2015 and related events: October 14th to October 18th
AmiWest is the premier Amiga show in North America. For over 16 years AmiWest has provided a haven for like-minded individuals to come and celebrate all things Amiga.
The show has seen the introduction of new Amiga hardware and software. We have seen CEOs of Amiga companies
come and go. Through it all our goal has to been to create an environment for all Amigas, classics, compatibles, and next-generation systems users can come together and share ideas and good times. Every year we work hard to improve the show experience by having themes and seeking out the leaders of the community to join us and you for the weekend. Since 1997 the show has been internet enabled. Starting with an IRC, then audio broadcast, to today where video and audio are broadcast and posted to YouTube in near real-time.
Saturday at 10 AM the show opens with presentation by one of the sponsors. The show floor will contain items for sale from AmigaKit covering Classic Amigas and Next Generation Amiga systems. Hyperion is present showing the latest developments of AmigaOS 4. A-Eon will be showing the latest in hardware developments. Other Amiga related companies come to show their products and interact with the community directly. In addition to the commercial exhibitors AmiWest also hosts users groups and individuals. These folks travel to the show on their own funds to share their excitement for the Amiga and Amiga-compatible systems such as, AmigaOS 4, AROS, MorphOS, and Emulators.
How to contact us:
Mailing List: Click here!
When is AmiWest 2015:
Programming Seminar starts on Thursday Oct 15 2015
Classic Clinic starts at 5 PM on Friday Oct 16th 2015
Show doors open at 10 AM on Saturday Oct 17th 2015
Banquet starts at 7 PM on Saturday Oct 17th 2015
Sunday start at 10 AM on Sunday Oct 18th 2015
Doors close at 4 PM Sunday Oct 18th 2015
If you are an Amigan and like the Amiga computer you will love AmiWest.
October 15th and 16th at the AmiWest Venue
The Programming Seminar at
Amiwest is a very special event that brings together some of the top
AmigaOS Developers directly to Amiga users and Amiga application
developers. The seminar is designed to enlighten and educate all comers on
how to create quality software for our favorite platform. For the
4th annual 2015 Programming Seminar, Hyperion Developer Team Lead Steven
Solie will continue as lead instructor, assisted by other knowledgeable
Amiga programmers. To sign up for the event Fill out this form.
AmiWest starts on Friday night with the classic clinic. At 5 PM Amiga owners are invited to bring their systems for repair. Staffed by volunteers, we spend the evening
working to repair or improve users Amiga systems. In the past we have replaced capacitors, batteries, repaired corrosion, installed new drives, recovered data, and more.
Saturday night we host a catered banquet for the attendees, exhibitors, and staff. This banquet is an opportunity for everyone to come to gather and mingle. In addition to the food we also present several SACC group awards, feature a presentation or panel with famous Amigans. See the Banquet section
below for more details.
This year, we are defining an area to set up your AmiVerse machine at AmiWest. Maybe you have a great setup that accomplishes your goals and would like to share it with others. We do realize that this area could get kind of crowded if lots of people bring machines. We'll take the risk to promote display of your unique setup so others can be inspired.
Please bring only AmiVerse (i.e., Amiga, AROS, MorphOS, and emulators) to this area! What we want everyone to see is what you are doing in the AmiVerse.
AmiWest 2015 will return to the Holiday Inn Express. This hotel was recently built, has friendly staff, clean faculties, and even has a free breakfast!
We are currently negotiating rates for the hotel and will post them as soon
as they are available.
2224 AUBURN BLVD
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95821
Hotel Front Desk: 001-916-923-1100
Hotel Fax: 001-916-921-9900
The banquet will start at 7:00 PM on Saturday, October 17th. We've had some challenges with the caterers in the past years. We have worked hard to find another qualified company for
2015. Go here for Banquet Reservations
Stay tuned for annoucements about the presentors and presentations.
Look for latest breaking news on exhibitors at Brian's Blog.
So far, these exhibitors have confirmed their attendance:
- Hyperion Entertainment
- Hyperion Entertainment has continued the development of the original Amiga Operating System (AmigaOS) since 2004. AmigaOS is now at version
4.1 Final Edition. Want to see some features added to AmigaOS? Come chat with the AmigaOS Development Team Lead who will be present at the table.
- A-EON Technology, Ltd.
- New Amiga hardware company bringing the Amiga X1000
and X5000 with dual-core PPC CPU and custom Xena chips to market.
- Sacramento Amiga Computer Club
- Sponsors of AmiWest since its founding in 1998 by SACC club members. The Amiga show on the West Coast of the U.S. and venue for the Amiga
community gathering in the United States from all points on the planet. We have counted many Amiga luminaries among our members, among them the legendary Jay Miner. We currently
maintain the Jay Miner memorial software library.
- World #1 Amiga hardware and software dealer for Amiga classic and emerging Amiga platforms, including A-Cube SAM series and A-EON
X1000 and (soon!) X5000..
CastAR is the new virtual reality platform that transforms a surface into a
virtual reality-scape! Come see it at AmiWest 2015!
- Amiga Users of Calgary, Canada, has been organized and
active since 1999. Thank you for sponsoring AmiWest and keeping the flame alive in Canada! See their page link above for information on their AmiJam
- AmiWest broadcast
- Broadcasting Amiga shows for over 17 years from all over North America. The technology has envolved from just IRC to IRC and Webcam to IRC,
Webcam, and Streaming Audio, to IRC, Webcam, Audio, and Video. Tune in to see and hear the show live with real time Video Toaster effects.
Infocessories, the Amiga REBOL community presenting the Relative
Expression-Based Object Language by Carl Sassenrath. Come visit our
- Amiga Users and Applications
- Amiga experts show AmigaOS applications and configurations for the 21st century! You won't want to miss what these guys are bringing!
See the AmiWest blog,
September 16th entry, for more details!
- Amigadave (aka Dave Morris) returns to AmiWest for 2015
with a new MorphOS exhibit. See the AmiWest Blog, September 14th entry, for more details.
- Inertial Computing
- Inertial Computing exhibits for the first time at AmiWest
2015, celebrating 30 years of Amiga. Exhibitor Alex Perez, long-time
AmiWest Broadcast member and AmigaOS beta-tester and developer, is bringing
his exhibit to AmiWest 2015. "Inertial Computing is a Silicon-valley based
think [tank] dedicated to developing and engaging the Amiga hardware and
software development community and enabling creative re-use of what others
may consider antiquated and/or obsolete computer technology." Inertial will
also be selling the new SCSI25DB adapters, adapting the old SCSI interface
to a micro SD card. You've got to come get it at AmiWest!
Check the Seminar page!
Reserve your exhibitor space now!
Advance exhibitor space reservations are required so that we can provide the necessary space and other facilities. Let us know that you'll be there and
what we need to do to provide what you need for your exhibit. We're already working on better internet access. Let us know what you would like to see happen as well. Just email
Sponsors for AmiWest
SACC would like to thank the AmiWest Sponsors:
To join this list just send an email to amigaprez[at]amiwest.net with your suggestions or information if you want to be one of our sponsors! We'll get back to you regarding the financial commitment for helping to sponsor the show.
Thanks to everyone for attending AmiWest
Thank you to all those who attended in person and online. It was another great show with special annoucements from A-Eon regarding new systems. We have posted the annoucements and seminars online here: AmiWest Youtube playlist
We are also pleased to annouce Simon Archer as the winner for the first AmiWest Developer Award
in 2013. Please visit the award page for full details