Free entry to the Macworld San Francisco 2002 exhibition hall is still available, but only until October 15.

Potential attendees should visit the Macworld Expo Web site and register for an Exhibits Only pass.

Macworld Conference & Expo takes place between January 8 and 11 at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Centre. It's the eighteenth San Francisco Expo, and a record crowd is expected. 93,000 attended the Expo last year.

In excess of 64,000 people attended the recent New York Macworld event - more than those attending both Internet World and the PC Expo, also in New York.