If you’re on your way to Macworld Expo (or, perhaps, already here) and haven’t worked out a game plan for “doing” the show, allow my conscience to be your guide. Following these tips may make Expo a less-stressful (or, at least, less wearing) experience.
2. Check the floor traffic.
Go to the Mezzanine level in Moscone South and peer through the window down to the show floor. Look for large crowds of people. This gives you an idea that either A) they have cool stuff there or B) it’s a bad traffic area.
4. Make a plan.
Grab the show guide and sit down with it for 10 minutes. Learn the locations of the booths you want to visit and determine in which order you’d like to visit. Make changes to that plan that take into account the traffic areas you noted earlier.
6. To shop or not?
Should you shop for stuff your first day? Some say yes, others no. I say, it depends.
Hot items such as games and cool new utilities tend to sell out in the first day or two. Many people hold out until the end of Expo thinking they can get a better deal by waiting. This may be so for items that aren’t in high demand, but certainly not for the latest shoot-em-up. If you’re a gamer, grab the goods while the grabbing is good.
On Tuesday I’ll be in the Users Group Lounge at 2:00 PM.
Wednesday I’ll be speaking about the iPod and autographing my book,
Secrets of the iPod, at the Peachpit and Aladdin booths at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM respectively.
Thursday I’ll be in the MacBeginnings area and presenting my iPod SuperSession for conference attendees at 11:30 and 3:30 respectively.
Hope to see you there. Enjoy Expo!