The Midwest Amiga Exposition

Latest Update For the Midwest Amiga Exposition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - The Amiga Central Ohio Network

September 28th, 1998

Subject: Network Game Zone, Recent Additions to the Exhibitor Lineup, Show Schedule, Seminar Signup, and more Giveaway Items.

The Amiga Central Ohio Network
Dave Pearce -
Ronn Black -

THE 1998 MIDWEST EXPOSITION - October 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, Columbus, Ohio

The Amiga Central Ohio Network in conjunction with UGN and Pantheon Systems is proud to announce the Amiga Game Zone. A complete booth will be set up with several Amiga computers linked together to bring you the best in head-to-head Amiga gaming. This is free for anyone to stop by and play, so sit down with your friends and find out who's got the best trigger finger!

Recent Additions to the Exhibitor Lineup:

Overwhelming response to our show has resulted in a packed-out show floor! Exhibitors recently added to our list include SoftPartners, who will be releasing FinalOffice 1.0 for the Amiga, Legacy Maker, producers of PanCanvas and Catalyzer Vol. I and II, Finale Development, producers of Finale Web Cruiser, Voodoo Email, and the ClassAct GUI development environment, and E.S. Productions home of one of the most accomplished Amiga artists, Eric Schwartz. Don't forget that we have more than 40 exhibitors which include such big names as National Amiga, Wonder Computers, Randomize, Nova Design, Asimware, and many more. With close to 9,000 square feet of exhibitor displays including the Video Toaster/Flyer displays, the Midwest Amiga Exposition is the largest North American show this year. Please refer to the Exhibitors List for a complete list of who's coming!

Show Schedule and Seminar Registration:

The Midwest Amiga Exposition show floor will be open on Saturday from 9:00am until 5:00pm and Sunday, 10:00am until 4:00pm.

Pre-register for the seminars on-line using our convienent web form. Pre-registration means you can reserve your seat for the most popular seminars and classes. Please refer to the Seminars Page for complete details.

Your reservation with all your class selections will be listed at the MAE ticket table during the event. Simply inform the MAE personnel that you have signed up for a class and pay the required fee, if applicable, when you purchase your entrance ticket. Reservations will be required for many classes and are based on a first-come first-served basis, so don't delay in signing up! Capacity for attendees to the seminars depends on the room where the seminar is located, with reservations being taken for the first 40 registrations.

Additional Prize Giveaways:

Asimware, Nova Design, and Finale Development have offered some very tempting prizes to be added to our large list of giveaway items. Remember, each attendee gets entered for free, and more tickets are available for purchase at the show! Our grand prizes include two Amiga 1200's donated by Amiga International, Inc. Don't forget the very special item donated by Nova Design and RJ Mical: RJ's personal Amiga 1000, signed by RJ and Carl Sassenrath. Among other items we're giving away are lots of the official Amiga BOING! mousepads and Amiga posters!

Friday Night Developers Party:

Free for Exhibitors and Amiga Developers. And if you think we left the rest of you out, think again! A $5.00 cover charge will get you in if you come early! Limited space available so be early and you'll get to hang out with the Amiga Elite! Party starts at 8:00pm in the Peppercorn room.

Jillians' Saturday Party:

Jillians is the site for our special Saturday party to be held for you, the Midwest Amiga Expo attendee! All are welcome to participate! No cover charges on this one! AmiCON has rented an area just for attendees with big screen TV's (with what else playing, but... Amiga Videos!), free pool tables and much more! Jillians features an Electronic Simulation Game Grea, with a full Sports Simulator, and a Rush Multiplayer Racing Simulator. Relax in the Cigar Lounge or enjoy the Hibachi Grill for you and 75 of your closest freinds. Please come early since we can only fit in 800 people before the Ohio Fire Marshall says, "No More!"

Additional Hotels:

The Hyatt Regency is sold out the weekend of the show! Additional hotels in the area are as follows:

Crown Plaza (614) 461-4100 or (800) 338-4462 (Across a skywalk to the Hyatt Regency)
Adams Mark (614) 228-5050 or (800) 444-ADAM (2326)
Hyatt on Capital Square (The "other Hyatt") (614) 228-1234 or (800) 233-1234
Weston Hotel (614) 228-3800 or (800) WESTIN-1(937-8461)
Courtyard by Marriot (614) 228-3200 or (800) MARRIOT (627-7468)
Holiday Inn at City Center (614) 221-3281 or (800) HOLIDAY (465-4329)

Each hotel is within 5 to 15 minutes of the event and most have shuttle access. Please verify beforehand with the hotel as to its exact location to the Hyatt Regency and the method of transportation available to get to our show.

About the 1998 Midwest Amiga Exposition:

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.

The show floor will be open for sales on Saturday from 9:00am until 5:00pm. Sunday, the floor will be open from 10:00am until 4:00pm. The Keynote speech from RJ Mical will be delivered from the show floor on Saturday at 9:30am.

Please visit the Midwest Amiga Exposition web site for further information. Contact Dave Pearce - or Ronn Black - for any additional 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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