Join Us on October 15th 2023 in Surrey – The Kickstart Amiga Group is Back!

After considerable input and interest I am excited to announce we have booked a venue for the first Kickstart Amiga Group meeting of the new era!

Rather than September, we’ve opted for 15th October to avoid clashing with other Amiga user group events and so we can welcome many of our friends from other neighbouring user groups.

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For our first meet, we are going back to where it all began – Ottershaw Village Hall. This is where the Kickstart Amiga Group originally held its monthly meetings back in the 1990s and early 2000s, as well as the first three Kickstart Amiga Shows. Back then, it was called Brook Hall. Not only has the name changed, but the venue has had a substantial makeover and will be a wonderful place to hold our meet.

Key Information

  • When: Sunday 15th October 2023
  • Where: Ottershaw Village Hall, Brox Road,
    Ottershaw, Surrey, KT16 0HG
  • Time: 9am-9pm
  • Cost: £15 per person
    (price includes snacks and soft drinks throughout the day)
  • Ticket Link:

Kickstart is a non-profit event. The price we are charging is purely to cover the cost of renting the hall for the day and for the cost of the refreshments. If by some miracle, we have money left over, 100% of it will be put towards the cost of booking the hall for the next meet. Yes, there will be more of these!

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September Seems Nice For a Kickstart Meet

Well, the interest in getting Kickstart back up and running with physical meets has been far greater than I could have imagined. So much so, that I’m going to look at arranging an inaugural meet some time in September.

Venue is still to be confirmed, but Brook Hall in Ottershaw, our original home (now renamed Ottershaw Village Hall), is definitely a possibility given the nice location, it has plenty of parking and there’s a pub next door. Wherever we end up booking, it will be in the Surrey, Bucks or Berkshire area on the border with London to allow for good motorway access and ideally, a nearby train station.

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Here We Go Again

Amiga Range of Computers
The Commodore Amiga – A Range of Computers That Spanned Two Decades

Back in 1997, the Amiga as a platform was dying. Commodore had gone bust, Escom (the company that bought most of Commodore’s assets, including the Amiga) also went bust after over-stretching itself. Various other attempts to rescue the Amiga platform from the wreckage ended up being little more than a joke that came to nothing. It fell to the remaining users and the rest of the grassroots community such as the vendors still in the market and the last embers of Amiga media to support each other and keep the platform alive. This is how Kickstart was born.

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