updated 09:20 am EST, Mon October 30, 2006
The Southern California MacFair 2006 is set to begin this weekend with more than 40 Mac-related companies, 28 Mac seminars, and 15 Mac workshops for attendees. MacTech Magazine's Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Neil Ticktin will offer this year's keynote address for several hundred expected visitors. The event begins Friday, November 3rd and runs through Saturday, November 4th at Cerritos College in Southern California. Advanced online registration for the vendor expo, presentation seminars, and door prize entry is $17 until November 1st at 10:00 p.m., thereafter rising to $20 at the door.
The event's 28 presentation seminars include Peter Mellow -- senior lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand and winner of the Apple Outstanding Tertiary Educator Award, as well as a presentation from Arthur Maddalena -- lead "Mac genius" at Apple with an overview of the known features and benefits of the new Mac OS X Leopard operating system, which is due to ship in early 2007.
Event organizers are offering free recycling of obsolete computers, monitors, and old office electronics on Saturday, and various door prices include a new video iPod. Parking is free on Saturday, according to event organizers, and attendees who enter the MacFair by 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 4th will be entered for a chance to win free gasoline.