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Southern California MacFair 2004 Attendees Help Clean Up the Environment By Properly Disposing of Over Five Tons of Their Obsolete Electronic Equipment

Norwalk, CA (PRWEB) November 19, 2004

Over 800 Macintosh enthusiasts descended on Cerritos College over three days this past weekend, November 12-14th for the Southern California MacFair 2004. It brought together 40 Mac related companies, 43 Mac seminars and 25 intensive Mac workshops. For the third year in a row, it was the largest Mac community get together in the southwest US.

In addition, this year the Southern California MacFair 2004 made arrangements to provide attendees free disposal of their old computer equipment including monitors, CPU, fax machines, printers, servers, phone systems and virtually any office electronics product. In two days, attendees disposed of over 11,280 pounds of electronic waste.

"We are thrilled that SoCal MacFair attendees properly disposed of over 5.5 tons of their obsolete electronics and that their old Macs didn't end up in landfills," said Keith Mueller, the show's organizer.

"I cleaned out my garage and disposed of 5 monitors, 6 computers, 6 printers, 2 faxes and a copier. I saved $ 150 in disposal costs at the SoCal MacFair," stated Lance Handy, an attendee at the event.

The hands on workshops were extremely popular and were taught by some of the world’s most respected instructors. "Beverly Houwing's Adobe Illustrator class was overwhelming. So much to digest and remember." stated Mark Bausman of Font & Center Graphic Design "This has to be one of the best hands on courses I have been to and that includes the ones I have attended at Macworld!"

The seminars at the SoCal MacFair were enthusiastically well-received "Our third year at the SoCal MacFair and its still the best Mac event in Southern California. Specifically enjoyed Gordon Bell and his Prosoft products which are life savers for Mac people" stated Charles Clark of Laguna Woods. Dr. Murray Massin also of Laguna Woods commented on the Marilyn Miller and the Mac Show "Don't miss it! You will enjoy an hour of fantastic clever entertainment using David Pogue lyrics."

Exhibitors and Seminar presenters were equally thrilled at the huge outpouring from the Mac Community.

"The SoCal MacFair 2004 was a success for Fastmac on all levels! Not only did we double our show sales expectations; we made contacts that will be repeat customers. The attendees were all very passionate about their Macs and were a pleasure to meet. Put us on next year's vendor list!" stated Michael Lowdermilk of Fastmac.

"Even though our software tool is geared more for a corporation or a software company the Southern California MacFair 2004 resulted in a number of good leads. We spoke to a lot of great people and felt it was time well spent for our company," said Redstone software VP of Sales, John Brennan.

"SoCal MacFair is a class act! The fair was professional and very well attended; an added plus was the quality of the facilities, staff, and attendees in my workshops. Truly an excellent event! I would definitely participate again!" commented Mike Descher, Apple consultant and workshop trainer.

For more information on the Southern California MacFair 2004, please go to http://www.macfair.org. Contact: Keith Mueller, Show Manager, 949-721-9280

Contact: Keith Mueller

Show Manager

Southern California MacFair 2004

949-721-9280

info@macfair.org

http://www.macfair.org

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