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    Anyone at the show? I'm planning to go for the day tomorrow, and just threw a bottle of hand sanitizer in my bag...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrimpkin View Post
    Anyone at the show? I'm planning to go for the day tomorrow, and just threw a bottle of hand sanitizer in my bag...
    I am there. I’ll probably be there all day tomorrow.

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    That place was too small for the show, especially in 2021. The people who decided not to go made the right decision because they would not have felt comfortable.

    The Marriot Fairview Park was about a mile walk from the nearest bus stops. I walked through a wooded park. It was a pleasant stroll even after hoofing around DC beforehand.

    I see the Chicago show has moved from near O’Hare, which, if remote, was still convenient to the Blue line. The show will now be held deep in suburban hinterlands in Hoffman Estates. I wonder how big that hotel is. Probably not big enough.

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    I attended the dc show and loved every minute of it, and bought several pens I had been looking for. I enjoyed the hotel and thought the breakfasts were excellent. A fun weekend for any collector.

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    I was there on Saturday. It was maybe a little snug given the circumstances, but I had a great time and picked up two pens on the shortlist. Was very happy to get to meet a few people in person, including Bryant Greer. I was also happy to meet Rick Liebson, who had a beautiful bunch of Nakayas for sale, and who was very generous in introducing me to other people. Does anyone know if he's a member here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkesey View Post
    Does anyone know if he's a member here?
    He has certainly posted here in the past and is active on a couple of other places. I happen to know him and don't want to make public the connection to his screen name, but I'll let him know he was mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkesey View Post
    I was there on Saturday. It was maybe a little snug given the circumstances, but I had a great time and picked up two pens on the shortlist. Was very happy to get to meet a few people in person, including Bryant Greer. I was also happy to meet Rick Liebson, who had a beautiful bunch of Nakayas for sale, and who was very generous in introducing me to other people. Does anyone know if he's a member here?
    Thanks for the nice words. Yes, I do post here as “Whichwatch”. I thought DC was a terrific show, as it always is. Down a few vendors from the past, but still as big as US shows get.

    Glad to hear you had a good time.

    Rick

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    I have to say that I always love seeing the genuine camaraderie in so much of the pen community, and that was what I enjoyed most about the DC show. Things can always be tightened up, but at the core I felt good people enjoying the company of other good people and there was a lot of positive energy flowing throughout the show.

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    Thanks, Jon!

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    Hi, Rick, and thanks again for showing me the ropes. I'll keep an eye out for your table at future shows--still looking for that perfect Decapod TW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkesey View Post
    Hi, Rick, and thanks again for showing me the ropes. I'll keep an eye out for your table at future shows--still looking for that perfect Decapod TW!

    I'll have a table at Chicago, Ohio, and Baltimore. Lots of Nakayas as well as many others. I'll look forward to seeing you again!

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    Sounds great. Chicago might be possible, and Baltimore 2022 for sure.
    Last edited by rkesey; August 21st, 2021 at 09:43 PM.

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