This year's Washington DC penshow lived up to it's billing as "Supershow". As always, attendance was high, this show is considered to be one of the most important gatherings for pen collectors worldwide. This year attendees arrived from all corners of the globe.
As you can see from the pictures, it looks like "a great time was had by all"... It may sound like a cliche, but sometimes a cliche is just the best way to describe something!
David Oscarson shows off his latest designs
Chuck Swisher making sure that the ink choice is "just right"
Jimmy Dolive of Total Office Products providing a full measure of southern charm
Mr. Nagahara Jr. of Sailor was on hand at the Luxury Brands Table to adjust nibs
Mary Burke of Conway Stewart
Dick Krane at the Kenro display
Richard Binder working his nib magic "while you wait"
Maryann Zucker of Empire Writing talking with Jon Messer of Stylus Magazine
Sam Fiorella of Pendemonium
A selection of Chris Thompson's amazing replica pens
Roger Cromwell's table, everything from rare vintage to modern LE pens
Hand turned wooden and snakeskin pens from Barry Gross
Joe Cali's selection of one of a kind wonders
Danitrio was on hand with maki-e....
As far as the eye could see.... Kevin Cheng of Internet Pens set out an amazing selection of maki-e Danitrio
One of Danitrio's master artists was on hand displaying the art of producing maki-e