Hello, I’m George, in Pittsburg (via San Francisco), California. I started my journey around the world of pens less than 6 months ago (when I moved to Pittsburg!). I enjoy an eclectic collection: kit pens, volume produced pens Levenger/Monteverde/Libelle, the “where the hell did this come from” pens, and some from makers discussed widely here in the FPN (Omas, Delta, Conway Stewart, Stipula, Pelikan etc.) I like to have (but not always) a BP/RB mate to a Fountain pen, they keep each other company. I’m not a pen snob, but I don’t use Bic’s. I like to travel, mainly internationally (off to Japan & Vietnam later this month). I had a career in Technology, now working in Real Estate. These are gross generalities/stereotypes however: I like the design of Italian pens, the functionality & sturdiness of German Pens, the price and "innovation" of Chinese pens, and the creative engineering of pens like the Pilot Vanishing point. I’m looking forward to being a contributing member of this great community!