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Welcome to the Oldest Pen Show at

Chicago Mariott Northwest!

Vintage Pens - Modern Pens - Notebooks -

Ink - Classes - Auction

Chicago Pen Show
Chicago Marriott Northwest
4800 Hoffman Blvd, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192

One of the Midwest's premier gathering for users and collectors of fountain pens, inks, paper and other writing instruments, the Chicago Pen Show is an annual event bringing together over 100 vendors and hundreds of pen users. 

The Chicago Pen show is run by Roger Wooten & Paul Conterato
Is this your first pen show? 

If this is your first pen show and you're looking for some guidance on what to expect, how to prepare, what to see and do, and how to interact with vendors then check out these handy resources:

  • A Pen Show Primer (YouTube, 47 min) by Matt Armstrong of the Pen Habit

  • Richard Binder, master NibMeister, has a whole series of articles on prepping for pen shows

  • Pen Show Etiquette (article) by David Nishimura, of and the Pen Collectors of America


Our 2023 Show is May 4-7!
Purchase your weekend pass

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