Amiga 98 Show Growing, Gaining Worldwide Attention

The Champaign-Urbana Computer Users Group
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Champaign, IL 61821


January 11, 1998 - The Gateway Computer Show Amiga 98 which will be held in St. Louis, Missouri on March 13, 14 & 15, 1998, is gaining in momentum and growing in size, according to its host club, the Gateway Amiga Club, Inc. (GAC), also located in St. Louis and its producer Bob Scharp. The show, normally held for two days, has been expanded to three days to accomodate additional classes with the usual two days of exhibitions.

The excellent organizational and promotional efforts of members of the venerable St. Louis club are paying off greatly this year and the show promises to be their best ever, according to industry observers. "Many shows do not go to the efforts these folks do to promote themselves. GAC has pulled out the stops and is utilizing direct mail, flyers, the Internet, radio and television as well," said Kevin Hisel, of the Champaign-Urbana Computer Users Group (CUCUG) another club located in neighboring Illinois which is also promoting the show on their popular web site, The Amiga Web Directory.

A long list of Amiga-oriented companies have already committed to attending the show. According to show organizer Bob Scharp, with more to come. Already commited to attend include AEMail, Amazing Computing, Amiga Atlanta Inc., Amiga Informer Magazine, Amiga Inc., Amiga International Inc., Amiga User Group Network, Asimware Innovations Inc., the Champaign-Urbana Computer Users Group (CUCUG), Compuquick Media Center, Dan's Deals, FWD Computing, The Gateway Amiga Club Inc. (G.A.C.), Intangable Assets Manufacturing (I.A.M.), Legacey Maker Inc., National Amiga, North Coast Amiga Users Group (N.C.A.U.G.), Nova Design Inc., Power Computing LTD., Prowave Inc., Scharp Designs, SoftLogik Publishing Corp.

In addition to the companies, show attendees will include famous Amiga personalities from all over the world.

According to information from GAC's web site, popular Amiga video hardware/software experts have agreed to sponsor classes and Amiga computer manufacturer Amiga International is expected to donate an Amiga 4000T (Tower) computer to the show as a door prize.1

"CUCUG plans to attend Amiga 98 again in full force. This year we plan to have an official presence and will be hosting an exhibitor booth at the show. Our members had a great time in all the previous years we attended and we are anticipating an even better show this year," Hisel said.

"With your help, we can make the Amiga shine, and the entire community know that Amiga is not only back, but the future is very bright indeed!" Scharp commented about the show.


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1 Door prizes are subject to substitution.

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