Mac Mingle Party Set for Macworld Expo 2009

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[prMac.com] Los Angeles, CA - We may have to cut back on many things in 2009, but there's no need to cut back on the fun at Macworld Expo! Respected author, consultant and radio personality, Deb Shadovitz again steps into her role as social hostess for her fifth annual party at Macworld Expo in San Francisco, CA as part of the conference's external festivities. The Mac Mingle (MacMeetAndMingle) is a unique opportunity for all Macworld Expo attendees - old-timers, first-timers, software vendors, hardware vendors - to get to know one another.

"During the day vendors have to man their booths and attendees are busy trying to get to every booth or seminar and learn as much as possible before the magical week of Macworld Expo is over for another full year," explains Deborah. "That's why I created a party where everyone can come and meet socially. At the Mac Mingle, you can meet fellow attendees, get to know the people behind your favorite software or hardware on a non-business level, meet some of your favorite Mac authors, and become more connected to the Mac community."

The Mac Mingle is unique in that it is free and open to all Macworld Expo badge-holders. (You really do need to wear the badge while there.) This is also a party where people can actually talk and have conversations. Perhaps we'll have music, games or contests, but you'll always be able to continue your conversation without having to step outside.

Shadovitz continues, "We want you to come mingle with some of the authors or editors whose words have helped you with your Mac over the years." Meet authors such as Adam Christianson (MacCast podcast), Ken Ray (MacOSKen), Scott Bourne (co-host of This Week in Photography and publisher of TWiPPhoto), Victor Cajiao (Typical Mac User Podcast), Dennis Sellers (Macsimumnews), Derrick Story (Book Author, O'Reilly), Dave Hamilton (MacObserver) and Chuck La Tournous (RandomMaccess). A few other recognizable names or people may just show up too, schedule permitting.

Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. A no-host bar will be available for drink purchases, and Jillian's full menu is available in case you're really hungry. Jillian's is just around the corner from Macworld Expo, on the corner of 4th and Howard Streets. Come on by at 7 or after dinner or your other engagements. Or, of course you can dine right at Jillian's even before the party starts. You're welcome to come by at any time. You'll find Mac folks there until 11:45.

The Mac Mingle is sponsored by:
Circus Ponies
RadTech
MacSpeech
Other World Computing (OWC)
Elgato
Rage Software
FileMaker Pro
FreshBooks painless billing

Deborah Shadovitz has been a leader in the Mac community for about two decades. She's penned many a book, article, and column, and appears on radio in various cities. She's the creator of this first-ever open-to-everyone party at Macworld Expo, first called The Party For The People and now called the Mac Mingle. She's also the creator and producer of the MacGathering(TM) for Southern California. Her main goal is always bringing Mac users together and bringing the people behind great Mac products to the Mac community.

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