The second Amiga Users Ireland meetup is this January 21st, 2017 in the Prince of Wales Hotel. Bring your Amiga or come and see what we've tricked ours out to do. Some interesting talks, competitions, gaming, spot prizes and more. See attached and book early to avail of the early price!
See some new Amiga hardware demo'd as well as some recent software for our thirty year old computers like the new Dropbox client.
There will also be at least one stall/shop for Amiga hardware and software if you want to do some retro shopping - maybe 4MB of RAM for the misuss, sir?
Missed last year? See this: https://www.instagram.com/p/BH9fjD7jDQI/
This year: Larger space, more events, spot prizes and a very special guest. Last year we had the untoppable David Pleasance and the surprise guest(s) this year will pique everyone's interest.
There is another surprise already in the post but you will need to be there on the day to find out what it is! I promise, you will not be disappointed. Last year, people left with Amiga wifi cards, games, badges and more.
Meet like minded folks and immerse yourself in the past and future of Amiga lovliness. We have grown to over seventy members and had twenty turn up on the day. Let's get as many together now and enjoy the new, better, more organised (!) event. Test your knowledge (and your luck) with the ten-minute table quiz.
Hotel discounts for those of you wanting to stay overnight.
Book before October to be able vote on what games and stands will be set up on the day. Keep an eye for further anouncement towards the end of the year
I see you have a soldering workshop, but will anyone be doing recapping as a service there ?
Would love to know this too, i just booked, thanks for the reminder OP.
Do you think anyone will have a Vampire?
might bring my A1200 along, if we're bringing hardware should we have a chat with you before the event? obviously i expect limited space for tables/desks etc.
For tutorials, are there any prerequisites? surely compilers etc. should be installed beforehand?
Definitely bring your hardware if you have it! Make sure to bring a monitor/TV of course and whatever extension leads you think you might need. There will be some on the day, but we just about had everyone covered - not many free sockets We were getting a little tight for space last time but the hotel came up with creative solutions on the fly for us. This year we have double the space *and* a better layout to accommodate more people/hardware within that space. So just turn up with your kit.
We had a recapper (and writer for Amiga Future) there last year who hopes to attend time too and has plans for accommodation etc. But, they did say not to count on them 100%; they travel from overseas each time and have a job that can dictate last minute. If he's there, he may even run a workshop - but it could be software or hardware. We have some budding recappers (using disposable hardware) - but I would want our overseas guy to vet their work before I'd even think of putting anyone their way. So, no promises on the recapping although I'd love to have it too.
There will be more than one Vampire there on the day, that I can promise you We also have some interesting vendors that have been in touch. So, you should be able to buy Amiga inspired artwork/paintings (they're amazing if you haven't already seen them) on the day as well as some hardware that will work on various Amigas. Last year we had spot prizes of 2 wifi cards (donated) but the 500 users wouldn't have been able to use those. This year we have something that will work on the 500 as well.
Some new technology will be showcased too that people likely haven't seen with developers taking questions.
Oh, and if you are travelling with a partner that isn't so into it - last year there were plans for the wives-and-girlfriends to head to a spa for the afternoon together. So get in touch if that's you
Fantastic news on the Vampire, should be a great blast, thanks
Plenty of recaps and repairs were done on the day, to the delight of many. We had an absolutely fantastic time and are very grateful that David Pleasance, Trevor Dickenson and others made it to the event in person. You can get the highlights at the media section of our new site: amigausers.ie
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The pics and videos of the event (games, talks, etc) are up: amigausers.ie/media