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MacWorld Expo 2011 in San Francisco

If you’re a geek, you gotta keep up with the big expos around the world.   That’s where major product announcements are made and the latest gadgets demo’d.

Right now, the MacWorld Expo is being held in San Francisco.   This expo used to be the one where Apple officially participated and announced new products but it pulled its support in 2009.

Still, many companies selling Apple accessories and software have come out in force.    This device called the iFusion caught my eye – converting a mobile phone for use as a deskphone with charging and speakerphone capabilities!

For those of us who can’t get to San Francisco, you can follow the action online:

MacWorld Expo official web site – http://www.macworld.com/

MacWorld coverage from TUAW – http://www.tuaw.com/category/macworld/

MacWorld coverage on Engadget – http://www.engadget.com/tag/macworld/

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Supanova expo this weekend

A friend just passed me a flyer to Supanova, a “pop culture” expo that is on this weekend. 

At first I thought, what the &#$@ is “pop culture”?   Ths Supanova expo seems to encompass movie stars, sci-fi, comic books, anime and cartoons, computer gaming, LAN party, card gaming and more.  

One interesting thing that the kids (and I) might find entertaining is cosplay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosplay).  This is the sub culture where people dress up as characters (usually anime/manga/computer game characters) and re-enact scenes or pretend to be that character.  Apparently there is a cosplay competition as part of supanova!  Might be good photography subject material.

With children under 12 are free with a $25 adult ticket at the door, it sounds like a good way to start the Perth school holidays

http://www.supanova.com.au/

GO3 this weekend

I’m a casual gamer but used to follow the PC and console gaming scene a lot.  I always dreamed of going to E3 or GDC, just to experience the scale and the mecca of electronics and gaming and to be around… well..  computer nerds 🙂  Although, I’m not sure how well that would go down with Wifey (“Sorry, I just gotta take this day off while we’re in the US on holidays, to attend.. err..  a computer expo”).

Well, this weekend is the 2nd year of GO3 – Perth’s very own Electronic and Entertainment Expo.

The expo is held at the Perth Convention Centre, so there’s plenty of floor space for exhibits. Like last year, they are advertising a LAN party, although I couldn’t find more information about it on the website.

One good thing I found about last year’s expo was that there were quite a few networked games on display, so you could walk up with a friend and play some Quake.  It seems that this is now advertised as one of the main highlights of this year, and they will have Alienware gaming machines to play on!

Another change this year is that it will not be combined with Perth’s own demo party – Nullarbor.  It seems that Nullarbor will be held later in August at The Bakery instead.  It’s a bit of a shame that the demoscene can’t be shared with the wider computer community in Perth, but it may make the logistics a bit simpler.

Unfortunately I left wanting more last year.  But with free entry this year, I’m planning on dropping in with the kids in tow as an outing…

More info here on GO3 here – http://www.go3.com.au, and more info on Nullarbor here – http://www.notrees.org/.