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    Default Chicago Pen Show 2016

    There are 144 days until the start of the Chicago Pen Show. We are planning a lot of new stuff. First, if you haven't heard, we have a lovely new hotel, The Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates. If you've ever been to the Sears Center it is right there - Interstate 90 and Highway 59. What the hotel offers is FREE PARKING! We don't need no stinking passes! The ballroom holds 121 tables with 10 more in the foyer and 23 in the sunken atrium immediately across from the ballroom - this space I am particularly excited about. If you are flying in don't worry we are coordinating with the associated third party carrier to get you to and from the hotel. Most of the details are on the website - www.chicagopenshow.com.

    Spend all four days at the show! We are kicking off Thursday night with Lou Malnati's pizza! Friday will be the auction followed by dessert. Saturday and Sunday are both public days with just $5 to enter.

    Follow us on twitter - chicagopenshow

    102 tables are spoken for already so I anticipate a packed house.

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    Default Re: Chicago Pen Show 2016

    Pretty stoked about the show already! Can't wait to see everyone there!

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    Default Re: Chicago Pen Show 2016

    I'll definitely be attending this one! Really looking forward to it!

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    I'll be working behind the scenes to make sure Lou's thin-crust pizza is on the menu, too.

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    Default Re: Chicago Pen Show 2016

    So excited I will definetly be there. I've never been to a pen show. Any tips ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terie_Benjamin View Post
    So excited I will definetly be there. I've never been to a pen show. Any tips ?
    There is precisely nothing better than a pen show! As for tips, I would start with this 4-part article, by noted pen person Richard Binder, on attending your first show. It will answer an awful lot of your questions, and give you some ideas of other things to ask.
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Terie_Benjamin View Post
    So excited I will definetly be there. I've never been to a pen show. Any tips ?
    There is precisely nothing better than a pen show! As for tips, I would start with this 4-part article, by noted pen person Richard Binder, on attending your first show. It will answer an awful lot of your questions, and give you some ideas of other things to ask.
    Thank you so much! To be among people who are like me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terie_Benjamin View Post
    Thank you so much! To be among people who are like me.
    Well, yes, like you, but far, far, far, far, far worse. These people are nuts. You'll see.
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    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

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    But at least they won't think I'm crazy lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terie_Benjamin View Post
    But at least they won't think I'm crazy lol
    Absolutely - they'll make it worse! You'll have a great time, and there should be plenty of chatter here on the forum before the show. Roger Wooten is a great host and great pen guy, and this show pulls in a lot of very wonderful pen vendors and gurus. You're lucky to have access to one of the best pen shows, so max out on it.
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
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    I'm so glad I stumbled upon this thread. The show is only about 45 minutes from me. It's actually right next to my old job.
    I've already warned my husband to start saving now.

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    I wish I could go! Seminary needs to give furrows for pen shows

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    Are you too far away?

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    Default Re: Chicago Pen Show 2016

    I'm thinking of going. My son lives in Chicago, and it would be a chance to see him and his family. Need to start saving up now... It will be my first pen show as well.

    How early should one register for these things?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Terie_Benjamin View Post
    But at least they won't think I'm crazy lol
    Absolutely - they'll make it worse! You'll have a great time, and there should be plenty of chatter here on the forum before the show. Roger Wooten is a great host and great pen guy, and this show pulls in a lot of very wonderful pen vendors and gurus. You're lucky to have access to one of the best pen shows, so max out on it.
    Believe it or not Roger lives one town from me. What a small world

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    Terie;

    Nobody lives near me - really? We are working on a show that we would really want to go to. Now that we are in teh right year I'm freaking out that I don't have time to get everything done.

    Fernando;

    Registering early helps me know there is demand but, anytime you get the check to me - like a week before - is fine. I've already got 3 and 4 day registrations which is great!

    Roger W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger W. View Post
    Terie;

    Nobody lives near me - really? We are working on a show that we would really want to go to. Now that we are in teh right year I'm freaking out that I don't have time to get everything done.

    Fernando;

    Registering early helps me know there is demand but, anytime you get the check to me - like a week before - is fine. I've already got 3 and 4 day registrations which is great!

    Roger W.
    You are in Garden Prarie correct?

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    Terie,

    Yes, I'm in the huge metrop of Garden Prairie.

    Roger W.

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    Roger,

    Howdy neighbor from Belvidere.

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    Terie;

    Well hoping on to 90 to go to the show in Hoffman Estates will be a joy for you. With that and the free parking you're set. I'll be staying at the hotel what with running it and all it is good to be close. I hope you can make it in all four days. Sometime you should go to the pen club meeting - I could even pick you up.

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