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  SCHEDULE

Thursday, August 1, 2024

Open all day for Exhibitors and Weekend Traders

Friday, August 2, 2024

9 AM - 5 PM Weekend Traders
12 PM – 5 PM Public Admission
10 AM - 5 PM VANNESS Pen Lounge

WORKSHOPS

  9:00 – 12:00 PM   FINDING YOUR VOICE: HONING YOUR HANDWRITING STYLE – Connie Chen 

10:00 – 11:30 AM   EXPLORE CREATIVE JOURNALING – Tom Forsythe 

 11:30 –    1:00 PM     MAD SCIENTIST INK MIXING - Thien-Kim Lam  

    1:00 –   4:00 PM    INTRODUCTION TO ITALIC CALLIGRAPHY – Nik Pang            

    4:00 –   5:00 PM    INKY MESSES – Azizah Asgalari 

Saturday, August 3, 2024

9 AM - 5 PM Weekend Traders

10 AM – 5 PM Public Admission

10 AM - 5 PM VANNESS Pen Lounge​

SEMINARS

10 AM - HAVE YOU SEEN MY BAG? - Mike Matteson

11 AM - PILOT VANISHING POINT - David Rzeszotarski

12 PM - AKA FIGBOOT - David Parker

  1 PM - VALUING VINTAGE PENS - David Silber

  2 PM - RADIUS AND THE KING - Letizia Iacopini

  3 PM - PEN SHOW ETIQUETTE -  Pierre Miller

WORKSHOPS

 8:00 –   9:30 AM   NIBS 101:  NIB ANATOMY, SMOOTHING & ADJUSTING TECHNIQUES – JC Ament 

10:00 – 11:30 AM   GET LOST IN YOUR CREATIVE JOURNAL – Tom Forsythe     

11:30 –    1:00 PM   INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL JOURNALING – Thien-Kim Lam   

12:30 –    2:30 PM   COLLAGE JOURNALING AND TUNNEL PAGES – Suzette Perez    

   3:00 -   4:00 PM   DOODLING WITH FOUNTAIN PENS – Candace Marie 

   4:00 –  5:00 PM   INKY MESSES – Azizah Asgalari  

Sunday, August 4, 2024

9 AM - 5 PM Weekend Traders

10 AM – 5 PM Public Admission

WORKSHOPS

  9:00 – 12:00 PM   CALLIGRAPHIC STYLE OF COPPERPLATE SCRIPT – Nik Pang    9:00 – 10:30 AM   MAD SCIENTIST INK MIXING - Thien-Kim Lam   

11:00 –  12:30 PM   HOW TO MAKE POP UP CARDS – Link Tong    

12:30 –    2:30 PM   COLLAGE JOURNALING AND TUNNEL PAGES – Suzette Perez

   1:00 –   2:30 PM   INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL JOURNALING – Thien-Kim Lam  

Detail for Seminars, Special Events, and Workshops are listed on separate pages.
 

VANNESS   PEN   LOUNGE
AUGUST 2 & 3

New to the pen world?  Learn about fountain pens:

     How to clean and change ink colors

     Filling, cleaning and writing with them

     What are converters? Cartridges? Pistons? Nib sizes?

Also perfect for those who want to learn more. Talk with the helpful volunteer instructors and socialize with other pen loving people, discuss all aspects of the pen world.​

    

 

MANY THANKS TO LISA VANNESS FOR CREATING THIS IDEA TO ENCOURAGE NEW FOUNTAIN PEN FRIENDS.

LISA CONTACTED MANY PEOPLE FOR DONATIONS AND COORDINATED THE VOLUNTEERS TO PROVIDE INSTRUCTION.

Daily schedule:

             Tutorials on Fountain Pens:  

​Includes basic filling and cleaning for MODERN cartridge/converters and for simple bottle filling pens​​

 

                 Conversation/Demos: 

Hang out and talk about the intricacies of the hobby - including paper types, journaling and the artistic side of pen and ink use​

All questions are good and this is a perfect place to get answers.

