Thank you for attending the
2023 Washington DC Fountain Pen Supershow!
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ABOUT THE SHOW
Bob Johnson started the DC Pen SUPERSHOW in 1992. With his continued vision and dedication in establishing a venue for pen enthusiasts to meet, sell, and discuss their interest in fountain pens, Bob created the largest pen show in the world drawing attendees from numerous countries and states.
Sadly, Bob passed away in September 2020 but his sister, Barbara Johnson, and nephew, Jeff Hancock, both long time pen show helpers, carry on his legacy.
2023 SUPERSHOW SPONSORS
GALEN LEATHER provided a gift for everyone attending the 2023 SUPERSHOW - this souvenir bag with a special goodie inside for you.
PEN SHOW PLANNING
Below are several excellent You Tube links to help you attend a pen show - either as a newbie or seasoned visitor:
1. Mike Matteson, Inkdependence - How to Pen Show
Mike will present a seminar at the 2023 SUPERSHOW.
Mike has You Tube videos of the 2021 and 2022 SUPERSHOWS:
2021 - Part 1 and Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4H6VDF_Uww
2022 - Part 1 and Part 2
2. David Parker, Figboot - Pen Show 101
David will present a seminar at the 2023 SUPERSHOW.
A QUICK PRIMER ON FOUNTAIN PENS
Brian Goulet presents What is a Fountain Pen? Fountain Pen 101 Part One
INK TESTING TABLES
A big THANK YOU to the following SUPERSHOW exhibitors who donated ink to the ever popular ink testing tables. The tables are located on the Ground Floor near the Seminar rooms - easily accessible by the staircase in the Foyer or the elevator. Visit their tables for more information on the colorful fountain pen inks.
GOULET - SAMPLE SETS - BRIAN'S, DREW'S & MUST HAVES
ITOYA - SAILOR & TACCIA
LUXURY BRANDS - COLORVERSE & NOODLERS
NAGASAWA - KOBE
PILOT - IROSHIZUKU
VANNESS - COLOR TRAVELER, INKEBARA, ROBERT OSTER
YAFA - MONTEVERDE & PRIVATE RESERVE
Three special inks for the SUPERSHOW will be available this year:
ANDERILLIAM INK will introduce "POTOMAC"
Limited Edition Ink for the 2023 Washington DC Fountain Pen SUPERSHOW
Go to the Anderillium table for more information
LUXURY BRANDS will present the special Noodlers DC 2023 ink
Go to the Luxury table for yours
YAFA BRANDS will have "VIVA MAGENTA"
2023 Color of the Year
First 200 public attendees on Saturday and Sunday will receive a bottle of Viva Magenta from Yafa Brands at the Yafa table (you will be given a coupon upon entering). Please thank Yafa for their many years of supporting the SUPERSHOW.