WIA Extras and Activities

The Woodworking in America Conference expands beyond the walls of the Pasadena Convention Center. Some activities require extra fees and can be purchased during registration for the full conference or Marketplace admission; you’ll find that noted below the description. We have an after-hour activity for everyone! Which one will we see you at?

         First Annual Feast of the Ribald Society of Old Moxonians
         When: Saturday, October 13th at 6:30pm
         Location: Sheraton Pasadena Hotel (next to the convention center)
         Cost: $75 (dinner included) 
Oil up the whetstone of your wit and join Roy Underhill for an evening of "wise saws and modern instances" from the rude side of woodcraft. Drawing on many lifetimes in the trade, the host of the PBS series "The Woodwright's Shop" shares ripping yarns of non-fatal insults and injuries guaranteed to amuse and entertain! (Moxon's Ear Wax Gag included!)
         Gamble House Tour and Dinner
When: Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 6:30pm
Location: Gamble House (4 Westmoreland Place  Pasadena, CA 91103 - Just two miles from convention center)
Cost: $60 per person (dinner included)
SOLD OUT! If interested in being added to our waitlist, please email woodworkinginamerica@fwmedia.com

Enjoy an evening touring one of the finest examples of Arts & Crafts construction in
the world. Built by Charles and Henry Greene as a winter home of David and Mary Gamble of the Procter and Gamble company, this home features extensive exposed joinery, art glass designed by the Greene's with local glass artist Emil Lange and all the original furnishings, from classic works of Arts & Crafts furniture to art glass fixtures and more.
Along with a buffet dinner on the terrace, the evening will include self-guided tours of the home, with Arts & Crafts furniture makers Jim Ipekjian and Anthony Fortner and Brian Miller on hand to answer your questions. The Gamble house is a National Historic landmark and once you’ve had a chance to see the opulent home and its grounds you’ll understand why.