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#1 saskia_madding

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 21:08

Saturday, January 18

Sunday, February 16

Saturday, March 15

Sunday, April 20

Saturday, May 17

Sunday, June 22

Saturday, July 19

Sunday, August 17

Saturday, September 20

Sunday, October 19

Saturday, November 15

Sunday, December 21

 
 

Contact me if you'd like to add an extra meeting date for whatever reason (eg. you're from another country but will be traveling to Toronto at a set time) and I might be able to organize a secondary meet that month.

Locations will be at CAMH, 250 College Street, room 801 at 11:15 AM, unless otherwise noted in the monthly meet up section. SO PLEASE DO keep your eyes peeled on that section of the board a week before the meet each month. I'm still looking for a better venue that won't charge us money, as I don't want to get into trouble at work!  Until then, please don't mention the meet up to anyone in the building.  Just walk in, take the elevator to the 8th floor, turn left, and the meeting room is right there.

 

 

 

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Not many people liked how we did it last year, so this year, let's change it up.  The meet won't have themes, and we're going to go back to a free-for-all.  However, at the first meet I ask that people come with a list of things they would like to learn more about, and a list of things they feel qualified to lecture about.  Then I'm going to look into finding some guest speakers from both inside our Toronto group and outside it to come in on some of our meet dates to give us a lecture.  They cam come earlier, or speak later, or I can book separate meets for just those lectures.

 

Anyway, this is what we're trying out for now.  Let me know what you guys think, and I'll see you soon for the first meet.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 21:54

Thank you for putting up the schedule. I'm looking forward to the first meet this year.

 

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 21:40

Thanks for arranging the meet-up

 

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 22:32

Thanks saskia_madding,

 

I want to learn about how to resack pens how to fix different filling mechanisms. Learning to take care of one's own pens would help greatly. I know youtube has a lot of information but talking about tools and neat tricks that are done off camera would be much appreciated.



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 07:43

YAY!!!... Another fun filled year with pen/paper/ink talk with some awesome people!!! :D :D :D :D


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 17:09

I'm selling some bottles and I don't want to carry them unless someone claims them. Here is my list.

 

1. Pelikan Brown

2. Noodler's Saguaro's Wine

3. Iroshizuku Tsukiyo



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 04:18

I won't be able to make it to the first meet as I'll be going to a friend's wedding.


Edited by raging.dragon, 14 January 2014 - 04:18.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 05:39

I won't be able to make it to the first meet as I'll be going to a friend's wedding.

 

That's ok... you can bring your friend too... ;)


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 17:39

Thanks for organizing the schedule of meetings and keeping us all together monthly.

 

I would love a class on nib smoothing or a practical demonstration of how to take the edge off a nib before I literally sand my nibs that trouble me in to nails.

 

Other than that I just enjoy being able to chat about new pens people have purchased and to try them out if they are inked. 

 

Cheers,

 

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 19:22

Other than that I just enjoy being able to chat about new pens people have purchased and to try them out if they are inked.

 

 

[Mags]... and trade my awesome wet broads and double broads to Cyber6.. she is such a nice gal [/Mags]

 

 

 

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 19:35

I don't think Mags had any double broads. He has one broad maybe two. He does have a nice oblique :P



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 19:52

I don't think Mags had any double broads. He has one broad maybe two. He does have a nice oblique :P

 

Are we talking about pens?  :huh:


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 20:39

Yes no innuendos. This is a public forum. I do like his oblique parker vac.



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 00:08

Guys, I don't know if anyone knows but we may not be able to use the CAMH for saturday meets from MARCH onwards. We should be able to use it for our Sunday meets. I'd appreciate it if everyone can bring a list of places where to meet this weekend. If you can't make it can you please PM me with some options for me to explore. 

