I too had a great time at the Baltimore Pen Show. I have only attended this show once before, a few years ago when it was still by the airport. I have also been to Philly once, and DC twice.
I was impressed that this show was bigger than the last Baltimore show that I attended. This time there was one large double ballroom and another small ballroom, plus the hallway. The last time I went to Baltimore it was just a single room.
I got some pens worked on, bought some pens, bought some accessories, bought a lot of ink (shout out to the Vaness folks who brought all that colorverse ink with them!), and ate some pay-it-forward cookies as I contemplated how much ink to donate to Oscar's mission for the next pen show. I also got to meet Chet Herbert and Jonathan Brooks, which was really fun to get to see what custom options are available.
The hotel itself was very friendly to guests, which was very nice. I agree that parking in the hotel garage is expensive, but as others have pointed out, there were non-hotel options that were much more affordable.
Thanks to Bert for having such a well-organized show!
Edited by StrawberryJam, 05 March 2018 - 04:33.
Visconti, Visconti, and...more Visconti! (And some ST Duponts too). (Ok fine, getting on the Omas and Montblanc trains now too. Toot toot.) (And maybe on the Montegrappa one too, but only for the Miyas.)