Midwesterners don't get too many Mac events to call their own, so it's fortuitous that Macstock is happening. It's a one-day event scheduled for June 20, 2015 from 8:00 to 3:00 PM, taking place at McHenry County College just outside of Woodstock, IL (hence the "Macstock" name).

Speakers include Dave Hamilton of The Mac Observer and Mac Geek Gab, Julie Kuehl of the SciFi Tech Talk podcast, NosillaCast's Allison Sheridan, MyMac.com's Guy Serle, TechFan and OWC Radio's Tim Robertson and others.

Breakout rooms will offering live podcasting and "One2One Help" for all attendees, and a roundtable Q&A is also planned.

If you'll be in the area, or if you're in the Chicago area, you can also attend the Midwest MacBBQ, hosted by Barry Fulk.