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San Francisco Pen Show - 2014
« on: April 22, 2014, 01:28:22 PM »
The following was copied from a posting on FPGeeks:

2014 San Francisco Pen Show

It is my pleasure to announce this year's SF Pen Show. The important details:

    2014 San Francisco Pen Show
    August 22-24, 2014
    www.sfpenshow.com

    More details:

The 2014 San Francisco Pen Show will be held August 22-24, 2014 at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay Hotel in Redwood City, CA.

This three day show will feature a trader and dealer day on Friday followed by two general public days.

The newly renovated Sofitel is located 15 minutes south of the San Francisco International Airport and overlooks the San Francisco Bay. A free courtesy shuttle is available to the hotel from San Francisco International Airport. For the show, the hotel is offering a special rate of $129(+ tax) with free in room Wi-Fi.


You can download the registration form the link to www.sfpenshow.com


I hope to see some of you there. 
I plan to do a little shopping   ;)    My wife is coming with me, to keep me under control.
Gary
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Re: San Francisco Pen Show - 2014
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 03:31:30 PM »
Cool. Thanks Gary. Wish Yoke Pen and Unique Obliques would be there 😞
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Re: San Francisco Pen Show - 2014
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2014, 10:59:43 PM »
Just a reminder, the SF Pen Show is next month.
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Re: San Francisco Pen Show - 2014
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2014, 01:32:42 AM »
That would be so fun! I wish I lived a little closer.   :-\

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Re: San Francisco Pen Show - 2014
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2014, 12:13:30 PM »
I didn't know such a world existed until a few months ago when I went to the Pen Show here in ATL last Spring.  There weren't many stores with calligraphy supplies but there were some very interesting vintage pens.  I did get a very delicate, straight, mother of pearl and brass, lady's pen/nib holder.  It came with a very pretty vintage schooling nib that's rather stiff.  I do wonder how it was used or if the pen and nib were used together.  In a city like San Francisco, however, the retailers might have completely different offerings. 

There is a woman, Susan Wirth who apparently travels the country with her pens.  She specializes in mostly vintage italic pens.  She has an interesting philosophy about choosing writing instruments to make the most of your hand--and one might infer, not the other way 'round.  If you have a chance to take her workshop (45 minutes) it's worth it (no pun intended).  If you choose to linger afterwards, be very prepared to spend some time. 
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Re: San Francisco Pen Show - 2014
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2014, 03:40:40 PM »
Awesome! Hopefully I can make it :) I need someone to fix the nib on my LAMY 2000. I dropped it and bent the tip just enough to be annoying  :-[
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Re: San Francisco Pen Show - 2014
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2014, 10:36:06 PM »
I would LOVE to go! But San Fran is about a 9 hour drive for me..
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Re: San Francisco Pen Show - 2014
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2014, 01:22:38 PM »
Awesome! Hopefully I can make it :) I need someone to fix the nib on my LAMY 2000. I dropped it and bent the tip just enough to be annoying  :-[

Briana
I understand 3 of the major nib-miesters will be there.
Mike Matsuyama, John Montishaw, (I don't remember the 3rd guy).
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Re: San Francisco Pen Show - 2014
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2014, 03:50:30 PM »
The third nib chap is probably Greg Minuskin: last I heard he was planning to attend.

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Re: San Francisco Pen Show - 2014
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2014, 12:23:37 AM »
Briana
I understand 3 of the major nib-miesters will be there.
Mike Matsuyama, John Montishaw, (I don't remember the 3rd guy).

Sounds perfect! I read on FountainPenNetwork about a guy who's genius at fixing LAMYs, but he's in Singapore. Let's hope one of these gentlemen can help me out! Also, how amazing is it going to be to see an entire exhibit hall of PENS? I spend hours just wandering through office supply sections of stores. I may need to leave my wallet at home for this one...
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Re: San Francisco Pen Show - 2014
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2014, 12:46:26 AM »
Thank you, Gary, for pointing me to this thread! I follow FPGeeks on IG and Twitter so I saw this a while back, I'm really hoping my brother and I will be able to go.

Maybe those of us who go can plan to meet up at least to say hi?

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Re: San Francisco Pen Show - 2014
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2014, 12:00:06 PM »
I'm all over meeting up to say hi! I live in Berkeley, so I'll be making a point of going.
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Re: San Francisco Pen Show - 2014
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2014, 06:49:52 PM »
Reminder SF Pen Show is this weekend Aug 23-24.
See you there. 

I will be at the registration table a good amount of the time. 
Stop by and say HI.

Gary
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Re: San Francisco Pen Show - 2014
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2014, 11:23:29 PM »
Reminder SF Pen Show is this weekend Aug 23-24.
See you there. 

I will be at the registration table a good amount of the time. 
Stop by and say HI.

Gary

See you there, Gary!
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Re: San Francisco Pen Show - 2014
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2014, 04:15:02 AM »
I didn't know such a world existed until a few months ago when I went to the Pen Show here in ATL last Spring.  There weren't many stores with calligraphy supplies but there were some very interesting vintage pens.  I did get a very delicate, straight, mother of pearl and brass, lady's pen/nib holder.  It came with a very pretty vintage schooling nib that's rather stiff.  I do wonder how it was used or if the pen and nib were used together.  In a city like San Francisco, however, the retailers might have completely different offerings. 

There is a woman, Susan Wirth who apparently travels the country with her pens.  She specializes in mostly vintage italic pens.  She has an interesting philosophy about choosing writing instruments to make the most of your hand--and one might infer, not the other way 'round.  If you have a chance to take her workshop (45 minutes) it's worth it (no pun intended).  If you choose to linger afterwards, be very prepared to spend some time.

I wish I was into it then I could have had a blast. Quick story my x-wife used to work at a office supply company the ones the supply Office Depot and office max. We did a tour and my goodness floor to wall supplies I mean tall walls 50 feet or more. Ahh the smell. I digress.