The Courtyard Marriott Hotel - University of Dayton, site of the 2012 AAPA-NAPA convention
The Courtyard Marriott welcomes both groups to the hotel
Pres. Susan Petrone greets George Hamilton; Susan's daughter Ella is standing by
The Courtyard Marriott Hotel
Barry Schrader chatting with Bill Boys in the hospitality suite; Harold Shive on right
George Hamilton of Vienna, Austria, looking at photos from conventions in bygone years
Austin Jones of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, chatting with Tom Parson of Denver Colorado
Awaiting the start of AAPA's first session (l to r):
Stan Pekala, Clarence Wolfshohl (in back), Jack Scott, Peter Schaub
Barry Schrader is ready to capture the session on video, wife Kay Schrader on right
Clarence Wolfshohl, Stan Pekala, Peter Schaub, Jack Scott chatting before first session begins
President Susan Petrone signals the opening of the first convention session by banging the gavel--to the amusement of her daughter Ella
...and Barry is getting the whole thing on his camera
Susan leading the introduction of members present
Convention co-chairman Garry Bossler, welcoming members to Ohio and to the convention, tells some of the things for which the city of Dayton is famous
Everyone listening to Gary Bossler's welcome
Jim Patterson preparing materials for the demonstration of bookbinding
Book Arts Specialist Bob Tauber, explaining the method of bookbinding he is about to teach
We are all ready to learn bookbinding, Bob Tauber in front leading the session, with assistance from Jim Patton (right)
Ready for the bookbinding session
Fellow member Bob Tauber, as "Professor Tauber"
But wait: we have a question from George Hamilton!
Bob Tauber shows what our finished book will look like at the end of this session
George Hamilton carefully assembling the book he is making
Bill Boys, Susan Petrone, and her daughter Ella working on their books; Peter Schaub, Maurine Scott, and Kim Hamilton in background
Tom Parson beginning his report of the status of the Graham-Wesson collection
Tom Parson gives his report of the Graham-Wesson collection status
Tom used slides to exhibit some of the journals in the Graham-Wesson collection
Pres. Susan Petrone and daughter Ella listen to Tom's report
Marti Abell (left) and NAPA President Alice Brosey listen to the report on the Graham-Wesson collection
Now the auction! Auctioneer Hamilton dons his auction apron, as auction assistant Gary Bossler looks on
Just a few of the items waiting to be auctioned off
Auctioneer Geo. Hamilton stating the rules of the auction
...and eager bidders waiting for their chance to grab up the priceless treasures
Convention co-organizer Michelle Klosterman also efficiently served as clerk of the auction
"Did I hear a bid of $20 back there?" Auctioneer Hamilton and assistand Bossler taking bids.
Bidders Clarence Wolfshohl, Mark McComas (in second row), Stan Pekala, and Jiyani Lawson--nonchalantly waiting for his chance to bid on that unrecognized treasure
George exhibiting a 2/3-size Kelsey type case for sale to some lucky bidder
George explains the amazing value of a book up for bids
Mark McComas took a quick break from the bidding to again look over some of the items about to go on sale
The auction scene
Leftover journals from NAPA bundles available for picking up in the hospitality suite
Caricaturist Mark McComas sketching a member's portrait
Tom Parson, excitedly showing Jon McGrew some of the bargains he picked up in the auction
George Hamilton and Austin Jones, deep in a technical conversation in the hospitality suite
Gary Bossler getting his "mug shot" sketched by Mark McComas
John Bonadies is ready to give the presentation on LetterMPress
John uses photos of the LetterMPress app to illustrate his talk. Molly Poganski and programmer Jeff Adams on John's right.
This is what type looks like on the iPad!
Molly Poganski leads the audience through the use of the LetterMPress app.
Letterpress veteran Stan Pekala chats with LetterMPress owner John Bonadies after the presentation.
AAPA and NAPA member Arie Koelewyn discussing the LetterMPress App with developers Jeff Adams and Molly Poganski
Jiyani Lawson (Portland, Oregon) chatting with Peter Schaub (Alexandria, Virginia)
Jon McGrew (NAPA), Kim Hamilton, and George Hamilton
Ace photographers Gary Bossler and Barry Schrader setting the scene for the group photo
Mark McComas (left) with NAPA Secretary-Treasurer Bill Boys
Susan and Ella are ready for the group photo (well, almost); others are gradually getting into place.
Everyone is almost ready for the group portrait.
AAPA and NAPA conventioneers and guests
Jon McGrew and Gary Bossler snapping off a few more photos
At the banquet (l to r): Tom Parson, Kim Hamilton, Alice Brosey
Banquet speaker Alex Heckman discussing the subjects showing on the slide
Banquet speaker Alex Heckman filling in a little more information for Mark McComas and Arie Koelewyn
Laureate Committee member George Hamilton announcing the AAPA Laureate Awards
Laureate Award winners with Laureate Committee member George Hamilton (center): Stanislaus Pekala (left), Clarence Wolfshohl. CONGRATULATIONS!
Michelle Klosterman (left) and Alice Brosey presented the Laureate Awards for NAPA
NAPA Secretary-treasurer Bill Boys and Michelle Klosterman gave a lighthearted report of the NAPA Resolutions Committee
Group Photo of AAPA and NAPA members and guests. Credit: Barry Schrader.