We had a wonderful Wayzgoose conference this year! Plan to join us in Two Rivers, Wisconsin for next year's event November 8-10, 2019. The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum annual Wayzgoose type conference hosts designers, printers, typographers and letter geeks of all stripes from across the globe. It is a weekend filled with workshops, type talk and great speakers.

Get a sneak peek at what it is like to attend a Hamilton Wayzgoose. This film was created after our conference a couple years ago.


Friday, November 2, 2018

Our hands-on workshops on Friday will run from 8:45 am till 4:30 pm. You must pre-register and the cost is not included in the Wayzgoose Access Pass. They are on a first come, first served basis, and they sell out quickly!

    8:45 am -- Registration Desk Open for Hands-on Workshop Attendees

    9:00 am -- Hands-on Workshops (Must be pre-registered!)

    9:00 am-12 noon: Morning Workshops & 1:30-4:30 pm: Afternoon Workshops
        •    “Fraktur Calligraphy Basics” with Christian Bélanger (*This is a full day workshop!)
        •    “Stacked Folio and Leporello: Two simple book structures with no sewing” with Julie Chen
        •    “Vinyl Sticker Type” with Dafi Kühne
        •    “Printing in Silver Buckle Press” with Rick von Holdt & Bill Allan
    10:00 am -- Registration Desk Open for All Conference Attendees

    2:00 pm -- Hamilton Museum Tour

    4:45 pm -- Presentation at the Pantograph and Die Stamping Machine: How is Wood Type Made? with George Liesch, David Carpenter and Daniel Schneider

    6:00 pm -- Cocktails and Dinner 

    8:00 pm -- Welcoming Remarks with Museum Directors Jim Moran, Bill Moran, and Stephanie Carpenter

    8:15 pm -- Short Topic Speaker: Jim Sherraden

    8:30 pm -- Featured Speaker: Claus Maywald of the Gutenberg Museum Library

    10:00 pm -- Music, Cash Bar, & Telling of Tall Type Tales

    Saturday, November 3, 2018

    8:30 am -- Breakfast open. Join us for a free, delicious breakfast at the museum!

    Throughout the day there are 8 breakout sessions over 4 time periods. Each speaker gives their presentation twice. Choose two to see in the morning and two in the afternoon. See descriptions of the break-out sessions on our Speaker Page. Our Saturday Breakout Presenters are Cathleen A. Baker, Christian Bélanger, Chris Harrold, Marie Oberkirsch, Ben Blount, Richard Hopkins, Brian Bagdonas & Rebecca Gilbert, and Dafi Kühne. 

    Morning Sessions: Session 1, 9:15-10:30 a.m. & Session 2, 10:45 a.m.-12 Noon

    Afternoon Sessions: Session 3, 1:30-2:45 p.m. & Session 4, 3:00 p.m.-4:15 pm
    9:15 am -- Breakout Session 1

    10:45 am -- Breakout Session 2
12 noon -- Lunch on your own

    1:30 pm -- Breakout Session 3
3:00 pm -- Breakout Session 4

    5:30 pm -- Cash bar at the Museum

    6:30 pm -- Dinner at the Museum

    8:00 pm -- Featured Speaker at the Museum: Bruce Kennett
9:00 pm -- Type Trivia 

    9:45 pm -- After Party

    Sunday, November 4, 2018

    8:30 am -- Breakfast open. Join us for a free, delicious breakfast at the museum!
    9:30 am -- Short Topic Speaker: JP Porter

    9:45 am -- Featured Speakers: Jennifer Farrell interviewing Paul Aken of the Platen Press Museum

    11:00 am -- Print Swap & Sale 
(Only 30 tables available, if you want to participate with a table you must pre-register.)
    1:00 pm -- End of Day Three...Thanks for Coming!