Win an Omega at Wakefield 2003By Chris Williams. Published: 20th Mar 2003, 15:22:54 | Permalink | Printable
WROCC announces "top prize" draws for show goers [Updated 01:45 22/3/2003]
This following piece of news seems to have been emailed to just us so consider it an exclusive or something. The Wakefield 2003 event committee have issued an announcement today which contains details of a series prize draws to take place during the May RISC OS show held in the north of the UK.
"The organisers are pleased to announce an exciting Prize Draw for the visitors at Wakefield 2003", exclaims Chris Hughes in the WROCC press release. "The top prize being a MicroDigital Omega computer, a CD read/writer and software, and a 5.1 speaker system for the Omega. The prizes are being donated by MicroDigital Limited."
Other exhibitors will also be donating prizes to be given away in draws held throughout the one-day-only event with the winner for the above top prize being picked at 4pm that day. Instructions and more details coming up soon on the show website and also available on the day, we're informed.
Well, this is all very exciting news and we're indeed hoping that a stunt like this will provide extra incentive for users pondering attending the show, except there's just one tiny, little problem - the Omega isn't able to ship at the moment due to legal hold ups. So one would conclude Microdigital are confident enough to have machines shipping by May because we'd dread to think of the riot that would break out come May when show goers trekking across the UK get told at the doors, "Sorry folks, still no Omega, those pesky legal tangles eh?"
So if it's not three weeks, it's two months and we expect this is some kind of good news for Omega deposit holders, you trusting lot. Also, we'd like to bring to your attention the fact that Microdigital's recent visit to Germany has made the local German press - look look, an Omega! That could be yours.
Chris also commented that besides the prize draws, the show is an excellent time to meet developers and companies and see new products before picking up new kit on show offers. Apparently the list of exhibitors is growing daily and while travel, times and entrance fee details can be found on the show website, Chris tells us a PDF based information booklet is being put together for online publication. Fancy. Could this be an event to not miss? The WROCC like to bill their Wakefield events as "the premier shows in the RISCOS Calendar" and just maybe they're striving to live up to this assertion.
Chris Hughes, show co-ordinator of the Wakefield 2003 event, emailed us today pointing out that we'd some how bungled the handling of the above announcement by, funnily enough, quoting him directly; here's his correction:
Please note some confusion seems to have occured in your rewrite of the press release. Microdigital have offered three prizes.
1) An Omega
2) A CD/RW with software
3) A 5.1 Surround system for Omega
Not one prize as you seem to have implied, well that my understanding of David Atkins offer anyway. I will check with him again.
Hope that clears that up. By the way, Chris also today alluded on usenet that this year's event was very nearly cancelled last Friday.
Wakefield 2003 website
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