Mac Geek Gab LIVE! at Macstock VII

Mac Geek Gab logoI’m excited about this one because it’s been a while since we’ve been able to do anything like this at Macstock, but when Dave Hamilton reached out to me a few weeks back and asked if I’d like it if he and John Braun recorded a Mac Geek Gab LIVE from Macstock’s Stage this year, I think the word “Yes” came out before he finished asking.

But, when he also said they’d like to include a special Macstock Edition of Stump the Geeks as part the show…I can’t think of a better way to wrap up the first full day of Macstock than getting everyone in the Macstock community involved by asking you bring your tech questions to try and … Stump the Geeks!

Join Mac Geek Gab at Macstock VII, Saturday the 22nd at 4pm. It’s sure to be a blast!

Barry’s Midwest Mac BBQ 2023!

Midwest Mac BBQ logo - Stylized classic Macintosh at the top with flames coming from right and left followed by the words, Midwest Mac BBQ. Three wine glasses appear below the words. All icons are placed on a brown background with simulated screws in each of the 4 corners.Macstock VII is only part of a weekend long “Mac-stravaganza” that’s taking place this July, because Barry and I are happy to announce that Barry’s Midwest Mac BBQ (and Wine Event) is back for 2023!

Taking place on Thursday, July 20th, 2023 and hosted by Barry Fulk, the Midwest Mac BBQ is an informal gathering of Apple enthusiasts at Barry’s home located near Chicago, IL roughly five miles from O’Hare Airport and about twenty miles from downtown Chicago.

For those of you who’ve been to one before, you know that Barry can throw a party, and it sounds like if you can get to the area just a couple days prior to Macstock, you won’t want to miss this one!

But, here’s the important bit: You’ll need to let Barry know you want to attend! And the easiest way to do that is by visiting the Midwest Mac BBQ page on Macstock’s site. While there, you can check out his “teaser” video and then use the form at the bottom to let Barry know you’re coming!

For even more information about Barry’s Midwest Mac BBQ, visit Barry’s website at

Save the Date: Macstock VII is Coming!

We have a Venue!

We have Dates! (Hint: July 22 & 23, 2023)

And all we need is … YOU!

Well, YOU and a bazillion other things I need to do before we can all meet again this summer like: update the website(!!!), get the new ticketing system working, finalize speaker line ups, order swag, design the t-shirt….


Okay, I guess I need to get just a little more completed before Macstock VII is fully ready to go, but how about we have a little Macstock VII Launch Party this Saturday and hang out in a live stream on YouTube where I’ll share the latest updates on Macstock for 2023!

(Truth be told, I always need a little pressure on me to get moving, so this is your chance to see how much I can get done in the next three days — OR make fun of me for getting nothing done! LIVE!)

Some of the stuff I’ll plan to cover:

  • Macstock VII’s Dates
  • This year’s theme!
  • How this year’s schedule is different
  • Who’s on board to present so far?
  • Where to find Macstock on Social Media these days
  • And, oh yeah, if I get my act together: Ticket Sales Begin!


February 25th, 12 PM Central Time (18:00 UTC)

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Watch Live on YouTube February 25th!*

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*Don’t worry if you can’t join us live. Recordings will be available on Macstock’s YouTube Channel for your time-shifted viewing pleasure. AND I’ll put all this info out later in another newsletter.

See you then!

Take care, be safe, and be kind,