER - NO BANQUET TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SHOW! We must give an accurate number to our caterer to insure that the right amount is ordered.

Please send you ticket request in today!

So remember: AmiWest 2018 and associated events will be October 11-14, 2018 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 27, 2018 The AmiWest Devcon starts two weeks from today!

The seventh annual AmiWest DevCon is on a roll!

Our seventh annual DevCon will kick off two weeks from today! The event, unique in Amigadom, gathers developers from across the planet to carry Amiga software development forward. Steven Solie, the leader of the DevCon, is deep in preparation for the event.

Invoicing for the event has been completed. If you didn't receive an invoice and think you should, please email us at info@amiwest.net with DevCon in the subject line. An invoice for $50.00 for the two-day event will be issued to the email address you provide.

An outline and schedule of the DevCon has already been published. This information gives some of the presenters and their subject areas as well as what you can do to prepare. Go to the DevCon wiki page to access this information so you can be prepared to attend.

A few seats remain. Let us know by October 1 if you want to attend this year's DevCon.

So remember: AmiWest 2018 and associated events will be October 11-14, 2018 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 15, 2018 AmiWest 2018 Show Updates!

Updates to amiwest.net will be appearing in the next few days!

Updates to the exhibitor list and seminar/show schedule will be popping up in the next few days. Be sure to check out amiwest.net for these updates.

New exhibitors are coming. These guys have not exhibited at AmiWest before and are bringing some great stuff. You don't want to miss it!

Our new show schedule takes advantage of our "big floor" layout. Now everyone will be able to see and hear our presentations as well as interact with our exhibitors.

So remember: AmiWest 2018 and associated events will be October 11-14, 2018 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. September 13, 2018 AmiWest 2018 begins 4 weeks from today!

The 2018 AmiWest DevCon convenes in 4 weeks.

Steven Solie and his associates are preparing right now for the seventh annual AmiWest Devcon. This has been a very popular event, attracting some of the best Amiga coders in the world. Go to the DevCon link for more information about the event.

The schedule and content for the event has just been posted. See the AmigaOS wiki here to see that update.

Seats are still available! Just send us an email to info@amiwest.net with DevCon in the subject line to reserve your space. The cost is $50.00 for the two-day conference.

So remember: AmiWest 2018 and associated events will be October 11-14, 2018 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. September 12, 2018 2018 DevCon updates

Steven Solie, DevCon leader, has just posted updates today!

The AmiWest 2018 DevCon is on track! DevCon organizer Steven Solie has just posted updates that all who are attending the DevCon need to see. These updates include a schedule for the event and other pertinent information.

Please see this link for all the latest information.

We do have a limited number of seats left for the DevCon. It's not too late to sign up. Just go to the AmiWest reservations link and follow the instruction for the DevCon. Hotel and banquet reservations are also on that page.

So remember: AmiWest 2018 and associated events will be October 11-14, 2018 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. September 7, 2018 AmiWest rooms selling out fast!

RED ALERT
Only 5 rooms per night left at the Holiday Inn Express, October 11-14!

We just checked the official reservations list at the Holiday Inn Express. Joseph, our front desk manager and group reservations specialist, reported that figure just this afternoon. Remember to call him for the best reservations service. See the reservations page for the extended reservation date and procedure to use when reserving a room.

Waiting won't lower the price. This hotel is typically fully booked because there is a shortage of hotel rooms in Sacramento, California's capitol city. The "discount sites" don't have a better rate for this hotel.

And you want to be on-site for AmiWest. If you are, all you do is walk down to the show. No travel or parking situation is involved.

Booking a room also helps the show. By crediting our block, we have lower meeting room rates and more negotiating leverage for next year. We can keep the price per room lower if we are booking more rooms each year. Thanks to those of you who have already booked by helping in this way. AND you get a lower rate, too!

So book your room now! Be sure to follow the procedure on the reservations page for best results. Thanks to those who emailed us to build our list for the show. All of you who did that are officially listed under our group by the hotel.

So remember: AmiWest 2018 and associated events will be October 11-14, 2018 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 21, 2018 Seven Weeks 'til AmiWest!

AmiWest 2018 kicks off in seven weeks and two days

AmiWest 2018 is only seven weeks away! The excitement is building as new exhibitors sign up and everyone is making travel plans to come to AmiWest. There are a few things we would like to emphasize to everyone reading this blog.

