Triangle Pen Show 2017

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2017 Triangle Pen Show
Start Date: June 1 2017
End Date: June 4 2017
Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Cary, NC 27513, USA
Web Site:
Series Number: 14


The 2017 Triangle Pen Show will have more than 70 tables filled with vintage and modern fountain pens, limited editions, roller ball pens, ballpoint pens, pencils, ink, paper and related products.

The Triangle Pen Show is now in its 14th year. We are proud to serve the Triangle Research Area with a quality venue for buying and selling Vintage and Modern fountain pens, pencils and accoutrement.

Started by Terry and Sonya Mawhorter, the show has evolved into one of the finest shows on the East Coast. We pride ourselves on creating a family atmosphere where pen enthusiasts from all over the country can gather for conversation, learning, fun and making that special pen purchase you have been waiting months or years for.

Per usual we get a large assemblage of dealers specializing in a wide array of Vintage and Modern pens and pencils. You may also find a vintage or new watch for you or your significant other as well as jewelry and cufflinks.

If you are in need of specialized pen repairs or are missing a part or parts for your pen or pencil you can find it here at the show. We have workshops and learning sessions exploring the basics of purchasing pens that are right for your budget, writing style or specific need. We offer calligraphy and handwriting analyzing workshops as well for getting you to that next level of enjoyment of your favorite pen or pencil.

The show is hosted by Terry and Ben Mawhorter- We work tirelessly to make it the best experience for our vendors and clients alike.[1]


Public show hours are 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Public admission is $10 per person, or $15 per couple, which includes returning on Saturday and Sunday.

Early admission is $25 per person or $35 per couple, and allows access to the show on Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and as early as 8 a.m. on the weekend. The weekend registrant package is $50 per couple and allows additional access to the show on Thursday: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as a dessert party on Saturday evening.[2]

Workshops and Seminars[edit]

Time Leader Title
1:30-2:!5 Joe Nemecek Victorian Pencils, A History and Review
3:00-4:00 Ron Zorn General Fountain Pen Repai
4:30-5:30 Nik Pang Copperplate Script, An Introduction and Overview
Time Leader Title
10:45-12:45 Deborah Basel Calligraphy for Advanced and Beginning Students*
1:00-2:00 Nik Pang Copperplate Script, An Introduction and Overview
2:00-3:00 Tom Baley Pelikan Fountain Pens: Pre-WW2 to Date
Time Leader Title
11:00-11:45 Joe Nemecek Victorian Pencils, A History and Review
12:00-2:00 Deborah Basel Calligraphy for Advanced and Beginning Students*
2:30-3:15 Deborah Basel Pens For Kids Program - Sponsored by the PCA
* There is a $25 fee to take this workshop (plus $7. materials fee) but it includes admission to the show during public hours.


There is a vintage pen auction Saturday night at 8:00 pm. As of May 30 at noon EDT the list of pens has not been posted.

References and Notes[edit]

  1. Description taken from the official show page
  2. Admission information taken from the official page