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I apologize if someone else has mentioned this--it's been a bit difficult to navigate FPN with the server slowdown. As everyone knows, complaints about the way the DC SuperShow is run have been mounting for the last few years, culminating in the refusal of several long-time vendors to attend this year's show. I have been one of those critics, so it's only fair for me to applaud when something improves. Well, it appears that Bob Johnson, the show's owner, has taken the criticism to heart, and has made some very welcome changes. In years past, there was continued uncertainty about the show d
Am inordinately excited to have enrolled in Richard Bender's nib-smoothing workshop, limited to 16 students, scheduled for Aug. 16 at the Washington DC Fountain Pen Supershow. http://www.richardspens.com/?page=workshop
Jared posted a topic in Pay It Forward, Loaner Programs & Group BuysI am organizing an “Akkerman Ink Group Buy,” to be delivered in person at the upcoming DC Pen Supershow (Tyson’s Corner Sheraton Premiere). If I get “pre-orders” for 30 total bottles, the price would be $20 per 60ml bottle in an Akkerman ink color of your choice, delivered on Friday afternoon and/or late Saturday morning of the show, August 8-9. “Pre-orders” are being accepted within nine days from today or when we reach a total of 30 bottles, whichever comes first. I would like to place the ink order to Akkerman by June 14th to ensure I receive these in time for the show, and hopefully to
The DC Pen Supershow is fast approaching (10 days and a wakeup for early trading on Wednesday). The website is here. My advice: a) Wear comfortable shoes. It is a very large display area. Do not overdress. Take breaks and hydrate. (DC in August is completely described by three words: Hazy, Hot and Humid.) Again let me emphasize, hydrate (and coffee does not hydrate). c) Take your time and see everything. Talk to the many friends you have not met. d) Traffic in DC can be horrible. If you are from out of the area, have a GPS with up-to-date maps. (There has been long-term c