Kickstart 3 is Tomorrow – Are You Ready?

We are all ready here at Kickstart HQ to welcome you to our annual BBQ meet tomorrow. Ticket sales are closing at 2pm today for non-table spaces if you want to join us, but table places are all sold out.

What To Bring

If you have a table ticket (which most people will), there will be a table and a chair for you – all you need to do is bring your Amiga! This list will help ensure you don’t forget the essentials:

  • Your Amiga
  • A monitor
  • Mouse, Mouse Mat and Joystick
  • Power Cables and Power Supplies for your Amiga, Monitor and other peripherals
  • Any games or software you need
  • Speakers (if not built into your monitor)
  • Mains extension lead (the more sockets the better)
  • A screwdriver (just in case you need to open up your machine)

Other than that – we can’t wait to see everyone tomorrow at Ottershaw Village Hall in Surrey.

Kickstart 3 – The Amiga BBQ Meet – is This Saturday

Saturday 22nd June 2024, 9am-9pm, Ottershaw in Surrey.

It’s the final week, with our BBQ meet happening this Saturday, 22nd June 2024. Doors open at 9am, and close at 9pm (or a little sooner if everyone decides to go to the pub). We are looking forward to a brilliant day of Amiga fun. Even the weather is threatening to behave itself once again!

Key Information

  • When: Saturday 22nd June 2024
  • Where: Ottershaw Village Hall, Brox Road,
    Ottershaw, Surrey, KT16 0HG
  • Time: 9am-9pm
  • Cost: £14-16 per person
    (price includes BBQ lunch, the famous Kickstart cake, snacks and soft drinks throughout the day)
  • Ticket Link: https://kickstartamigagroup.sumupstore.com/
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Kickstart June 2024 BBQ Meet: One Table Left!

Key Information

  • When: Saturday 22nd June 2024
  • Where: Ottershaw Village Hall, Brox Road,
    Ottershaw, Surrey, KT16 0HG
  • Time: 9am-9pm
  • Cost: £14-16 per person
    (price includes BBQ lunch, the famous Kickstart cake, snacks and soft drinks throughout the day)
  • Ticket Link: https://kickstartamigagroup.sumupstore.com/

Demand for our June meet, which will also be our summer BBQ, is very strong. So much so that we are two monts away from the big day and we have just one table place left (plus non-table tickets). If you want to come down for a day of good food and unrivalled Amiga fun, grab your place now.

Table Ticket for Kickstart June 2024 Meet

Non-Table Ticket for Kickstart June 2024 Meet

RetroPassion at Kickstart 3

We are excited to welcome RetroPassion, who will be with us for the June meet and bringing a variety of their Amiga products for sale. There will be special deals on offer for attendees, and its a great chance to get in touch witht them beforehand to make sure they bring the item or items you are after.

RetroPassion recently began stocking a wide range of the highly desired products from Individual Computing (saving you the pain of customs duties and long delays when ordering directly), including the Indivision AGA Mk3 Scandoubler, ACA accelerators and much more. Visit their web site for more details of everything they offer, including their recapping services (which all of my Amigas have benefitted from).

Tickets Now on Sale for Kickstart 4

Our last all-day meet of 2024 is now confirmed for Sunday September 29th 2024 at our regular venue in Ottershaw. We are also looking at arranging a Christmas meal in early December, possibly at the Miller and Carter opposite the hall, but in terms of an all day Amiga session, this will be the last of the year. We’ll be holding 3-4 meets in 2025, so don’t worry, we are not going anywhere.

As it’s the end of summer, we are going to have a pizza party for lunch to celebrate.

As always, we only have a limited number of tables (though we have recently bought more tables to take us to maximum capacity at the hall), so book early to avoid disappointment.

