2018 Arkansas Pen Show!

First thing a bit of news and updates and reminders – Feb 26th is coming up fast, so if you want to bid on something from this batch of auction pens better get in there quick.  You just bid by commenting at the bottom of each page.  Remember, all the money raised from this goes into the Newton Pens Scholarship and Endowment funds (from here on out all income is split 50/50 to endowment and yearly scholarships, unless you specify otherwise).

And the main news this time around-  The show is at the Crowne Plaza which is really nice.  If you’re traveling and want to visit, but the price of the room puts you off there is an America’s Best Value (across the street) that’s cheaper.  And there’s lots of food in fairly easy walking distance, but it’s a pen show, you’ll probably meet up with a bunch of other cool cats to walk with, or car pool.  🙂

And of course there will be after show events Friday and Saturday and the hotel food was really good if I remember right.

The 2018 Arkansas Pen Show

Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 6pm
Sunday 9am 4pm

The 35th annual Arkansas Pen Show will be March 16th – 18th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Admission is $5/day or $10/weekend.

We have several new exhibitors and seminars this year.  There will be a Pen Addict Meet-Up Saturday evening with several door prizes.

Schedule of Seminars:

“Brush Lettering” w/Amy Davis
Roosevelt Room: TBA

“Penmanship” w/Amy Davis
Roosevelt Room: TBA

​”Intermediate Spencerian” w/Michael Sull
Roosevelt Room: TBA

“Handmade Pocket Journals” w/Kerry Kemp
Roosevelt Room: TBA

“Vintage Pen Repair & What to look for in a Vintage Pen” w/Fernando Padilla, Jr.
Thomas Room: Friday 11a – 12:30p

“Bullet Journaling Meet-up”
Thomas Room: Friday 1 – 2p

“Fountain Pen Hacks: Clever Solutions for Care & Cleaning” w/Danny Harris
Thomas Room: Friday 4:30 – 5:30p

“Vintage Pen Repair” w/Fernando Padilla, Jr.
Thomas Room: Saturday 10 – 11a

“Fountain Pen Hacks: Clever Solutions for Care & Cleaning” w/Danny Harris
Saturday 11:15a – 12:15p

“Shimmer – Shade – Sheen” w/Lisa Vanness
Thomas Room: Saturday 1 – 2p

“The Use & Collecting of Writing Instruments” w/Ted Felton
Thomas Room: Saturday 3-4p

“Pen Show Devo”
Thomas Room: Sunday 8:00-8:15a

List of Exhibitors:
Following is a partial list of exhibitors:

Bob Atkins – Skylab Letterpress
Thomas Bailey – The Pen Man
Rick Beckham – Crafted Woods
Mike Byler
Nathaniel Cerf – The Pen Market
Lee Daniel
Jimmy Dolive – Total Office Products
Dromgooles Pens
Sam & Frank Fiorella – Pendemonium
Franklin-Christoph Pens
Danny Fudge – The Write Pen
Sam Highsmith
Jim Hinze
Kerry Kemp – Art Outfitters
Kenro Industires
Don Lamkin
Kent Leichliter
Joe Lowe
Peter Miller – Desiderata Pens
Shawn Newton – Newton Pens
Robert Nisbet
Papier Plume
Jeff Powers – Powers Pen Co.
Ana Reinert – The Well-Appointed Desk
Dan Smith – The Nib Smith
John & Carolyn Turner
Vanness Pen Shop

Please check the Arkansas Pen Club website, http://www.arkansaspenclub.com/,for updated information as it becomes available.

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