By Tea Krulos
Celebrity typewriter will be spotted throughout QWERTYFEST MKE, we can confirm.
American Writers Museum, who will be tabling at the QWERTYFEST National Typewriter Day opening party on June 23, have revealed they will have two typewriters owned by screenwriter John Hughes in attendance.
Hughes is known for his screenwriting and directing of iconic 1980s movies like Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast CLub, Weird Science, Uncle Buck, and Home Alone, among others.
Attendees will be able to try these typewriters out. Who knows-- 80s comedic genius might absorb into your fingertips! Tickets to the Friday night party are $25 (also part of the ALL CAPS Pass) and can be found HERE.
Another celeb typer on the scene will be able to be seen at the Ace Business Machines table at the QWERTY Market on Saturday, June 24, 1-6pm at Forest Home Cemetery's Historic Chapel. This is a free event that features vendors, free TypeTalk presentations, and a typewriter display. Tours are happening at noon and 2pm (the tours are ticketed, with tickets HERE).
Ace Business Machines, which fixes and maintains a wide range of office machines, was recently gifted a signed 1949 Royal Quiet Deluxe by typewriter enthusiast and actor Tom Hanks. Hanks is well known to be a generous supporter of the typewriter community. Ace will be showing off this great artifact as well as selling typewriters and ribbons. More info on the QWERTY Market can found HERE.