Several Macintosh User Group (MUG) events — Mac Summit, MacFair, a MacBUS meeting and an Apple CIDER auction — are on tap for this month.
Mac Users Forum
will host Mac Summit, a special event in Milwaukee, Wis., on Nov. 15. Mac User’s Forum is a registered Apple User Group “dedicated to serving Mac users with technical assistance and general Macintosh discussion.”
Mac Summit 2003 is designed to will give attendees an opportunity to see the latest Mac products, including the new PowerBooks, the Power Mac G5, iSight and Mac OS X (“Panther”). Also, several products from Adobe and Macromedia will be available for test driving. There will be clinics on troubleshooting and maintaining your Mac, as well as games, Mac OS customization and more.
Attendees are invited to bring in their Macs for the gaming area, as well as for sharing desktop backgrounds and mods. Wi-Fi access will be available to those who have an Airport card in their Macs. For more info
the Mac Users Forum.
Meanwhile, two live outdoor concerts have been added to this weekend’s
Southern California MacFair 2003. Held Nov. 14-16 the event is southern California’s largest Mac event with over 35 Mac vendors, 43 presentation seminars and 14 workshops.
In addition, two live outdoor concerts are now planned on the MacSupportExperts.com Music Stage. On Saturday the rock and roll band, CrossFire, will perform, and on Sunday Sebastian Sidi will perform live his electric mix of classical, jazz and Latin genres. Also, look for some product announcements to be made at MacFair, including: EazyDraw 1.4.0 (a Mac OS X 10.3 compatible version of the vector based drawing application) and a beta of Webhome, a new product from Lizeric that lets you build a news style Web site.
Also, the next meeting of The Macintosh Business Users Society of Greater Philadelphia (MacBUS) will be held on Nov. 25 at 6:30 pm. The theme of the meeting will be “Gizmos and Gadgets for the Mac Geek!” The crew from
MacOutfitters, an Apple Specialist, will be on hand with Mac-related holiday gift suggestions. The MacBUS meeting will be held in Dorrance Hamilton Hall, the University of the Arts, 320 S. Broad Street (Broad and Pine Streets), Philadelphia, Pa.
Finally, the Apple CIDER (Apple Computer Information and Data Exchange of Rochester, NY) Computer User’s Group will auction off several items signed by Apple co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak. The items consist of a working Apple IIe computer system, along with several printouts of sections of the Apple II’s ROM Code. The items will be sold in two separate eBay auctions; for more info go to the
Apple CIDER Web site.