Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Best Type-In Yet!

Phoenix has cacti, hot sun, and one of the most exciting Type-In scenes around. 


The Type-In today was more than a success. I lost count of how many people showed up, instead focusing on circulating and talking to people.


We had reporters from the Arizona Republic and the local NBC affiliate, Channel 12, interviewing, filming, and photographing all the wonderful people who came out for the event.



When it came to machines, boy did we have some interesting ones. There was a Bennett, a Continental, a Swissa (Ted's), and a host of other machines. I brought the script Facit, an SG-1 with 16" inch carriage, and the US Navy Royal Arrow with radio mill typeface.


The staff of Lux were gracious and very kind. We had far more than anticipated, but they took it in great stride. I want to thank Jeff, the owner of Lux for his generosity. Also, Danielle, worked hard to make sure that we had want we needed.


Finally, Bill Walh deserves a big thanks. It was his word-of-mouth and constant Facebook efforts that get so many people there. It was very fun.

13 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Glad to hear the type-in exceeded your expectations. Looks like there was a lot of good energy. Let us know when NBC airs the feature.

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    1. Thanks so much! I'll make sure to post the clip.

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  2. Wonderful! It's great so see so much obvious curiosity and pleasure.

    By the way, if anyone in the Chicago area is reading this, I know that there would be some media interest in a type-in there. Contact me.

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  3. Congrats! Hope to see everyone there next year!

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  4. Well done, sir! I hope to one day emulate your success.

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  5. Who would'a thought the typewriters would be such a draw for the ladies? Mr. Adney, you may be on to something here!

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  6. Congratulations! Looks like you had a fine event and got some good publicity.

    When I saw all 3 of those machines in your previous post I had an inkling somehow that all 3 would make it to the event.

    They are all nice typewriters. I have a TP-1 (not script) and one day I may find a mill.

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  7. That looks like a fun event! The fellow in the gray shirt looks familiar. I wonder if he's the chap who went to dinner with Ted, Tori and me?

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    1. He is called Brian and he is a very nice chap. He brought a Royal Mercury and a Hermes 2000. Both were excellent machines.

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    2. Brian Beach, and yes he was the writer fellow who came to the mini type-in at China China when you were in town. (:

      Today's AZ Central article on the type-in

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    3. As soon as Ryan said Hermes 2000 I knew - Bill had fixed a skipping problem on it that day.

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  8. Ace event, sorry couldn't make it - lovely photos, thanks for posting.

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  9. Great event, congratulations!! If only teletransportation would work at this point - the Swiss typosphere would have joined. Greetings!

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