AmiWest 2017 Blog - Welcome to the Amiverse

AmiWest 2017 Blog - Welcome to the Amiverse

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The latest AmiWest news is here on the new AmiWest blog for 2017!

22. October 14, 2017 AmiWest 2017 starts in less than a week!
21. October 5, 2017 About those banquet tickets
20. October 4, 2017 The 6th Annual AmigaOS DevCon coming in two weeks!
19. September 28, 2017 PayPal billing has been completed
18. September 27, 2017 DevCon details are now posted!
17. September 23, 2017 AmiWest starts in 4 weeks!
16. September 18, 2017 Who's Coming to AmiWest? Mark Ritter!
15. September 6, 2017 Amiga Users and Applications
14. September 6, 2017 Amiga On The Lake at AmiWest!
13. September 5, 2017 AMIWEST HOTEL RESERVATIONS UPDATE
12. 5_September_ 2017 Who's Coming to AmiWest? Bit By Bit!
11. September 5, 2017 AmiWest Banquet tickets
10. September 4, 2017 DevCon at AmiWest
9. August 31, 2017 AmiWest 2017 Seminar Updates
8. August 26, 2017 AmiWest DevCon & 2017 Show Schedule
7. August 25, 2017 AmiWest 2017 Reservations Page Now Active!
6. August 24, 2017 AmiWest 2017 Special Hotel Rates now available!
5. April 28, 2017 A-EON Confirms as Sponsor
4. April 28, 2017 Read all about it!
3. March 30, 2017 Who's Coming to AmiWest? AMUC to sponsor!
2. February 15, 2017 It's all about the people
1. February 14, 2017 AmiWest 2017 is on the way!

22. October 14, 2017 AmiWest 2017 starts in less than a week!

AmiWest events begin with the 6th annual DevCon on October 19.

AmiWest week is about to commence! Preparations are in high gear for the 20th AmiWest show. If you're still trying to decide whether to come, say yes.

Related events begin on October 19. This Thursday is when our DevCon begins for the sixth year running. AmigaOS Developer Team Lead Steve Solie and his crew will kick off the event on Thursday morning at 9:30 AM. All participants are encouraged to be there by 9 AM for last-minute preparations and updates.

Then AmiWest 2017 begins with our ever-popular Classic Clinic pre-event on Friday evening the 20th. Bring your classic (or Next Generation) Amiga for help with hardware and software issues. We'll do our best to help. And remember, there's free food on Friday night until it's all gone.

The show starts on Saturday morning, October 21 at 10 AM. See this link for more information about presentations. The show schedule will be posted online soon.

Remember: AmiWest 2017 and associated events will be October 19-22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

21. October 5, 2017 About those banquet tickets

AmiWest 2017 banquet tickets are going fast!

October 1 has come and gone! But there is still time to reserve your AmiWest 2017 banquet tickets. We have engaging speakers this year for our after-dinner features, including a few surprises.

You don't want to miss out! Go to our reservations page to reserve your tickets. We will bill you through PayPal.

Our AmiWest banquet has been a favorite of attendees for 19 years. Since this is the 20th AmiWest show, be prepared for some different features at the banquet. But no tickets are available at the show! We have to give a count to our caterer and setup crew before the show. So get those reservations in now!

Remember: AmiWest 2017 and associated events will be October 19-22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

20. October 4, 2017 The 6th Annual AmigaOS DevCon coming in two weeks!

AmiWest 2017 6th Annual DevCon starts two weeks from tomorrow!

Calling all AmigaOS developers (and those who want to be!) Our 6th annual DevCon starts two weeks from tomorrow. Led by Steven Solie, our DevCon crew will be addressing "C" programming for AmigaOS. Please see this link for more information on what to know before coming to the DevCon.

We're encouraging those who want to be Amiga developers to attend. So please sign up if you want to learn more about Amiga "C" programming.

Even those who aren't experts come away with new knowledge. And being able to ask the experts your questions directly is a unique opportunity in the Amiga community. To make reservations for the event, please go here and we will bill you for your registration fee. All the fee does is pay the facilities costs for the DevCon.

Remember: AmiWest 2017 and associated events will be October 19-22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

19. September 28, 2017 PayPal billing has been completed

Please check your email for your PayPal invoice

Invoices for the 2017 AmigaOS DevCon, the AmiWest banquet, AmiWest exhibitors and AmiWest sponsors were sent today. Please check your email for your PayPal invoice.

