Thanks to Judy Jacobs (the 2016 Nashville Hubmaster) for putting together a great event! We had a turnout of around 10 people and enjoyed a couple hours of swapping pens, inks, and stories. If nothing else, these Pelikan "hubs" have jumpstarted the process of getting pen groups together around the world, and there are already plans for the Nashville group to get together again. But first, some pictures of pens people brought to the Hub!
Judy brought her collection of unique and interesting Chinese pens, including a Jinhao pen featuring a cobra, a Lanbitou pen featuring a dragon, and a "Chinese Army" pen with a compass built into the top. I've never seen any of these before.
Jim Holzemer also brought a ton of Pelikan pens to show, including his collection of 1930s vintage celluloids. The latter included two vintage red tortoises, a vintage lizard (which was gorgeous), and a vintage Toledo. Jim also had a really cool retractable ballpoint and a crazy broad 1.5mm italic nib that he had set in a pink and gray "Telecom" M600.
Overall, this was a great event, and I hope Pelikan continues to host the Hubs in the future and they continue to grow. Meanwhile, if you're in the Nashville area, I'm going to start assembling an e-mail list to help organize our next local meet-up. If you're interested in participating, please e-mail me through the "Contact Me" link on the blog and I'll add you to the group. Hope to see you there!