AmiWest99 Update #4

AMIGA has annouced that Dr, Allan Havemose, Vice President of Engineering, will be present at AmiWest'99 along with two members of his staff, Richard Lipes, Director of Multimedia Services, and Jim Miller, Director of User Experience.

Dr. Havemose has a long history with the Amiga. He was the European Technical Support Manager for Amiga - building the European Amiga developers program at Commodore ESCO, Manager Amiga Software Development and Director of Systems software for OS 2.1 to 3.1 at Commodore International in the US.

Dr. Havemose will be presenting a technological update on the New Generation Amigas at the show and also conducting a question and answer round table discussion as one of the seminars.

Mockups of the new Next Generation Amigas are expected to be shown at the show. We also expect a presentation on the new Amiga 3.5 OS for the Classic Amigas at the show.

Another Amiga pioneer, Carl Sassenrath, will also be present at AmiWest to present seminars on his well known Rebol language. Carl was the Manager of Operating Systems for Commodore Amiga, Inc. and designed and implemented the original Amiga OS.

AMIGA has also donated two Amiga 1200HDs with Magic Packs which will be given away as grand prizes at the end of the show days on both Saturday and Sunday.

Hourly raffles will be held on both Saturday and Sunday where prizes, donated by the vendors and other sources, will be given away. These can include hardware as well as software. You must be present at the raffle to obtain your prize. We will not ship prizes.

AMIGA has also provided an assortment of the round Amiga mouse pads and the "Back for the Future" CDs which will be given away during the hourly raffles. Among the other prizes so far donated by vendors are Directory Opus Megellan from GPSoftware, four packs of the Magic Software Bundle from Compuquick, and various prizes from Software Hut.

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. If you are ordering a one day ticket by mail, please specify which day (Saturday or Sunday) you are attending.

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, 1-800-388-9284 (Tool Free - Hotel directly) or 1-800-465-8329 (Toll Free - Holiday Inn Reservation Number) to make hotel reservations.

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

John Zacharias, Chairperson, AmiWest99.

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