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    Default Re: First pen show (probably)

    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    All show pass 60
    Friday 1-5 is 25
    Saturday or Sunday 10-close is 10

    But some guy said he would leave a Saturday pass for you at the desk.
    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Hmm, all show is 60, but Fri+Sat +Sun is 25+10+10=45. Odd math.

    Okay cool. Gives me an additional savings target to budget for in the whole trip cost.
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    Default Re: First pen show (probably)

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Hmm, all show is 60, but Fri+Sat +Sun is 25+10+10=45. Odd math.

    Okay cool. Gives me an additional savings target to budget for in the whole trip cost.
    Did you not spot what Farmboy said?
    Here: https://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread...l=1#post252429

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    All show pass 60
    Friday 1-5 is 25
    Saturday or Sunday 10-close is 10

    But some guy said he would leave a Saturday pass for you at the desk.

    There are usually a number of art type classes on Saturday as well as other activities nonpeners can enjoy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Hmm, all show is 60, but Fri+Sat +Sun is 25+10+10=45. Odd math.


    Okay cool. Gives me an additional savings target to budget for in the whole trip cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Hmm, all show is 60, but Fri+Sat +Sun is 25+10+10=45. Odd math.

    Okay cool. Gives me an additional savings target to budget for in the whole trip cost.
    Did you not spot what Farmboy said?
    Here: https://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread...l=1#post252429
    So many started threads....
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    Default Re: First pen show (probably)

    What's the problem? I have the information that was requested, and I can factor this in when arranging the trip (both for times and costs).
    Last edited by Empty_of_Clouds; November 15th, 2018 at 10:38 PM.

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    Default Re: First pen show (probably)

    No problem. Just mentioning the fact that you already have a ticket so you actually don't need to factor a ticket price in if you can go on Saturday.

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    Saw it. Didn't think it would be a very wise move for me to identify myself; given the general consensus of opinion of me on the forum (of people who may well be at the show). Best to keep a low profile.
    Last edited by Empty_of_Clouds; November 16th, 2018 at 05:37 AM.

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    Default Re: First pen show (probably)

    You might possibly be the most exasperating person I have ever encountered. Every time I read one of your posts all I see is a picture of Eeyore or one of those cartoon characters who have a black cloud constantly hanging over their head. Do you really think that a crowd of people are going to be hanging out at the SF Pen Show waiting for the infamous EoC to pick up his free ticket just so they can accost you? That is not going to happen. Why does your mind always go to the worst possible outcome? Accept the generosity of others that is so often sent your way. Try and look at the positive side of things.

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    ^^Eeyore.

    Gotta admit. I've thought that, too. Not tryna pile on....
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    Default Re: First pen show (probably)

    No worries, Shane. In my very short time here at fpgeeks, I enjoy clicking on EoC's threads in the same way bystanders slow down to look at a car accident. I know that 80% of the time the thread will wind-up as a Charlie-Foxtrot, 10% of the time it is simply innocuous, and 10% of the time EoC actually has some pretty good insights that I can learn from. Sometimes you have to sift through "a whole shitload of gravel and fines to find the rare gold nugget." (And often, it's pretty tiny.)

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    Glad to be of entertainment value. Working on those percentages.

    In real life I'm a quiet, shy guy who abhors conflict or even bad language and raised voices. Online I fall prey to the "forum curse" whereby behaviour can often be the opposite of real life. Sorry about that.

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    In fairness to the literary Eeyore (and it's been a while since I read it), I recall him being rather gracious and sensitive when a distressed Pooh and Piglet gave him their botched birthday presents (empty honey jar, burst balloon). Not just a one-note gloomy curmudgeon.

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    Looks like organising flights to go via SF shouldn't be a big problem, but currently hemming and hawing about dividing our "in the US time" between SF and Boston now.

    Likely to be a bit random of course... weather, other attractions to visit, wife's whims etc.

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    Default Re: First pen show (probably)

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Looks like organising flights to go via SF shouldn't be a big problem, but currently hemming and hawing about dividing our "in the US time" between SF and Boston now.

    Likely to be a bit random of course... weather, other attractions to visit, wife's whims etc.
    Boston will be much warmer than SF in August. It will also be much more of a mad house in late August as all the students return and try to move into their accommodations while navigating the maze of one-way colonial cow paths that we call streets.

    Personally, Id recommend that if want to visit Boston, and are not just looking for a convenient layover, you visit in mid-October.

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    Default Re: First pen show (probably)

    Another question.

    Is it likely, at a pen show, that I would be able to replace the pens I foolishly sold in the last couple of years without having to take out a 2nd mortgage? I have no idea (obviously) how extensive (or not) the stock on display will be.

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    Default Re: First pen show (probably)

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Another question.

    Is it likely, at a pen show, that I would be able to replace the pens I foolishly sold in the last couple of years without having to take out a 2nd mortgage? I have no idea (obviously) how extensive (or not) the stock on display will be.
    That's a question that no-one can answer unless they are at the show, asking the sellers who are there, questions about your pen choices that you've changed your mind about in the past.

    The sellers will get to the show with whatever stock of pens they currently have in their possession that they want to sell.
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    Default Re: First pen show (probably)

    Yeah, stupid question really.

    Here's a better one. Do the sellers allow the buyers to write test the pens?

    Edit: Also, what overseas companies are likely to have displays?
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    Default Re: First pen show (probably)

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Do the sellers allow the buyers to write test the pens?
    I do. I welcome visitors to my table to write with any of my pens.

    But I'm not going to be at the SF pen show next year, so to answer your question, some vendors do allow and some don't but it is always okay for you as the show attendee to ask each vendor whether you can write test their pens or not.
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    Default Re: First pen show (probably)

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Yeah, stupid question really.

    Here's a better one. Do the sellers allow the buyers to write test the pens?

    Edit: Also, what overseas companies are likely to have displays?
    Altec Green will start putting confirmed vendors on the show website soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Do the sellers allow the buyers to write test the pens?
    I do. I welcome visitors to my table to write with any of my pens.

    But I'm not going to be at the SF pen show next year, so to answer your question, some vendors do allow and some don't but it is always okay for you as the show attendee to ask each vendor whether you can write test their pens or not.

    At this rate, reading this and the other thread, I don't think I'll be going either. I'll be in SF and certain there are many alternative attractions with which to occupy our time.

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    Default Re: First pen show (probably)

    Hey EOC, my tuppence worth; you should go to the pen show. Don't go with any expectation of buying a great pen or anything more than just seeing an interesting anthropological/sociological phenomenon. If you've never seen a pen show it will be of interest, but just don't lay too much expectation on it. I spent part of a long trip in India searching down fountain pens (and also bamboo flutes, professional quality). Sometimes I was lucky, sometimes not lucky, but the search took me to places most tourists don't go and introduced me to some lovely people, including one gent who talked English literature over endless cups of chai, and the confectionery vendors of Chanderi who soon adopted me and tried to make me nice and fat. Yes, I did find one or two fantastic pens but I also had great fun. So that's the way I'd say look at the pen show. Just go like a kid in a candy store and you'll be fine.

    You should also see loads of other interesting stuff and enjoy SF.

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