Thank you for making this event unforgettable.
"An unprecedented feast of Amiga history"
Thirty years ago Commodore revealed a computer that enabled people to achieve remarkable things. It made such impact that after all this time there still is a lot to tell, learn, and enjoy, so…
If you grew up with Amiga come over to The Lighthouse in Amsterdam, June 27th, 2015. We’ll throw an event to revive history with a bunch of special guests that will blend with the crowd. We will take good care of all of you. It will be a great weekend.
We chose the city of Amsterdam so you may stay for the weekend and meet up with some (old) friends. Besides the usual food and drinks we headline entertaining guests (see below), switched-on Amigas, a free disk imaging service by the KryoFlux team.1 A fair, a raffle, and some interesting surprises…
(1) Everyone will get a fair chance to recover their long forgotten works of art, sourcecode, recipes, demos, et cetera. However, if you haul a 40-feet freight container stashed with disks please consider the nifty device itself. :-)
We feature a Viva Amiga preview movie especially made for Amiga 30 Amsterdam. Not the full one, but an amazing 20-minute taste of what's to come!
Thanks to Cloanto – who will also be present – we can hand out the Amiga Forever Plus Edition 2014 to all our guests, essentially nulling the entrance fee. :-)
Stories! The blood and gore from the trenches! We know you can provide some epic ones and withal we’ve got a setlist of people with knowledge to share, including but not limited to:
Probably the most important asset in the history of the Amiga.
Former Commodore engineer. Has seen it all. Responsible for electrical fires.
Former general manager of Commodore UK Ltd. Mastermind behind the planned management buy-out.
Had a significant hand in the creation of the Amiga. Has a beard too.
Artist. Mind the capital ‘A’. Shaped visuals in Unreal and Agony.
Creator of Abandoned Places 1 & 2. Amiga copy protections oracle.
The brand new Amiga expansion card released by its creators. Vapourware status debunked!
War… never been so much fun. Founder of Sensible Software. Give the man a guitar!
Worked at Cachet Software and caused screen burn to many 1084 monitors. *Poing!*
From Jesus on Es to Amsterdam on Es. Not only the CDTV and CD32 combined Amiga and lasers!
Jens creates hardware, tried and true, and – again – brings something new!
The DMA Design staffer behind Grand Theft Auto, Shadow of the Beast and Lemmings.
A.k.a. TechGuruUK & The4mula. They took the Amiga to YouTube, now they take on Amsterdam!
Last emperor of Amiga. Walks the Walker and sells a book.
The ONE who put the X in Amiga!
Joined the mile high club in 1984.
The multitasking revolutionary, creator of Amiga OS kernel, and part-time winemaker.
Worked at Commodore Büromaschinen GmbH. Digging up internal memos as well as good stories.
Warning! Destruction imminent!
Fought Double Dragons and made so much SWIV it hurts. Also, gifted musician.
Father of the tracker and serial video game music composer.
Forged many hit games like the well known Turrican series.
If you need AmigaKit he's the "Go-to Guy".
All you need to know about public transport here.
Because parking a car in Amsterdam unprepared is like entering a monster-infested dungeon without a lit candle and a sword, we strongly advise you to buy a parking ticket beforehand! You can obtain digital passes that are valid for a day or longer. If you want to park close to the Lighthouse, a day pass costs EUR 14,40. The city of Amsterdam enables you to buy tickets here.
Enter the street name “Krijn Taconiskade 432” in the search field that says “Zoek op straatnaam en huisnummer:” and choose your desired parking product. Your car will be identified by your license plate number.
For alternatives – like parking in the city’s outskirts and traveling by public transport – or general information about parking in Amsterdam, see this website.
We have been trying to narrow down the options to only the most convenient. These are our recommended hotels: decent, all are within short distance of the event and close to public transportation and/or close enough for an affordable taxi ride. We have not been able to negotiate any special rates due to the fact that A) the event is in Amsterdam and B) hotels only wanted to do this if we could guarantee a certain number of rooms booked, which we can’t realistically do. Of course you are welcome to book any hotel or lodging facility you’d like - as long as you’re going to be present at the Amiga event of this century! (The red burns my eyes.)
Tulip Inn Amsterdam Riverside, 93.60 EUR/night and up
Conservatorium Hotel, 525 EUR/night and up
Thanks to Paul Kitching for the Amiga30 logo. Topaz+ TrueType font by dMG/t!s^dS!