The 2003 version of
MacFair, Southern California’s largest Mac event, will be held at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif., Nov. 14-16. Over 30 exhibitors are participating, including Aladdin Systems, Microsoft, MYOB, the Apple Shop at CompUSA, Provue Development, Micromat, MacAlly, Prosoft Engineering, Movieworks, MacSupportExperts.com, MCE Technologies, LA Computer Company, SmartSound, Kano Technology and more.
Over 24 presentation seminars are slated, including three by Adobe Systems showcasing their new Creative Suite products and sessions on the latest enhancements in Apple’s Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro. There will also be presentations on database development, small business solutions, Web design, audio production and overviews of Panther, the next major revision of Mac OS X.
New at MacFair 2003 will be hands-on and classroom training workshops in Mac labs. Topics covered will include Panther, Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, InDesign, DVD Studio Pro 2, Final Cut Pro 4, Movieworks, iPhoto and audio production. Some workshops run all day, others a half-day. Prices range from US$59-$99 per workshop. Space is limited, so advance registration is encouraged.
Hands-on workshops and classes are scheduled Friday through Sunday, Nov. 14-16. The vendor expo and presentation seminars are on tap for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15-15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for both the vendor expo and seminars is $20 (cash only) at the door. Advance online registration is $14. Parking is free on Saturday and Sunday. Details and online registration can be found at the MacFair Web site.
“The support of the Mac community has been incredible,” show organizer Keith Mueller said. “In 2002, more than 1,000 attendees, 40 vendors, 24 seminars and 12 California Mac User Groups made the event the largest Mac get-together in the Southwest. We’re thrilled about expanding this year’s event to three days and including world class training.”