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First of all thanks to everyone who returned the survey forms in Atari Computing issue 8. The majority of respondents wanted an Autumn show in Birmingham and with that in mind were delighted to announce the Atari Computing Convention ACC 98 will take place on Saturday November 14th 1998 at Bingley Hall, Staffordshire Showground, Stafford from 10am to 4pm.
The Showground is easily accessible by car from junctions 13 and 14 on the M6 just north of Birmingham with ample free parking and theyll be a shuttle bus service running from Stafford railway station.
Between now and November we may be able to organise a coach trip to make it easier for Londoners to attend if theres enough interest.
Tickets will cost less than ever before - just £3 on the door with discount for Atari Computing subscribers with further reductions for children, OAPs, UB40, students and orange card holders.
Heres just some of the attractions weve lined up:
Were delighted most of the UK based companies who supported previous Atari Shows have signed up and were still canvassing for support from other companies. If youre a potential exhibitor we havent contacted already please do drop us an email and well be pleased to send you the details.
No doubt youre wondering how can we bring you a bigger and better Atari show than ever before and keep the prices so low, well the reason is simple. Atari Computing have decided to work together with Sharwood Promotions who have organised computer shows since 1988. ACC 98 has been combined with their twice-annual general computer and electronics show which means you effectively get two shows for less than the price of one!
Weve watched Atarians drift away from recent shows because theres nothing left to do or see after several hours. We feel, after having made the effort to travel to the show, youll enjoy the extra dimension offered by the other stands.
So in addition to checking out the latest hardware and software releases and spending some time chatting with familiar faces there will still be plenty to see with stands offering general computer hardware, accessories, cables, CDs, books, satellite, telephone, radio and general electronics.
If you have any friends who have moved onto other platforms why not bring them along? Were really looking forward to seeing you at ACC 98, well keep you up to date with the latest developments over the coming months.