The Midwest Amiga Exposition

Amiga Central Ohio Network Releases Midwest Amiga Exposition Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - The Amiga Central Ohio Network

August 15th, 1998

Subject: AmiCON announces new partnerships, a redesigned web site, and show floor expansion for the 1998 Midwest Amiga Exposition.

The Amiga Central Ohio Network
Dave Pearce -
Ronn Black -

AmiCON is proud to announce the formation of several key partnerships for the 1998 Midwest Amiga Expo with Pantheon Systems, the User Group Network (UGN), the ICOA, and the Champaign-Urbana Computer Users Group (Amiga Web Directory). In conjunction with Pantheon Systems, the Expo will have World Wide Web access direct from the show floor via specialized Amiga kiosk machines. Four stations will be positioned around the show floor with on-line access to the WWW during the entire duration of the event. The UGN will be providing live IRC and webcam services during the event, and the ICOA has agreed to supervise the seminars and classes offered at this years show. The Champaign-Urbana Computer Users Group will be holding a raffle during the Expo for an Amiga 4000 Video Toaster system. Tickets will be sold during both days of the show floor with the drawing taking place on Sunday. CUCUG members attending our show will receive a discount price of $5.00 for single day admission and $8.00 for a two day pass. Members must present their CUCUG membership ID at the door in order to receive the discount prices.

Also, in conjunction with Pantheon Systems, the Midwest Amiga Exposition web site has been completely redesigned. The new layout and easier navigation will allow the Amiga community to get the information they need about the event. Potential exhibitors can register on-line to reserve space, and schedule a class or seminar. The complete seminar schedule allowing on-line signup for classes will be posted shortly.

AmiCON has increased show floor for the 1998 Midwest Amiga Expo to 8,500 square feet, almost triple that of last years event! Rental space will not last forever, so please make your reservations soon! Expansion was necessary in order to better serve the Amiga community with as many Amiga vendors under on roof as possible.

In following with the tradition of bringing the Amiga community closer together, the Amiga Central Ohio Network is offering a 20% discount to user groups on space rental for exhibiting at the 98 MAE. As in years past, the 98 MAE was formed specifically with the financial considerations of Amiga user groups in mind. This is an excellent opportunity for user groups to make extra income and enjoy the atmosphere of one of the best Amiga events around at an inexpensive rate! Don't miss out on your chance to help the local Amiga organizations grow and expand!

Along with the most prominent Amiga companies and seminars, the 98 Midwest Amiga Expo also offers special events for attendees such as the Special Interest Group Gatherings (SIGGs). The SIGGs will take place on Saturday night, after the show floor closes, at one of the premier hot spots in Columbus, Jillians, right across the street from the show. The SIGGs will consist of groups like Graphics, Internet and others headed by industry leaders who will meet to discuss the latest topics among good food, drinks, and fantastic atmosphere. Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss the latest trends, rumors, and developments in the Amiga community. Signups for the SIGGs will be available during the day at the Expo.

The 1998 Midwest Amiga Exposition is being held at the world-class Hyatt Regency hotel at The Greater Columbus Convention Center, on October 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Tickets for the event are $8.00 for a single day pass and $12.00 for a two day pass. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the special rate available from the Hyatt Regency during their stay on Columbus. Simply call the Hyatt at (800)233-1234 or (614)463-1234 or visit their web site. You may also reserve your room on-line at their Online Rates and Reservations site. You must mention that you are attending the 1998 Midwest Amiga Exposition to receive their special discount rate.

Please visit the Midwest Amiga Exposition web site for further information. Contact Dave Pearce - or Ronn Black - for any additional information, special requests or discounted ticket rates for members of user groups and other non-profit Amiga organizations.

Exhibitors may call (614)751-0232 for information or special requests.

We look forward to a successful and exciting event!


David Pearce,

Ronn Black,
MAE Coordinators

The Amiga Central Ohio Network
P.O. Box 18311
Columbus Ohio 43218

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