Ohio Pen Show - anyone going?

Anyone here going to the Ohio Pen Show? I've not only convinced my wife to let me go, but she actually wants to come along! It's a busy weekend, but I should be able to stop in for at least a bit Sunday afternoon.


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Have a good time! I would

Have a good time!

I would like to get to a pen show someday.

I am a notebook junkie.

Have fun! Say hi to Sherrell

Have fun! Say hi to Sherrell Tyree for me. She's fixing my oen next week!

first pen show

This will be the first pen show I ever went to. I really had no idea there was such a thing up until a couple months ago. It's funny, on the FPN site, people are referring to all these people by name. I have no clue who they are. Which people are selling? Which people wrote books about pens?

I get a feeling I'll be too busy thinking about which pen(s) I should get to be thinking about much else :-)


A pen show is very much like

A pen show is very much like a SF convention I find, with fewer Klingons.

Visit Susan Wirth

Go hang out at Susan Wirth's table. Hers will be the one with plenty of lights attached to it, with people filling and writing with lots of interesting pens. Susan "specializes" in unusual nibs -- obliques, stubs, italics, flexibles, etc. She will find something for you that you enjoy writing with -- and she's a character.

Browse and meet people -- pen folks are great, and they love to share their love of the hobby. I spent a lot of my time at my first pen show talking, listening, and learning. Tell people you're a new collector and they'll often say "you should see this," indicating something classic, something unusual, or just something interesting.

Pick up a copy of Fischler & Schneider's blue book, if you don't have one. You can probably find them at the Pendemonium table, or the folks there will know. If you don't want to spend that much money (the blue book isn't cheap), pick up a copy of Paul Erano's book.

Go, linger, enjoy... and prepare to blow your budget. :)

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