"Possibly the friendliest pen show I've been to". A quote heard more than one at the 2005 Atlanta pen show. For good reason! Jimmy Dolive of Total Office Products is a familiar figure at pens shows around the country, so it's probably no surprise that he has the experience to put on a show of his own.
This show managed to show aspects of a full sized pen show, with close to 600 person attendance over three days, and interesting seminars available from notables such as Richard Binder, Roger Cromwell, and Ward Dunham, while maintaining the best features of a "small show", namely a relaxed atmosphere that allowed those attending to take their time looking over all those pens spread for corner to corner of the ballroom.
There were plenty of amenities sponsored at the show, with Artlite sponsoring coffee, Pencity hosting a pizza party, and a continental breakfast supplied by the Southeast Pen Collectors' Club, Penspiration, and Giovanni Abrate of Filcao. A cocktail party was hosted by Total Office Products and Conway Stewart. Lunch on Saturday and Sunday was supplied to table holders courtesy of Lee Chait, Sam and Frank Fiorella of Pendemonium, and the Southeast Pen Collectors' Club.
A number of door prizes were given by the Conway Stewart, Total Office Products, Pen World, and the Southeast Pen Collectors' Club.
The hotel was the Holiday Inn Select which had decent rooms and is located near the Perimeter Mall and close to a MARTA stop for a $1.75 ride from the airport.
Jimmy Dolive of Total Office Products
Glenn Jones of Conway Stewart
Richard Binder Hard at Work
Tony and Manny
Ken Jones and Jim Rouse of Bertram's Inkwell (and Half of Maryann Zucker of Penstop!)
The Southeast Pen Collector's Club Table
Michael Masuyama and Karen Mc Elwaney of Luxury Brands along with Howard Levy of Bexley
Richard Binder's Seminar
Roger Cromwell of Penopoly
Dan Reppert Displaying Sheaffers Galore
Mort Epstein of Total Office Products
Mary Burke of Luxury Brands/Conway Stewart
Paul Erano, Author of Fountain Pens Past and Present