Put on your walking shoes and Mac t-shirts - it's show time! Macworld Expo in New York City rolls around again 17-Jul-02 through 19-Jul-02. I'm looking forward to the show, as I do every year, although there's trepidation in the air once again thanks to the news that two major companies - Adobe and Macromedia - wouldn't exhibit. The two previous Macworld Expos, in San Francisco in January and New York last year, proved surprisingly strong given the economic climate, and I hope this show does as well.
Macworld Keynote Webcast -- For those not attending Macworld Expo in New York, you may still be able to view a streamed webcast of Steve Jobs's keynote via QuickTime Player at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, July 17th. I say "may" because success with such a heavily watched event is often sporadic. Obviously, it helps to have a fast Internet connection.
TidBITS Events -- The East Coast contingent of the TidBITS staff, meaning me and Contributing Editor Mark Anbinder, will be looking forward to meeting TidBITS readers. If you don't see me on the show floor, you can be sure of finding me at one of the events below - come by and say hello.
At 1:00 PM Sunday, July 14th, on my drive down to New York City for Macworld Expo, I'll be giving a "Meet the Expert" session and signing copies of my latest book, iPhoto 1.1 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide, at the Apple Store Palisades in West Nyack, New York.
On Wednesday, July 17th at 12:30 PM, I'll be giving a Macworld Users conference session entitled "Getting Started with iPhoto" in room S09. I plan to do an overview of iPhoto, making sure to pass on the various tips and tricks I learned while writing the iPhoto Visual QuickStart Guide. Then, at 2:00 PM, I'll be at the Peachpit booth (#661) to sign copies of the book and answer questions about iPhoto.
On Thursday, July 18th at 3:00 PM, I'll be at the Aladdin Systems booth (#1742) to do a Q&A session on iPhoto. Bring your toughest iPhoto questions and problems - I may not be able to answer every one, but I'd like to hear what you're experiencing.
On Friday, July 19th, at 11:00 AM, I'll be talking about TidBITS, the state of the Internet, Apple's show announcements, and the status of Mac OS X in the User Group Lounge in room 3D04 (just off the show floor). Then at 2:00 PM, I'll be back at the Peachpit booth (#661) to participate in a panel discussion about digital photography.
At 6:30 PM Saturday, July 20th, during the grand opening week of the Apple Store Soho in Manhattan, I'll swing by on my way out of New York for another "Meet the Expert" session and book signing.
Netter's Dinner -- Al Tucker is organizing the 5th Annual NY Macworld Netter's Dinner on Wednesday, July 17th. Everyone should meet at 6:00 PM by the doors leading out of the Javits Convention Center. The food will be a Mexican-style buffet with appetizers and soft drinks included. Pre-registration via Kagi is required, so be sure to visit the Netter's Dinner Web page for the details. I have an engagement for later that evening, so I'll be at the dinner for the beginning.
Hess Event List -- Although the downturn in the economy has put a significant dent in the Macworld party scene, there are still some events happening, and the place to find them remains Ilene Hoffman's Robert Hess Memorial Macworld Expo Events List. If you're going to Macworld, be sure to check out Ilene's list, and if you're hosting an event, send it to Ilene for inclusion.