Top Ten Reasons to Attend AmiWest 2013 - # 10
Those of us close to AmiWest are always excited about what will happen at
the show. Of course, we're involved in planning it, contacting potential
vendors, exhibitors, presenters, and speakers, and the rest of the details
involved in presenting AmiWest to the Amiga community.
But why should you come to join us? We believe there are compelling
reasons to be here in person at AmiWest 2013. Here's a countdown of our most compelling reasons to attend, from #10 down to #1.
REASON # 10: COME TO AMIWEST 2013 TO GET THAT SPECIAL CLASSIC AMIGA
MACHINE, PART, OR TWEAK FOR YOUR COMMODORE AMIGA.
The reason AmiWest was first organized was to provide a once yearly "store"
for Amiga users in Northern California after our two Sacramento Amiga
stores had closed. That first year was dedicated to Commodore Amiga
machines (including Escom and Amiga Technologies), since that was all that
was then available. That support has been present every year since then
for the past 15 years.
In fact, the support for what are now Classic Amiga machines is so much of
a given that we've recently heard sighs of nostalgia over the lack of
support for the classic platform. The following exhibitors and events
continue to offer support for the classic platform:
1) Sacramento Amiga Computer Club has a large exhibit every year
with Amiga classic hardware and software for sale. Our 1,000 square foot
"warehouse" is still full of hardware and software for your classic
machine. And we will have a lot of it available at AmiWest 2013.
2) Amigakit also brings many items that extend and enhance the
classic platform for classic users. Among these many items are the latest
from Individual Computers in Germany, as well as other European hardware
and software houses. They will also likely bring many classic Amiga items
to AmiWest 2013 for your purchase.
3) The Classic Clinic on Friday evening, October 18, 2013 is also
aimed at repairing and upgrading classic Amiga machines that you bring to
the show. We have technicians who volunteer their time to replace
capicitors that are dying on the motherboard, help install upgraded
hardware, and otherwise troubleshoot and repair classic machines.
So don't despair; help is at AmiWest 2013 for classic Amiga users! But it
won't help YOU at all unless you plan to be there.
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 the Second Programming Conference (16-18) and the AmiWest
2013 show (18 PM - 20), 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!