Are there any Twin Cities type designers out there who meet in person and talk shop? I've done a little digging and found that Portland has Type Tuesdays, San Antonio has a hand lettering group, Vancouver has the very professional-seeming Type Brigade, and Chicago (maybe still?) has The Devoted Type, but I churned up nothing for my home town, which, as far as I can tell, has a respectable number of font makers tucked away here and there. If there isn't an existing gathering or one that can be resumed, is that something folks would be interested in doing afresh in 2023? What activities and venues could you see yourself being excited for?
The format, at least in the earlier years, involved visiting various places (binderies, printers, type designers' studios, type-related events such as a film screenings and presentations, etc.). Sometimes it was a more informal "show-and-tell" or critiques at a coffee shop. Sometimes it was piggy-backed onto larger events, say at the Walker.
I'd be in favor of starting it up again. Format wouldn't need to be the same. Personally, I like just talking with people.
A couple years ago @Michelle Webster expressed some interest in reviving the group and contacted me about the mailing list. You may want to contact her and see if she's still interested in taking up the baton or coordinating with you to do so.
I'll get an email out to the group soon. I'll update this thread as well. Feel free to message me if you are new to the list, and want to join.