TypeCon2002 Conference Coming in July

Reading the list of well-respected typographers speaking at this year’s TypeCon2002 Conference is a sure sign that their upcoming conference will be another great one. TypeCon2002 is being held in Toronto, Ontario July 12-14, 2002.

Last year’s TypeCon2001 was a huge success (see what I wrote about it and its press release).

Here’s the press release with further information and details about this year’s upcoming conference.

SOTA Names Speakers for TypeCon2002: The Medium and the Message.

BUFFALO, NY, APRIL 12, 2002 - The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) has announced more than 20 speakers scheduled to present at TypeCon2002. To be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 12-14, the fourth annual event is presented by SOTA and The Type Club of Toronto.

TypeCon2002 features presentations and panel discussions by some of the most respected and innovative names in the type, graphic design and new media fields. Traditional lettering techniques and history will be featured alongside explorations of the latest in digital interactive media.

Scheduled presenters and panelists include 2Rebels, The Chank Company, Michael Clark, Ray Cruz, Joshua Darden, John Downer, Dave Farey, Allan Haley, Ted Harrison, Patricia Lillie, Margery McAlpine, Rod McDonald, Boris Mahovac, Jan Middendorp, Gillian Mothersill, Joachim Müller-Lancé, Will Novosedlik, P22 Type Foundry, Thomas Phinney, Davin Risk, Nick Shinn, Brian Sooy and Laura Wills.

Programming also includes workshops given by Clark (Calligraphy) and Downer (Sign Painting). Seating for these workshops is limited. Conference attendees planning to attend either workshop should register as soon as possible to reserve a space.

Other activities at TypeCon2002 include Friday’s welcome address and gala opening night party; a type quiz featuring fabulous prizes for winning contestants; a new type and design gallery; vendor area featuring conference-only specials; and an auction of typographic treasures, software, rare books, posters and other sought-after items. Further information on programming, additional participants and social events will be announced before the conference.

TypeCon2002 will take place at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Toronto. An early-bird discount on conference fees is available until May 1, 2002. Discounted hotel room rates are available to conference attendees. Please visit the TypeCon2002 website for details.

TypeCon2002 is the annual event of the not-for-profit Society of Typographic Aficionados, an international organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of typography and related arts. Secure conference registration and further information is available at, or by email at info at typecon2002 dot com. For more information about SOTA, please visit the website at, or email info at typesociety dot org.

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