SF Cutters: Las Vegas SuperMeet Mystery Guest

Every SuperMeet seems better than the one before and here’s the evidence: this year’s Las Vegas Final Cut Pro Network’s SuperMeet sold out early, although the web site indicates that more tickets may be added at the last moment.  With a mystery guest presentation and a sneak peek at something special, lucky ticket holders will be there to celebrate 10 years of successful Final Cut Pro Network SuperMeets on April 12 at Balley’s during NAB.

Learn more.


(Thanks to Claudia Crask of SF Cutters for this exciting tip!)

Vintage Computer Festival East: 7.0

On May 14 – 15 travel back and enjoy fun memories at the InfoAge Science Center in Wall, New Jersey. Remember punch cards or hacking BASIC? Were you able to survive on the Oregon Trail? How long ago did your group abandon its BBS? Well, the Vintage Computer Festival will feature more than 20 hands-on exhibits, lectures, consignment booths, a build-your-own circuit workshop, museum tours, food, prizes and the usual nerdy tee shirts: two days of fun!



MacCamp: OMUG’s Movie Trailer and Reference Page

Over this weekend the Portland Macintosh Users Group (PMUG) will provide a weekend of friendship, learning and group renewal in the beauty and tranquility of Silver Falls State Park (Oregon). Run as a not-for-profit event, PMUG uses any funds earned to make the next MacCamp even better. President Charles DeVore and PMUG members deserve thanks for providing this wonderful continuing resource to their group members and the user group community. Better yet, check out the Oregon MacPioneers User Group’s MacCamp movie trailer and information page, courtesy of past Apple User Group Regional Liaison Steve Welsh.


Visit the Portland Macintosh Users Group:


Check out MacCamp 2011


Upper Keys Macintosh User Group: iPads and More

The Upper Keys Mac User Group will hold an audience participation meeting on the iPad on Thursday, April 14 at 7pm, at the Key Largo Library Community Room. The new iPad is out, and several members have them and will be bringing them to show. Learn about  iPad users’ favorite apps and tricks. If you are still thinking about getting one,  come and learn all about this great new tablet  from Apple!

Visit the Upper Keys Macintosh User Group.


Thanks to Ambassador Sue Beal for this fun tip!)

Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus: Mid-Atlantic User Group Tour

Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus, Houston Chronicle Technology Columnist, Mac Observer iReviews Editor,  author of nearly 60 books and one of the world’s leading experts on the Mac OS, will visit three MUGs in the Mid-Atlantic USA on May 9-15.

He will begin his tour at the Princeton Macintosh Users Group (PMUG), followed by the Hershey Apple Core, and then to the Main Line Macintosh Users Group (MLMUG). This will be his 10th visit to MLMUG, and his visits are one of the highlights of the user group calendar.

Be there!

May 14 – MLMUG


May 10 – Princeton Macintosh Users Group


Hershey Apple Core -no date listed


(Thanks to Maria O. Arguello, Apple User Group Regional Liaison for this great list!)

RL Graeme Moffatt: Christchurch Earthquake Relief

Regional Liaison Graeme Moffatt reports that pipers and drummers from across New Zealand joined for a charity concert in support of earthquake relief in Christchurch. As part of the fundraiser, the group is selling DVDs of the concert via the web. Their PAL format disks will, of course, play well on your Mac. It is wonderful to see groups and members across the globe join together to help others in New Zealand, Japan, and where there are folk in need.


(Thanks to Apple User Group Regional Liaison Graeme Moffatt for this tip!)

NCMUG: Suppporting Relief Efforts in Japan

On March 24, the officers of the North Coast Macintosh  Users Group of California (NCMUG) voted to support  Japanese relief efforts by donating $500 to the Red Cross. In addition, the group sent out a mailing reminding others that donations can be made via iTunes and Google for those willing to join them in support. Kudos to the officers of NCMUG for this excellent reminder that we all share a single world.

(Thanks to President Lorene Romero and board member Amanda Lee Pearson for this tip!)