OULU, FINLAND - November 17th, 2014 - Finnish Amiga Users Group's Saku 2014
event was held in Tampere, Finland, on September 20th and the event was
crowded by an estimated 200-300 visitors.
Highlight of the event was Petro Tyschtschenko's (Commodore/Amiga
International) and Michael Battilana's (Cloanto) speech, which featured
lots of history, details and memories - and some forward-looking thoughts
as well. The event also featured other interesting guests, such as the
theatre director and writer Jotaarkka Pennanen, who was one of the very
first Amiga owners in Finland. He continued utilizing Amigas both
personally and professionally all the way up to the Amiga 4000.
Computer selection at the event was expanded from previous years, from
Amigas and Commodore machines also to other systems of the era. There were
tens of machines from the likes of Sinclair, Atari, Salora, MSX compatibles
etc. Of course, plenty of modern systems running AmigaOS 4, MorphOS and
AROS were present as well, plus the likes of Minimig and Turbo Chameleon.
Saku 2014 also got nice publicity. One of the oldest and largest Finnish
computer magazines, MikroBitti (now MB), visited and ran an incredible nine
page article about the event and Amiga/retro hobby. Skrolli, the latest and
hottest computer culture magazine in the land even hosted their own stand.
We also had advertisements in several channels beforehand, from local media
to the international Amiga Future magazine.
Videos like walkthroughs, Saku 2014 time-lapse and speeches can be found on
our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/suomenamigakayttajat
Finnish Amiga Users Group's photo reports:
Saku 2014 Photo Report 2 (with English comments):
Saku 2014 Photo Report (Janne Sirén):
Previous Evening Photo Report (Janne Sirén):
Official event page also contains links to other photo reports and blogs:
Visitor survey results (in Finnish) are also online at:
About Finnish Amiga Users Group
Finnish Amiga Users Group (officially Suomen Amiga-käyttäjät ry.) is a
registered, non-profit organization dedicated to helping Finnish Amiga
computer users by preserving and advancing the Amiga hobby and knowledge
of the Amiga computing platform in Finland. The group aims to reach its
goals through volunteer efforts such as maintaining a web site and
discussion forum and organizing events.