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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 http://www.typecon2002.com, or by email at
mailto:info@typecon2002.com. For more information about SOTA, please
visit the website at http://www.typesociety.org, or email
mailto:info@typesociety.org.

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