[MEETUP] US-UT KeyCon 2024 Hosted by NovelKeys


Breakout sessions are FREE!

The only limitation on breakout sessions is space! The rooms are big enough that everyone who wants to should be able to attend, but arriving on time never hurts!

Artisan Series

BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Artisan Collector Logo

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Artisan Panel #1

Fireside resin chat with makers Bogan Caps, Hello Caps, LevelCaps, Rubrehose

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Intro to Artisan Making

with Bogan and Rubrehose

Enhance your appreciation of artisans with an introduction to how traditional hand sculpted and resin cast artisan keycaps are made.

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

A Visual History of Artisans

with Pichaelthompson and Tactile Zine

A brief walk through artisan keycap history, showcasing caps from each era. Includes a retrospective of early Keycon events.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Artisan Panel #2

Fireside resin chat with makers Hunger Work Studio, Maison of the West, Mastonon Kaps, TBD

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Keycap Series

GMK Logo

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Behind The Curtain With GMK

Join Mario from GMK as he takes a deeper dive into the inner workings of GMK. Learn about what it takes to turn our designs into reality as he walks you through production processes, quality control, sorting, and more.

Keycap Designer Panel

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Keycap Designer Panel

What makes a good colorway? Where does inspiration come from? How the hell do I make a novelty? The process of designing keysets is as varied and colorful as the sets themselves. Join a handful of designers as they get stuck behind the microphone—It’s all up to you to ask the questions and drive the conversation!

Norbauer Logo

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Stabilizer Problem

Ryan Norbauer spent the past three years diving deep into into the pursuit of the perfect stabilizer. His goal was to create a mechanism that would perform flawlessly without rattle or requiring lubrication. This is a talk about stabilizers, yes, but it’s also about the process of design and discovery—and the circuitous path that led to a patented solution to the oldest unsolved problem in the world of keyboards.