The DC SUPERSHOW promotes, sustains and evolves to expand interest in fine writing instruments with one of its core goals being to assure that the art of writing is preserved for future generations to discover, to learn and to enjoy. Millennials are on the forefront of taking handwriting to a new level.
The DC SUPERSHOW began like other shows of its period providing a venue for vintage pen collectors to buy, sell and trade. During the coming three decades the show expanded to accommodate a growing interest in handwriting leading the way in preserving the art of handwriting for future generations.
Advanced collector and pen aficionado, Bob Johnson, launched this unequaled pen show in 1990 and it remains the largest and most important worldwide pen event.
BOB JOHNSON, the man who started it all in the nation's capitol city, is Bob Johnson, host of the DC SUPERSHOW. He has guided the show through 27 years of steady growth while the interest in pen collecting has surged and ebbed. We're on an upswing in part because millennials have also discovered the pleasure of writing with fountain pens.
BARBARA JOHNSON continues to make an indelible mark during the DC SUPERSHOW contributing long hours and energy as the go-to person for special requests and information about the show. Most of her time is working the Admissions Table, but she gets around to help out anywhere she's needed.
GLEN BOWEN recently joined the DC SUPERSHOW Team to promote, organize, and maximize the opportunity to grow the show's influence worldwide. More than 16 countries participated in the 2018 pen event. Bowen is helping to implement many new opportunities, including this new web site making it more informative and complete.