Macworld/iWorld 2013 Kicks Off Next Week in San Francisco with Stars in Film, Music, Art and Technology Headlining the Ultimate

Macworld/iWorld 2013 Kicks Off Next Week in San Francisco with Stars in Film,
         Music, Art and Technology Headlining the Ultimate iFan Event

Show Features Hundreds of New Products, Experiential Events, and Dozens of
Education Sessions, including Surprise Tech Talks with and "JOBS"
Stars Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad

PR Newswire

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Jan. 21, 2013

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --IDG World Expo today
announced that Macworld/iWorld 2013 (Twitter: @MacworldExpo; Event hashtag:
#iFan13), the Ultimate iFan Event, will host two special Main Stage sessions
with Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad, stars of the yet-to-be-released "JOBS"
movie, and, entertainer and creative innovator, who will be joined
by Brian David Johnson, a futurist at Intel Corporation. These just-announced
talks are in addition to a full slate of content including: special events,
such as iNDIE iNNOVATION, the iPhone Film Festival and iPhoneography; a full
agenda of Tech Talks; and an expo hall boasting hundreds of companies showing
off the latest app innovations, hardware and accessories. More than 25,000
people who use, create and love Apple and Apple-related products are expected
in San Francisco to celebrate the convergence of technology, art, business and
culture when Macworld/iWorld 2013 opens next week.


Macworld/iWorld 2013 event highlights include:

Main Stage
The Macworld/iWorld 2013 agenda boasts more than 60 new educational sessions,
interactive panel discussions, practical "how-to" presentations and "tips and
tricks" learning opportunities open to all iFan Pass attendees. Featured Main
Stage sessions include:

  oJust Announced: "Playing Steve & Woz in JOBS: A Conversation with Ashton
    Kutcher and Josh Gad."These two actors take the Macworld/iWorld Main
    Stage to share their experiences playing the technology industry's two
    most celebrated and influential personalities, Steve Jobs and Steve
    Wozniak, respectively, in the upcoming feature film, JOBS. The new film is
    the story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout to one of the most
    revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
  oJust Announced: "Futurehunting with & Brian David Johnson." Hear
    musician, entrepreneur and philanthropist with Intel's futurist
    Brian David Johnson as they explore the future of technology, creativity
    and the gadgets we all love.What are the next apps and technologies that
    will change the world?Where are the next tech and entertainment hot
    spots? What are the global trends that will shape how and what we design
    tomorrow? Where has technology exploded the creative process?What kind of
    future will you create?  
  o"Q&A with Fred Armisen." Best known as a cast member onSaturday Night
    Live,co-creator and co-star of IFC'sPortlandia,Armisen is also a
    technophile. Listen in as he chats with MacworldSenior Editor Chris Breen
    about how he uses Apple technology to empower his creativity and
    identifies the products he can't live without.
  o"OUT THERE: Behind the Scenes of IFC's newest animated comedy." Hear from
    Emmy-winning Director and Producer Ryan Quincy and members of his creative
    team as they share the creative and technical secrets behind how their new
    animated series, OUT THERE, evolved from a kernel of an idea into a full
    10-episode season. The show staff will share video outtakes and clips from
    the yet-to-air premier episode and discuss their behind-the-scenes
    creative process followed by live audience Q&A.
  oiNDIE iNNOVATION: The Search for Tomorrow's Music Stars.  Macworld/iWorld
    teamed up with Sonicbids to find the hottest up-and-coming bands in the
    country innovating with Apple technologies. The two finalists—Mister
    Loveless and Exist Elsewhere—will square off live on Thursday, January 31
    from 4:00pm – 5:00pm on the Main Stage. The winning band will perform as
    the opening act for one of the best live rock n' roll group ever, Little
    Feat, at the Macworld/iWorld BLAST party on Thursday, January 31, at
    Mezzanine SF. Tickets for BLAST are now available for just $40. Space is
  oThe iPhone Film Festival. For the second year, Macworld/iWorld has teamed
    with the iPhone Film Festival to host filmmakers from around the world as
    they debut award-winning films and screen never-before-seen movies
    exclusively for Macworld/iWorld attendees. This year's line-up includes:
    announcement of the iPhone Film Festival 4 Grand Prize Winner and a chance
    to view footage from some of this year's top films; the world premier of
    Departure, a collaborative film shot on iPhones in three separate
    countries and brought together into one intertwining story.

