Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America
ABANA 2013 Convention Registration
Columbus Ga Convention Center & Westville Village
Forsyth St
Westville Village
Lumpkin, GA 31815

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Friday March 15, 2013 at 4:00 PM EDT
Sunday March 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM EDT
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To help celebrate ABANA's 40th Anniversary, the first ABANA Convention will be held at the Historic Westville Village in Lumpkin, Georgia and at the Convention Center in Columbus, Georgia on March 15-17, 2013.

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The tentative event agenda is as follows:


Friday March 15th, 2013

The event starts at the Columbus Convention Center with a Meet & Greet at 6:00 pm. Registration at 4:00 pm with a Light Buffet (CASH BAR for those who want it)

Ivan Bailey will be speaking at 8:00 pm 


SATURDAY March 16th

8:00am leave to go to Westville (buses leave from Trade Convention Center for those who want to ride the charter bus)

Arrive at Westville at 9:00 am

Pete Renzetti,Ivan Bailey, Dimitri Gerakaris will be scheluded to demo in the Alex Bealer Blacksmith Shop and any items made will be auctioned off back at the Convention Center that evening.


The local guilds will also be set up around the blacksmith shop with their stations demonstrating and making items we can auction off as pieces made at this 40 year reunion of ABANA.


We will close at 5:00pm and return to the Trade Convention Center in Columbus Ga. at 6:00pm

Dinner will be at 7:00pm at the Trade Convention Center with Heavy Buffet and cash bar (for those who want it) and Pete Renzetti as our evening keynote speaker.

Auction of the items made that day at Westville will be at 9:00pm



9:00 am Heavy Breakfast Buffet

Speaker Dimitri Gerakaris will read the mission statement he wrote for ABANA 40 years ago on this exact day. 

Awards will be presented as will the raffle drawing of the Anvil (need not to be present to win)

TICKETS $10.00 each (This is a joint fund raiser for ABANA and
Westville so ABANA gets 5.00 and Westville gets 5.00)

Close and Depart.


Please join us and we look forward to seeing you at the event.




ABANA Central Office
Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America
(423) 913-1022