Stay as long as you like!  

 

More information and details will be posted at a later date.

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RAFFLES

Several SUPERSHOW exhibitors will have raffles.  Register at their table and find out day/time raffle will be held at the table.

Many exhibitors will have special prices on items at their table for the SUPERSHOW.

BottegandO

 

 "Homage to the Renaissance"  Urushi hand-turned fountain pen in lime wood, without clip. The barrel and pen cap have been lacquered with 11 layers of red Aka Urushi, carefully sanded and polished. Work Maki-e representing, within gilded frames as was used in the miniatures of the fifteenth century, on the cap a landscape with hoopoe perched on a branch and on the shaft of the pen a landscape with an ancient city perched on a hill with vineyards, fields and mountains in the distance. Techniques used: Taka maki-e (in which multi-layered white, green, red, blue and orange colored urushi and fine powders of 22K gold, 23.75K gold, pure silver and pure platinum and palladium powders create a painting in relief) for the mountains, the cultivated fields, the city, the clouds; Togidashi Maki-e (22K gold powders, pure palladium and pure silver are covered with layers of white, red and black colored urushi then abraded with magnolia charcoal to bring the metal back to light and create delicate shades) for the branch and l 'bird; Hira maki-e (flat painting with urushi covered with 22k gold dust of different fineness) for the frames and bows. Final polishing, performed three times, with Kijomi Urushi, very fine mineral powder and camellia oil rubbed delicately with the fingers. Nib holder in lacquered brass with red Aka Urushi. 14K gold nib with 6 mm ink feeder, M (medium) stroke of the renowned German manufacture Bock. with international standard connection for cartridge or converter feeding. Non-screwable screw cap on the back of the pen. Ring in chromed and gold-plated metal inserted at the mouth of the cap. Open length 13.5 cm, closed length 16.5 cm, cap diameter 1.7 cm, barrel diameter 1.6 cm. Bottegando brand "B", signed "S.M." of the author and serial number U99 in Urushi lacquer and 22K gold on the barrel of the pen. The pen is new and is sold with box and certificate of guarantee and uniqueness. One of a kind Exemplary.

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LUXURY BRANDS

 

Waldmann Sapphire Tango Imagination is the second numbered North American exclusive pen produced for Luxury Brands of America.  The body and cap are made of 925 sterling silver, the artisan engraves the pattern into both sides of the pen, then sapphire lacquer is applied over the pattern, the lacquer is then shaved down to micron levels and clear lacquered over the sapphire blue color so you can see the original pattern, but you can’t feel it while using this beautiful pen.  The pen in made entirely in Germany, it’s not designed there and made somewhere else.  In addition, approximately 72% of the pen is made by hand. 

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Platinum Pen #3776 Century fountain pen is Platinum's flagship pen.  Platinum is a 105-year-old family company run by the grandson of the founder.  Platinum makes all of their own nibs, by hand, in their own factory in Tokyo.  Each nib undergoes a 15-step quality assurance process, which takes about 2 days to make a single nib.  At this year’s show, Luxury Brands is giving away a Black Diamond #3776 Century pen in a broad nib.  The Black Diamond is a transparent black pen with a rhodium nib and trim.  In addition, to the outstanding craftmanship that goes into each nib, the #3776 Century features their patented “slip and seal” cap which prevents the pen from drying out even after a year of not being used. 

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OPUS 88​

 

Three specially designed OPUS 88 fountain pens will be given away.  The pens will also be available for sale at the OPUS 88 table.

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PILOT

 

One Pilot Ishime on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  MSRP $800​Ishime - In Japanese, Ishime means "stone path," and these beautiful Urushi pens feature a unique, stone-block pattern etched onto the hand-layered, lacquer finish of the cap and barrel using the kawari-nuri style of Maki-e. Offered in four striking colors, each pen features an 18K gold nib crafted with the renowned quality and writability that Pilot is known for throughout the world.

The SUPERSHOW thanks all of the exhibitors for providing raffles and specials for you to enjoy during the pen show.

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