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.
The 30th Anniversary of the SUPERSHOW is dedicated to Bob who passed away in September 2020.
2021 SUPERSHOW SPONSORS
Preshow: Weekend Traders and Table holders only. No assigned tables.
Preshow: Weekend Traders and Table Holders have assigned tables.
SUPERSHOW: Open to the public. $10 daily admission, cash or credit at the entrance.
SUPERSHOW: Open to the public. $10 daily admission, cash or credit at the entrance
What is a Weekend Trader?
Weekend Traders are pen enthusiasts who want more time with exhibitors and other pen hobbyists. They are people who enjoy this hobby or who have a pen oriented business. They want to meet and talk with other people who enjoy the pen world and in person social interaction.
Some weekend traders bring items to sell - on Thursday, they can sit at a table but cannot do this on other days. They can go directly to table holders and sell their items on any day. They do not want to be limited to a table to sell their items.
Weekend traders are permitted to enter exhibit areas earlier than the public on Sat and Sun. Also, this year 2 special events will be open to weekend traders - Fri evening a Welcome Party sponsored by the Marriott and Sat evening a Party sponsored by The Pen Family and nibs.com.
Tips on Attending a Pen Show?
Check out this You Tube video with great tips for newbies and experienced pen show attendees: