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#21 empliau

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 20:08

This will probably be my last year at the show (of a whole three)- I did want to go Friday last year, but those who were there Friday probably remember it rained buckets and here in LA the drivers don't slow down for rain, so in my view driving if you don't absolutely have to is taking one's life in one's hands.  Anyway, I'm hoping to go Friday this year, since it's my last on this coast - I move back to New England late next summer.  (Am also thinking of delaying the move to try to make the SF show, but that is another story).

 

I hope that there will be a way to find FPN members on Friday - I would love to meet some of you in person!



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Posted 28 December 2017 - 20:38

The new space is bigger than the old ballroom but smaller than the old ballroom plus the outside area.  The old ballroom is still there but the show will not be using it.  The downstairs area was completely redone and there is a new ballroom downstairs.  The show will use the new space downstairs by the pool.  The old staircase down from the lobby level to the pool has been removed and filled up creating a much bigger space upstairs and allowing for the new ballroom downstairs.  The organizer has already said that he has fewer tables than the year before.  The hotel renovation was originally scheduled to be completed in January so there's still some work to be done. 

 

Thanks for complete illumination on this. I know you know which end is up.


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#23 AltecGreen

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 00:54

 

Thanks for complete illumination on this. I know you know which end is up.

 

 

It's not that complete.  Lots of things I won't say on the internet.  You'll have to come to a Pen Posse for the info.


2018 San Francisco Pen Show        
August 24-26th, 2018
Pullman Hotel San Francisco Bay
223 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City Ca, 94065


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 03:11

It's not that complete.  Lots of things I won't say on the internet.  You'll have to come to a Pen Posse for the info.

 

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 19:08

I hope that there will be a way to find FPN members on Friday - I would love to meet some of you in person!

This is good information, I like the innuendo. I just moved to San Diego and am looking forward to my first West Coast pen show in LA. I'm also thinking of going Friday, although I'm not a trader, merely an enthusiast. Empliau, maybe we can get some others together for coffee?
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Posted 20 January 2018 - 20:22

I am up for coffee, but (if your nym has any meaning) can the show take two teste dure together?  My grandparents came from Calabria -

 

See you on that Friday!



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Posted Yesterday, 02:11

Funny, no, I'm from Germany originally but hardheaded nonetheless!
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Posted Yesterday, 02:42

Indeed.  Where in Germany? I lived in Berlin for a year, but my German is still terrible.



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Posted Yesterday, 18:55

I just remembered the German word, Dickköpfig. I grew up in Konstanz, on the Swiss border.
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Posted Yesterday, 20:58

You'll forgive me, I hope, if I find testa dura prettier.  We are famous (or infamous) for it in Italy.








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