Macintosh User Groups (MUGs) will be heavily involved in the Southern California MacFair 2002, from both an exhibition and an operational standpoint, according to Chuck Joiner, editor-in-chief of The MUG Center, an online resource for user groups.
MUG members and leaders will serve as volunteers in the presentation rooms. In addition to introducing and hosting, each volunteer will have the opportunity to promote their group to attendees, Joiner said. If your MUG is interested in participating, contact user group liaison Claire Lemire at 714-740-1058.
MacFair 2002 is a one-day event for Mac users on Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cerritos College. It draws more than 30 exhibitors including Apple and many third-party Mac software and hardware developers. See our October 7 article for details.
Also, MediaSchool — a for-profit, on-demand, Web-based school offering university certification — will be participating in MacFair 2002 and offering special discounted admission for students.
Registered students at MediaSchool are eligible for a special discounted admission to the event. And those attending MacFair can drop by the MediaSchool booth for a chance to win one of seven “All-Access Annual Memberships,” a $198 value that provides access to over 60 Virtual Seminars in the MediaSchool campus. Those who don’t win the big prize can still get $100 off “All-Access Annual Memberships.”
In other MUG news, the Beijing (China) Mac User Group was present most of the day for this past Saturday’s opening of Beijing’s third AppleCentre at the Oriental Plaza. You can see coverage of the store’s opening, with pics, at the Beijing group’s Web site.
MUGs are good places for making new friends, finding Mac-loving buddies, boning up your technical expertise, finding solutions to technical problems, and sometimes finding a good deal on used hardware. For more info on MUGs, and to find the location of the one nearest you, go to Apple’s User Group Web page.