AmiWest 2014 Blog - Welcome to the AmiVerse

August AmiWest 2014 Blog - Welcome to the AmiVerse

A new blog for a new year

Welcome  to  the  new and streamlined AmiWest blog for 2014!  This year we
are  posting  all  of  our  blog  posts directly instead of using an "app".
Hopefully this will streamline the process and make the blog more readable.

Contents
1. Dates, times and places
        1.1. New features for this year
2. All Volunteer
3. The AmiVerse - not just advertising.
        3.1. AmiVerse Cafe
        3.2. Cafe sponsorship
4. AmiWest Hotel Rates
        4.1. Special hotel rates
        4.2. Time frame
        4.3. Rates are now active!
        4.4. Procedure
        4.5. Book now!
5. Hotel rates addendum
        5.1. Rates active dates
        5.2. Discount rates
        5.3. Book now
6. Things to do and see in and around Sacramento
        6.1. Just one more set of reasons to come to AmiWest!

August 2, 2014

1. Dates, times and places

1.1. New features for this year


August 12, 2014

2. All Volunteer

One of the outstanding features of the AmiWest show is the all-volunteer nature of the event. It is a mostly invisible feature; you can't see it or touch it. But people know it's there.

How? Because of the passion with which this enterprise is approached. People from around the globe who are significant in their fields of endeavor volunteer time and expertise in pursuit of our show to make it better and have fun doing it. We could never pay even the consulting fees for the expert help we get. People contribute equipment, time, expertise, and positive attitude to make AmiWest what it is.

And they do it to promote what has become the AmiVerse community. More than just an online phenomenon, the community that continues to gather momentum around the Amiga platform is unique in its scope and passion. The addition of AROS and MorphOS has brought what we call the AmiVerse into being.

So come be a part of the volunteer AmiVerse. Make your positive contribution by coming to AmiWest in October and propel the AmiVerse into the future.

See you there!


August 13, 2014

3. The AmiVerse - not just advertising.

The expansion of the Amiga platform in other directions through AROS and MorphOS is a spontaneous growth rarely seen in the computing industry. Spawned by the Amiga platform, these branches have their own aims, quality and character.

Some perceive conflicts here. We're promoting unity; one AmiVerse going forward for elegance and efficiency in computing. That is what the Amiga always was about and still is about. At the end of the day, you, the user, determine how you will use your computer and how it will accomplish your ends - not the other way 'round. A mind-boggling array of options are available.

Which leads me to a new AmiWest feature: the AmiVerse Cafe.

3.1. AmiVerse Cafe

3.2. Cafe sponsorship

We are still looking for a sponsor for this area. Sponsorship involves the usual sponsorship fee and will support and area for two or three six-foot tables along with power and internet capabilities. If you're interested, please email sponsors@amiwest.net with "Cafe sponsorship" in the subject line.


August 26, 2014

4. AmiWest Hotel Rates

4.1. Special hotel rates

This year, as we have every year, we negotiate an AmiWest rate for the Holiday Inn rooms for the AmiWest conference. And this year, as every year, we need to get an exception to Intercontinental Hotels (ICH) policy to post this rate earlier than they usually do.

4.2. Time frame

Most of the time, ICH posts a group rate just two weeks before the event. In our case, because we have so many international travelers that plan months in advance, we negotiate an exception to this policy every year. Now those rates are in "the system" for ICH.

4.3. Rates are now active!

Our most recent test as of today's date show that the rates have not propagated to the server just yet. Here is how to check for the rates in the future.

4.4. Procedure

Ami
West Refundable No deposit required Breakfast included

King Bed Guest Room 1 of 3

KING  EXECUTIVE  NONSMOKING  2  person(s) per room maximum 2 Thanks to the
free  high  speed wireless internet access you can easily stay connected to
friends  and  family  as  you finish paperwork at the spacious desk watch a
movie  or  your  favorite shows on the 32 inch LCD TV use the microwave and
fridge to fix a snack then slip into the triple sheeted bed

View Rate Details 76.00 USD Average Nightly Rate

Queen Bed Guest Room

2  QUEEN  BEDS EXECUTIVE NONSMOKING 4 person(s) per room maximum 4 You are
sure  to  stay  entertained thanks to the free high speed wireless internet
access  a 32 inch LCD TV with ppv movies and an ipod docking station before
slipping  into  the  triple  sheeted  bed  fix a snack with a microwave and
fridge or finish paperwork at the desk with an ergonomic chair

View Rate Details 82.40 USD Average Nightly Rate

4.5. Book now!


August 26, 2014

5. Hotel rates addendum

5.1. Rates active dates

These rates are active from October 20 through October 27, 2014. So you can spend a whole week in Sacramento seeing the sights (there are many) as well as attending our show.

5.2. Discount rates

The regular rate for the single king room is $91+ per night and the double queen bed room is $99 per night. OUR PRICE is $76+ and $82+, respectively, for the same accomodations. And it includes a hot breakfast that saves each person from $5-$10 daily.

5.3. Book now

If you choose to call the hotel instead of book online, TELL THEM that you are with the AmiWest conference and want the special AmiWest room rates.


August 27, 2014

6. Things to do and see in and around Sacramento

6.1. Just one more set of reasons to come to AmiWest!