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!

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!

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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