SEMINARS - free with show admission

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5

12:00 PM – JOHN BEDARD

               WHAT IS A "SNORKEL" AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

                    

  1:00 PM – OSMAN SUMER, FRED GORSTEIN AND NICK MASTRICOLA

               THE EVOLUTION OF THE FOUNTAIN PEN FOCUSING ON BASIC FILLING SYSTEMS

           

PEN SHOWS AFTER DARK WITH KENRO & ESTERBROOK.......NIB WARS!
          On August 5, in a galaxy far, far away (okay, it’s at the Marriott Fairview Park), four nib grinders will compete in the inaugural Nib Wars during the D.C. Pen Show!
          These masters of their craft will compete head-to-head in three events where they will be tasked with grinding a specific nib to perfection during each round of the competition.
          They will be judged on how well they executed the task at hand. There can only be one winner.
          Join us to find out who we’ll crown the galaxy’s best nib grinder​​​​​

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

11:00 AM - DALE BEEBE

               SPECIALIZED & COMMON TOOLS USED IN PEN REPAIR

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12:00 PM - JOHN BEDARD

               WHAT IS A "SNORKEL" AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

  1:00 PM -  GEOFFREY PARKER

               THE PARKER ARCHIVES: A TRUE INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE

  2:00 PM -  DAVID SILBER

                SOME IDEAS ABOUT VINTAGE PEN COLLECTING

  3:00 PM -  BERT ANDERSON 

              COLORS AND INK 

              Colors! Everyone has a favorite ink color! Ever wonder why? This workshop will explore the physics, biology, chemistry, psychology, history, and technologies of color and ink. 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7

​10:00 AM – RACHEL AND JIM CRAWFORD

                   THE TRUE VALUE OF INDIE PENS

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12:00 PM – JOHN BEDARD

                   WHAT IS A "SNORKEL" AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

  1:00 PM – GEOFFREY PARKER

                   THE PARKER ARCHIVES: A TRUE INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE