Film Director Kevin Smith, Others Set For Macworld SF

Film director Kevin Smith, best known for his indie breakout hit Clerks, will participate in a Q&A during Macworld Conference & Expo San Francisco next January, highlighting a line-up of presentations that also include photography pro Joel Meyerowitz, New York Times tech columnist David Pogue, and others.

IDG World Expo said of Mr. Smithis Q&A in a press release highlighting the events: "Kevin comes to Macworld Conference & Expo to share his wry perspective on the film business, its quirks, and what it takes to stick with it. Hear Kevinis story, get a few tips along with some sage advice and a few good laughs out of what promises to be an entertaining and witty session." Heill talk Jan. 9 at 2:00 PM PST.

Mr. Meyerowitz will share highlights from his 40-year career on Jan. 11 at 2:45 PM PST, discussing his most recent book, AFTERMATH: World Trade Center Archive, which features many photos from the Ground Zero recovery effort.

Mr. Pogue will take the stage Jan. 10 at 9:00 AM PST to host Macworld Live! with David Pogue, a "talk show" featuring guests, song parodies, the news of the day, "and plenty of surprises," according to IDG. The same day, at 2:45 PM PST, Macworld Best of Show 2007 will be held for the first time live on the Macworld Feature Presentation stage, highlighting the best products on display at the show.

Finally, Jan. 11 at 9:00 AM PST will see the MacBraniac Challenge, a quiz event hosted by Macworld magazine senior editor Chris Breen.

Macworld Conference & Expo San Francisco will be held Jan. 8 to 12, 2007 at Moscone Center.