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    My wife has been working on me about this. She knows I wanted to go, she also knows why I got cold feet. She also, also knows how to apply subtle pressure on me.

    Then I received a lovely letter from an American penfriend which included the promotional postcard with the front design by Lisa Miyako (ethernautrix?). It's a great cover! (could be a pen, could be an object of interest at a crime scene, heh).

    Anyway, between this and that, and assuming that the funding for the trip to the UK eventuates (which at the moment is uncertain), it looks as though I will be able to have a day at the show. My wife is hoping there will something for her to do while I examine all the pens I cannot afford but as noted before there is nothing listed on the website that I can see.


    And, even though I don't anticipate any enthusiasm for the idea, I would be somewhat humbled if any Geeks would like to meet and say hi.

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    Hello EoC, I still haven't decided which day to visit the show. We may bump into one another - how will I know you? Oh yes, the one with a bored wife sitting in a corner. But there may be more than one bored wife / geek husband combination!

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    Wonderful that you both may be able to attend the pen show. Hope the funds come through for you EoC! Could you post a picture of the promotional postcard by ethernautrix? It's not posted anywhere at the SF Pen Show website or their Facebook page.

    Anyone know who is doing the limited edition ink for the SF Show?

    All the Best.

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    Sure thing! Here you go:


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    Quote Originally Posted by junglejim View Post
    Wonderful that you both may be able to attend the pen show. Hope the funds come through for you EoC! Could you post a picture of the promotional postcard by ethernautrix? It's not posted anywhere at the SF Pen Show website or their Facebook page.

    Anyone know who is doing the limited edition ink for the SF Show?

    All the Best.
    As I understand it, the post cards are generally unique with several different ones each year. A new one will be out at the LA show this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWS View Post
    Hello EoC, I still haven't decided which day to visit the show. We may bump into one another - how will I know you? Oh yes, the one with a bored wife sitting in a corner. But there may be more than one bored wife / geek husband combination!
    Hey RWS, the funding is looking very promising right now. As soon as it is resolved and I have booked my tickets I will let you know what days I am going to be there. We expect to be in San Fran for 3 days (that will include all the pen show days), so we can be quite flexible. It would be super to meet another enthusiast, and as you are the only one to express such an interest in doing so, it looks like you are it!

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    Hello EoC, I'll correspond nearer the time, when I have firmed up my itinerary.

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    Woohoo!

    Funds have come through - and now for the tricky part, arranging flights, accommodation, connections, and car hire, so that they all line up. First big trip since our wedding in Shanghai in Feb 2018, and I haven't been back to the UK since 2007. Wonder how different it will be compared to rose-tinted memory.

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    Congrats, EoC!!

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    Flights are booked, but unfortunately due to the vagaries of connecting a bunch of flights we will still be in San Fran for 3 days although arriving a day earlier than planned. So the only realistic day I can get to the show would be on the 23rd Aug - and then most likely only an afternoon. Wondering if it is worth taking the time to go under these circumstances (also because Friday would cost me $50 instead of $20 - I'm a bit cheap you see).

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    Congratulations. I am sure that the entrance price even on Friday will be totally insignificant compared to the sums spent while in the show. And I'm not talking about the odd coffee...

    By strange co-incidence, I have recently started again planning my stay in SF. Accommodation is a bit of a nightmare. Either very expensive, or in areas that carry a warning in the guide books.

    There must be an affordable hotel accessible to the tourist sights, not too far from a BART station, clean and not too fancy. I know it's there, just beeds to be found.

    UK is still very beautiful, especially away from the South East. Getting more crowded especially on the roads. We may even know where we stand with the EU by then but don't hold your breath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Sure thing! Here you go:

    Cool!

    Sadly, I won't be attending the SFPS again. *sigh*

    BUT! Pen Show Poland is in two weeks, and I'm definitely anticipating a fun time with pen friends I see only at (and around) this show. (Some pen friends come to Wrocław either before or after the show. And then all heaven breaks loose. Ha!)

    Have fun in my native city. Hug all of my Pen Posse pals - enjoy the awkward!
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    Congratulations. I am sure that the entrance price even on Friday will be totally insignificant compared to the sums spent while in the show. And I'm not talking about the odd coffee...
    Not planning on spending any money at the show - and with my wife in tow it seems likely that I will stick to that! That $50 is more significant to me due to relative differences in living costs between the US and NZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RWS View Post
    Congratulations. I am sure that the entrance price even on Friday will be totally insignificant compared to the sums spent while in the show. And I'm not talking about the odd coffee...
    Not planning on spending any money at the show - and with my wife in tow it seems likely that I will stick to that! That $50 is more significant to me due to relative differences in living costs between the US and NZ.
    If you're not planning on spending any money at the show, and the $50 entrance fee is significant enough to you that you don't really want to spend it, then it looks like you've already made up your mind what to do.

    Actually, I would probably think the same about spending $50 to get in for a short time on a Friday afternoon. It's not like you will be first in to get the bargains at the start.
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    Bargains are not really the sort things that fall in my favour, so no worries on that account!


    Yeah, it's a shame about the cost to time ratio for that Friday afternoon, but there is not much I can do about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Bargains are not really the sort things that fall in my favour, so no worries on that account!
    I know for certain if my OH and I were in SF and I asked him if he wanted us both to spend $50 each to go to a pen show for a couple of hours he would say "No, I'll see you later."
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    No idea, but I may have missed posts here and there (I don't always read them all). It's no big deal, just how connections work out (or not) sometimes. On the plus side we get an extra day in Singapore on the return trip, so that should be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethernautrix View Post
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