Actor/Writer Wil Wheaton to Deliver Feature Presentation at Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco

FRAMINGHAM, MA – NOVEMBER 9, 2004 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced that Wil Wheaton – actor, author, comedian, blogger and self-described geek – will deliver a special feature presentation at Macworld Conference & Expo®. Wheaton will discuss his personal story, as well as the joys of Web design, HTML and blogging – as described in his critically-acclaimed book, Just a Geek. Macworld Conference & Expo runs January 10-14, 2005 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Wheaton’s feature presentation, “Just a Geek,” will take place on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. This ever-popular actor turned writer will also attend a book signing after his presentation.

Despite early stardom in the motion picture “Stand By Me,” and his role as Wesley Crusher on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Wheaton left Hollywood in pursuit of happiness on an extended hiatus to write full time. In his newest book, Just a Geek, Wheaton shares his deeply personal and difficult journey to find himself with stories that reveal an honesty and disarming humanity. Wheaton reveals that despite his claims to fame, he was just a geek at heart.

Wheaton also recently launched an incredibly successful Web site,, which is written and maintained by Wheaton himself. Wheaton learned HTML, designed the site and regularly provides commentary and insight in the form of a blog.

“This will be a unique feature presentation about Wil Wheaton’s pursuit of happiness as he went on an extended break from acting to become a writer,” said Paul Kent, conference chair. “Technology-savvy audiences around the country have been touched by Wil’s personal story – that of the “nerd-everyman,” searching for meaning and a creative outlet through the use of innovative technology. The presentation will be engaging, witty, and pleasantly self-deprecating, and it will help us embrace the geek in all of us.”

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About Macworld Conference & Expo

Owned and produced by Framingham Mass.-based IDG World Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo is the world's most comprehensive Macintosh OS event. Macworld Conference & Expo showcases products and services for professionals involved in media and creative content development for corporate and home applications, as well as prosumers using the Mac at home. Macworld Conference & Expo brings together the loyal base of Mac OS audiences in creative services, education, application development, entertainment, small office/home office and Internet-based environments. Macworld Conference & Expo offers professionals and prosumers alike the opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these markets offer. For more information or to register for the event, please visit the Web site at, or call (800) 645-EXPO. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Annie Rice at (508) 424-4839 or or Ron Moreau at (508) 424-4804 or

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo®, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Bio•IT World Conference + Expo™, Portable Power Conference & Expo™, Wireless Sensing Solutions™, WinSEC™, Context™ and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

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International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, DEMO®, and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at



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