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Box lunches on Thursday and Friday will be furnished for those paying $13 per lunch with registration. As a limited time period will be allowed for lunch each day, we strongly encourage everyone to signup for these lunches. We are also selling these box lunches below cost in order for them to be affordable, so we strongly encourage you to sign-up for them.

Several local restaurants will provide choices for evening on-your-own meals, including excellent restaurant options conveniently located in the conference hotel. 

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Southern Graphics Council a Banquet Dinner is planned for Friday April 5th.  Tickets for the SGC Birthday Party and Banquet are $35. We hope no one will miss-out on attending this special dinner event to honor the co-founder of the SGC, Boyd Saunders with the Printmaker Emeritus Award.  All living recipients of the Printmakers Emeritus Award have been encouraged to attend the conference and to participate in this special evening.  Featured will be a talk by Andrei Codrescu. 

On the night of Saturday April 6th a complimentary Zydeco Dance Party with "Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Cha's" will take place at The Howlin' Wolf, voted "Best Rock Club in New Orleans" five years in a row by Offbeat Magazine. The conference King and Queen will be crowned at this event, and Clarke Bedford of the Hirshhorn Museum will give a special presentation on "Gumbo Connoisseurship." Unique party favors are being produced for the occasion, including a mask designed by Tom Huck and printed by Yee Haw Industries. A cash bar will be available. 



On Saturday April 6 there are several optional events planned.  You must register in advance on the Print Gumbo registration form to take advantage of the group rates for these events.  These include:

9:30am - 4:30pm  ($9.50)  Tour to Blain Kern's Mardi Gras World. Anytime during the day take the free Canal Street Ferry and a free, five minute shuttle bus from the ferry depot to Mardis Gras World. Allow two hours with ferry crossings for this trip. For more on this tour visit: 

2 -4pm ($12)  Garden District Walking Tour. From the French Quarter take the St. Charles Streetcar from Canal and Carondelet Streets to the Garden District Book Shop in The Rink at the corner of Washington and Prytania. Board the streetcar at least 30 minutes before tour time.  Highlights include the homes of Anne Rice, Trent Reznor, and Archie and Peyton
Manning; the cornstalk fence; and death site of Jefferson Davis. Explore the famed aboveground tombs of Lafayette Cemetery #1, including the Interview with the Vampire film site. For more info visit: 


To conclude the conference on Sunday, April 7 we encourage you to sign-up for our final optional conference activity: 

11am-1:30pm  ($21 with buffet or $14 without buffet) Jazz River Cruise.  Savor the beauty and romance of New Orleans on a two-hour Jazz buffet cruise on the Steamboat Nachez.  The boat departs from the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans just behind JAX Brewery on the Mississippi River (at the foot of Toulouse Street). Allow twenty minutes to walk from the Radisson. The cruise boards at 11am, departs at 11:30, and returns at 1:30pm. The lunch menu consists of Southern Fried Chicken, Red Beans & Rice, Tossed Salad, Jambalaya, Bread Pudding, Coffee & Tea.  Cash bar available. You must register in advance on the Print Gumbo registration form to get the group rate.  For more information visit: