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2018 Southeast Pen Gathering

May 18, 19, 20

Agusta, GA

Hilton Garden Inn

The event is being held at the Hilton Garden Inn, (706)739-9990 (www.augusta.hgi.com.)

The meeting room will be aproximately 2400 SQ/FT (Double last year's size). We will have a 600 SQ/FT vendor area as well as a 300 SQ/FT area for hands on demonstrations and small group classes. Event registration form and payment gateway will be provided shortly. Information on this page will be updated as we receive it, so check back often for the most up to date additions.

Hands on Instruction

This year we are going to have hands on instruction and "Turn with the PROS" sessions. This is your chance to get individualized/Small group instruction to help you with your turning. Tenative Schedule:

  1. Tru-Card blanks with Patterson Grant
  2. Gisi Segmented Blanks with Steve Kondo
  3. Bespoke/Kitless Pens with Jim Hinze & Jonathan Vest
  4. Fountain Pen Basics and Maintenance with Niels Mathiasen & Jonathan Brooks

More information coming soon...

Vendor List

We've had an overwhelming response from the vendor community. We will keep this list updated, but as of right now, the following vendors are confirmed:

  • PtowneSubbie - Fred & Tina Wissen: Abalone blanks, resin blanks, casting molds, PC Blanks
  • Patterson Grant - TruCard Blanks
  • Steve Kondo - Segmented Blanks
  • Classic Nib - Niels & Debbie Mathiasen
  • Turners Warehouse - Chad Shimmel
  • Underhill Woodworking - Jim Swank
  • Jonathan Brooks
  • Brian Blohm - Triple B Blanks
  • Woodpeckers Landing  - Julee McNeill & Bennie Ray Watkins Jr
  • Holly Denney - Making Snowmen
  • Tennessee Pen Supply  - Robert Kulp
  • TurnTex - Cutis O. Seebeck


Our "pen" star demonstrator line-up includes the following:

  • John Walsh - Cigar Pen Making
  • Jim Hinze - Bespoke/Kitless Pens
  • Chad Shimmel - Liquid Diamonds Demonstration
  • John David Jones - Photography
  • Fred Wissen - Casting Hybrid Blanks
  • Steve Kondo - Segmented Blanks
  • Brian Blohm - CA Finishing with Mercury CA
  • Holly Denney - Turned Snowmen
  • Curtis O. Seebeck - Stabilization (Cactus Juice, vacuum chambers)