Kickstart Amiga User Group Show Announced

The Kickstart Amiga User Group(http://www.furry.demon.co.uk/kickstart/), based in Ottershaw, Surrey have announced the date for their second Kickstart Amiga Show. The Place: Brook Hall, Brox Road, Ottershaw in Surrey - England
The Date: Saturday February 27th 1999
The Time: 1pm-5pm
Admission fee: 1

Amiga International are officially supporting this year's show, and Petro Tyschtschenko has kindly donated a complete A1200 Magic Pack along with an assortment of Amiga gear, all of which will be given away to show goers throughout the day.

The show will consist of a sale of Amiga hardware and software, games competitions throughout the day, demonstrations of Amiga applications and new hardware and the opportunity to join the Kickstart User Group. In all it's a great day out where you can have fun, get help with your Amiga problems and meet other Amiga users.

What's on at the show:

The second Kickstart Show will be bursting with even more Amiga activities than last year, showing both Amiga owners and their friends exactly what the Amiga platform can REALLY do:

Stands: Over 20 stands selling new and second-user Amiga software and hardware. Commercial Amiga dealers include Snap Computers, who have returned for a second year. Refreshments will also be on sale and a Kickstart membership stand will also be on hand to answer questions and handle membership inquiries from show-goers.

If you would like to take a stand, please contact us using the details below. Do hurry, as the sales floor is almost completely sold out!

Competitions: Amiga International are supporting the show by offering a complete A1200 Magic Pack (worth 200) for the grand draw, which each show-goer will be automatically entered into. There will also be various Amiga giveaways throughout the day and great prizes for the various gaming contests planned.

Games: Four gaming competitions are planned: A multiplayer Doom tournament (with as many as five simultaneous players in each game), Quake running on PowerPC-based A1200s and A4000s, A Sensible Soccer tournament and a Skidmarks contest (with as many as eight simultaneous players in each game).

Demonstrations: On show will be new hardware innovations, such as the AteoBus busboard and Pixel64 graphics card, the now infamous Suzanne A600 laptop and a large array A1200, A4000 & A600 tower conversions. Kickstart members will also be demonstrating various applications, including Word Processors, Desktop Publishing, Graphics and Animation tools, Operating System enhancements and much much more. Also see Mac emulation under Fusion, PC Emulation under PCX and Amiga emulation using Amiga Forever.

AmigaSoc: Representatives from the AmigaSoc organization will be on hand at the show, operating their shareware registration program. At the show AmigaSoc will be able to offer a range of shareware programs that can be registered then and there without having to worry about currency conversions or sending off travelers cheques to far flung corners of the globe.

Magazine launch: Being unveiled at the Kickstart Show will be the first issue of the new Kickstart magazine Amiga Insight. This magazine, produced totally by club members on Amiga hardware, will have a monthly mix of news, product reviews, tutorials and informed debate about the latest Amiga topics - indeed everything from the future of OS3.5 to why 880K floppy disks should be killed off for good!

For show inquiries and stand bookings, please contact Ray McCarthy (Show Promoter) on ray@tadworth.demon.co.uk or call (01737) 215432.

* All Software must be original and proof of ownership may be required from sellers before entrance to the sale is permitted. Kickstart reserve the right to refuse entrance to any person, regardless of a booking. Kickstart cannot accept responsibility for any goods purchased at the show.

Directions to Brook Hall: From the M25, J11 take the Woking exit, at the next roundabout take the first left onto the A320 to Woking, at the next roundabout take a left again into Murray Rd, about 20yds on the left is a car park, park here and Brook Hall is straight in front of you, on the corner of Murray Rd and Brox Rd.

Public transport: Ottershaw is close to Woking which is easily accessible from London and the South. From Woking to Ottershaw transport is by Bus or Taxi. Taxis cost about 5 pounds.

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NOTE TO EDITORS

If you require any further information, or if you would like a Kickstart logo for reproduction in your magazine, please contact Chris Green (PR officer) on kickstart@insightonline.freeserve.co.uk or call 0171 316 9627 (Work) 07971 273850 (Mobile)


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