First, be sure to make your reservations NOW! Go to the reservations page to make reservations for hotel accomodations at the special AmiWest rate of $97.00 per night; the DevCon at $50/attendee for the two-day conference; and the AmiWest banquet for $30/ticket.

It is especially important to make your hotel reservations now, since these rates expire on September 5, 2018. After that, the room rates (if available) go up to over $160/night at regular rates. Even if you are using rewards points to reserve your room, please be sure to tell the front desk you are with AmiWest so our reserved block of rooms can be credited properly. This answers the inquiries about "no rooms left" due to failure to identify with AmiWest. RESERVATIONS ARE FREE TO MAKE. Your card will not be charged until you check out.

Deadlines for DevCon banquet and reservations are both October 1, 2018. This gives us time to prepare for both events. You will be billed through PayPal for both of these events.

So remember: AmiWest 2018 and associated events will be October 11-14, 2018 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 16, 2018 Amiga On The Lake to bring product for sale to AmiWest 2018!

First-time sponsor Amiga On The Lake will have AmigaNG product to sell at AmiWest 2018!

We have just received word that Aaron and his cohorts will be making a special announcement at AmiWest 2018.

In the mean time, you can access their website for more info on their current product offerings. Just visit their website to see much of what they will bring to AmiWest 2018.

Be sure to bring money to spend on next generation Amiga hardware! Amiga On The Lake are authorized distributors for the USA for Amiga New Generation hardware as well as a range of software, add-ons and other Amiga accessories. And they are ready to deal!

Special AmiWest prices will be offered only at the show. See the Amiga On The Lake blog for more info. If you haven't yet made plans to attend, now is the time to reserve your room, your banquet tickets and your DevCon space. The AmiWest reservations page is the place to make your arrangements now!

So remember: AmiWest 2018 and associated events will be October 11-14, 2018 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 25, 2018 Daniel Muessener to be at AmiWest 2018

Special guest Daniel Muessener is an AOS4 developer and game coder.

Daniel Muessener is coming to AmiWest 2018! A long-time developer and game coder, Daniel will be sponsored by the Friends of AmiWest who are bringing him to the show.

Daniel has been coding since he was 9 years old. Since 1999 he has been a self-employed application developer doing a wide variety of contract work across several industries including the energy industry and a lot of mobile games work. In 2017/2018 he ported / optimized / partially rewrote Tower57 for NG-Amigas. He is now a member of the AOS4 dev team, working on OpenGL ES 2. He says, "At the moment I'm finishing off "Wings Remastered". And every other day I'm extending and improving OGLES2, coding my MiniGL replacement lib and working on another secret project ;)"

You don't want to miss Daniel at AmiWest! Be sure to make your hotel, banquet and DevCon reservations by clicking here.

Remember: AmiWest 2018 and associated events will be October 11-14, 2018 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 21, 2018 Amiga On The Lake to Sponsor AmiWest 2018!

Amiga NG retailer sponsors AmiWest for the first time.

Aaron Smith of Amiga On The Lake (AOTL) will be at AmiWest 2018! Not only will he be here, but his company is sponsoring AmiWest for the first time this year.

AOTL is primarily an Amiga NG retailer. With that said, he also handles OS updates and other enhancements for classic machines as well as early NG machines and the latest stuff. See their website for more information.

We welcome Aaron and his partners as sponsors and invite you to come see them at AmiWest 2018. We will keep you updated on his plans right here on this blog.

So remember: AmiWest 2018 and associated events will be October 11-14, 2018 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 10, 2018 About those hotel reservations. . .

Hotel reservations now available at the Holiday Inn Express!

AmiWest 2018 rates are now available for reservation at the AmiWest venue! See the AmiWest reservations page for more information.

Please make your no-deposit reservations now!Even if you are using rewards points to book the room, tell them that you're with AmiWest anyway. That way, we at AmiWest get credit for your room. It doesn't cost you anything extra and it keeps the cost of the facility low for SACC, since the rates we pay for the facility are predicated on the number of rooms we sell for the show. Even if you're just booking for the weekend, it helps the show AND you get a lower rate if you reserve in advance. You can cancel for free up until the day before your reservation starts and they don't charge your card until you check out.