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Only Three Table Places Left for Kickstart 3: The Kickstart Amiga Group June BBQ Meet

Take-up for places at Kickstart 3, our 2024 BBQ meet on Saturday, June 22nd 2024 has been extremely positive. As always, thank you for your support, its always appreciated. It does mean that at the time of writing, we only have three tables left. We’ve managed to expand a little by adding some additional tables onto the stage area (and without those we would already be sold out), but even one of those has already sold, with only three remaining.

Non-table tickets, which we offer at a small discount to the table ticket price, are still available and get you access to everything (including the BBQ) except a table to put a computer on.

Key Information

  • When: Saturday 22nd June 2024
  • Where: Ottershaw Village Hall, Brox Road,
    Ottershaw, Surrey, KT16 0HG
  • Time: 9am-9pm
  • Cost: £14-16 per person
    (price includes BBQ lunch, snacks and soft drinks throughout the day)
  • Ticket Link: https://kickstartamigagroup.sumupstore.com/

Table Ticket for K3: The Kickstart Amiga Group June Meet

Non-Table Ticket for K3: The Kickstart Amiga Group June Meet

It’s already shaping up to be a cracking meet, with RetroPassion coming down for the day and offering special discounts for attendees, as well as user groups from across the UK joining us for some Amiga fun and a burger or two.

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Kickstart 2: An Amazing Day For Everyone Who Attended

Kickstart 2 was a huge success, with 25% more people than October joining us for a day of all things Amiga. Everyone I’ve spoken too so far had a great time, and we are well on our way towards another sell-out meet in June.

We’ve got a few pics below from the event – more can be found over on our Facebook group and our Discord channel. YouTube creator Chris Thomas, also known as Retronaut, paid us a visit and filmed the meet. His video is now on his channel and I encourage you to go and have a look (click below), like and subscribe.

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Kickstart 2 is This Sunday!

It’s the final week, and we are all looking forward to descending on Ottershaw Village Hall for a full day of Amiga fun.

As it’s the final week, most things are locked down. Kickstart is the hottest ticket in town! We’ve sold out of tables and the table plan is now fixed for Sunday. There’s a couple of no-table tickets that I will leave live on the ticket page, just in case. We’ve ordered all the catering, Everything should be all set.

What to Bring: If you have a table ticket, there will be a table, a chair and access to power waiting for you – all you need to do is bring your gear! This simple list will help ensure you don’t forget the essentials:

  • Your Amiga
  • A monitor
  • Speakers or headphones if your monitor doesn’t do sound
  • Mouse, Mouse Mat and Joystick
  • Power Cables and Power Supplies for your Amiga, monitor and any powered peripherals
  • Mains extension lead (the more sockets the better)
  • A screwdriver (just in case you need to open up your machine, things can shake loose in transit)
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No-Table Tickets = LAST FEW ADDED

Table Tickets = SOLD OUT

Kickstart 2 – our second meet of the new era – is once again a table sell-out. We also sold out of no-table spaces, but have managed to squeeze a couple more in after previous attendees contacted us about going, so grab them while you can – we will be at maximum capacity after this.

https://kickstartamigagroup.sumupstore.com/product/no-table-ticket-kickstart-amiga-group-february-2024-meet

Ticket sales for Kickstart 2 close on Saturday 10th February 2024 – we have to lock it down a week before so we can order the right amount of catering and other shopping.

The all-important logistics email will be going out to attendees and guests in the next 24 hours. This will tell you everything you need to know about the day: What’s happening, how to get to the venue, where to park etc. If you still have any questions after that, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

And don’t forget – if you can’t make it to Kickstart 2, tickets for Kickstart 3 – the big Amiga BBQ – on Saturday 22nd June 2024 are on sale now.

I Am The Table!

We are a little over two weeks away from the big day and there’s just one table ticket left for Kickstart’s February all-day Amigafest!

A Table Ticket includes all-day access to the meet, sandwich lunch, snacks and soft drinks/water/tea and coffee, a reserved chair and 4ft wide x 27 inch deep table space.

Non-Table Tickets include all of the above, except the table!

https://kickstartamigagroup.sumupstore.com/category/kickstart-amiga-group-events