Amiwest 98 Update

AmiWest Update

Banquet Speaker Lineup Has Changed! Unfortunately, Jeff Schindler, General Manager of Amiga, Inc., who had been scheduled to be present at AmiWest and to speak at the banquet, will not be able to do so because of a scheduling conflict. However, Amiga, Inc.'s new Software Development director, Dr. Alan Havemose, will be speaking instead. Dr Havemose is responsible for directing the efforts towards the new Amiga OS.

The speaker lineup for the AmiWest buffet Banquet is now:

Carl Sassenrath, Amiga pioneer and developer of the REBOL language.
Petro Tyschtschenko, President of Amiga International, Inc.
Dr. Allan Havemose, Software Development director for Amiga, Inc.

Unfortunately the banquet is sold out. No more tickets are available, although some may become available the day of the show. Over 100 people will be attending the AmiWest banquet on Saturday evening, July 11.

ICOA Seminars Have Been Added

The ICOA seminars on Friday, July 10, have not been determined and added to the seminar list on our web page. This can be accessed directly at

The good news is that they are all FREE. The bad news is that some of them are restricted to ICOA members and developers only.

Two IRC's from AmiWest!

Both the User Group Network (UGN) and Team Amiga will be present at AmiWest conducting IRC conferences during the show.

For the first time on any computer platform, Team AMIGA will bring to the Amiga user body a LIVE NEWS FEED direct from AmiWest98 in Sacramento, Ca. from Friday July 10th through Sunday July 12th. Information on the Team Amiga IRC can be found at


As the show progresses, live pictures taken during AmiWest, IRC logs as they are finished, links to RealAudio feeds, and IRC info for the show can be obtained from the AmiWest News Feed. This can be accessed at


There will also be links to the one or more web cams at the show.

The User Group Network (UGN) will be conducting on-line interviews of different companies that are exibiting at the AmiWest show during their IRC conference. UGN is asking the companies if they can provide a period of time (about 30 minutes to an hour) in which they can respond to the recent announcment made by Amiga, Inc. at the WOA show in London. These companies are also being asked to speak of their impressions of the show (and also push their products). You can access the UGN URL describing their IRC conference at


The User Group Network will also be conducting a seminar for all user group members attending the show. This seminar will be used to exchange information by User Groups and to explain what the User Group Network is.

About AmiWest '98

AmiWest '98 is the first Amiga show to be produced on the West Coast in over four years. We expect attendance from all over the Western United States with special guests from throughout the world. We already have pre-registered guests from throughout Califoria, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Arizona. We also have people attending from Western Canada.

Along with two days of show exhibits from major Amiga companies, ICOA will also be hosting a three day Developer's Conference. The show itself will be held on July 11th and 12th with seminars and developer sessions spaning the three days between Friday, July 10th and Sunday, July 12th.

AmiWest '98 will be held in Sacramento at the Ramada Inn at Haggin Oaks Golf Course. The Ramada's address is 2600 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95821


If you have not already done so, you should get your requests in for passes to the show. Remember that show passes are available at a reduced rate if your check and mailed request is received by July 1. The advance ticket prices are:

        Full show pass (admission to show floor both days).....$12.
        One day pass............................................$8.

A form in text format that can saved and/or printed has been provided on the web page at for ordering tickets for the show. Since we are using a badge type of admission, you will not receive actual tickets by return mail. Instead you will receive an acknowledgement that you have purchased the type of pass you requested. You will present this at the admissions desk and will be given a show information packet which will include your admittance badge and banquet tickets that you have ordered.

The first 300 people ordering tickets will get a free issue of the latest "The Informer" magazine.

Persons with advance tickets will have a special line to reduce waiting. Your check(s) should be mailed no later than July 1st or there is a chance that they will not arrive here in time for the show.

Please fill out a form for each person that wants tickets. This will allow us to print the name and affiliation for each person receiving a badge.

Send your check for admission passes:

AmiWest '98
c/o Sacramento Amiga Computer Club
P.O. Box 19784
Sacramento, CA 95819-0784

Make checks payable to "AmiWest".

And as always, check out our web page at for the latest information.

And see our ads in the current issues of "Amazing/Amiga" and "The Informer" magazines.


John Zacharias

Alan Crandall

"1998 is going to be a fun ride!" AmiWest98, get in, strap in, hang on!

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