Macintosh Users Group of Southern New Jersey: Special Guest Andy Ihnatko

On September 29, the Macintosh Users Group of Southern New Jersey will welcome a special speaker for a special event. Andy Ihnatko, knowing for authoring a plethora of books with ‘Mac’ in their titles, is the Chicago Sun-Times tech columnist, participates in the MacBreak Weekly and This Week In Tech podcasts, and is a regular columnist for Macworld. Better yet Andy is one of the most entertaining speakers around. Join the Macintosh Users Group of Southern New Jersey for this exceptional evening event.

(Special thanks to Apple User Group Regional Liaison Maria Arguello for this tip.)

MacGroup Detroit: Kelby Presents

On Saturday, September 19, MacGroup Detroit will host a presentation by well-known author and editor Scott Kelby, co-founder of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and expert on all things Photoshop. With President Terry White (Worldwide Creative Suite Design Evangelist for Adobe Systems, Inc.) and Scott Kelby in the same room, you know that this will be a tip-filled and user-friendly meeting to remember.

Join them for facts and fun.

User Group Reunion 2011: Looking for Photos of Then and Now

You have been part of our history, now be part of our future. User group members worldwide will meet in San Francisco on Thursday, January 27,  2011 for a User Group Reunion. We are looking for great user group photos from times past, and calling for “then and now” photos from your group. Most of us are justifiably proud of our groups and their histories – send in your photos and we can share them via a slide show during the reunion. See old friends. Make new ones.

Send in your best pics:


Last Reminder: MCE is the Place to Be

MCE (Macintosh Computer Expo) is the North Coast Mac Users Group’s (NCMUG) 17th fundraising event. Held this year on October 2 at the Petaluma Community Center in Petaluma CA, thousands of Macintosh enthusiasts will come from all over the Bay Area to visit with Macintosh product vendors and attend informational workshops. Since 1991 the show has grown in attendance from around 300 to over 1,000 and is now the largest expo of its type in the North Bay, second only to Macworld in San Francisco. If you have attended MCE you know why it is so popular. If you have not been to an MCE yet, this year should be the year you attend.

Check out this great group!

Visit MCE.

(Congrats to Ambassador Lorene Romero and the officers of NCMUG for once again organizing such a wonderful event.)

DV Expo: SF Cutters Will Be There

Pasadena will be the place to be from September 28 to September 30, as DVExpo will see Final Cut Pro user group members and others gather for three days of education, workshops and networking. Better yet, the LAFCPUG will host a meeting during the event, featuring their world famous raffle. Whether you are an expert, a newbie or somewhere in the middle, if you love Final Cut Pro and film you belong at the Expo.

Check out the SF Cutters User Group.

Visit the LAFCPUG group too.

OMUG: OMUGfest 2010

On September 26 the members of the Oceanside Mac User Group will host their annual OMUGfest, with great food, fun raffle prizes, interesting topics and recycling opportunities. With this year’s theme of being Environmentally Responsible Technology Users, the fest will include members assisting with electronics recycling.

Be there.

(Thanks to long-time Ambassador Elizabeth DeBoer for this tip.)