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Be sure to make your plans now to attend AmiWest 2013, the Amiga show on the West Coast of the United States of America!

It's all happening at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95821. 916-923-1100.

So be sure to make your plans to attend AmiWest 2013, the Amiga show on the West Coast of the United States of America
Come see the latest in Amiga hardware and software October 18-20, 2013. Attend our next AmiWest Programmers conference in conjunction with AmiWest October 16-18, 2013. And watch our blog at for breaking news of AmiWest 2013 as it happens! You don't want to miss it! Organized by the AmiWest committee, Sacramento Amiga Computer Club.
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In the largest financial commitment in many years, Trevor Dickinson, Managing Director of A-EON, announced his company's commitment to invest $1.2 million USD in testing and manufacturing the latest Amiga PPC hardware.  The new mainboard, named the Cyrus Plus, will make use of the latest PPC processors (including one one its way to market) in its design.


Partner Amigakit are making arrangements worldwide for distribution of the new boards.  Interested parties should contact Amigakit through their website,


We applaud this amazing news that gives new energy to the Amiga market.  Thank you, A-EON and Amigkit, for continuing the Amiga legacy for future generations.

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As is customary at AmiWest, the dates for the coming year were announced at the conclusion of the show.  October 23-24, 2014  will be the third AmiWest Programming Seminar, and October 24-26, 2014 will be the AmiWest show dates.  AmiWest 2014 will be the 17th AmiWest show.


Our venue remains the same at the Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA.  This venue was our partner in a great AmiWest 2013 and we have no doubt that they will also be our "get it done" partner in 2014 as well. 


So the dates are reserved and you can begin to plan for AmiWest 2014.  Remember that no one is turned away and that all are welcome to exhibit and sponsor AmiWest.  We will shortly make information available regarding these topics on so you can become involved as well. 

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AmiWest 2013 Show Schedule

Here are our show events for AmiWest 2013, presented by the Sacramento Amiga Computer Club (SACC). As important as this schedule is, interacting with our sponsors and exhibitors is also a very important part of AmiWest. And there are always the AmiWest surprises - spontaneous and unplanned, they are a great part of what makes our show creative and fun! Catching up with friends and making new ones is another big reason why AmiWest is a success year after year. What we do is provide the place - it's the people that make the show!

Many thanks to our show sponsors and exhibitors. Please be sure to patronize their exhibits, do business with them, and thank them for their support.

Friday, October 18th: Doors open at 6 PM for the Classic Clinic

Our traditional Classic Clinic will provide an opportunity for those who want to have their classic Amiga machines updated in some way to receive assistance from experienced technicians. If you are interested in bringing your machine, please let us know by emailing what you are bringing and the assistance that you need to

Free food will be served, as long as it lasts!

Saturday, October 19th: Doors open at 10 AM

Saturday AM

Seminars: This year, we are giving an order for the seminars but not a time schedule. A time schedule usually suffers from gaps and overages; we hope that this idea flows better.

1. A-EON Update

2. X1000 user demo - Brian and Sue Ann Carpignano, SACC

Lunch - available for order from the show floor. See Chuck Washburn, AmiWest operations officer, at the SACC table to order your lunch.

Saturday PM

3. Steven Solie - AmigaOS updates

4. Beth Richard, (former) Commodore engineer - CD32 full motion video

5. Jason McMullan - Multicore AROS via Skype

Show floor closes at 5 PM to prepare for the AmiWest 2013 banquet.

7 PM - The AmiWest 2013 banquet commences. This catered event is reserved in advance; no admission is available at the door. After dinner, the show awards are presented. Our keynote speaker for the evening is Eldee Stephens, microprocessor designer for IBM, on the viability of Power Architecture. A panel discussion will follow, including Mr. Stephens, Steven Solie, Trevor Dickinson, and long-time Amigans and AmiWest attendees Alan Swithenbank and Fred Wright. Discussion is lively and continues. . .

Sunday, October 20th: Doors open at 10 AM

Sunday AM

1. Bill Borsari - Games, Games, Games

2. Lyle Hazelwood - Score: Amiga music

3. Paul Sadlik - Intro to programming and Programming seminar update

Lunch - available for order from the show floor. See Chuck Washburn, AmiWest operations officer, at the SACC table to order your lunch.

