The Long Island Pen Show is less than 48 hours away. I won’t be able to make it to the show this year, but if you’re near Hempstead Long Island (NY) on Saturday or Sunday, it’s worth the trip. Anderson Pens is scheduled to be back with multiple tables of pens, ink, and paper. Fountain Pen Hospital is there too. In the past, FPH has given out gift cards at the door. ($10 gift cards that required a $50 purchase to use.) Several pen repairers and nib workers will also be at the show so you can get a custom nib in person. While there will be plenty of rain this week, the local forecast is for sun on the weekend.
Visit their website (linked above) for all the details. I last attended the show in 2016 and wrote about it here.
A nice relaxing holiday weekend was a good time to put together some information I’ve been collecting. I’ve added two new pages to the resources section. They’re available from the Resources selection along the top menu. If the drop-down is too finicky for your mobile device then go to the main resource page and you find links there too. or just click the links further down in this post.
US Pen Show Schedule
I put together all the US pens hows that I know of and listed them here. The 2017 dates are already finalized for a few shows and are listed. The Long Island Pen Show has moved back a couple of weeks and is now in April. If the show has passed and there’s no “next” show scheduled then the show is listed without a date in the month when it typically occurs.
Also, I’ve been collecting pen club information and finally listed it. These are clubs which have in-person meetings on a regular basis (although “regular” is wide-open to interpretation.) These are ones I found online. I’m sure I’m missing many others, especially outside the US. If you know of any that I missed you can contact me using the form or email found here. I prefer that the club have their own online presence for contacts and meeting announcements, but if this isn’t possible we can probably work something out so that my info doesn’t become incorrect over time.
Leigh Reyes from the My Life as A Verb website is auctioning off some of her pens, drawings and doodles to benefit Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda victims. The entire amount of the winning bids will go to the Philippine Red Cross. Check the right sidebar of her site or search for Auctions as each item is a separate posts.
If you prefer, donations to the Philippine Red Cross can be made through their website using a multitude of payment methods. (Direct links to donation page broken, so removed from post)