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Article #285 (376 is last): >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news From: ah292@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Robert Krynak) Subject: ACE 92 update Posted-By: xx004 (aa399 - Len Stys) Reply-To: ah292@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Robert Krynak) Date: Fri Mar 27 11:49:52 1992 this message is from the TAF bbs. Conf : Open Forem Msg# : 1731 Lines: Extended Read: 1 Sent : Mar 27, 1992 at 1:13 AM To : All >From : JOHN SHEEHAN Subj : ACE Update FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: John R. Sheehan, SJ (416) 926-1518 GEnie: J. Sheehan14 26 March 1992 LAST-MINUTE NEWS FROM ACE '92 ACE '92, the Atari Canadian Exposition, opens on Saturday, April 4th, and will run through Sunday, April 5th, at the Skyline Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. With only one-week to go before this major international Atari event, last-minute details and events are being announced and put in place. Those who will be exhibiting programs, hardware and major developments include: ABC Solutions Atari Canada Corp. Atari Explorer Atari Interface Magazine Best Electronics Branch Always Software BMDistributors Canoe Computers Clear Thinking Click Here, Inc. Codehead Technologies Compuplace Compustore Computer Supplies & Service Compuworld CRS Cybercube D.A. Brumleve DoubleClick DragonWare Fair Dinkum Fast Technology Gadgets By Small GEnie Goldleaf Gribnif Software ICD, Inc. ISD Marketing, Inc. JMG Software International, Inc. Joppa Computer Products Korg Micro-Creations Missionware Software Musicware PI Precision Importing Saved By Technology SaveTech Soft-Logik Publishing Corporation Software Sales Steinberg-Jones Step Ahead Software Steve's Music Sudden Incorporated Toad Computers Wintertree Software WizWorks A host of other events will make the two-day event stimulating and informative. Among the many special attractions are: Meet the Sysop Booth - A special booth will be manned throughout the two days by Sysops from Bulletin Board Systems from all over Canada and the United States. Sysops on the Forem network will be meeting for a special brunch, and many other users of BBS systems have expressed the desire to meet the invisible "Sysops" they have come to know only through their computers. A full schedule of times will be posted at the show. Seminars and Training Classes - Three seminar rooms and a Training Room will provide many opportunities to meet developers, see new products demonstrated, and get hands-on training. Both ISD Marketing and SoftLogik will be conducting classes in their Desktop Publishing Programs. ISD will have classes for both Calamus 1.09 and the new Calamus SL, and Softlogik has scheduled sessions each day for Pagestream 2.1. Seminar topics range from using computers to re-construct dinosaur fossils to creating music. Ralph Mariano, publisher of ST Reports, will speak, and a number of new programs and products will be shown. There will be times when as many as four presentations will be going on simultaneously. Concerts and Performances - In the special MIDI area there will be a stage for public performances and entries in the Talent Contest. Several professional groups will be performing, as will contestants in the musical division of the Talent Contest. Graphics entries will be projected throughout both days so that all can see the creations of the entrants, and demonstrations of MIDI software and special effects will be taking place in the luxurious seminar area specially equipped for that purpose. "Showing Off" - Several developers have indicated that one of the reasons they are participating in ACE '92 is just to "show off" their products. Goldleaf Publishing, for example, will be bringing video digitizing equipment, and will transform photographs that participants bring to them into a number of different formats. You might go home with a free refrigerator magnet with your digitized face on it! Or have a photo of you with a famous celebrity (without the celebrity ever having been there)! Micro-Creations is giving a free copy of their new BBS program to every Atari club present, and most booths will have special show prices and packages. Show hours are 10am to 6pm on Saturday, April 4th, and from 11am to 6pm on Sunday, April 6th. (Remember - this is the week-end you turn clocks AHEAD one hour, which is the reason for the later starting time on Sunday.) Admission is $6, no charge for children 6 and under. ACE '92 will be held at the Skyline Hotel, 655 Dixon Rd in Toronto, near Pearson International Airport. For additional information, contact ACE '92, c/o Toronto Atari Federation, 5334 Yonge St, Suite 1527, Willowdale, ON M2N 6M2. For faster response, call Paul Collard, Exhibit and Volunteer Coordinator (416) 477-2085, or John R. Sheehan, SJ, General Convention Coordinator, (416) 926-1518. GEnie J.Sheehan14. TAF BBS: (416) 235-0318, TAF InfoLine and Voice Message: (416) 425-5357.