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Spring is almost here, and thank goodness it doesn’t look like it did here a few weeks ago. Last year I attended the Long Island Pen Show, it being my first pen show. I’m very fortunate to live very close to where the show is held. There are lots of collectors, companies and vendors, and the show was a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to getting a few pens tuned up by Nibmeister Richard Binder and hoping to cross off some items from my “wanted” list. If you’re going to the show, please let me know! I’d love to meet readers of the site. I also heard that they revamped the room that the show will be in, including the addition of better lighting. Last year, this was a bit of an issue and I’m looking forward to being able to properly see everything in the room.
Check out my recap of last year’s show over at FPGeeks.com so you can get some idea of what to expect.
I have to admit, I haven’t planned out what I want to get yet, but this is the short list:
- Stainless Steel Lamy 2000 – Fine Nib
- Get my Sailor Pro Gear Imperial Black “binderized”
- Check out the custom ground Pilot VP nibs
- Find an ideal vintage wet noodle flex nib
Hope to see you all there!
6 thoughts on “The Long Island Pen Show Is This Weekend!”
Richard Binder just did a .4mm italic cursive nib for my VP and its blown me away. I loved my VPs (2 decimos) before the customization but now it is really something special and I’ve been debating getting the second one ground as well.
I’ve been throwing around the idea of a 0.7mm hebrew italic. I think the broader horizontals and narrow downstrokes would add an interesting effect to my small caps writing. It’s a lot of money to shell out without being able to try it out first. There’s not too many examples floating around on the internet.
I’ll be there with my husband- will arrive late afternoon tomorrow and stay overnight. Hope to see you there!
Hi, Ed–I can’t come, but I hope all of your hopes and dreams for the show are realized! 🙂
I’ll be there at ten on Saturday. Hope to see you. Norm