If you expected an invoice for one of these activities and didn't get one, that means that you are not on our list - yet! A short time still remains to email your intentions to us and be included on the list for any of these activities. For reservations for the DevCon and banquet, please see the reservations page here for more information.

We want to include everyone who is coming in all the activities. Our sponsors and exhibitors ensure that there is no admission charge to the show. The banquet and DevCon simply pay for the costs of the events. Let us know NOW if you haven't already.

Remember: AmiWest 2017 and associated events will be October 19-22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

18. September 27, 2017 DevCon details are now posted!

DevCon subjects and procedures are now posted

The 6th annual AmigaOS DevCon will commence on October 19 at the AmiWest 2017 venue (see below). Team leader Steven Solie has just posted the DevCon preparation details, including areas to be covered and procedure to be followed, at the AmigaOS wiki under the AmiWest 2017 link.

Seats are still available! If you're interested in coding for AmigaOS, see the AmigaOS DevCon page for more information and references for preparation. Make your reservations to attend here.

No matter what your level of coding expertise, you're welcome to come. Major Amiga developers from around the world will be there. Please bring your personal software projects. The personal contact and encouragement are very advantageous.

Remember: AmiWest 2017 and associated events will be October 19-22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

17. September 23, 2017 AmiWest starts in 4 weeks!

Four weeks from today, the 20th AmiWest show opens!

On October 21, the 20th AmiWest show opens. This year, we have ten exhibitors including our five sponsors. Among them are major players in the Amiga community as well as dedicated, long-term Amigans. Eight seminars will also be presented. See amiwest.net/seminar for more information on presenters and topics.

We encourage you to attend. Come experience AmiWest live and in person. Nothing substitutes for personal encounter when it comes to energy and inspiration for using, updating, or purchasing your Amiga, whether classic or NG.

There is still time to make your travel arrangements. If seeking accomodations, be advised that all of the rooms at the show hotel have been sold out. There may be a few rooms left at the Hampton Inn, just across the parking lot from our show hotel. These rooms are only available through phone reservation. Please call them directly at (916) 927-2222 and ask for Sheila or Reyna. Tell them you are with the AmiWest show to get the AmiWest rate. There are also other hotels in the area (no AmiWest rate at those hotels).

Remember: AmiWest 2017 and associated events will be October 19-22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

16. September 18, 2017 Workbench Explorer developer Mark Ritter to be at AmiWest 2017

Workbench Explorer developer Mark Ritter to be at AmiWest 2017!

Workbench Explorer developer Mark Ritter will demo at AmiWest 2017. His new utility offers more comprehensive access to Amiga resources in a focused application.

Come see the new version! Mark will also be at the AmiWest DevCon along with other Amiga developers writing current software for OS4.

Remember: AmiWest 2017 and associated events will be October 19-22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

15. September 6, 2017 Amiga Users and Applications

Amiga Users and Applications return to AmiWest 2017

Amiga experts show AmigaOS applications and configurations for the 21st century! New hardware and new software gives rise to new possibilities and potentials. Leave it up to some experienced experts to show what they have been doing with the latest and greatest.

You won't want to miss what these guys are bringing! We don't exactly know what it is, but they tell us it will be good. If anybody can do it, these guys can.

But you can't see it unless you're there. At AmiWest 2017, there will be these guys and many others to show what the new AmigaONES can do. Make your plans to come now.

Remember: AmiWest 2017 and associated events will be October 19-22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

14. September 6, 2017 Amiga On The Lake at AmiWest!

New Amiga NG dealer Amiga On The Lake at AmiWest 2017

Amiga On The Lake will be represented at AmiWest. Jamie Krueger will be representing the new Amiga NG dealer at AmiWest 2017. They are "The First "AmigaNG Only" Reseller on Planet Earth!" according to their web page. Other planets may be in the future. :)

They deal exclusively in Amiga NG hardware and software. "They" are Aaron Smith and Jeff Yoder, the businessmen at Amiga On The Lake. See their website here . We will post more information about them as we receive it.

Remember: AmiWest 2017 and associated events will be October 19-22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

13. September 5, 2017 AMIWEST HOTEL RESERVATIONS UPDATE

For all who have not yet reserved, please read now!

SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 - UPDATE! PLEASE READ! For all who have not yet reserved, our rooms are now being handled at the Hampton Inn Sacramento Cal Expo. This property is across the parking lot from the Holiday Inn Express. To reserve a room for AmiWest, call the Hampton Inn front desk at 916-927-2222, ask for Sheila or Reyna, and tell them you are booking for AmiWest. If you get someone who is clueless about AmiWest, just make the reservation and we'll get the rate set before you get here. Please book today. They can only hold the rooms for a few weeks before they have to release them. The AmiWest 2017 conference rate of $95.00 per night (2 queen beds) still applies. Then, please email us immediately at info@amiwest.net with "Hotel reservation" in the subject line and your actual name (instead of a "handle") in the email, so we can build a list of those reserving by phone. For everyone who reserved before September 5, your reservations remain at the Holiday Inn Express. This update does not apply to you.

Remember: AmiWest 2017 and associated events will be October 19-22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

12. 5_September_2017 Who's Coming to AmiWest? Bit By Bit!

Bit By Bit Software Group to exhibit at AmiWest 2017

Bit By Bit Software Group will be at AmiWest 2017! Jamie Krueger, company president, is focusing on software development for the Amiga. See his web page at this link for more information.

Jamie is returning to AmiWest to share his enthusiasm about the Amiga platform. He is one of the many people who come to AmiWest who actively and passionately support Amiga.

AmiWest is all about the people. And you can't meet them unless you attend. It's easier than traveling all over the world. Just come to Sacramento and enjoy!

Remember: AmiWest 2017 and associated events will be October 19-22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

11. September 5, 2017 AmiWest Banquet tickets

Reserve your banquet tickets now!

Our reservations are ahead of last year. This means that more people already have their reservations in now than at this time last year.

Don't be disappointed! Reserve your banquet tickets now. We will invoice you for your ticket via PayPal invoicing. Please see the reservations page for more info on how to reserve your tickets

We need your reservation and payment by October 1! This enables us to complete arrangements with our supplier and know how many people we need to prepare for.

Remember: AmiWest 2017 and associated events will be October 19-22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

10. September 4, 2017 6th Annual DevCon at AmiWest

6th Annual AmigaOS DevCon October 19 & 20 at AmiWest 2017

Our AmigaOS DevCon is scheduled for October 19 & 20, 2017 at the AmiWest 2017 venue, 9:30 AM each day. That address is given below. Led by Steven Solie, AmigaOS Developer Team Lead, the DevCon deals with "C" programming for the Amiga platform. More details will be released on this blog as they become available

Spots are filling up fast for this event! We have a limited number of seats available. To register, please send in your email address and name (instead of a "handle") to seminars@amiwest.net with DevCon in the subject line. We will invoice your fee of $50.00 through PayPal, payable prior to October 1.

This is a rare opportunity to learn more about "C" programming and interact with those who are writing software for our current AmigaOS platform. Be sure that you are included by reserving today.

Remember: AmiWest 2017 and associated events will be October 19-22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

9. August 31, 2017 AmiWest 2017 Seminar Updates

Check out the seminar page updates!

Seminars are a large part of AmiWest. This year is no exception. We have major players in AmiWest hardware and software development as well as other presenters giving useful information for Amiga users.

The page has just been updated with 2017 presenters. Take a look here to see who is presenting and the space that we have left.

Come and be part of the fun! We always have a great time at the show and would like to include you in it.

Remember: AmiWest 2017 and associated events will be October 19-22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

8. August 26, 2017 AmiWest DevCon & 2017 Show Schedule

AmiWest DevCon & 2017 Show Schedule

Here is the general schedule for the Sixth Annual AmigaOS DevCon & AmiWest 2017. This is also posted on our front page.

DevCon starts on Thursday Oct 19, 2017
Classic Clinic starts at 5 PM on Friday Oct 20, 2017
Show doors open at 10 AM on Saturday Oct 21, 2017
Banquet starts at 7 PM on Saturday Oct 21, 2017
Sunday starts at 10 AM on Sunday Oct 22, 2017
Doors close at 4 PM Sunday Oct 22, 2017  
No-host after party - TBA
Come celebrate 20 years of AmiWest with us! We had no idea that we, the Sacramento Amiga Computer Club (SACC), would still be sponsoring and producing an Amiga show for this long. We welcome all Amigans and related platforms to AmiWest for the 20th AmiWest show in 2017.

Remember: AmiWest 2017 and associated events will be October 19-22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

7. August 25, 2017 AmiWest 2017 Reservations Page Now Active!

AmiWest 2017 Reservations Page Now Active!

Make your reservations now for AmiWest hotel rooms and events! Our official reservations page is now active here.

