My first pen show of the year is this week, so I've pretty much had pen show on the brain for the past month. Unsurprisingly, this week's links are pen-show themed.
- Ana at The Well-Appointed Desk talks about what she takes to pen shows. Ana will be in Atlanta again this year!
- Azizah at Gourmet Pens talks about her visit to the Cologne Pen Show in Germany.
- The Pen Addict Podcast, Episode 199, discusses the upcoming Atlanta Pen Show.
- Pen Show Tips, from the professionals at Anderson Pens.
- Pen Show Primer, Volume I and Volume II. This week I decided to make my own posts pen-show themed. Volume I discusses why I find it enjoyable to attend pen shows, and Volume II offers some tips on preparing for shows to get the most out of them. This week, I'll post Volume III, which will contain some tips and tricks on surviving the show itself.
The Atlanta Pen Show Is This Week
As most of you already know, the Atlanta Pen Show is this week, Friday through Sunday. I will be attending, and would love to meet as many of you as possible. Please drop me a line through the "Contact Me" link or via Twitter/Instagram, etc. if you will be there. If you're interested in learning more about the Atlanta Show, visit the show website. Don't worry about registering in advance, as you can do so at the door. Also check out my recaps of last year's Atlanta Pen Show, Day 1 and Day 2.
Massdrop has an excellent deal on the Lamy 2000 for $103. If you haven't already added this classic pen to your collection, this is a good opportunity to do so. There's also an opportunity to snag a Pelikan M1000 for $489, which is a nice price for Pelikan's flagship pen. The M1000 is a bit too large for me to use comfortably, but it's a gorgeous pen and many people enjoy the larger size.
Several Amazon sellers continue to have some ridiculous pricing on Iroshizuku inks. A few of my favorites are included this week, such as Asa Gao; Yu-Yake; and probably the best deal I've seen in a while, Tsuki-Yo.
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