AmiWest99 Update

AMIGA has released the following press release concerning the AmiWest99 show:

San Diego - May 21, 1999 - AMIGA announces participation at AmiWest99 and World of AMIGA 99 shows.

AMIGA will be supporting and participating at two major AMIGA shows in July, AmiWest99 in Sacramento, California and World of AMIGA 99 in London, England. These shows will occur over the same weekend. "Participating in two shows at the same time will present some challenges but we are looking forward to simultaneously discussing our plans for the future with great audiences on two continents," said Jim Collas. "We are looking at ways to connect the two events and show that AMIGA users represent a great worldwide community."

AMIGA executives will be at both of the shows, and look forward to sharing more details about what we have been doing over the past few months and how we are moving towards the future.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the shows.

At this time we do not know which AMIGA executives will be at AmiWest. We will alert you as soon as we have that information.

Earlier, AMIGA President Jim Collas had announced that Amiga is supporting AmiWest99. In his May, 1999, "Update on Major Activities", Jim Collas announced that Amiga is "planning to support the AmiWest show in late July." And in his "Open Letter to the Community", Jim stated

"Before I end this letter I would like to cover a few more topics that came up frequently in emails sent to me. First, I would like to clarify our hardware product plans. Amiga is planning to come out with a next generation multimedia computer in late Q4 of the year. This computer will have a unique architecture, a great operating system, awesome 3D gaming performance, and advanced multimedia features. I am confident that this computer will meet your expectations for a great next generation Amiga. Unfortunately, we can't disclose details of the new computer yet since we are under non-disclosure agreements with our technology partners. We also need to be careful about alerting our competition to our plans. One thing I can say is that the technology partners we are working with are extremely excited about our direction and technology. There are Amigans in all major technology companies and they are eager to support us in driving a new computer revolution. These partners include some major technology and component companies in the computer industry. We should be ready to disclose more at the World of Amiga and AmiWest shows in July."

AmiWest is also also working with the World of Amiga in London, which is being held on the same weekend, to make this a "World Wide Amiga Weekend". For those of you in Europe and the United Kingdom who can't make it to the US for the AmiWest show should plan to visit the World of Amiga ( on July 24th and 25th.

For a a preliminary list of companies/clubs that are either participating in or exhibiting at AmiWest99 see our web page at

We are adding new exhibitors daily. So watch our web page for additional names.

Remember, AmiWest99 is being held on Friday through Sunday, July 23-25, at the Holiday Inn, Sacramento NorthEast, in Sacramento, CA. Classes and seminars will be held Friday through Sunday with the exhibit hall being open on Saturday, July 24th from 10 A.M. - 5 P.M and Sunday, July 25th 10 A.M. - 4 P.M.

Specially priced tickets for AmiWest99 are available in advance by mail. Prices are: two day admission tickets, $12 and one day admission ticket, $8. If you elect to purchase tickets at the door, the prices are: two day ticket at the door, $15 and One day ticket at the door, $10.

There will be a banquet dinner on Saturday evening, July 24th. Price is $35 per plate. Banquet tickets must be purchased in advance. They will NOT be sold on Friday nor Saturday due to the hotel needing attendance figures for planning the banquet.

You can mail your requests for advanced admission and banquet tickets to:

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

Make checks payable to "AmiWest".

Special hotel room rates are available at the Holiday Inn for those attending AmiWest99. Room rates are $ 79 (Single) and $ 89 (double) if reservations are made by July 1. You must mention that you are attending AmiWest to get the special rate. You can phone the Holiday Inn at 1-916-338-5800 or 1-800-465-8329 (Toll Free) to make hotel reservations.

Hope to see you at AmiWest99 on July 23-24, 1999,

John Zacharias, Chairperson, AmiWest99.

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