"Nowhere else in the world and at no other time of the year will you find a
larger concentration of Apple fans exploring all the latest products and
celebrating all the ways that technology impacts, informs and inspires us,"
said Paul Kent, vice president and general manager of Macworld/iWorld. "From
Technorati to consumers to Hollywood stars who use Apple technology in their
personal and professional lives, Macworld/iWorld brings together enthusiasts
from all walks of life. In our 29^th year of hosting the event, we have never
been more excited about presenting all the ways that Apple and the world of
innovative Apple-related products are changing the creative landscape—a
phenomenon that will be on full display for four days next week."

Additional Event Highlights

First Looks
Macworld/iWorld each year serves as a launching pad for hundreds of new
software, hardware, peripheral, accessory and app innovations for the Mac,
iPhone, iPod and iPad. More than 100 products—many of which are making their
debut in 2013—will be highlighted as part of the unique First Looks program,
which showcases some of the newest and coolest solutions for iFans and makes
it easy for attendees to find the very latest innovations on the show floor.
Check out all the First Looks products at:

Expo Hall: A Universe of Products in One Place
The Macworld/iWorld 2013 expo hall will feature close to 300 exhibitors and
developers—more than 40 percent of which are first-time exhibitors—showcasing
the latest hardware, software and accessories for the Mac, iPhone, iPod and
iPad. The show floor also includes Appalooza, one of the most popular areas of
the show floor, where developers will showcase hundreds of the latest iOS and
OSX apps creations. Exhibiting companies include: Moshi, Que Publishing,
Scratch Tracks, Kanex, Other World Computing, Polk and Innovative Properties

Attendees will have access to hundreds of shopping deals available in
exhibitor booths throughout the show floor, including show special product
offers available exclusively to Macworld/iWorld attendees. More than 50
companies will offer special pricing on many of the newest products for the
Apple marketplace. Check out all the Shop Macworld/iWorld deals at:

Macworld magazine "Best of Show Awards"
Presented by Macworld magazine, the "Best of Show Awards" will recognize the
best products making their debut at the show. Submissions are being accepted
through January 25 at:
Winners will be announced on February 1 at 3:00 pm PT on the Macworld LIVE

Macworld/iWorld 2013 Show App
Macworld/iWorld has released the official Macworld/iWorld Mobile Event app,
developed by Active Network, Inc. The comprehensive iPhone/iPad app allows
users to find detailed info about sessions, check out speaker bios, explore
the exhibitor list and navigate the show floor…all from their fingertips!
Plus, new features enable users to develop their network and interact with
fellow attendees via social media and the new Macworld Connect. The app is now
available as a free download in the App Store.

Macworld/iWorld takes place January 31-February 2, 2013, at the Moscone Center
West in San Francisco. From today through January 30, fans of technology,
film, photography, music and the art can get the event's popular iFan Pass for
just $100, a $25 savings on on-site pricing. The iFan pass provides access to
all Tech Talks, including Main Stage sessions, the Expo Hall and the LIVE Zone
for all three days of the event. Also available are Expo Hall passes for Apple
product lovers who simply want to browse and/or purchase new products on
display; the Expo Hall pass is just $25 through January 30 and $45 on-site.
Register now!

For current happenings, news, chatter and to be part of the conversation, join
Macworld/iWorld on:

  oEvent hashtag: #iFan13

About Macworld/iWorld
Macworld/iWorld is the world's Ultimate iFan Event for those who use, create
and love Apple products. Attendees will encounter a unique celebration of
Apple technology-infused art, music, and film, as well as learning
opportunities, and a shopping mecca in our expo hall filled with products and
services for Apple users of all skill levels and interests. Whether a home
user, an artistic hobbyist, a professional or a true Technorati,
Macworld/iWorld gives attendees the chance toexperience all that the amazing
world of Apple-related tools can offer. Macworld/iWorldwill take place
January 31 – February 2, 2013 at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco. For
more information, please visit

About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo ( is a leading producer of tradeshows and
events for professionals and consumers seeking world-class education,
strategic business relationships, and access to industry-leading products and
services. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes
Macworld / iWorld, the MacIT® Conference, the Electronic Entertainment Expo®
(E3®), Anime Expo®, The Game Marketing Summit, Enterprise MobileNext (mNext),
and Macworld Mobile. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's
leading technology media, research and event company.


Contact: Marisa Borgasano, Schwartz MSL for IDG World Expo, +1-781-684-0770,
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