Workshop Lunch: Sponsored by OWC!

Other World Computing (OWC)Do you have the Weekend Pass + Workshops ticket and were wondering where you’d go for lunch on Friday during the Workshop Lunch Break? Maybe you were going to check out the Hotel Restaurant or pop down the road to a Chicago classic, Portillo’s?

Well, I’m excited to announce that OWC is back this year as a Sponsor of Macstock and they’ve decided they would like to Sponsor Lunch for Macstock’s Workshop Attendees!

That’s right! Lunch on Friday is compliments of OWC!

So, rather than loading up the car to see what you can find to eat, it’ll just be a quick step over to the Birch Room for lunch instead!

A huge Thank You to OWC for reaching out to support Macstock this year. They’ve been a fantastic partner to Macstock since 2015 and it’s great to have them back once again for our 10th Anniversary. PLEASE be sure to stop them if you see them in the halls of Macstock to say Thanks!

For over 35 years, Other World Computing has delivered outstanding software and solutions, as well as comprehensive, free resources so you can go further with your technology. Customer inspired, team focused, OWC designs, manufactures, and offers the best solutions for enabling your world. When it has to work, customers choose OWC.

Visit OWC and check out their solutions for your Mac and iOS devices at

Welcome to Macstock, Ecamm!

I’m super excited to welcome Ecamm as a sponsor of Macstock 8!

Ecamm Network logo. Orange logomark with lowercase e surrounded by an orange circle border. To the right is the Ecamm name in black lowercase lettersI’ve been using their products for years including Call Recorder, PhoneView, iGlasses and, their flagship product, Ecamm Live! In fact, many of you already know that as of Macstock 7, all the video production for the Digital Pass is handled by our amazing volunteer Roger … and Ecamm Live. So it’s extra special for me to have Ecamm as a sponsor of Macstock this year.

And while Ecamm sponsoring Macstock this year is pretty darn awesome, we’ve also got a couple boxes of cool Ecamm swag to hand out to every single Macstock attendee as well as an absolutely amazing give-away package of software, 1-to-1 training, and merch that ONE Lucky Weekend Passholder will walk away with at the end of Macstock Weekend! (I asked…I can’t get it.) But one of you attending Macstock in person this year WILL get it!

Ecamm has a fantastic community of supportive users making them a perfect fit for Macstock and our own amazing family of Mac users. If you’d like to learn more about Ecamm and Ecamm Live, please visit

Macstock 8 Digital Pass Now Available!

Macstock 8 Digital Pass - Stylized modern iMac with the image of two tickets on the display. Each ticket shows the Macstock logo of peace sign, heart, and classic Macintosh. A bar underneath the iMac reads Macstock VIII Digital PassFrom the fantastic talks, to discovering new tips and tricks, to meeting up with great friends old and new, there’s nothing like being at Macstock in person! And we still have plenty of Weekend Passes available if you’d like to join us for Macstock 8!

But if you wish you could make it to Macstock in person and it’s just not going to work to attend for personal, professional, or other reasons, the Macstock Digital Pass may be for you!

Available once again for 2024, the Digital Pass to Macstock 8 is the best way to take in the talks of Macstock Weekend if you can’t be there in person! The Digital Pass delivers on-demand video recordings of Macstock’s Saturday & Sunday sessions to you approximately 30 days after Macstock Weekend. And you can watch it all from wherever your Mac or iPad takes you!

It might not be quite the same as being there (and being at Macstock is pretty darn fun), but it’s the next best thing to seeing all of this year’s wonderful Saturday and Sunday presentations in person! If you’d like to learn more about Macstock 8’s Digital Pass, check it out here!

Please note the Macstock Digital Pass is not a live stream of Macstock VIII.

Kicking Off The Road to Macstock 8 on MacVoices

Chuck does such a great job with The Road to Macstock each year! If you don’t subscribe to his YouTube channel, be sure to do so because the best installments are still to come as Chuck introduces you to each of Macstock 8’s presenters!

Our annual ‘Road to Macstockseries kicks off as organizer Mike Potter talks about the changes to this year’s must-attend Apple event. Some of those changes include a new venue where everything is one place (conference, lodging and food) as well as a third day of workshops, new speakers, and more. Mike also talks about the sessions scheduled so far, the third Macstock Film Festival, and more. 

Returning in 2024: The Macstock Short Film Festival

Motion picture film reel with film unrolling to the bottom right. The Macstock logo consisting of a Peace Sign, a Heart, and a stylized early Macintosh are overlaid atop the extended film.The Macstock Short Film Festival will be back for its third year at Macstock VIII!

Brought to you by Wally Cherwinski, the 3rd Macstock Short Film Festival gives those attending Macstock a chance to relax as the weekend winds down by sharing first-run screenings of videos made by your friends & family within the Macstock community.

Ready to Begin?

Grab your camera or iPhone, record some memorable moments, and share your creative efforts with Macstock’s audience!

To take part in this year’s Macstock Short Film Festival, put together a short video (less than 2 1/2 minutes please) from some new or old footage and submit it here.

The more short films submitted the better, so dust off your director’s cap, shine up your clap board, and get rolling!

Don’t have a video ready? That’s okay, but we’d like to know one is coming. So, even if your film isn’t quite ready, please use the submission form to let us know that too!

All completed videos should be received by June 29th, 2024. You’ll find more on Wally’s Third Macstock Short Film Festival here: