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2012 La Pen Show Report


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#21 gweddig

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:41

I <3 Penple! (I just invented a word for you guys! Us pen nerds!)


You may have also invented a nib emoticon.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 14:03

Thanks from Italy for your reports Ricky.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 19:15

As ALWAYS... great to see you and see alll your pictures.YOur photos really give a sense of what it was like there.... Good work! Did you bring home any new acquisitions?
also in one of the pix above (the one which says ralph) is that a steam punk pen? I forget whomakes them but I was hoping to see one... but must have missed it.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 19:24

Amazing! Looks like so much fun! Thank you for taking the time to post all of those pics and for giving us all a little bit of the experience.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 20:08

As ALWAYS... great to see you and see alll your pictures.YOur photos really give a sense of what it was like there.... Good work! Did you bring home any new acquisitions?
also in one of the pix above (the one which says ralph) is that a steam punk pen? I forget whomakes them but I was hoping to see one... but must have missed it.
cheers
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Great seeing you again Skip.


My purchases are documented in this thread in the Writing Instruments forum.


The Steampunk pens are sold by Roger Cromwell. I have three pics of the steampunk pens in the report.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 21:00

Ricky, I've been to the show for two days the last two years and I feel like Tom both years. How the heck did I miss that?! I think there's just so much pen it overloads the synapses. Good fun to see it from a different perspective.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 21:35

Thanks for sharing photos and fun tales of the LA show! Looks like a great time was had by all. :thumbup:

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 22:04

... I want to point out that our lovely Jon Szanto has one of the coolest stories ever: He played drums one night with Pearl Jam.

I told my son a little about Jon, and this story. He was duly impressed. I left out the part with the bow tie... ;)
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 22:19

You lucky scoundrels! And, oh, the pen porn...! My heart is going pitter-patter-pit-pit-pitter-patter!

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:21

once again a wonderful review! Thank you so much for taking the time to do such great work!


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#31 saskia_madding

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 22:49

These are such wonderful pictures! Thank you so much for posting these. :)

I am in love with Ernest's work! My god, that Parker 51 and the Vintage Sheaffer are INCREDIBLE. :cloud9:

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 00:18

Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:39

I left out the part with the bow tie... ;)

Smart move. I mean, it isn't like there aren't enough dorks in the world already... :roflmho:
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:02

I left out the part with the bow tie... ;)

Smart move. I mean, it isn't like there aren't enough dorks in the world already... :roflmho:



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Jon looked quite dapper at the show unlike Loren and myself.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:14

I left out the part with the bow tie... ;)

Smart move. I mean, it isn't like there aren't enough dorks in the world already... :roflmho:


Dang! If dorks can play drums with Pearl Jam, then I want to be a (bleep)!

I mean, I want to be a (bleep) who can play drums with Pearl Jam. Oh shush!

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:51

Great photos. Thank you for sharing.

The photos are great!
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:05

Thank you so much, Ricky, for the photos! They really convey what the show is like, at least as I remember Friday and Saturday - yeah, including the great dinner get-together that Joi arranged.

Lisa, I am so sorry that I didn't put your face together with your FPN name. We met, shook, said "Hi, I'm Barbara", "I'm Lisa" and I didn't know I was talking to Ethernautrix, of the fabulous pen collection I've ooohed over here.

For others, and I'm sure there are others, who I didn't recognize, mea culpa. This was only my 2nd LA Pen Show, and I beg for continuing slack as a relative newbie.

You experienced folk are so kind and helpful to newbies, and I loved every minute!

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:24

What a delightful read! I really hope I can go someday. In the meantime thanks to your excellent accounting, I can appreciate it vicariously.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:21

Ah, you've done it again, Ricky: re-created the L.A. Pen Show experience for those of us who couldn't be there. Your photos are always so appreciated. I *really* missed being there this year.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:25

Thanks so much for the show report---outstanding job! :clap1:

Nice to see so many familiar faces (maybe next year mine will be one of them, LOL! :lol: )
and so many nice writing instruments. That huge pocket knife reminds me of the one they had on Storage Wars-Texas a few weeks ago: http://www.squidoo.c...wiss-army-knife :o
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