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July 1999

Show your Support;
Warpstock 99

By: Dan Casey (Abraxas)
© 1999, V.O.I.C.E.

The 3rd annual Warpstock show and celebration will be held in Atlanta, GA on October 16th and 17th, 1999 and V.O.I.C.E. (Virtual OS/2 International Consumer Eduaction) will again be present.

The 1998 show in Chicago was the 1st Warpstock Event that V.O.I.C.E. was involved in (as a group) and, frankly, we all had a blast. To show our support for this premier event, V.O.I.C.E. arranged for show discounts on Power Boot, the Boot Manager alternative, and we gave away 2 passes and 1 night in the hotel in a drawing held in a V.O.I.C.E. meeting in IRC.

This year, we are taking steps to further involve V.O.I.C.E. as an active supporter of Warpstock.

The Event Location announcement was made during a special V.O.I.C.E. Speakup in IRC back in March.

V.O.I.C.E. has already purchased an exhibition booth that comes with 2 passes, and 2 tickets to the Saturday evening Social Event "OS/2 Has Not Left The Building". One of these passes and party tickets will be given away in a drawing, along with 1 night in the Sheraton Gateway hotel during a special Speakup event to be held in July (You must be a V.O.I.C.E. member to be eligible for the drawing). The second pass and party ticket is reserved for another project.

Thanks to Timothy Sipples and IBM, V.O.I.C.E. will donate 1 copy of OS/2 Warp Server for e-Business to Warpstock to be used by the event committee in setting up the Warpstock Network Server at this and future Warpstock events.

V.O.I.C.E. has already announced a donation of $500.00 to Warpstock to be used for the Saturday evening party. It is our hope that this donation will help to offset the costs of the party and dinner, and free up funds that the Warpstock committee can put to use elsewhere in the event budget.

Now, here's where someone else can join with V.O.I.C.E. and show their support for Warpstock.

The "V.O.I.C.E./Warpstock Challenge"

We don't want to be the only OS/2 User Group supporting Warpstock. Warpstock is an event for ALL OS/2 users to come together to talk about and learn about OS/2 and OS/2 applications. So here's your chance to show your support for your favorite Operating System and the people who support it and develop for it.

We'd like to see at least one more group donate $500.00 to Warpstock to be used for the Saturday evening party. That would make a $1000.00 donation to help offset the cost of the social event, and free up $1000.00 to be used elsewhere in the Warpstock 99 Budget. Think of what that $1000.00 could be used for. Off the top of my head, I can envision a better and faster connection to the Internet for all exhibitors to make use of.

But wait .... it gets better!

If one more group will donate $500.00, V.O.I.C.E. will match that donation. That's a total of $1500.00 donated to Warpstock to help fund the Social Event. And a total of $1500.00 in the Warpstock Budget that can be used on something other than a party.

Please, join V.O.I.C.E. in co-sponsoring this event.

If you are interested in joining us, please e-mail me (Dan Casey) at:


Anyone in attendance last year, in Chicago, can attest to how much fun we all had. Anyone who missed it, well all I can say is "Don't miss this one"!

"I was constantly amazed at the number of very, very intelligent people who are OS/2 users. All of them were friendly and open-minded, too." --- Tom Nadeau

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