Our idea / our show

Dear exhibitors, dear guests,

the AmigaXX in Neuss has established itself as the Amiga event in a very short time!

While in 2015 the round birthday of Commodore's successful computer was still in the foreground, the number behind the Amiga name has now become secondary. The entire Amiga and retro community has embraced the project so well that they have embraced the event and are responsible for its success.

Due to the long break in terms of meetings, exchanges and other events, the announcement of the Amiga37 alone caused great interest in a short time – it did not take long for the date to be entered in the notebooks of numerous Amiga fans and that, although not a single guest or exhibitor has been announced yet.

This confirms that in 2015 we launched an event that brings together people with common interests and is simply fun – and justifies the effort!

Many people who have attended at least one of the previous events are happy to come back, just as many who have not yet had the opportunity to visit are looking forward to the first participation!

The same applies to our VIP: While it was still questionable for us during the planning for the Amiga30 who we would be able to win for our small celebration in Neuss, numerous guests from the Amiga era have now visited the AmigaXX – and gladly once again!

Retro is still "in", Amiga is still "in", as evidenced by the numerous new releases and announcements in 2021 and 2022, or the further development of the classic operating system and always new hardware, which gives our darlings a facelift.

Equally pleasing is the increasing quality, which can easily be seen in some upcoming games such as "Boss Machine", "Aquabyss", "Metro Siege" or "Reshoot Proxima 3". Here we have now reached a level again, as at the best times of the Amiga. We look forward to seeing and testing as many of these projects as possible on site in October and at the same time interviewing the creative minds behind them.

Amiga still has a fascination, attraction and a large fan base, so that after a three-year break we can hardly wait to host the Amiga37 together with you again over two days in October 2022, but this time in a new environment, namely in the Kunstwerk in Mönchengladbach-Wickrath.

This decision to relocate the event was not an easy one for us, as the success of the past three events is also strongly linked to the Rheinisches Landestheater in Neuss – nevertheless, we want to try something new this year and thus move on for a few kilometers.

At the Kunstwerk we can expect more space for exhibitors and visitors, so that we can offer even more guests the opportunity to visit the Amiga37 in October, which ultimately benefits the exhibitors, who can present their products to a wider audience.

As in previous years, developers will present their current software and hardware projects, well-known personalities and groups will give lectures and presentations and a colorful supporting program will be set up that will offer something to everyone, whether long-time Amiga user, technology enthusiast or retro fan; whether gamer, programmer, graphic designer or musician.

As always, the Amiga37 is open to all Amiga branches - whether MorphOS, AROS, OS4, Classic or Emulation - for us all belong to the Amiga family, show the colorful diversity that the Amiga has produced and are welcome.

And exactly this togetherness is one of the strengths of the AmigaXX – if the users are only too happy to argue in the various Amiga forums in everyday life, we managed to unite the Amigans on this date and to transfer the Amiga spirit to the entire event, to share motivation and enthusiasm.

On Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the public part takes place, which is a mixture of trade fair with sale and at the same time a user meeting. We strive to ensure that visitors can touch and try out as many developments as possible, of which you can often only read on the Internet or see pictures of them, live and try them out and in some cases purchase them immediately. It is just as important for us to offer a contact point to exchange ideas with other interested parties in a relaxed atmosphere and to meet users in person, who are usually only known from the forums, to receive tips and also to be able to chat a little with one or the other Amiga personality.

Of course, there will also be a raffle and some interviews. This time we also have two levels available at the new location, so that the criticism of acoustics will hopefully be eliminated and you can follow all conversations on stage without any problems.

For the first time, we will not take care of the catering ourselves – here we are breaking new ground and leaving this to the team of the Kunstwerk in Wickrath.

Following the public part, our after-show party will take place on Saturday evening. From 7:15 p.m. we start at the nearby Wickrather Brauhaus first in the cozy part of the evening and then go to the party at Projekt42, a club in the old town of Mönchengladbach, led by a long-time Amiga fan.

Here some bands and artists perform, most of whom dedicate their music to the Amiga or even compose with it, or even play well-known hits and soundtracks from Amiga games. The event entitled "Setpatch 2022 Retro Party" offers a new highlight as part of the AmigaXX, which we are already very excited about!

We are very much looking forward to a hopefully great Amiga37 and your visit and participation!

Your Amiga37 Event Projectteam

Attached are Virtual Dimension's video reports of the previous Amiga3x events in Neuss:

On site: Amiga30 in Neuss

On site: Amiga32 in Neuss

Amiga34: Two days of partying with new hardware, new games (on site)