Mike Clemens (clickthing) brought a classy Underwood De Luxe Quiet Tab:
He also checked out my Twolympia and pronounced it perfect:
It's the legendary Cheryl Lowry of Strikethru!
Cindy (The Cynthia Project) shows Herb her custom-painted Smith-Corona with huge Primary type ...
... AKA The Kandy-Kolored Bubblegum Flake Streamline Baby:
Gigi Clark brought several of her wonderful portables.
She's thinking of starting a blog -- let's hope she does!
Yes, that's Gigi's animal-key Corona with original rings:
Tony (Tony's Vision) drove down from Cool for this cool event:
Timothy tells us about his typewriter habit:
Anthony describes himself as an analog guy in a digital world:
Christine brought in her purple Remington no. 3 for repair, and said that the type-in was inspiring her to use her machines more:
Anurag of The Typography told us how much his friends in India have enjoyed getting typewritten letters from him:
Poet Silvi Alcivar (The Poetry Store) chats with filmmaker Doug Nichol:
Ken takes a look inside Silvi's Royal:
Happy interactions between people, machines, and more people:
Some of the neat typewriters on display:
Here's a wonderful Continental from the Permillions' collection with some kind of Slavic keyboard and a typeface like Royal's Vogue:
This Cole Steel is so cool it needs shades:
Gigi's creamy-green techno-type Torpedo:
(Correction: the original sterling Sterling isn't just silver-plated, but its body is solid sterling silver. Here's Alan Seaver's machine.)
Here's what a real typewriter mechanic's workshop looks like. I'm impressed.
Goodies for the typists, on a very appropriate tablecloth:
Hey, this looks familiar:
Finally, a sample of the immortal prose we collaboratively produced:
The 3.5 hours flew by, with no formal events -- we just went around saying a few words about ourselves, and did lots of chatting and typing. I think everyone who attended hopes that this won't be the last type-in at California Typewriter.