here’s the schedule of events for XPF!

XPF stamps

All events (with the exception of Thursday night’s lecture at Chronicle Books) are free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 13th:

5:00 – 7:00 pm: Chronicle Books and Ex Postal Facto kick off the Ex Postal Facto Conference with  “A New Look At Stamp Design”, presented by Niko Courtelis

located at: Chronicle Books, 680 Second Street (between Brannan and King) PLEASE NOTE: this event is currently at capacity. If you register for this event, you will be placed on a wait list.

what’s happening:

-award winning creative director and philatelic designer Niko Courtelis will speak about contemporary postage stamp design and aesthetics.

Friday, February 14th:

5:00 – 6:00 pm: pre-reception and “mail art mixer” for Ex Postal Facto attendees

located at: Arch Drafting and Graphic Supplies, 99 Missouri (at 17th Street)

what’s happening:

-shopping and socializing

-issuance of commemorative Ex Postal Facto/Arch artistamp

after stopping by Arch, walk over to the San Francisco Center for the Book for the opening reception of “mail/art/book”!

6:00 – 9:00pm: opening reception for “mail/art/book”

located at SF Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island Street (btwn 16th and 17th Streets)

what’s happening:

-“will call” passport pick up/passports also available for purchase

-passport stamping for official Ex postal Facto passports

-mail art creation station-postal cancellation window –> make your mail art, deposit at the postal “counter”

Saturday, February 15th:

11:00am – 4:00/5:00pm: vendor shop & swap, with over 25 vendors of mail art and artistamp items!

located at: SF Elks Lodge #3, The Kensington Park Hotel450 Post Street (btwn Powell and Mason Streets)

what’s happening:

-passport stamping for Ex Postal Facto passports

-25 different vendors selling, sharing, and swapping their wares

-ADDED BONUS: San Francisco’s Chinese New Year parade starts at 5pm; parade route runs 1 block away from the Elks Lodge

Sunday, February 16th:

1:00 – 4:30pm: panel discussion series on correspondence art and artistamps

located at: Koret Auditorium, SF Public Library Main Branch, lower level, 100 Larkin Street (at Market)

what’s happening:

-passport stamping for Ex Postal Facto passports

-1:00pm lecture: “A History of West Coast Mail Art” with guest speakers Lowell Darling, Carl Chew, Leslie Caldera, and Anna Banana. Moderated by John Held, Jr.

-2:30pm lecture: “Artistamps and Their Makers: Seeing the World in Miniature” with guest speakers James Cline, Harley/Terra Candella, James Felter, and Ginny Lloyd. Moderated by Jennie Hinchcliff

-3:45: reception for speakers and Ex Postal Facto attendees

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8 thoughts on “here’s the schedule of events for XPF!

  1. Hi! Can the Ex Postal Vendor Sale/Swap be visited by anyone interested? I’m only able to attend this day.

    • Hi there Susan —

      Yes, yes, and yes! All events for Ex Postal Facto (with the exception of the Chronicle Books lecture) are free and open to the public; tickets are not necessary.
      See you at Ex Postal Facto!
      –JH

    • Hi there Derrick —

      Passports will go on sale later this evening (02.03.14); there will be “will call” tables at the SF Center for the Book, the SF Elks Lodge, and the SF Public Library so that folks can pick up their passports. Keep an eye on the blog this evening; I’ll be posting all the specifics!
      –JH

    • Tim —

      Absolutely! As I mentioned to Derrick, there will be “will call” tables at the SF Center for the Book, the SF Elks Lodge, and the SF Public Library so that folks can pick up their passports. Details for ordering/purchasing a passport will “go live” later this evening.
      See you at Ex Postal!
      –JH

  2. How does one acquire an EPF passport?

    Also are there any disability accommodations for the events (outside of the stamp design talk as it is waitlisted).
    I’m mostly asking since this says to walk from venue to venue (which isn’t always possible). I am wondering what venues have wheelchair accessibility (or limiting stairs) as well as if there is to be any seating available at the events once there. Thank you! I am looking forward to attending!

    • Hi there Subgirl —

      Ex Postal passports will go on sale later this evening; stay tuned to the XPF blog! All details around ordering/purchasing will be included.
      All venue spaces (Arch Drafting Supply, SF Center for the Book, SF Elks Lodge, SF Public Library) are ADA accessible. Arch and the SF Center for the Book are nearby each other, hence the mention of walking in between those two events. As far as seating is concerned, all venues with the exception of Arch (because it is a retail space) will have seating.
      Looking forward to seeing you at Ex Postal!
      –JH

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