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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!


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