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[Events] Ottawa Amiga Show ReportANN.lu
Posted on 26-Nov-2003 19:35 GMT by FB12 comments
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The Ottawa Amiga Show was held on November 22nd. Some highlights included - a demonstration of OS4 (alpha) on AmigaOne and OS4 beta on a CSPPC Amiga 4000 in Mediator Tower, both were running YAM and AmIRC. Randy Hughes from Amiga Inc was on hand to chat with attendees. And one lucky US attendee won the AmigaOne motherboard raffle - they traveled over 8 hours to get to the show!! A great time was had by all!

Please read the full report (and pictures) here
Ottawa Amiga Show Report : Comment 1 of 12ANN.lu
Posted by The_Editor on 26-Nov-2003 19:51 GMT
nice report .

you guys certainly like to eat !!

btw ... Is that the same Joanne on Undernet #amigas .. That won that AmigaONE. Either way ...Nice reward for an eight hour (16 both ways) drive.
Ottawa Amiga Show Report : Comment 2 of 12ANN.lu
Posted by Robert on 27-Nov-2003 12:38 GMT
Nice report.

Tom, if you're reading this, I remember Patty Bolands well.
I'm sure those who made it would've enjoyed it. :)
Ottawa Amiga Show Report : Comment 3 of 12ANN.lu
Posted by Thomas Leroux on 27-Nov-2003 12:57 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (The_Editor):
Hey Robert - I was shocked not to see you there. ;-) Perhaps next year. As for liking to eat, who doesn't?

My general feeling is that the show didn't merit two days, and I think that one of the most important things for amiga users is to socialize - so thats what we did. I made a bunch of new friends over the course of the show. In general, Amiga users are a really excellent bunch of people.

The show was alot of fun and I have already started on planning next years (I hope with a newer, larger location).

I don't think that the winner of the raffle is the same Joanna as in the Undernet #amiga channel, but she was quite lucky - she won two of the three prizes - but she also purchased a fair number of tickets. Either way, it certainly made the trip worth it for her. ;-)
Ottawa Amiga Show Report : Comment 4 of 12ANN.lu
Posted by Adam Kowalczyk on 27-Nov-2003 14:36 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Thomas Leroux):
BTW, nice report Tom...I appreciate the work you put into report as well as the show. Everytime I've been to Ottawa, I've had a great time. Even my wife had to admit she had a good time! It's always great to get together with such a diverse crowd of people. Looking forward to the next time.

Adam
Ottawa Amiga Show Report : Comment 5 of 12ANN.lu
Posted by IamCleverToo on 27-Nov-2003 16:01 GMT
Randy Hughes, isn't he a former AmigaInc employee? What did he say?
Ottawa Amiga Show Report : Comment 6 of 12ANN.lu
Posted by 2buxx on 27-Nov-2003 16:42 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (IamCleverToo):
If they tell you, they have to shoot you.
Ottawa Amiga Show Report : Comment 7 of 12ANN.lu
Posted by Stefan Blixth on 27-Nov-2003 18:24 GMT
Just noticed that the link to Genesi on the page is wrong, it's pointing to
Genesi music store... add -usa between genesi and .com ;-)

Kind regards
Stefan Blixth, OnyxSoft
Ottawa Amiga Show Report : Comment 8 of 12ANN.lu
Posted by Zee4 on 27-Nov-2003 19:23 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Stefan Blixth):
>Just noticed that the link to Genesi on the page is wrong, it's pointing to
>Genesi music store... add -usa between genesi and .com ;-)

Thanks for pointing that out, I missed that on my own show report.

Zoltan
Ottawa Amiga Show Report : Comment 9 of 12ANN.lu
Posted by Amiga Chief on 27-Nov-2003 21:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (IamCleverToo):
Randy Hughes has never been an employee of Amiga Inc.
Ottawa Amiga Show Report : Comment 10 of 12ANN.lu
Posted by 3billz on 28-Nov-2003 08:34 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Amiga Chief):
google: amiga randy hughes...

page one = randy yadayadayada

page two = randy yadayadayada

etc. etc. etc.
Ottawa Amiga Show Report : Comment 11 of 12ANN.lu
Posted by Seehund on 28-Nov-2003 11:56 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (3billz):
Randy? Oh, you meant GARR.... uh... RANDALL Hughes! He's Director Of Obsolete Furniture Upgrades and Sales.


DOOFUS? :) Ooops, that was completely accidental, honest.
Ottawa Amiga Show Report : Comment 12 of 12ANN.lu
Posted by FB on 29-Nov-2003 23:52 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Seehund):
whatever...

and this is why I love this community sooooo much - so opinionated.

Look, if you do not have anything worthwhile (ie positive) to say, then do not bother to type it in.
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