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2024 SEMINARS 


Seminars are free with show admission.

Seminars are held on the ground floor in the Junior Ballroom accessible via staircase in foyer or elevator. 

Seating is limited - no reservations for seats, first come, first seated.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

10:00 PM -  MIKE MATTESON           HAVE YOU SEEN MY BAG?

                 We all love great pens, inks, and papers and we want to take them with us! Are

you interested in learning about great bags and backpacks? Mike “Inkdependence”

Matteson has been collecting backpacks, messenger bags, slings, pouches, and other

things for years, and he’ll be bringing bags and packs from at least 10 different great

carry brands. We’ll talk about what makes a bag great, how you can find a great bag for

your needs, and whatever else you might have questions about.  We’ll have time for you

to get hands-on with a bunch of great bags after the talk and Q&A. Come and discover

something you’ll want to carry with you for years!

                 Mike is a blogger, YouTuber, Twitch streamer, and (when he's not doing that) he is a philosophy teacher at a University in North Carolina. He has been accumulating pens for as long as he can remember, and he's been talking about them on the internet since 2012. He is also a little too into cool bags and backpacks.

                 Mike will be live streaming the SUPERSHOW so be on the lookout to say hi!

11:00 AM - DAVID RZESZOTARSKI          PILOT VANISHING POINT

              Pilot’s Vanishing Point is one of the most unique and interesting fountain pens ever                      made. Collector David Rzeszotarski will share his extensive collection of these fascinating                        pens from their origins to the latest models made today. We’ll look at the history, advertising,                      and evolution of the Vanishing point over the last 60 years.

          

12:00 AM - DAVID PARKER AKA FIGBOOT

                                                  Presentation and interactive Q&A discussion about creating reviews, social                                                               media, and how it relates to the pen world.

                                                     Watch this brilliant interview with David and Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, a fountain                                                       pen collector.

1:00 PM -  DAVID SILBER          VALUING VINTAGE PENS: WHAT TO LOOK FOR AND HOW TO DECIDE

                                                   Are you new to the pen world?  Learn about vintage pens - both fountain and                                                           ballpoint, different brands, how they are great to collect, excellent writers,                                                                 reliable, and stories behind them

2:00 PM -  LETIZIA IACOPINI          RADIUS AND THE KING:  TWO MAJOR ITALIAN BRANDS OF THE PAST                                                                                  BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE

              A brief overview of the development of the company which created The King and Radius pens, their models, their features and the importance of historical heritage for today's pen market.

               Letizia is a well known expert on Italian fountain pens and has written numerous books and articles, including the two volume “History of Italian Fountain Pens.” Her most recent book, “Parker in Italy 1900 - 1960,” was published in the summer of 2017.

 

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3:00 PM – PIERRE MILLER          PEN SHOW ETIQUETTE

                                      A few words on what to expect, and how to have the best time at a pen show.

                                      Pierre b will discuss his background and how he entered the pen world: 

 

 

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