These AmiWest rates are only good until September 5, 2018! After that, regular rates apply. If reserving online, use group code "ami" (no quotes) to get the AmiWest rate. So reserve your room now!

So remember: AmiWest 2018 and associated events will be October 11-14, 2018 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 9, 2018 AmigaOS 2018 DevCon news!

The 7th Annual AmigaOS DevCon at AmiWest begins October 11!

The 2018 AmigaOS DevCon at AmiWest will commence on October 11, 2018. Specific details are being established and will be posted in plenty of time to make your travel plans. Typically, DevCon attendees arrive the day before (on October 10) so they can get their equipment up and running for an early start on October 11.

This event is unique in the Amiga world. Here, you will have an opportunity to work on your projects as well as to begin a project that you have in mind. The suggested prerequisites for the DevCon are listed on the DevCon information link. This link gives a basic orientation for the DevCon. You can also learn a lot just by attending and hearing others discuss programming methods and techniques.

Steven Solie leads this year for what has become an annual event! Steven and other leaders will be presenting on various aspects of AmigaOS programming using the "C" language. Please see the AmigaOS wiki link for further details as they are updated between now and October.

Please make your reservations here for the DevCon now! As you might imagine, preparation for the DevCon involves knowing how many attendees we are going to have. We can then set up the needed equipment to host you and your computer.

So remember: AmiWest 2018 and associated events will be October 11-14, 2018 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. July 7, 2018 AMUC to sponsor AmiWest 2018!

Canadian user group AMUC to send delegation to AmiWest 2018

AMUC (AMiga Users of Calgary) have confirmed their sponsorship of AmiWest 2018. For at least the last 12 years, AMUC have consistently sponsored and supported AmiWest here in Sacramento, CA.

We here at SACC really appreciate all the support AMUC have given. Their delegation has always included Steven Solie and Len Haggblad, both active in the Amiga community and in their Canadian club. For more on their organization, go to their website.

It's participation and support like this that keep AmiWest going. Our thanks go out to Steve, Len and all the membership at AMUC. We look forward to their exhibit this year at AmiWest 2018,celebrating two decades of AmiWest..

And you can participate as well! Individual attendees make up most of our attendance. And you can join us this year to celebrate two decades of AmiWest.

So remember: AmiWest 2018 and associated events will be October 11-14, 2018 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. June19, 2018

Information requests: email to info at amiwest.net

Please use info at amiwest.net for information requests. We had used other email addresses last year in an attempt to focus requests. That became too cumbersome. Those other email addresses have been discontinued.

Of course, AmiWest 2018 news is always here on the blog. This is the best place to discover what is going on as soon as we can confirm it. When you see it here, it's actually happening.

Remember: AmiWest 2018 and associated events will be October 11-14, 2018 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. June 11, 2018

A-EON confirms for AmiWest 2018!

A-EON Technology Ltd. have confirmed their sponsorship for and presence at AmiWest 2018! One of our regular sponsors, A-EON always brings news with them to AmiWest. We are really looking forward to what they have for 2018.

We want to thank Trevor Dickinson & A-EON for sponsoring AmiWest 2018. Indeed, this consistent support is a large part of what makes AmiWest possible. The people who attend are the show.

And A-EON always brings surprises to AmiWest! We are thinking that the surprises for 2018 will be worth your effort to attend.

Remember: AmiWest 2018 and associated events will be October 11-14, 2018 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. June 9, 2018

AmiWest 2018 is on the way!

AmiWest 2018 is rolling! For some time, we have been doing the preparation for the Amiga show on the US West Coast. We're changing things up a bit this year and we want to include you!

We're celebrating two decades of AmiWest! Back when the show started in 1998, we were sure that AmiWest would be a temporary effort to bridge the gap between what was in Amigadom and a new commercial effort to present an annual Amiga show. Two decades later, we're still here. Founded by members of the Sacramento Amiga Computer Club (SACC), we are also supported by our sponsors and the many who attend regularly. We've all made new friends and made a lot of progress in Amiga development.

And you can count on surprises at AmiWest! The people who come are the show. What we do is provide a place for Amiga people to come and share what they have been doing with Amiga. What we get is often surprising developments, announcements and demos of the latest developments for Amiga. So come and be a part of our celebration of two decades of AmiWest.

Remember: AmiWest 2018 and associated events will be October 11-14, 2018 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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