Please make your reservations ASAP so we can be sure to have room for everyone. Make your hotel reservations now so we can add additional rooms to our block of rooms when needed. Make your DevCon reservations now so we can have adequate facilities and materials to accomodate everyone who is attending. And make your banquet reservations so we can give a count to our caterer.

Links and information on all these reservations are on the reservations page. We need to know now. We (or the hotel) will bill you later.

Remember: AmiWest 2017 and associated events will be October 19-22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

6. August 23, 2017 AmiWest 2017 Special Hotel Rates now available!

AmiWest 2017 Special Hotel Rates now available!

Hotel rates are final! After much internal negotiation, AmiWest 2017 hotel rates are now available for reservations. Please see the Reservations Page at this link for the link to the hotel website.

The rates are $95.00 US for a double room and $119.00 US for a suite. See the reservations page above for more information.

When reserving online, the reservation group code is AMI. Please enter this code in the group code box when reserving online.

If you have trouble with the group code, simply call the hotel front desk at 1-916-923-1100 and ask for Joseph. He is the front desk manager. He is familiar with our show and will make sure that you get the AmiWest rate.

Remember: AmiWest 2017 and associated events will be October 19-22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

5. April 28, 2017 A-EON Confirms as Sponsor

A-EON Sponsors AmiWest 2017!

A-EON continues to sponsor AmiWest for 2017. Trevor Dickinson, director of A-EON and funder of new Amiga hardware and software projects, is planning yet another "future forward" exhibit for AmiWest 2017.

New A-EON announcements will be made at AmiWest 2017. Continuing their practice of recent years, A-EON will again be announcing new developments in hardware and software for 2017 and beyond. Of course, you need to attend to find out what those announcments are and how you can participate in them.

Remember: AmiWest 2017 and associated events will be October 19-22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

4. April 28, 2017 Read all about it!

AmiWest 2017 show info posted

Now everyone can read about it! We've just posted links and the basic show schedule to Amiga community news sites at Amiga.org, amigaworld.net, and amigans.net.

If you know of a site that wants this information, please feel free to repost! We want to spread the word far and wide to as many Amigans (and potential Amigans) as possible.

And remember: AmiWest 2017 and associated events will be October 19-22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

3. March 30, 2017 Who's Coming to AmiWest? AMUC to sponsor!

AMUC Returns for AmiWest 2017!

AMUC, Amiga Users of Calgary, Canada, have announced that they will sponsor AmiWest 2017! An active Amiga user group in Canada, AMUC will be represented by AMUC Chair Steven Solie and AMUC member Len Haggblad.

AMUC presented their own show for 2016, AmiJam 2016! See the AMUC page at amuc.ab.ca for more information about this fine user group.

Remember: AmiWest 2017 and associated events will be October 19-22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

2. February 15, 2017 It's all about the people

Many Amiverse users attend AmiWest.

Our attenders make the AmiWest show!Without your attendance, AmiWest would not be the creative gathering that it is. Every year, someone brings new knowledge to the fore that enriches the Amiverse experience for everyone.

For example, AmiWest 2016 saw the AmigaONE X5000 on display. Several beta testers had their machines present to show what the new machine could do just before it went on public sale. Those beta testers are part of an international team of Amiga expert enthusiasts who brought it to life together.

Without our volunteer participants, we would have no show. Everyone is a volunteer. We all attend AmiWest to help one other advance the knowledge base of the Amiverse.

Remember: AmiWest 2017 and associated events will be October 19-22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Make your plans to attend now. If you've attended before, bring one other person who is new to the show. If this will be your first time, welcome to the show! See our website at amiwest.net for the latest information and watch this blog for breaking news about the show. See you in October!

1. February 14, 2017 AmiWest 2017 is on the way!

AmiWest 2017 celebrates 20 years of AmiWest

AmiWest 2017, the 20th AmiWest show, will be held in Sacramento, CA October 21 and 22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., 95821. The sixth annual Amiga DevCon, led by Steven Solie, will be held in conjunction with the show on October 19 & 20 at the same location. You can be sure that preparations are accelerating even as you read this blog. More information is already posted at amiwest.net.

We are already contacting sponsors and exhibitors to include in our expanded publicity. Several sponsors are already on board and we are contacting others to include. If YOU want to be an exhibitor or sponsor, just email us at info [at] amiwest.net with either AMIWEST EXHIBITOR or AMIWEST SPONSOR in the subject line. We will respond with details about costs and space considerations for the category you're seeking.

And watch this blog for all the latest breaking news and information for AmiWest 2017, the Amiverse show on the US West Coast!


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