The main British event celebrating the 30th anniversary of the launch of the legendary Commodore Amiga computer, Amiga 30 UK, is now more accessible than ever to Amiga fans at just £10 for basic admission – and organisers are also now putting a call out to Amiga user groups with another special offer, a massive group discount!
The event, which is all set to take place at the Peterborough Marriott Hotel on Sunday 2nd August, 2015 and supports BBC Children in Need, has been organised by Amiga enthusiast Steve Crietzman, with the help of David Pleasance, the last Managing Director of Commodore UK, plus graphic artist Paul Kitching (the event’s Multimedia Director), fellow enthusiast and collector Angelo Bod, Rich Spowart (an active demoscener, as is Angelo), and Darren Glenn, webmaster of IntuitionBase.com.
CHARITY DINNER – AND MORE
There will be talks, Amigas and more during the afternoon, but the focus event at Amiga 30 UK is a three-course VIP Charity Banquet Dinner in the evening.
Overall, the full event and dinner runs from 12 noon to 8.30pm, with options for those wishing to attend during the day only, as well as a special VIP ticket including an additional, exclusive meal on the Saturday night (see below).
Amiga 30 UK stars the following Commodore Amiga connected people:
- R.J. Mical (One of the original legendary architects of the Amiga, who has been a great help to the event)
- David Pleasance (as mentioned above, who rose through the ranks at Commodore UK, reaching the dizzying heights of MD at the end) who will have a lot to say about his time there and his management buyout attempt!
- Kelly Sumner (another former Commodore UK MD)
- Kieron Sumner (Former Commodore UK Commercial Manager)
- Michael Battilano (Founder and CEO of Cloanto, developers of Personal Paint, producers of the Amiga Forever emulation suite and copyright holders of Amiga OS to v3.1)
- Jon Hare (Games programmer at Sensible Software with titles including Wizball, Parallax, and Sensible Soccer)
- Allister Brimble (Well-known musician behind the tunes in Alien Breed, Project X, Superfrog and more from Team 17)
- Bjørn Lynne (Better known as Dr. Awesome to many, another well-known musician and composer from Team 17)
- Mevlut Dinç (Founder of Vivid Image, a development firm that went on to produce Hammerfist, First Samurai, Second Samurai and Street Race)
- Tim Wright (aka CoLD SToRAGE. A highly talented video game music composer for Psygnosis, including Lemmings, Shadow of the Beast 2 & 3 and many more)
- Mike Clarke (Another Psygnosis composer, with the tunes for many famous games, including Lemmings 2, Lemmings Paintball, WipEout 3/64, Microcosm, and more)
And there are, apparently, several additional mystery guests lining up…
David Pleasance sends this encouraging message to Amiga fans:
TICKETS AND OPTIONS
There are a number of tickets and special options still available for Amiga fans to snap up, from the basic ticket option at a tenner covering access opening till 6pm, right through the standard Banquet Ticket at £17.50 and on up to the £90 Saturday Night VIP Package offering an exclusive dining out with the Amiga VIPs!
USER GROUP SPECIAL OFFER
A very special ‘United Amigans Package’ in honour of Amiga user groups. This includes:
10 x Entrance Tickets (for your group members), worth £175.
10 x Copies of Amiga Forever Plus Edition, worth £200.
1 x FREE, exclusive, half-day use of a Conference Room – worth £75.
Total value £450, price to user groups just £175 – a massive saving of 62%.
Why not also check it out on Twitter? See https://twitter.com/Amiga30UK
And you can download this handbill in a larger size by clicking on the image:
Don’t leave it too late – the clock is ticking!
Retro Computing News thinks this event is a fantastic idea, and wishes Amiga 30 UK every success – and a great Amiga day!