Dearest Ladies and Gentlemen of the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,
FPN's 11th birthday
This year, on August 1, The Fountain Pen Network exists for exactly 11 years to the day.
Although the site was created at the beginning of July, the first month was spent setting everything up, and making sure everything worked, and it was officially opened on August 1, 2004.
We didn't celebrate our 10 years of existence last year, but then, that is a little bit boring, as everybody does so, and we are all but boring! .
To celebrate 11 years of FPN, we have planned a few extra things here on FPN this year, which may be of interest to you.
FPN LE Pens
For one, we will introduce several new FPN LE pens at different price points this year, from anywhere between approximately $50 to about $1100 or even more .
Pens will be on subscription only, which means that we will, like with the FPN 2011 LEs, require everybody to pay in advance, making these effectively kickstarter or group buy types of pens.
We expect there to be at least two completely different pens.
FPN Fountain Pen case
Next we will introduce a classy fountain pen case, designed by our readers, and made exclusively for FPN. We will start discussions with a manufacturer very soon.
We will also create another new ink, and we expect this process to start in September. This time, label design will be held as a competition for our members, as we have done before in the past.
All in all, very exciting things, and all of the above to help keep your favourite pen site going for another 11 years!
In short, keep your eyes peeled for the News forum here, and the Community Feedback forum, where the detailed announcements will be made .
And just to wet your appetite for things to come, a few photographs follow .
Keep your eyes peeled!
Warm regards, Wim
On behalf of the FPN Moderator and Admin Team