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Other World Computing Announces Sponsorship of Macstock 2015

New conference will focus on podcasting and other media for Apple and Mac enthusiasts

WOODSTOCK, IL – June 19, 2015Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today that OWC is sponsoring the Macstock Conference and Expo 2015, taking place June 20, 2015 in Crystal Lake, IL.

This is the inaugural Macstock event and will feature popular podcasters, product reviewers, journalists and other participants who contribute to the Apple and Mac ecosystem. The one-day event kicks off at 9:00 AM with a welcome address by Mike Potter, host of the For Mac Eyes Only podcast.

The inaugural speaker lineup includes some of today's most popular Mac-centric podcasters:
  • Mike Potter, host of the For Mac Eyes Only podcast
  • Eric Erickson, presenter with the For Mac Eyes Only podcast
  • Dave Hamilton, co-founder of The Mac Observer and BackBeat Media, producer and co-host of Mac Geek Gab Podcast
  • Chuck Joiner, voice of MacVoices, MacVoices TV, MacNotables and The MacJury
  • Julie Kuehl, from the SciFi Tech Talk podcast
  • Jean MacDonald, from App Camp for Girls
  • Tim Robertson, founder of, the Stoplight Network and TechFan
  • Guy Serle, co-host of the Podcast
  • Allison Sheridan, creator of the NosillaCast podcast.
Sessions will continue throughout the morning and afternoon. The Midwest MacBBQ 2015, an informal get-together of Mac enthusiasts, will be held later in the day after Macstock concludes, in Des Plaines, IL (near O'Hare Airport in Chicago). Information about Midwest MacBBQ 2015 is available at

OWC is a proud supporter of this year's inaugural event and is the official sponsor of the Macstock One2One Breakout Room. As part of this sponsorship, the One2One Breakout Room will feature an exhibit of OWC's latest upgrades and storage solutions. As an added bonus for attendees, OWC will provide free flash drives for all participants and a prize to be raffled off during the event.

"Sponsoring the first year of Macstock was a natural fit for OWC," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "For 28 years we have dedicated ourselves to supporting the Apple user community and I'm especially excited that this gathering of podcasters and journalists is happening so close to OWC headquarters in Woodstock, IL."

Location and Ticket Information
Macstock Conference and Expo 2015 will take place at the Luecht Conference Center on the main campus of McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL. Tickets to Macstock are $69.00 and may be purchased at

About OWC
OWC is the manufacturer and upgrade provider of choice for Apple and PC enthusiasts and has been providing OWC memory upgrades for Apple computers since 1989. For the last decade, OWC has been building SSD upgrades specifically for Apple computers, winning multiple awards while also earning accolades for OWC external and optical drives. OWC memory, SSDs, and a growing number of our products are designed, engineered, and manufactured in Texas. Widely recognized for its exemplary customer service, OWC provides extensive US-based technical support for Mac and PC users around the world. As a member of the Apple Developer Program, OWC also produces a catalog of upgrades and accessories, having served the Apple community worldwide since 1988.
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