I think we found a winning formula at the November 2 meeting with multiple tables and different areas to congregate based on interest. The ink area will definitely be a permanent feature, with samples to take, vials, droppers and labels. Please bring inks to share with others. Another area will have pens for sale. Everyone is welcome to bring items for sale. Food, snacks, etc were a big hit!
There will be pizza, cold water, plates and napkins. A $5 contribution to cover the cost would be appreciated.
Other snacks and beverages would be appreciated, but we will have to be surprised by generous members who bring food and drinks to share.
Courtesy of "Raffle King" Greg Minuskin of Greg Minuskin Nib Retipping and Fountain Pen Repairs.
At our last meeting, he gave away 6 prizes! Great odds that you could win! Prizes included Esterbrooks and Sheaffers (including a boxed set).
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Central OC. Close to the 5, 57, and 22 freeways. Ample parking in rear. Lots of chairs!!! You don't have to stand around unless you want to.
Great crowd! Even bigger than the first meeting. The enthusiasm of the attendees was remarkable.
Lots of inks to take, and bottles to sample. Vials and droppers were provided. This was a major center of activity for much of the meeting.
Greg told us about his impressions of the London Pen show. He topped it off with TEN prizes! Greg is a very generous Raffle Sovereign.
We had new pens, vintage pens, ink fans.... and a promise of paper samples and a "guess the ink" setup for a future meeting
Our budding nib mechanic and Japanese pen expert brought his talents to the meeting.
Raffle King Greg Minuskin brought great prizes! Come to the next meeting to win!
The organizer of the LA Pen Show, Chris Odgers, came and updated us on the new date and location for the show. John, our Pelikan Hub master was and active friendly presence at the meeting. World Famous Nib Guy Greg Minuskin wielded the Raffle Scepter.
New hotel this year! Bigger ballroom! This is always a great show. It is our local show and you have to go at least one day!