For Immediate Release

BERKELEY, CA, April 17, 1997 – The Mac platform is alive and kicking! April
26 marks the date of the 7th annual BMUG MacFest.

This year will prove to be the best yet with such big name vendors as
Adobe, Connectix, Aladdin, Dantz, Iomega, Corel, Wacom, Techworks, Motorola,
U.S. Robotics, APS Technologies, and MANY more. For the first time ever,
vendors will be selling product and giving some great deals to attendees.
Also, come hear two of the top titans in the industry- Ellen Hancock, Apple
Vice President, will be our keynote speaker… and if that’s not exciting
enough, we’ll also hear from Jean Louis Gassee, founder of Be, Inc*. Other
conference speakers include industry analyst Dave Winer, TidBits Editor Adam
Engst, MacWeek Columnist Don Crabb, Motorola Evangelist Bob Levitus and
PhotoShop guru Bert Monroy – all cutting edge Mac people. Workshops will
include Basic Mac Techniques, QuickTime 2.5, Checking out Tempo, Creating
Fortune 500 CDs, What to Do With Your PowerBook, and NisusWriter. We’ll be
doing our BMUG tradition of raffles every hour on the hour, raffling off such
prizes as hard drives, quick cams, and for one lucky attendee – a brand new

MacFest will be held at the Pauley Ballroom in the ASUC building on the
UC Berkeley Campus. The show will take place from 10am to 6pm. Ellen Hancock
and Jean Louis Gassee will be speaking in the Genetics and Plant Biology
Building, room 100, located at the corner of Oxford and Hearst St in the
Northwest corner of Campus.

MacFest is free to the public, though we do ask for a donation at the door.

* the Ellen and Jean-Loius speeches begin at 10:00 am. There will be a $5
charge to attend.