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Woodworking in America (WIA) is being held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Oct. 18-20, 2013. There are plenty of reason to register and attend the conference. Many are listed below. You should be there to have a great weekend of woodworking and camaraderie. Explore the WIA web site and see if there are any numbers you would add to the list below. And be sure to register. (And hurry – the “early bird” rate ends Aug. 2!)

1 event held in 2013

2 days of marketplace action

3 days of sessions (including many extended classes to allow for more in-depth discussion)

4 number of days it takes the staff to recuperate after Woodworking in America

5 hours of classes on Sunday

6 events held during the Hand-tool Olympics

7 o’clock is the time the banquet begins on Friday (Included with full conference package & available to single-day attendees for a nominal fee)

8 presenters who are new to WIA (Peter Follansbee, Peter Ross, Rich Wedler, Peter Galbert, Silas Kopf, Ron Hock, Mike Siemsen and Ejler Hjorth-Westh)

9 times that an & appears in session titles

10 dollars is the admission to the Marketplace if you’re not attending the conference (but you can save $2 if you purchase online, and children under 12 get in free)

11 photos of Roy Underhill appear on WIA web site pages

12 sessions presented by Popular Woodworking Magazine contributors

16 sessions presented by Popular Woodworking Magazine editors

18 total hours to visit with toolmakers and purchase great tools in the Marketplace

19 sessions presented on Saturday

23 Sessions presented on Friday

29 uses of punctuation in session titles

30 times the words Popular Woodworking appears on the WIA web site

38 exhibitors listed on the web site at this time. (More being added all the time)

47 classes held throughout the event

51 dollars you can save registering during the early-bird period, Click here

65 cost per person in dollars for the Saturday Evening Planemakers’ Dinner (Includes dinner & a discussion of the state of planemaking with Thomas Lie-Nielsen, Robin Lee, Konrad Sauer and Raney Nelson)

95 dollars for a Student’s single-day pass (I guess you flip a coin to decide on which day to attend)

109 times the word “woodworking” appears on the WIA web site

175 dollars for a regular single-day pass (Again, I cannot see how you can choose which day to attend!)

399 costs to attend the entire weekend as long as you register before August 2, 2013 (Why wait to register?)

450 dollars to enjoy all things listed above (Planemaker’s Dinner excluded) if you register after August 2, 2013

Oh, I almost forgot one extremely important number.

0 The acceptable excuses not to attend Woodworking in America in 2013

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— Glen D. Huey

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