 

I'm currently looking at York University to have a spot that is big enough to hold our meets. On saturdays I can show anyone where to park for free and it is easy access to Gobus/ttc/zumzum/viva/yrt

 

Before you suggest something please keep in mind of the following

1. we don't want to pay for anything

2. we want excellent lighting with low UV

3. no leaking roofs and flat tables

4. easy access to subway and transportation

5. we want waiters to pay perfect attention and yet doesn't expect big tips :)

 

I'm thinking maybe a coffee shop or a class room that we can take care of ourselves? Let me know if I missed anything that you guys may need from our meets. I'm thinking a cafeteria is probably the best bet. Like a downtown food court. 



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 14:15

Hey everyone!

Sadly I won't be able to attend any meet ups in the next few months at least. My job has me working weekends now. Simone let me know when the paper is in please and I'll take a personal day to pick it up and say hello of course.

As for locations, I like the idea of a cafe or resto. When I was in Manila the FPN-P people used cafés and restaurants exclusively and it was nice to get a bite to eat. They various venues knew us and put out lots of water for flushing and dipping.

I'll watch this space and come out if you guys do another impromptu mid week coffee / wonderpens run.

Take care!
-Gerald

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 20:29

Didn't the folks at WonderPens offer us space at one time? We could ask them again.

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 20:38

Wonderpens offered us to meet there after work hours. So after 6pm on weekends. I have to take a vote to see who would like to be downtown after 6pm. That was the only issue. 



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 22:39

Drats... I've been sick for the past two days.. and unless I feel much  .. MUCH better, I won't make it tomorrow. :bawl:

 

 

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 13:34

Cyber6 feel better and hope you are able to be there today. I know you keep the energy high and keep it fun. As for my double broads I have broads but as Jay points out not many double broads. Here I am talking nibs. I am tempted to joke a wee bit but will refrain. ✒️✒️✒️✒️✒️ Ultimately, I have just one special broad! ✒️

Jay I would suggest somewhere with a restaurant. The parking is not wonderful down by Laywines for those of us commuting the furthest but if we do brunch in the area we can always visit Peter's fine establishment for supplies. I prefer it if the meetings were down in that area so the Reference Library would also be a good place that had some spaces and we could help Philip monthly with any pen Scriptus planning at the same time.

SMK I am up to try WonderPens if parking is Dodge Ram friendly in the area...the darn Truck is 6'3" so that keeps me out of most underground and Green P lots in Toronto. I have never been to this little boutique and would try of course to be at a few meetings.

As for Gerald hope to see you soon. You have some stories I want to hear from your recent work in the Phillipines as well as seeing those new pens.

Today is looking like I will not be out for the meeting as the call of the Toronto boat show has gripped my wife and I am off to see all which I can't afford if I keep buying my pens. I may soon need a floating pen or PPFD (personal pen floatation device ).

Raging Dragon have a good time with your friend at the wedding.

Cyber6 yes you are nice. Don't ever change that.
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Posted 18 January 2014 - 13:58

This was a great pen rally song. <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/65986367" width="500" height="281" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>
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Posted 02 February 2014 - 13:57

Hi Everyone! I'm so glad I discovered this thread and look forward to meeting everyone. I just started getting into the pen world about a year ago :D I'm sadly going to be in BC for the next meet up :(



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:14

Who is excited for this weeks meet!



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 14:51

I'm excited. I magically got tomorrow off so I'll be there. :-)

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 20:53

I just filled my pens with a bunch of new inks!  Sadly, at least three of them are hideous.  UGH!  Still, I'll be there with ink to commiserate over.  :P



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 22:23

Thanks again Saskia for organizing these.  I hope to visit on a couple of Saturday meets.

Cheers:     Istvan


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 02:28

Looking forward to March get together. Any themes for the meeting later this month?
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Posted 07 March 2014 - 06:10

I'm looking forward to the March meet too as I couldn't make it to last month's. Will we be meeting at CAMH?

 

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 02:57

Hello good people,

 

When and where is the March meet-up?  What should one bring to one of these?

 

Thanks,

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 17:11

Bring paper, pens, inks, books. Vintage or modern pens. What ever you like to show and tell.



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 17:12

Bring paper, pens, inks, books. Vintage or modern pens. What ever you like to show and tell.