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Pelikan Hubs 2020 Cancelled

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#1 rutherfordr


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Posted 26 May 2020 - 16:32

Hello everyone,


I just got this email message from Pelikan today:


Dear fans of the Pelikan Hubs,
The Pelikan Hubs event is connected with joy and heart warming cheerfulness in the fans minds. It is an enrichment for all the pen lovers who love handwriting and writing instruments.
Normally the registration would start within the next days. But we think it would be careless to ask people worlwide actively to meet, when the risks of spreading Covid-19 are still rated very high worldwide.
That is why we decided with a heavy heart to cancel this years Pelikan Hubs event and concentrate on looking forward to meeting all close Pelikan fans at Pelikan Hubs 2021 again! With joy, cheerfulness and a good feeling!
We kindly ask for your understanding and hope that you support this decision in terms of caring for each other. Please take care of yourself and your beloved ones and stay passionate to handwriting in these times. Most important at all: stay healthy!
Sending you best wishes,
Your Pelikan Hubs Team from Hanover




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#2 dennis_f


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Posted 26 May 2020 - 20:18

Thanks for letting us know.


#3 inkstainedruth


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Posted 26 May 2020 - 21:06

I got the same email.  While I understand their reasoning, it's still kind of a bummer.

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 21:53

Yeah, it is sad, indeed. As Berlin's Hub Master (Mistress?) for 2018 and 2019 I would have loved to apply again but right now and in the foreseeable future with my damaged lungs & heart I avoid going out anyways.


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Posted 26 May 2020 - 21:59

Yes, it’s a pity but at the moment, it’s something to be expected. I think it is a wise decision to postpone these sort of meetings.

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 22:21


Yes, it’s a pity but at the moment, it’s something to be expected. I think it is a wise decision to postpone these sort of meetings.


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Posted 27 May 2020 - 01:01

I think I was not alone in anticipating that would happen. I ordered and already received a bottle of Moonstone ink to avoid double disappointment.

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#8 A Smug Dill

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 04:55

Having missed the memo about Pelikan Hubs ("What are they?") last year, I was very much looking forward to attending one in 2020, picking up some freebies courtesy of Pelikan but also bringing some ink samples to give away to local fellow hobbyists (as I'm done doing ink sample set giveaways for the time being) I may meet there.


Oh well. Next year.

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 12:48

It's a bummer.

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 13:09

Twice as many goodies next year?

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