Sunday PM

4. Brian Deneen - infocessories REBOL desktop demo, tutorial look, and MakeDoc

AmiWest 2013 is history at 5 PM.

As always, there will be a no-host after-party at a local restaurant. Details will be announced from the show floor shortly before the show closes and everyone is invited.

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Many thanks to our AmiWest 2013 sponsors and exhibitors!

Every year, many people put in countless hours of volunteer time to make AmiWest happen. Without these people, this show would never happen. And because of them, it happens every year. Here are the groups of people that make AmiWest 2013 a reality. Thank you one and all!


1). Sacramento Amiga Computer Club Sponsors of AmiWest since its founding in 1998 by SACC club members. AmiWest is 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.

Financial sponsors and exhibitors

2). Hyperion Entertainment Hyperion Entertainment has continued the development of the original Amiga Operating System (AmigaOS) since 2004. AmigaOS is now at version 4.1 Update 6. Want to see some features added to AmigaOS? Come chat with the AmigaOS Development Team Lead who will be present at the table.

3). A-EON Technology, Ltd. New Amiga hardware company bringing the Amiga X1000 with dual-core PPC CPU and custom Xena chips to market.

4). AmigaKit World #1 Amiga hardware and software dealer for Amiga classic and emerging Amiga platforms, including A-Cube SAM series and A-EON X1000.

5). Arix Foundation.


6). AmiWest broadcast Broadcasting Amiga shows for over 15 years from all over North America. The technology has involved from just IRC to IRC and Webcam to IRC, Webcam, and Streaming Audio, to IRC, Webcam, Audio, and Video.

7). Intuitionbase IntuitionBase will have a vendor's table complete with a demonstration system loaded with tons of great native and classic applications, sample Amiga Future magazines, and a friendly representative to help answer any questions about those curious about making the move to next-generation Amiga computing.

8). Infocessories Infocessories, the Amiga REBOL community. Come by and see how REBOL, the brainchild of Amiga inventor Carl Sassenrath, can work for you.

9). Codebench Codebench software is a programmer's dream. Come talk to the Codebench people to see how this software suite can help you with your programming projects.

We hope to see all of you next year as well as adding several to our number. Please note that AmiWest is open to everyone who wants to come and be a part. Contact us for further information at!

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The second AmiWest Programming Seminar begins tomorrow, October 16, 2013 at 5 PM. Led by AmigaOS Developer Team Lead Steven Solie, the seminar promises to advance the skills of Amiga programmers.

Steve has an amazing grasp of Amiga programming. Along with presenters Lyle Hazelwood and Paul Sadlik, we hope that the event will be productive and encouraging for all participants.

We will also have an update from this group during AmiWest to hear about the progress made. Reservations have been made by an international crew of participants and the group is ready to begin. Stay tuned for more as the seminar progresses.

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Our caterer has agreed to a short extension for the AmiWest 2013 banquet deadline.  We are able to accept continuing reservations for banquet tickets until further notice


PLEASE NOTE THAT, AS ALWAYS, NO BANQUET TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!  This is a catered event and each meal is reserved in advance.  We don't want to turn anyone away, so please reserve your tickets now.


We are expecting a large number of attendees this year due to selling out the hotel.  Don't be left out of the banquet!  RESERVE NOW!







Posted By amigaprez

In an AmiWest first, our Holiday Inn Express hotel has sold out of rooms due to our event .  The hotel next door is holding another 25 rooms open next door (across the parking lot) at the Hampton Inn & Suites Sacramento-Cal Expo, 2230 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, California, 95821, USA TEL: 1-916-927-2222 FAX: 1-916-927-2014. 


When you book your room there, leave a comment in the notes (online) or with the front desk (by telephone) that you are with AmiWest 2013.  You will then receive the AmiWest rate for your room, which is $76.00 per night.  As you can see on the web, the regular rates are considerably higher.


See you there!



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On October 16, 2013, AmigaOS Developer Team Lead Steven Solie and his crew will start the second AmiWest Programming Conference at 5 PM.  Dinner will be served.  The venue is the Holiday Inn Express Cal Expo, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Scramento, CA, 95821. 


There is still time to sign up at The cost is $50.00 per person and includes dinner on Wednesday and lunches on Thursday and Friday.  All those who signed up before today have already been invoiced for their conference fee.


We hope to see you there!

