Looking Ahead to Macworld Expo 2006

I was out of the country for much of November and December, visiting relatives and going on safari in South Africa, which is why I haven’t updated this page in a while. You can view still photos here; I’ll post some video in the next few weeks.

Why wait a few weeks? I’m headed to CES on Friday, and then Macworld Expo next week. I have zero inside information, but I think it’s reasonable to expect an update to iLife ’05 based on the release schedule of the past couple of years.

I won’t be just sitting and waiting, though, since I’m giving four presentations this year. If you’re going to be at the show, come see me at one of these events:

  • Wednesday, 11-Jan-05, 11:00 am: Graduate from iMovie to Final Cut Express
  • Wednesday, 11-Jan-05, 2:00 pm: Peachpit Press booth (#1507), talking about plug-ins and add-ons that make iMovie even better
  • Thursday, 12-Jan-05, 3:00 pm: Intro to Desktop Movie Making (a Taste of the Conference session)
  • Thursday, 12-Jan-05, 4:30 pm: Meet some of the TidBITS gang at the Apple Store San Francisco; Adam Engst, Tonya Engst, and I will talk about what not to miss at the show, the Mac in general, and any other topics that might come up (bring your questions!).

Macworld has become an interesting event for me: because Apple is so famously tight-lipped about new releases, I sit at the keynote and learn whether I’ll be busy in the first few months of the year (updating my iMovie books). And once products are announced, it’s a sprint to get the books updated and released quickly. It’s pretty exciting, really, though a bit stressful. But that’s the price for playing with cool new tools!

See you there!

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