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Article #270 (376 is last): >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news From: al163@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Brown) Subject: Chicago ComputerFest by Atari Posted-By: xx004 (aa399 - Len Stys) Date: Fri Sep 6 11:40:27 1991 Chicago ComputerFest by Atari in High Gear! Atari Corp. (U.S.) Director of Corporate Communications, Bob Brodie, announced today that Atari U.S. President, Greg Pratt, has worked out an agreement with the Ramada Hotel O'Hare, and that the Chicago ComputerFest by Atari, November 23 and 24th 1991, is now officially the first directly Atari-sponsored computer show in North America. Atari Corp. has reserved over 20,000 sq ft in the Ramada Hotel O'Hare convention center for the main floor, a 300 person cap- acity general presentation hall, 6 demonstration/presentation rooms for vendor Q&A sessions, a dedicated "hands on" educational area, an "open gaming area" consisting of over 100 stations, and a dedicated 8-bit exhibitor area. The Chicago ComputerFest will be the first Atari-oriented show in North America to feature not only the best of the Atari-specific developers, but other computer industry leaders such as Word Perfect, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, Epson, USRobotics, Egghead Software, and Hayes. These exhibitors will be in attendance to demonstrate their latest products as well as answer technical questions about how their products work in the Atari environment. Atari themselves has promised that the exciting new products planned to be shown at Fall Comdex, will also be on exhibit at the Chicago ComputerFest- just days later. Atari has committed to a full professional display at this show; Atari plans to bring at least 10 technical advisors and company representatives to the Chicago ComputerFest. Be prepared to "meet the people who make it happen". Special hotel rates for show attendees have been negotiated with the Ramada Hotel O'Hare. $60.00 a night (double occupancy) and $90.00 a night for suites (plus tax). Please call 708-827-5131 for res- ervations; you must mention "Chicago ComputerFest by Atari" to get these special rates. Each guest room includes Color Television, in-room movies, radio, direct dial telephone, climate control, and electronic minibar-snack service. The Ramada Hotel O'Hare features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, whirlpool, sauna, sunbed, massages, exercise room, electronic game room, 2 outdoor tennis courts, 9 hole-par 3 lighted golf course and jogging trails on 25 acres. The Ramada Hotel O'Hare is situated just outside the northeast gate to O'Hare International Airport, near the intersection of I-90, I-294 and I-190. There will be complementary airport limo service provided for hotel guests from all airport terminals. Admission to the Chicago ComputerFest by Atari will be $6.00 per day at the door. A two-day ticket set will be available through users groups for $10.00. The Educational Hands-on sessions and Open Gaming/Contest areas will require additional fees. There will be continuous drawings for valuable door prizes (must be present to win), and on Sunday at 4:00PM, Atari's Sam Tramiel will draw the name of the lucky winner of a complete Atari TT/030-8 Color system! (need not be present to win). For additional show information, exhibition space availability, program advertising rates, ticket sales, and information on the user group participation program, please contact us at: Chicago ComputerFest by Atari C/O LCACE P.O. Box 8788 Waukegan, IL 60079-8788 24hr Voice Hotline- 708-556-0682 Be there!