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The AMOA show is scheduled for 10/31-11/2/85 in Chicago this year. This
of course is THE trade show for the Game and Coin-operated Industry.

The name of the game this year is Cost Reduction. Hence, a new booth has
been designed; you can see a Blueprint on the wall near Dan Van's office.
This booth is 1/4 to 1/3 the size of the previous booth and has room
for up to 12 games, an information booth, a conference room and a storage room.

At this stage the game line-up is: (4) Gauntlets, (3) Temple of Dooms and
either (2) Roadrunners or (2) Paperboys - depends on what shape Roadrunner
is in by show time. There will be (2) overhead displays set up on Gauntlet
and a third overhead display showing a video tape. All the games will come
from production - Engineering will supply the 3 overhead displays and 
associated paraphernalia, and (2) roadrunner kits. (for a real surprise,
read Websters definition of paraphernalia below...).

Attendence will be extremely limited - around 25 people total with around
half of that being Engineering Personnel. When you consider that the main
purpose of a show is to sell games, I think having as much as half the 
attendees from Engineering is pretty good.  At this point the Attendence list
includes Opperman, Rains, Van Elderen, Moore, and Downend. Then each 
electrical team (Alpha and Omega) will be allowed to bring 4 team members
each. With Gauntlet and Temple of Doom definitely at the show, four members
from those projects have been invited: Bob Flanagan, Pat McCarthy,
Peter Lipson, and Dave Ralston. All members of Alpha-team attending the
show will fly out early Wednesday morning, Oct. 30th to help with set-up.
We will be returning late Saturday night, Nov. 2nd.

For those of you who are considering attending at your own expense, here
are some numbers:
	- round-trip to Chicago: $238.00; from San Jose or San Francisco.
	  Atari can make these reservations - please let me know.
	- One night lodging (sharing a room) - $50.00
	  Atari has reseved a larger than necessary block of rooms which
	  will be held until 10/1/85 - please let me know if you're interested.
Footnote: Webster's definition of Paraphernalia:
	1: The separate real or personal property of a married woman that
           she can dispose of by will and sometimes according to common law
	   during her life.
	2: personal belongings
	3: a) articles of equipment: furnishings
	   b) accessory items
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Sep 18, 1985