What is the ordering process? When/how should one express a commitment? I'd hate to miss out on this great opportunity.
Orders won't be taken until two and a half weeks have passed and the voting is closed. Voting so far is your commitment to buy the pen at least until payments are required. They need 100 of each pen for a production run. I recommend that you read the FPN Pen - More info, pricing, votes blogpost, too if you haven't already.