AmiWest 2013 Theme Announced
AmiWest planners have debated and discussed the theme for our show this
year. It should be something that we haven't done or emphasized much, if
that's possible in the 16th year of the show. And it should be something
with wider appeal to encourage attendance.
So our theme this year is AMIGA COMMUNITY 2013 - the AmiVerse. Now what,
you may be asking, is so novel about that?!? Isn't that what we always do?
In looking at past shows, our emphasis for the past decade has been upon
development. Developers, manufacturers and programmers have been center
stage. And this has been appropriate in the past. We couldn't do much
with making progress on a "new Amiga" without this development emphasis.
Now, though, we want to address the Amiga user in new ways. How are you,
the Amiga user, employing your machine(s) daily? What is it that you would
like to see developed as an Amiga user that seems to be "lost" in the
development shuffle? And what configuration steps can you take to
interface better with a changing online world?
Throughout the many years (28 so far) that I have been using Amiga, I have
tried hard to maintain the view of the potential "new user" of an Amiga.
Although I do know (and am learning) a lot more about Amiga than a new user
would know, I want to see what the new user is confronted with "out of the
box" with Amiga. I know 10 people who would purchase an Amiga when it
becomes a useable product.
And that is why we are emphasizing the Amiga community at AmiWest 2013.
Our commnunity members do some amazing things with the Amiga platform, both
classic and next generation. We want you to tell us about how you use it
for presentation at AmiWest 2013. Please email these uses to us through
Along with your uses, we will be exploring configuration options between
now and the show. Our goal is to be at least at useful and easy to use
"out of the box" as those "other" OS's and to (re)discover unique Amiga
capacities as well. So come to AmiWest this year to see your Amiga in new
ways, both physically and conceptually.
So be sure to watch this blog for the latest in AmiWest 2013 news and
details. Every year gets better - but it won't be better for YOU unless
you attend. Reserve October 16-20, 2013 on your calendar and make your
plans to attend AmiWest 2013, the Amiverse show on the West coast of the
USA at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA Tel:
916.923.1100. You don't want to miss it!x