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    Woot! Pen Show!!

    In just a week the San Francisco International Pen Show is going to rock. So many great activities going down in addition to all the pens, inks and assorted stuffs. I've been a bit bowled over by the number of 'show exclusives' coming into town: Bungubox has a LE Sailor Pro Gear pen in SF colors, a couple of different vendors have signature inks (including a Joey Feldman / Vanness collab) and there are others, I know, that I am forgetting about. I'll try to have my head on and do a proper report after the show, possibly a post or two during the run. Just depends on how busy it gets.

    They like to call SF "The Fun Pen Show". I think this commemorative shirt being made by Rickshaw Bagworks kinda nails that vibe!

    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
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    Default Re: SF Show in one week!

    I really wish that I was making it up there this year.

    Alas, life has managed to get in the way. Next year, though! Next year will be the year!

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    Default Re: SF Show in one week!

    I too tried to make it work for this year. Pet sitting and finances (not in that order) made it impossible. Not that I'm a poor baby - my finances need careful tending because I ordered a longed-for pen. So, next year in Redwood City! And hoping for pictures and narratives from the attendees.

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    In the interests of having a happy wife it looks as though the US is permanently off-limits. Have fun at the show. If you see a fat woodgrain pen for a decent price... get the sellers contact details! (just kidding).

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    Default Re: SF Show in one week!

    Jon,

    I wish I could be in the city of Peace and Love for the San Francisco pen show, and to meet your ugly mug handsome visage. I'll just have to settle for FPGeeks in the interim...until the Columbus Ohio Pen Show!

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    Default Re: SF Show in one week!

    Jon, I understand there is an after show party? Don't forget to take this with you:



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    Default Re: SF Show in one week!

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Jon, I understand there is an after show party? Don't forget to take this with you:



    I believe there are multiple parties. I'm going to have to bring along my Vol. 2 and 3 of that series...
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    Default Re: SF Show in one week!

    SO EXCITED
    My pen is smaller than yours.

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    Default Re: SF Show in one week!

    I'll look forward to seeing some pictures.
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    Default Re: SF Show in one week!

    Had a lot of fun last year (getting there as well!)!
    Sorry to have to miss this year.
    Will get back in future years!

    Considering Dallas, Denver, and Detroit this year..
    Definite on Boston and Columbus! 😉

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    Default Re: SF Show in one week!

    If you (or anyone) is planning to attend the Colorado Pen Show maybe we will bump into each other.

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    Sounds like it will be a great show. That t-shirt is hella cool, too!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    I'll look forward to seeing some pictures.
    I'm pretty sure they post mugshots online now.
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    It is going to take me a day or so to get it together to write up a report on the show. I took *some* photos but will sprinkle in enough others to give a good look. In a nutshell, this show was off the charts - bigger, better and more fun than any they've put on in the past! The current showrunners have been doing this show for 4 years now and every year has seen growth and improvements. A complete blast!

    However, this just popped up so I'll share it to give a taste: Miroslav Tischler, of Penkala Pens, did his usual video stroll through the show. It looks like Saturday, which had crazy-big crowds. Anyway, here's about 10 minutes of being at the 2019 San Francisco International Pen Show...

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    Default Re: SF Show in one week!

    Many familiar faces! Thank you for the link.

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