Monday, April 8, 2013

New York City type-in on April 21

For anyone who missed the announcement, Mike McGettigan is organizing a type-in in NYC on the 21st -- and big media will be there.

Get a poster here and RSVP in the comments.

“A jam session
for manual typewriters
and the people who love them.”
@ Theatre 80 (Next to William Barnacle Tavern and
below Museum of the American Gangster)
80 St. Marks Place (Between 1st & 2nd Ave)
Subway: N,R to 8 St. NYU / 6 to Astor Place
- Speed typing showdown
- Snail mail letter session
- Q & A with typewriter experts
- Typewriter swap (Manuals Only)
Graciously hosted by Theatre 80 and William Barnacle Tavern
Free to all ages (Bring functioning manual typewriters -orstamped
envelope) For more info/updates:
Sunday 4/21•1 to 4 pm


Ton S. (I dream lo-tech) said...

This is exciting, I wonder who organized it.

Richard P said...

Mike McGettigan organized it. NBC will reportedly be filming.

shordzi said...

WOW. One more reason to be in New York City.

mcget said...

OK, to set the record straight -- the hard legwork on this Type-IN has mostly been done by Steven Huang of NYC. He is a graphic designer, musician and we share a liking for typewriters and also for Brompton Folder Bikes.

Steve works at Bfold in lower Manhattan, one of the biggest sellers of Bromptons in the US (out of the smallest space) .

Steve investigated and followed up on all sorts of NYC spots and nailed down Theatre 80 based on his personal connections and quiet persistence.

My job: make sure lots of typers show up for this event, with functioning machines, and also to choose and keep secret the speed typing master documents--until just before the event begins!

If you know any typespherians or even typocahedrons in the NYC area, please let them know.

If you are far away (looking at you, Shordzi and Adwoa), maybe print out a Type-IN poster anyway, and put it up in the local cafe or supermarket to foster the kind of uncertainty that fiction writers need to encounter regularly.

thanks... cheers

Mike / Phillytyper