It’s a long and complex story, and I’m going to skip the details about why this happened. So as a result of this change in timing, there’s some good news and bad news.
The good news: The event will be a lot closer to the Northern Kentucky Convention Center and we now have the space to accommodate a lot more attendees.
The Roubo event will now be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Grand, which is located in the Oddfellows Hall at Fifth Street and Madison Avenue in Covington.
Directions to The Grand are here. It’s a very short walk from the convention center.
Yes, we know this conflicts with some classes at Woodworking in America, but we hope you can stop by The Grand because we have some great stuff to show you and give you. Yes, give you.
Here’s the stuff we were keeping under wraps:
1. The first 200 people to stop by will receive a special printed keepsake of one of the plates from A.J. Roubo. This was designed by Wesley Tanner, the designer of the forthcoming translation of Roubo titled “To Make as Perfectly as Possible.”
2. And for the first time we will be taking pre-orders (and deposits) for both the limited edition volume of the Roubo book and the standard trade edition. This is the only place and time we will be taking pre-publication orders at this point. We’ll open up pre-publication orders for everyone later on this year.
So add all that to the other cool stuff – seeing the real first-edition Roubo, the tools, marquetry panels made from the book – and it should be worth your time.
No need to register – just show up. We have plenty of space for you at The Grand.
The bad news? There will be no alcohol at the event. My recommendation is to stop by AmerAsia (half a block south of The Grand) and get a beer before or after our event. AmerAsia has the best craft beer list in the city. (And the dragon’s breath wontons are awesome, too.)
I apologize for the change in time and want you to know that it was out of our hands.
— Christopher Schwarz