Retro lovers, unite for a not-for-profit event to bring the community of computer and game lovers together. Our next meetup is Friday & Saturday January 19th & 20th, 2018 and it’s going to be even more fantastic than 2017 and 2016 events! We also host the Irish Amiga Podcast. Read on to learn more…
SWOS competition where the winner will be immortalised. See and try out the latest developments for classic Commodore / Amiga machines such as Dropbox, Web browsers, accellerator cards just released that make an Amiga 500 over 150 times faster 🙂
Spot prizes include games, surprises and modified WiFi cards to get your Amiga online.
See the latest Amiga computers released (they haven’t gone away you know) as well as FriendUP ( youtube.com/watch?v=Y5n0f5DSbSM ) – the new Amiga inspired system that brings Workbench to your desktop via your browser and is being used by some huge companies to avail of technology that could be your new operating system on any HTML5 compliant browser.
Last year’s guests included:
Trevor Dickenson (A-EON)
David Pleasance (Commodore / FriendUP)
Mike Battilana (Cloanto / Amiga Forever)
Neil Cafferkey (AROS & Prism2v2 developer)
Rob Cranley (Amiga Future magazine)
Krzysztof Radzikowski (AmiCast podcast)
Hardware and software vendors will be there. You can sell and there will be stuff to buy on the day and you will meet the people who made and make Commodore and Amiga possible.
See the Vampire, the technology that is taking the Amiga community by storm by making 3D gaming and mp3 playback possible (and makes an A500 over 150 times faster 🙂 ). See and win WiFi cards for Amiga as well as Plip-box, the internet device that’s compatible with A500. See Amibian in action, the fully blown Amiga OS installation running on the Raspberry Pi 3 on glorious HDMI display. This will also be for sale on the day. We hope to also have technology from A-EON represented/displayed on the day. See MorphOS in action on Mac G4 hardware as well as networked Amigas playing games on multimonitor setup. See the Amiga Forever system in action, which gives you a superbly emulated Amiga setup on your PC and meet the developer.
There is much more planned for this event and there is something for everyone whether you were into games, hardware, software, demos or community.
January 20th, 2018 in the Prince of Wales Hotel (room discounts available), Athlone, Ireland (1hr Drive from Dublin) Around £50 return flight from England!
Attend workshops which include: soldering, music creation on Amiga and programming.
You will not be disappointed. Meet like minded folks who are flying in from all around the world (England, Scotland, Poland, Germany, New Zealand, and more) and country and immerse yourself in the past and future of Commodore and Amiga loveliness.
Buy your tickets below or phone +353 (0)87 993 2250
You can choose a full ticket which means you can arrive from 1pm on Friday, Jan 19th 2018 and attend a VIP dinner at the Silver Oak Asian restaurant in Athlone. The price of food/drink is not included. The event continues until 8pm on Saturday. There may be unofficial activities afterwards 🙂
There is an option for a limited ticket to attend on Saturday only from 9am.
Coming from overseas? From Dublin Airport, a comfortable ninety minute journey on the X20 coach costs EUR 10 and includes WiFi. Just make sure you get off in Athlone!
You can book a seat on the X20 up to one month in advance at this link. Use Dublin Airport as the origin (there are four stands but they are all adjacent, so choose any) and set destination to Athlone.
The full timetable is available at this link.
The venue is a three minute drive / ten minute walk from Athlone station and taxis are available. Map. Phone the organiser, Iarla on +353 87 993 2250 and we might be able to send a driver to get you. Provided the wine isn’t flowing yet 🙂
Alternatively, competitive car hire rates are possible using this service.
Another option is the train which leaves Heuston station and stops in Athlone. This is not as practical from the airport but if you are already in Dublin City then it’s a valid option. The 748 bus goes from the airport to Heuston station but can take up to an hour and costs EUR 10 return. A taxi to Heuston station could cost over EUR 30. The train costs EUR 30 return and takes 90 minutes. If you are coming directly from the airport, the train station is not the best choice.
The venue is The Prince of Wales Hotel in Athlone.
The carpark has a capacity for 43 cars and anyone booked into the hotel can avail of these if there are free spaces, but this isn’t guaranteed. If you’re arriving later in the day and the carpark is full then the best option is Athlone Towncentre carpark which is a 5 minute walk from the venue. This is paid parking at a rate of EUR 3 for every 24 hours. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/HiGNVtN9FLQ2