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MAPG 2014

Thank you all for another wonderful MAPG experience! See ya' next year!

August 29, 2014: Planning for MAPG 2015 is now underway!!

If you would like to participate or have any suggestions for the next Mid-Atlantic Penturners Gathering, please contact us with your ideas!

Thank you to the MAPG 2014 PARTICIPANTS!

FRIDAY: Group Panel Discussion - "Marketing your Pens"

Marketing Panel

(L-R) Barry Gross, Alan Shaw, Tina Wissen, Roy Robaldo

SATURDAY: Demonstrators

  • Barry Gross - "A Pen from Start to Finish"
  • Brett Ransom & Bruce Robbins - "Making and Anodizing an Aluminum Pen"
  • Eric Rasmussen - "Photographing a Pen"
  • Fred Wissen - "Clear Casting"
  • Rick Crook - "Celtic Knots"
  • Bruce Robbins - "Pentel Pencil Conversion"

2014 Planning Committee:

Bruce Robbins, John Penberthy, Meg Turner, Phil Duffy and Carol Zak, Fred and Tina Wissen, Brett and Kindra Ransom - see our About Us page for photos.

Thank you to our VENDORS for offering such wonderful pen products!


(L-R) Barry Gross, Jonathon Brooks, Betsy & Richard Greenwald, Diane Robaldo & EZ, Roy Robaldo, Tina & Fred Wissen

Classic Nib

Classic Nib - Roy and Dee Robaldo (OKLAHOMAN) featuring vendors Marla Mills and more...

Arizona Silhouette

Arizona Silhouette - Barry Gross (2bgross) - the source for eye candy!

Richard Greenwald

Richard L. Greenwald LLC - Richard and Betsy Greenwald (penmaker56 and MrsPenMaker56) offers pen parts that we bring in from SCHMIDT® or we manufacture ourselves, and hand-colored and hand-cast plastics in both PR and FLEXIGRAN.

Jonathon Brooks

Jonathon and Shea Brooks (Brooks803 and brookswife803) plethora of blanks for sale to cater to the kit and custom pen makers of the world.

Fred Wissen Designs LLC - Fred and Tina Wissen (PTownSubbie and MrsPTownSubbie) silicone casting molds, CNC engraved cartridges, polymer clay blanks, and various acrylic and cholla cactus blanks.

Craft Coat by Eco Advance

Michael Hardin (CrashMPH) will be representing Craft Coat, a waterborne linseed oil modified wood finish made by Eco Advance

Thank you to our MAPG 2014 SPONSORS!

Thompson Lathe Tools
Perry's Pens
Mike Hirsch
Satellite City Instant Glues
Richard L. Greenwald LLC
Classic Nib
Terry Quiram Ten Fingers Woodworking
Orbita Corporation
Arizona Silhouette
John Underhill
Jonathon Brooks
Marla Mills - Fine Turning
Craft Coat by Eco Advance - Mike Redburn
Smitty's Pen Works
Jessie Somers
Gary Nicholls
Eric Rasmussens Narbled Alumilite Blanks
Squidwood Handicrafts

Please continue your support our venue sponsor - Woodcraft of Richmond!

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