For Immediate Release:
Amiga 30th Anniversary
Mountain View, CA
July 25th – 26th
The Viva Amiga Team and the organizers of the US Amiga 30th anniversary event are pleased to announce the world’s first public screening of the “Viva Amiga” Documentary. Started as a dream by Zach Weddington and after a successful kickstarter in 2011 this monumental work is nearing release. Attendees of the Amiga 30th anniversary at the Computer History Museum will be the first to see the film during a special preview screening on Sunday, July 26th.
“The Amiga never died. The do-it-yourself spirit of the Amiga lives on and “Viva Amiga” is proof of that. We’ve made an incredible movie that tells the big story of the computer from the future, with a tiny budget and limited crew. Countless weeks of work are finally paying off. We can’t wait to give you a sneak preview of the movie before we make final tweaks and give the project backers their copies. If you ever wanted to explain how awesome the Amiga was to someone who’s never heard of it, now you’ll be able to. Just show ’em this film.” Zach Weddington, producer of “Viva Amiga”.
The “Viva Amiga” documentary is a seminal piece of work in the history of the Amiga. Thousands of hours of video content exists on the Amiga Computer but this is the first time a professional team has curated old as well as collected new content to honor the legacy of the Amiga. We are extremely pleased to be able to host Zach for the first showing at the US Amiga 30th anniversary event and to provide an opportunity for dozens of the original Amiga and Commodore team members to see the legacy of their works.
The Amiga 30th anniversary event at the Computer History Museum will be the ultimate tribute to the Amiga Computer. Consisting of a two day exhibit hall complete with massive historical display, game zone, presentation area, and exhibitors such as A-Eon, Friend Software Labs, CastAR from Technical illusions, Amiga Forever, Individual Computers, Jim Drew of CBMStuff, and others.
In addition to the Amiga systems present, the show will also have a collection of Atari, Apple, Commodore, and other retro computer systems. The creators of the Amiga have been involved in some of gaming and computing’s most notable projects like Defender, Atari 2600, Macintosh, Atari Lynx, 3D0, and more. Come join us for a weekend of Amiga and retro computing fun!
For those traveling to the area for the event we recommend booking your room at the show hotel before June 26th to ensure getting the show rates. Details can be found on the visiting section of the website.
Attendees to the event banquet will be treated to a teaser video of the “Viva Amiga” Documentary at the event on Saturday, July 25th. Those with banquet tickets will have access to both days of the exhibit hall. The “Viva Amiga” documentary will be shown at a special screening on Sunday, July 26th.
Tickets to the event are on sale now at www.amiga30.com.