A pen enthusiast / fountain pen collecting group in Orange County, California
1801 N Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92706
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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.
We will have 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 for sharing are always welcomed by everyone!
Just complete the contact form on the Contact/Join page and you will always be one of the first to know what we are up to.
There will be pizza, cold water, plates and napkins. A contribution of $5 (or $7, or $10.....) 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. Someone bring a cooler full of ice to put the drinks in!!!
I just don't always take pictures and post them! March 19, 2022 was a lot of fun. Great guest - Michelle Malinzaki, funny lady and pen enthusiast brought samples and told us about Maruman Mnemosyne notebooks.
These guys just wouldn't leave, even after I locked the door! Jason looking sharp as always.
And thanks to Craig for making a Vlog post at the meeting!
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.
Presidents Day Weekend every year. This is always a great show. It is our local show and you have to go at least one day!
My pen hobby website is http://vintagependoctor.com/
If you are interested in the huge variety of vintage fountain pen filling systems that were made, check out http://vintagependoctor.com/fountain-pen-filling-systems-nearly-complete-list/
Paul E. Wirt fountain pens were the first major brand at the turn of the last century. This is a favorite brand of mine. To learn more about Paul Wirt fountain pens take a look at http://vintagependoctor.com/paul-e-wirt-fountain-pens/