Attention Pen Enthusiasts!

The Pacific Northwest Pen Show is coming!

Advance Registration for

July 2024 in Portland!

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Building on the great times last year, the Pacific Northwest Pen Show will continue to serve the region from Vancouver British Columbia, to Seattle, Portland and Boise metros . . . and beyond! Enjoy unique and fun experiences for both pen lovers and the pen curious alike. Special activities and events are in the works, so sign up for updates or visit here every few weeks.

Have lunch at the Pen Show! Lunch boxes can be ordered on the registration page.

Registration for classes and activities will open soon:

Friday classes are only available to VIP Event registrants and are offered at no additional charge.

Getting Started with Your Vlog

Kristin Dorsey

How to write about pens, ink and paper – getting started with your Blog or Vlog. Discover tips and techniques for writing strong descriptions, terminology, using analogies, metaphor, and simile to describe objects and writing experiences. Helpful for those wanting to write a blog/blog about your collection or to document a collection for personal use

Productivity: The Sacred 6 with Pen & Paper

JB Glossinger

Ever wished you could pursue what really matters to you? JB Glossinger did just that,
exchanging the golden handcuffs of corporate success for a three-hour workday and the freedom to golf, write, spend time with family, and guide others toward realizing their goals. Known as “The Morning Coach®” JB will inspire you with practical tips that have reached over 70 million people to design an action plan that moves you toward your cherished dreams.

And, you should see his Journal - it’s well used!

Virtual visit with Q/A

Analog and Everyday Life Panel & Q/A

Pen Show Intro Tour

Michael AuYeung

Gain access into the showroom early. New to pen shows and aren’t quite sure what to do and where to go? Come attend “Pen Show 101”, where we’ll go over etiquette, must-dos, don’t-dos, and answer your questions. The talk will be followed by a tour of the show floor with vendor highlights!

Cost $5

Fountain Pen Basics

Lisa Vanness

Learn the basics from a fountain pen expert before going into the showroom. Discover the anatomy of fountain pens and how to choose a nib size tailored to your handwriting style. Learn the mechanics of different filling systems and how to use both cartridges and bottled inks. You’ll also learn how to clean and store these cherished tools, ensuring their longevity and pristine performance for countless writing adventures ahead.

Pens will be readily available for those eager to embark on this journey of discovery.

Cost $8

Creative Journaling

Karyna Loves to Plan
(Karyna Soco-Kinsella)

Ever look at all those beautiful planner and journaling spreads and wonder how they do it? Ever wonder how people can flip through a journal and show off daily entries? You can too! Join Karyna of Karyna Loves To Plan in this class to learn how she's made creative journaling a habit. Discover how you can use stickers, fountain pens and ink and create journal entries you love! Each attendee will get a sticker collection from Karyna's shop, as well as some great tips to make journaling part of your life!

Cost $28

Exploring Ink

Lisa Vanness

This dynamic workshop is designed for intermediate users who aren't afraid to embrace a little ink splatter. Dive deep into the colorful spectrum of fountain pen inks as we explore the nuances between work and playtime writing. From dazzling shimmers to rich shaders, and captivating sheeners to steadfast permanents, unlock the secrets of each ink type and their unique applications. Come prepared with your trusty empty pen and a method to dip test the mesmerizing ink samples that await you. And don't forget to bring along your favorite notebook!

Cost $30

Writing Practices for Pen Lovers

Kristin Dorsey

You have the perfect pen, ink, and paper but nothing to write. In this workshop, we'll talk about some writing practices that anyone, at any skill level can employ in order to fill those blank notebooks. Come prepared to learn, discuss, and participate in some easy and fun writing exercises.

Cost Free

Fitness for the Sedentary & Creative

Stephanie Shorr

This class offers low intensity exercises. You can be seated or standing (your preference) as you get your blood flowing. Research has shown that exercise improves performance and stimulates the brain. We’ll start with a warm up because, “you can’t bend cold metal”. We will engage all muscle groups, with gentle movement followed by easy stretching and ending with a guided meditation.

Bring your own bottle of water. Hydration! Hydration!

This class is free to those who register for the Neurographics class. (Refund will be provided at registration)

Cost: $25

Neurographics

Stephanie Shorr

Anyone can dive into the captivating realm of Neurographics, where psychology meets art in a mesmerizing fusion of lines and colors. You‘ll have a unique opportunity to tap into the subconscious mind and unleash your inner artist. Different from the repetitive pattern making of Zentagles, let your hand take the wheel as you channel thoughts and feelings onto paper. Transform abstract concepts into vibrant visual expressions and ignite your imagination. Gain a newfound appreciation for the power of practicing art to connect mind, body, and soul.