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Everyone who submitted a programming seminar or banquet ticket reservation up to and including 10/8/13 has been invoiced through PayPal, as well as all sponsors and exhibitors who have expressed an interest in AmiWest. Please pay as soon as you can.

Thanks to one and all for your financial support for AmiWest 2013. As an all-volunteer show, we depend upon exhibitor and sponsor support to make our show happen. We appreciate all who support us in this way and look forward to seeing you at AmiWest next week.

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In a new AmiWest record, 47 nights had been sold at the our hotel venue by last week. We were told today that the AmiWest rate was no longer available, i.e., that the rooms at that rate had sold out.

So we called the hotel and told them to reserve 100 nights for AmiWest 2013. Checking the official Holiday Inn Express website at on Monday, October 7, 2013, the AmiWest rate is now available again. Be sure that you are on the official Holiday Inn Express website and not some other booking site. Other booking sites do not have the AmiWest rate available at $76.00 per night, double occupancy, with free breakfast and free WiFi.

Apparently a lot of people are coming to AmiWest. Be one of them. Be sure to book your room and banquet ticket NOW! If, perchance, you do not see the AmiWest rate, call the hotel at 1-916-923-1100 and tell them you're with AmiWest 2013. You'll get the same rate.

See you next week!

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It's only twelve days until AmiWest 2013. As usual, we have been working behind the scenes to make this a great show. You don't want to miss it.

So make your banquet and programming seminar reservations now, along with a room at the great Holiday Inn Express Cal Expo, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA, USA. We will see you there!

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On the Hyperion blog, Steven Solie said:

"AmigaOS fans may have noticed an abundance of updates appearing lately. There is also an updated SDK should be appearing soon as well.

One of the reasons for all this activity is AmiWest 2013. The show itself is October 19 and 20. There is also a “Classic Clinic” on the Friday night before the show where Amiga technicians will be available to help get your Amigas up and running again. AmiWest is also featuring a programming conference from October 16 to 18. The plan is to continue where we left off at AmiWest 2012 and focus on building useful applications with a GUI. It is the programming conference which is driving the bulk of the updates. We want everyone to be at the same API level and have all the latest updates so we don’t waste any time on working around any fixed bugs (for example).

Many AmigaOS core developers and beta testers will be attending AmiWest 2013. This is your chance to chat face to face with the experts that are building and maintaining the genuine Amiga Operating System. Hyperion Entertainment is also sponsoring the show and will have a table setup with various AmigaOS-based systems on display. See you there!"

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Our deadline with our banquet caterer is 5 days away. WE NEED YOUR BANQUET RESERVATION NOW! Considering that our banquet speaker and panel will be discussing Power Architecture and the Amiga, AND our banquet menu is vastly improved as well, you need to reserve NOW.

You see, without a reservation, you won't have a meal waiting for you. And we need to know NOW so we can provide yours. After all, the banquet tickets are only $20.00 each this year.

We want to include you. So go to, click the banquet link, and make your reservation. You will receive a PayPal invoice to pay for the ticket(s) that you reserve.

AmiWest 2013 is October 18-20, with the second annual AmigaOS Programming Seminar October 16-18, at the Holiday Inn Express Cal Expo, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Use room reservation code "AMI" (yes, all caps) to save $30.00 per night on your room reservation. AND SEND YOUR BANQUET RESERVATION IN NOW!

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As of today, there are 23 days until the second AmiWest Programming conference starts and 25 days until AmiWest 2013 starts. It all adds up to this: Have you made your plans to come to AmiWest 2013? You don't want to miss it.
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While we're getting our links going on, click here to make your reservations for the second AmiWest AmigaOS Programming Seminar, October 16-18, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Express Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA, USA.


AmigaOS Developer Team Lead Steven Solie will be heading the crew with Lyle Hazelwood and others leading sessions throughout the two-and-a-half-day seminar. The current state of the syllabus can be seen here. Please contact Steven Solie with comments and questions.


The cost for the seminar is $50.00 per person and includes lunch on the 17th and 18th. You will be invoiced through PayPal for the fee after we receive your email address through the registration process. Don't miss this opportunity to be taught by Steven Solie and his crew. These are very knowledgeable programmers. Our hope in providing the venue for this seminar is the continued development of a community of programmers for AmigaOS. We want you to be included. Sign up today!




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