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CONFERENCE 2012:
DATES:
August 2-5, 20120
LOCATION:
Renaissance Hotel Asheville
REGISTRATION:
Early Bird rate (available until July 14th): $225
Regular Rate: $275
Student Rate: $150
Spouse/partner: $85
Printers Fair: $100

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SPEAKERS and PANELISTS:
Keynote: Abigail Rorer,
proprietor of The Lone Oak Press, is an extraordinary printer and wood engraver. She’s been printing since the early 1970s and recently won the coveted Gregynog Prize, Oxford (UK) Fine Press Book Fair, for Mimpish Squinnies in 2009. Abigail is on the Board of Directors of the Fine Press Book Association, and her most recent publication is On the Hunt for the King of Alps, where we join British plant explorer Reginald Farrer on a journey to the Alps in his quest to see in situ one of his most beloved plants, Eritrichium nanum, also known as The King of the Alps.

Panels and Panelists Include

Retailers Talk

The Ladies Room

Sustainability in Printing

Pinch points: Is The Customer Always Right?

Designing for Letterpress

  • Kat Feuerstein, Gilah Press, Baltimore MD
  • Craig Malmrose, Trade Union Press, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • Peter Fraterdeus, Slow Print, Dubuque, Iowa

Old Craft, New Adventures

  • Molly Branton, San Antonio, TX
  • Lisa Hasegawa, ilfant press, Seattle, WA
  • Suzanne Sawyer and Amy C. LeePard, University of Alabama, AL

Business & Legal Issues Q&A

The Students of Printing

  • Karen Zimmermann, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • Karen Hardy, University of the Arts, PA
  • Courtney Barr, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Hannah Cason Smith, University of South Carolina Upstate, SC

The Brow Situation: High Brow vs. Low Brow

We Can Laugh About it Now! Letterpress Stories with John Barrett

Proceed And Be Bold

And . . . THE SUPERPANEL!

PRINTERS FAIR Participants include:
Letterpress Things
Full Circle Press
Headcase Press
Paper Souvenir
Flyrabbit Press
Green Girl Press
Igloo Letterpress
Smokey Road Press
Concrete Lace
Kennedy Prints!
SlowPrint
DeMilo Deign
Pistachio Press
Blackbird Letterpres
Letterpress Hotline

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Thursday, Aug. 2
11 am — Registration opens, Printers Fair Set-up begins, Silent Auction Drop-off begins
12 noon – 3:00 pm — Tour of Asheville Print Shops
5:00 pm — Printers Fair Set-up, Silent Auction Drop-off, & Registration closes

Friday, Aug. 3
8:00 am — 9:00 — Coffee and pastries in the Printer’s Fair Room
8:00 am — Trade and Printer’s Fair opens, Silent Auction opens
8:30 am — Registration opens
8:45 am – Welcoming Remarks from Kseniya & Jessica
9:00 – 10:20 — Designing for Letterpress Panel
10:30 – 11:50 — The Ladies’ Room Panel
12 noon — 2:00 — lunch break
1:00pm — Registration closes
2:00 – 3:20 — LoLP Print/Portfolio Exchange Presentation
3:30 – 4:50 — Retailers Talk Letterpress Panel
5:00 pm — Trade and Printer’s Fair closes, Silent Auction closes
5:30 – 6:30 — Reception at The Venue (a short 5 minute walk from the hotel)
6:30 – 8:00 pm — Keynote with Abigail Rorer at The Venue

Saturday, Aug. 4
8:00 am — 9:00 — Coffee and pastries in the Printer’s Fair Room
8:00 am — Trade and Printer’s Fair opens, Silent Auction opens
8:30 am — Registration opens
9:00 – 10:20 — Business and Legal Matters Q&A
10:30 – 11:50 — Pinch Points: Is the Customer Always Right? Panel
12 noon — 2:00 — lunch break
1:00 pm — Registration closes
2:00 – 3:20 — “We Can Laugh About It Now!” stories with John Barrett
3:30 – 4:30 — Sustainability in Printing Panel
5:00 pm — Trade and Printer’s Fair closes, Silent Auction closes
5:30pm —  Proceed and Be Bold screening, followed by Q&A
8:00 – 9:00 — Printers Cocktails & Mixer at Arcade Asheville
9:00 pm – wee hours – Dance Party at Arcade Asheville!

Sunday, Aug. 5
8:00 am — 9:00 — Coffee and pastries in the Printer’s Fair Room
8:00 am — Trade and Printer’s Fair opens,  Silent Auction pick-up starts
9:00 – 10:20 — Superpanel: The Future of Letterpress
10:30 – 11:50 — Old Craft, New Adventures Panel
12 noon — 2:00 — lunch break
2:00 – 3:20 — The Brow Situation: High Brow Meets Low Brow Panel
3:30 – 4:50 — Students Talk Letterpress Panel
5:00 pm — Trade and Printer’s Fair closes, Silent Auction pick-up ends
Goodbye and safe travels!

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CONFERENCE 2011: to be updated…

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