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From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Subject: Jagfest 99 Update
Reply-To: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Posted-By: xx004 (Atari SIG)
Date: Sun Apr  4 16:22:10 1999

March 19, 1999

For immediate release:

ROCHESTER, MN -- Songbird Productions is proud to be the official
sponsor of this year's JagFest. This third annual event will be
held in Rochester, MN, on June 18, 1999. The theme for this
year's event is "Celebrate Atari", and Songbird Productions
welcomes the opportunity to expand the event to cover all Atari
consoles -- from the classic VCS (2600) to the Lynx to the

Enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their own collections for
display or trade. Special accommodations must be made with
Songbird Productions for those wishing to reserve a table, TV, or
sell any merchandise.

Details are as follows:

Where:  Holiday Inn South
        1630 South Broadway
        Rochester, MN 55904

When:   June 18, 1999
        Set up from 7-10am
        General public from 10am-10pm

Cost:   Adult:          $10 in advance, $12 at the door
        Ages 6-12:      $3
        Ages 5 & under: FREE

----- Hotel information -----------------------------------

The Holiday Inn South has a limited selection of rooms available
at a special JagFest price of $79 per night. You must call the
hotel directly at (507)288-1844 to receive this special pricing,
and notify the representative of the discount code 'JAG'. These
rooms must be reserved before May 27, 1999, to guarantee

Other hotels are also available within walking distance of the
Holiday Inn South. These hotels include:

Quality Inn and Suites
1620 1st Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Comfort Inn
1625 S. Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904

Econo Lodge South
1850 S. Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904

----- Tickets ---------------------------------------------

Tickets may now be reserved directly with Songbird Productions.
Send an email to for details.

Tickets or wristbands will be issued, allowing attendees to come
and go all day long as needed. All children 12 & under must be
accompanied by an adult at all times.

----- General Information ---------------------------------

Be sure to visit the JagFest '99 web site for the latest

For those who may wish to remain in Rochester over the weekend,
more activities are currently slated:

Saturday, June 19 - Take a trip to one of the largest shopping
centers in the world: the Mall of America. Try your hand at the
NASCAR networked racing simulator, visit the arcade, play a round
of laser tag at Starbase Omega, shop at the Starlog retail store
or Electronics Boutique, or even try a roller coaster at Camp
Snoopy. Plus, don't forget to visit specialty video game stores
Games to Go and Raven Video Games. Directions will be provided.

Sunday, June 20 - Before you head back home, join Carl Forhan for
church at New Life Worship Center (
NLWC is a contemporary Christian church dedicated to the singular
purpose of bringing glory to the Lord and spreading the good news
of the gospel.  Carl energetically leads the music team with his
vocals and keyboard skills. Other instruments inclue bass guitar,
drums, piano, and back up vocals. This is one church service you
won't want to miss! Directions will be provided.

Other areas of interest in Rochester include the Mayo Clinic,
IBM, Apache Mall (with arcade), Skyline Raceway and Waterslide,
Cyber Cue pool hall, and more.

To keep up to date with the latest news at Songbird Productions,
be sure to visit the company web site at, or send an email to

Copyright 1999 Songbird Productions. All rights reserved. This
article may be reprinted in its entirety.

Michael Current,
8-bit Atari FAQ and Vendor Lists,
Cleveland Free-Net Atari SIG, telnet:// (go atari)
St. Paul Atari Computer Enthusiasts,

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