Cost $40

Experimenting with Handwriting

Jacqueline Joseph

Last Year, she shared true stories from her files. Join her again.

As a forensic handwriting examiner, Jacqueline Joseph specializes in writer identification: finding out who did – or did not-write something and CONTENT CLARITY: deciphering what the illegible handwriting says.

During Jacqueline’s interactive session, the audience provides their own handwriting sample (bring your favorite pen!)

We will find the clues for character analysis, and see why handwriting is used in crime scene investigations.

Cost: Free

Doodling as an Art Form

Stephanie Shorr

Unlock your creativity as you delve into the whimsical world of doodling with Stephanie Shorr guiding you through playful exercises and techniques. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just looking to explore your artistic side, this class offers a relaxed environment where you can experiment with pen strokes, shapes, and patterns. Discover the joy of spontaneous expression as you let your pen wander across the page, turning simple lines into intricate designs. Join us for a fun-filled session where every stroke is a journey into imagination and every doodle tells its own unique story.

Cost $5

Pen Clubs Breakfast

Members of pen clubs in the Pacific Northwest meet and greet!

Cost: TBD (food cost)

Pen Show Intro Tour

Michael AuYeung

Gain access into the showroom early. New to pen shows and aren’t quite sure what to do and where to go? Come attend “Pen Show 101”, where we’ll go over etiquette, must-dos, don’t-dos, and answer your questions. The talk will be followed by a tour of the show floor with vendor highlights!

Cost $5

Creative Journaling

Karyna Loves to Plan
(Karyna Soco-Kinsella)

Ever look at all those beautiful planner and journaling spreads and wonder how they do it? Ever wonder how people can flip through a journal and show off daily entries? You can too! Join Karyna of Karyna Loves To Plan in this class to learn how she's made creative journaling a habit. Discover how you can use stickers, fountain pens and ink and create journal entries you love! Each attendee will get a sticker collection from Karyna's shop, as well as some great tips to make journaling part of your life!

Cost $28

Cursive Italic

Nikola Pang

(3 hours)

 

We’ll focus on the history, forms, and execution of creating classic (and perhaps a few contemporary) Italic hands. Cancelleresca, or Chancery hand, came about from a marriage of humanist and Roman forms and hit its stride during the period we know as the Italian Renaissance. This widespread use lead the slanted, broad pen, script to such renown that, even today, we still call many small broad nibs "italic". Italic is still considered by a large number of calligraphers and typographers to be a "perfect script".

The course includes all materials and handouts. If you wish to bring your own tools feel free. Attendees are also encouraged to bring their own ruler and mechanical pencil if possible.

Cost $80

July 12 VIP Event
July 13-14, 2024

The Pacific Northwest Pen Show will have speakers, workshops, exhibitors and special events where you can network with your fellow pen enthusiasts. Our primary goal:  Create a fun, enriching, and unique Pacific Northwest Pen Show experience for you!  

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Venue

Monarch Hotel and Conference Center
12566 SE 93rd Ave
Clackamas, OR 97015
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Saturday evening sold out!
Friday and Sunday still available at show rate. Call 503 652-1515

Alternative hotel in walking distance:
Courtyard Portland Southeast/Clackamas
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Show Schedule

July 12 – VIP Events 3 to 6 pm
July 13 – 10 am to 5 pm
July 14 – 9 am to 4 pm

Workshops & Activities

Classes and activities are being planned and will be posted soon.

2024 Exhibitors at the Pen Show

Troy Clark

Jonathan Brooks

Curnow Bookbinding

Steven Curnow

Gena Salorino

Nikola Pang

Jim Hinze

Daniel Bingham

Curnow Bookbinding

Matthew D. Chen

Michael J. Green

Modern Analog

Jessica Sall

Shawn Newton

Kirk Speer

Fountain Pendulum

Gailyn Benne

Shu-Jen Lin

Tokyo Pen Station

CY

Travelers Notebooks
White Bear Pens

Mikayla Jackson

WritersShoppe

Kurtis Kissell

Zodiac Pen Company

Barton Connor

Thomas Ang

GlamPig

Michael AuYeung

Sara Claggett

Stewart Hawkinson

PDX Pen Club’s Ink Tasting Station

Deanna Ruiz

Ian Scarborough

Exhibit at the Pacific Northwest Pen Show

Check out the opportunities to boost your company’s visibility to the Pacific Northwest Pen Show audience. We hope you’ll join us!

Volunteer Opportunities

It takes a village to produce a top notch pen show. If you’re interested in volunteering, we’ll have a variety of things you can do.

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Pen Show Organizer

“The Pacific Northwest Pen Show will be produced by Got Your Back Solutions, a local business consulting firm whose founder and CEO is a well-known pen nerd.

“We are thrilled to fill the pen show hole in our hearts!”

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