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Amiga Power Reunion

On Thursday, I went to the Amiga Power Reunion, which was great!

Amiga Power was a magazine that ran from 1991 to 1996, and was mostly about Amiga games, but often veered off topic and had concept reviews. It was full of humour and even on Thursday, I found myself laughing out loud on a busy train, as I re-read an issue. It was my favourite magazine when I was a teenager and even after all these years, I think it still is.

As well as being extremely amusing, it was a brave magazine, not afraid to give games properly low scores (such as International Rugby Challenge which got only 2%), in an era when other magazines would not.

The Amiga Power Reunion was an event run by the Guardian and had former Amiga Power staff members talk about what it was like to work at Amiga Power and discuss various features of the magazine. I laughed a lot during the event, and found out why they had an advert for F-Max - "The lightly sparkling fish drink", heard tales of the mysterious Jonathan Nash, found out more about the poppy cover controversy, and also found out how much fun they seemed to have working there. The audio is available here: The Amiga Power Reunion by Read-Only Memory.

Afterwards, there were drinks in the bar, and I met some of the mighty beings who were my teenage self's heroes and got their autographs on some old copies of Amiga Power! It was also excellent to meet other lovely people who were fans and we reminisced a lot.