The MacGathering™
Macintosh Computer Expo for Southern California
also introducing...
 The SoHo Tech Show™
  Tech Expo for small and home offices
Expo & Seminars & More ~ May 19 -20, 2006

The MacGathering™...
  A computer-based event for regular folks, audio & video pros, writers, real computer users,
      covering many things Mac and Apple — with plenty for Windows users as well.

The SoHo Tech Show...
  To help Small Office and Home Office folks make informed decisions.

Rare seminars on pro music recording! • Top-level Final Cut tips! • Unique Photo classes!
Business seminars • Beginner training by understanding folks

Expo hall featuring new products • Amazing seminars • Free sessions for business, teachers, creatives • Fun

2006 Location:
Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn
4222 Vineland Ave, N Hollywood, CA 91602
Immediately at the Vineland Exit of the 101

Deborah Shadovitz: 206-338-3686 (leave message)

2006 Dates:
Exhibits & Free Sessions 10am - 7pm • Seminars 10 am - 6:30 pm
MacMixer™ & Keynote Friday evening
Exhibits 10am - 6pm • Free Sessions 10:15am - 5:15pm
Seminars 9am - 5:30pm
Pizza Party 6:30 • Mac Jeopardy Saturday 7pm • iPod Party 9pm

Quality that keeps your wallet intact

Friday 10:00 - 6:30 & Saturday 9:00 - 5:30:
Seminars covering all sorts of topics. Professional photography, graphics, audio, and video. Beginners. Business. Audio and podcasting. (These seminars require a Seminars Pass.)

Final Cut Pro tips from world-class all-things-digital-video trainer Steve Martin. Professional audio lessons you can't get anywhere else like this for tihs price! Design class by magazine and book author Andy Shalat. Podcasting by author Shelly Brisbin and audio by author Dan Klass. Special visual effects in Photoshop by author Jeff Foster. QuickTime VR! Flash animation! And so much more.
Friday seminars, Saturday seminars.

Friday 10:30 - 7:00 (extended Friday hours) & Saturday 10:00 - 6:00:
Expo: Exhibit Hall open for you to learn from programmers, product managers & reps, providing a rare opportunity for excellent attention. Special booth: iPod Garage is providing free iPod tutoring. We're also working on show-floor hands-on classes. Product premiers!

Free sessions open to all attendees. (Exhibits pass is all that's required.) We're putting together free seminars on how to set up a home offfice, helping you determine which platform, hardware and software is right for you tasks at hand, and perhaps a couple on setting up for pro audio and pro video. See Features->Free Sessions for more info.

Teachers: on Saturday we have 2 or 3 instructors-only discussions about Integrating Technology into the Classroom. (Exhibits pass is all that's required.) See Features for more info.


Friday Evening:
The premiere of the MacGathering MacMixer™ — a cocktail party for all attendees where you can mingle with fellow Mac-users, some terrific instructors and vendors.

Jerry Mathers (yes, that Jerry Mathers) will be there.

And Jeff Levy,
as in COMPUTER NEWS with Jeff Levy on KNX1070 News Radio.



More info on our Features page. 

Keynote by KNX1070's Computer News Guy — Jeff Levy

Looking for Sinbad here? He was scheduled to do our keynote but unfortunately, due to booking error some lucky people elsewhere will see him instead on Friday night.
[But you can hear last year's Sinbad Keynote at]

Saturday Evening:
Mac Jeopardy with a twist — hosted by
Boston Legal's René Auberjonois.
Brush up on your Mac knowledge. You may be picked from the audience to be part of a contestant team. And, of course this is for prizes.

Then, you're invited to our iPod DeeJay contest, complete with prizes.
See Features for more info.

*All celebrity appearances are schedule permitting.

 Platinum Sponsor

For a clean, non-distractive
background, with ease

 Gold Sponsors

Multimedia Mac Training

Microsoft's Mac Business Unit (MacBU)

telescopes working with your Mac,
and cameras too.

 Media Sponsors





Our Saturday night game of Mac Jeopardy,
starring René Auberjonois, was made possible by...
Missed it? Join René and Mac Jeopardy in 2007 (if we can work the dates). The rules, you ask?
He'll let us know when he takes the mic.
Classroom Jeopardy

Want to exhibit, sponsor, or purchase a show guide ad for 2007?

Exhibiting is easy. There are no huge booth fees and set-up is simple.

Sponsorships for 2007 will again include logo placement on our banners, prominent sized and placed logos on our website, your logo on the our show bag, space in our show program, mentions in PR, and more. We will also have some nice exhibitor and sponsorship perks again. Our 2006 Show Guide ran 52 pages. Main sponsors receive the covers; other prime ad spaces will also be available.

Email us to inquire

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Microsoft Mac Business Unit logo

Media Sponsors

Submit trivia for Mac Jeopardy 2007
We need the Answer,
fact source



If you have a question and can not find the answer on this site, please feel free to ask us.

Note to Mac users: This site is not made for IE; registration will not work. For OS 8/9, try Netscape's latest version.
Our registration system does not work with older Mac or older Windows OSes; call 206-338-3686 to registration help.

This page was last updated May 2006.
Site & logo design by Deborah Shadovitz, all content ©2005-2006 Deborah Shadovitz
Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
This is an independent event; it has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Apple Computer, Inc.