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LAG 18 For The Win!

Good news everyone…

We have a new venue and we have booked LAG 18!

We will be holding our next meeting on November 6th 2010 from 12PM to 5PM


We are at a new venue:

Welton Village Hall,

For location:

See See

Google Maps Post Code LN2 3LU,GB

 Apparently, it is on Ryland Rd, oppersite “The Grove”. The building has a large sign on the front in white letters.

See you there!

LAG Venue progress

Good (and bad) news everyone:

Hi LAGittes,

On Monday the 17th of September I visited The Welton Village Hall and took some
photographs to show the committee. They approved the location.

So, I have written to the supervisor and I’m still waiting for confirmation for
“LAG” to use “The Welton Room” (with WiFi) on the first Saturday of every
second month.

I’m now waiting a reply of confirmation and then we will arrange a date for LAG

So LAG 18 is not this weekend.

Keep an eye out on this mailing list, here and the Amiga sites for news.

Regards, rockape

A word about Security

It’s come to my attention recently that there are a lot of automated bots or spammers around registering false WordPress accounts who are attempting to prey on people who don’t keep WordPress updated. I try to do a good job of keeping the WordPress engine up to date here, but I am also sick of getting 3 e-mails a day saying a new user has registered on the site when know full-well that 99% of them are not genuine users!

So here’s what I’ve done. Registration for the site is CLOSED. You can’t register as a Subscriber anymore through the site but you can do one of thse alternative things:

  • e-Mail me (Mark Benson) and I can add you by hand
  • Use a RSS Feed Aggregator (if you are familiar with these, they are available for most OSs including Amiga)
  • Join the Mailing List as we announce everything there too.

If you have registered already you should still be in the user list as a Subscriber, but I can’t guarantee you didn’t get swept out with the fake accounts I deleted. It all gets a bit mazzling when you’re looking at 50 users at a time.

I strongly recommend users join the Mailing List, it’s our quickest way of getting a message out to everyone in the group. We don’t spam users with adverts or unwanted mail and you never know what interesting discussion might crop up!

Pictures from LAG 17!

Thanks to everyone who attended LAG 17 we had a great turn out and some new faces. Here’s a few piccies! (Beware, my legs are showing!!)

CD32 with FMV Module Playing Dinosaurs VCD
CD32 with FMV Module Playing Dinosaurs VCD
CD32 FMV Module Playing Dinosaur VCD

No! Mind the legs!!
The group all looking semi-busy… note the secretary (that’s me) in the Eric Morecambe jungle shorts…

Rodney Explains Anti-Gravity, while our retro gamers... retro game.
Rodney Explains Anti-Gravity, while our retro gamers… retro game.

LAG 17 Date Booked

Well, we had a blast at VCF 2010, but unfortunately the proximity of the show means we won’t be meeting at the beginning of July, but fear not! We have booked our next meeting.

LAG 17 will take place, appropriately, on July 17th 2010 from 12*PM* to 6 PM at the Graham Matthews Youth Centre, Welton, Lincolnshire.

We hope to see you there!

Vintage Computer Festival 2010

Lincs Amiga Group will be attending as exhibitors at the 2010 Vintage Computer Festival at the National Museum of Computing – Bletchley Park on the 19th and 20th of June. We will be showing various machines as part of a ‘History of the Amiga’ show. We will be showing classic hardware along with some modern hardware to show were the various Amiga derivatives have developed to in the modern era.

More details of the Faire are here:

Vintage Computer Festival

LAG 16 Booked

LAG 16 is booked on Saturday the 3rd of April 2010.

Please note the change in timings !!!

*From* *12* *PM* *untill* *6* *PM.*

The venue is The Graham Matthews Youth Centre in the grounds of The William
Farr School, Welton, Lincolnshire. England.

Google Map LN2 3JB.

Cost will be approx 4UKP

My profuse and abounded apologies to those who pointed out the time was wrong!

LAG 15 to be postponed

It is with regret that I must announce LAG 15 is postponed until further notice. This is due to personal reasons.

We will announce a new date when we know the situation better. This will likely be in the new year. First Saturday in February is a logical aim at this time but until we know how things are going to pan it’s not possible to set a date.

We’re very sorry we won’t see those attending before Christmas but, as the old saying goes, ‘Shit Happens’

Thanks for your understanding and we hope to reconvene soon!