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Old 03-18-2017, 08:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up 2017 MPG Schedule

As of today (3/18/2017) this is the current line-up for the

2017 Midwest Penturner's Gathering:

(See the link in my signature line for for information).

Conference registration, hotel reservations and dinner reservations are all on-going now.

So, if you want to meet folks you have chatted with, admired their work, want to "up your game" or simply to have a fun weekend; consider joining us.

There will also be lots of door prizes, an impressive group of vendors, contests, and complimentary pizza lunch and afternoon snacks.

The "Best of Show" pen will also be eligible (not required) to be included in the IAP Collection.


12:00 - 2:45: Vendor/Venue set-up
3:00 - 3:45: Welcome/Announcements
4:00 - 4:45: MARK DREYER (mg_dreyer) - Steampunk/Medallion High End Pen
5:00 - 5:45: GLENN McCULLOUGH (Glenn McCullough) - Turning a 2-Dimensional Angle-Cut Pen Body
6:00 - 6:45: JIM SWANK (arkie) - Bottle Cap Blanks
7:00 +: Gather for dinner


8:45 - 9:00: Welcome/Announcements
9:00 - 9:45: MARK DREYER (mg_dreyer) - Turning Alternate Materials
10:00 - 10:45: Hand's-On Tables /Vendor shopping
11:00 - 11:45: ED BROWN (ed4copies) - Closed-End Pens
12:00 - 1:00: Lunch/Socialize - Pizza/Beverages
1:00 - 2:15: Contest Voting/Vendor Introductions-5-10 minute talks/shopping
2:30 - 3:15: JOHN UNDERHILL (JohnU) - Alternatives To Casting
3:30 - 4:45: Door Prizes/Contests
4:45 - 5:00: Snack Platters/Beverages Ava
5:00 - 5:45: BARRY GROSS (2bgross) - Turning a pen from start to finish
6:00 - 6:45: FRED WISSEN (PTownSubbie) - Decal/Label Blanks
7:00 - 7:45: DAVID BELL (Bellsy) - Pen Blank Inlays
7:45 - 8:00: Closing Comments
8:00 +: Gather for dinner

Hand's-On Tables:

Bob Jackson (bobjackson) - Polymer Clay
Tom Bell (m4skinner - Label Casting
Jim Pratt (Badfrog) - Casting - Specific Topic TBD
Mark Dreyer (mg_dreyer) - Turning Acrylic Blanks
Midwest Penturners Gathering 2017
April 7 & 8, 2017
Comfort Inn & Suites 5 Park Center Drive
Wadsworth, Ohio, OH 44281
Like the Midwest Penturners Gathering Facebook Page for all current information!

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Old 03-18-2017, 10:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I swear April 7th is taking FOREVER to get here...

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Old 03-20-2017, 09:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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For the Steampunk Medallion Session - I am planning on demoing the techniques need to make the two pens in the pictures below ....
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Wish I could make it out there earlier than late Friday night. I'm going to miss some real nice demos.
North Central Illinois

My custom feather blanks : http://www.exoticblanks.com/Fantastic-Feathers/
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John, quit your job and come early.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Watch a demo live and up close doesn't get any better. Learn all the nuances in making the pen that are just not shown often. Have fun people and take photos. Also put some names with the photos so we can get to see who is who.
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