This July 20th to 23rd, The International Printing Museum is hosting the APA (Amalgamated Printers Association) LETTERPRESS WAYZGOOSE conference. This amazing celebration of all things letterpress is a very full weekend of printing, typecasting, presentations, networking with fellow printers, and the first Los Angeles screening of the new film, “PRESSING ON: THE LETTERPRESS FILM” on Friday night.
There is a full slate of workshops on Thursday, finishing up with a reception at Kevin Bradley’s Church of Type in Santa Monica; presentations and demonstrations all day Friday leading up to the screening of the film (complete with printing antique large letterpress movie posters, LA Taco Truck and more!); letterpress swap meet and auction on Saturday with an evening banquet, celebrating “LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! Printing Presses on the Silver Screen.”
The LETTERPRESS WAYZGOOSE is open to everyone, whether you are an APA member or not, but attendance is limited. If you just want to attend the MOVIE NIGHT on Friday, you can purchase tickets for that as well.
If you are considering attending this year’s APA Wayzgoose, here is some important information:
• All WAYZGOOSE INFO is available at: www.apawayzgoose.com
This includes general information, schedule of events, HOTEL information,
WORKSHOP information, and registration
• THE APA WAYZGOOSE IS OPEN TO ALL, members or not.
Please spread the word about the event to the letterpress community you are connected to so we can build attendance. Just use the link to www.apawayzgoose.com
• There are great WORKSHOPS on Thursday that are very affordable.
From typecasting, Windmill and Platen Press Techinques, to Jen Ferrell & Printing with Ornaments, Kevin Bradley, and more:
• Individual movie/taco dinner tickets for FRIDAY MOVIE NIGHT are available.
The film producer and letterpress artist, Erin Beckloff, will be here to intro her film
PRESSING ON: The Letterpress Film.
• IMPORTANT: Discount Hotel Rate of $155 Expires June 20th. Book Now!!
The rate is $165/night inclusive, which is a very good rate for the height of the tourist season in LA in this area. Our special block of rooms is only held until JUNE 20th which is this weekend. If you are even considering attending and will need a room, GET YOUR RESERVATION NOW as they will not be able to hold the rooms at this rate after June 10th. www.apawayzgoose.com/hotel
We list other lodging location in the area on the Wayzgoose website as well.
Please give me a call with any questions, difficulties in registering or getting lodging, or thoughts. We are looking forward to a very wonderful weekend full of letterpress, printing, typecasting, movies, and fellowship among many friends who share a passion for letterpress!
In the service of Gutenberg,
Mark Barbour, APA 662
International Printing Museum
315 W. Torrance Blvd, Carson CA 90745