Three Cheers for Scriptus 2014 – Toronto’s Fountain Pen & Writing Show!!!

What a terrific start to 2014!  A few days ago I received an email from Scriptus – the newly launched blog that provides details of Scriptus 2014 – Toronto’s Fountain Pen & Writing Show, scheduled for November 2, 2014 at the Appel Salon, 2nd flr., Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Toronto.  This is the first of such shows in Toronto since 2010 and the organizer/driving force behind it is Philip Akin.  The blog provides interested readers with the ability to subscribe for updates, including inter alia sponsorship and vendor-exhibitor information.

The hobby of using & collecting of fountain pens and related items is strong and widespread across Canada as evidenced by the number of clubs – Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, GTA, and, of course, our club in London.  We Canadians need a pen show of our own so if there is ANYTHING that you can do to make this event a success, whether as a sponsor, vendor-exhibitor, volunteer,  or attendee please contact Philip at admin@scriptustoronto.com.

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Great friends are hard to find!

And we are so very fortunate to be friends with the Vancouver Pen Club (VPC).  It has come to our attention that the VPC is now famous (Pen World famous, to be more accurate)!  The VPC is featured (I mean, check out this picture – they’re the headliners!) in the February 2011 issue of Pen World about pen clubs. The article mentions a number of other pen clubs too (alas, we were not, insert crying face :~)).  We did, however, get mentioned by Glenn Marcus in his Pen Views (Thanks Glenn!  I have also written to Glenn to advise him that we now meet at Williams on Wonderland)!

We are happy to toot (or is that re-toot?) the VPC’s horn!  Our pen-caps off to Maja and the rest of the gang.  You’ve got a terrific club, keep it going! 

You may say I’m just a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.  I hope someday you’ll join us for a combined Vancouver-London meeting/party.  Wouldn’t that be something?!?!  If we really get lucky, the Calgary Pen Club (CPC) would also join us.  Just imagine that – someone better call the RCMP right now!  (Ed. note: I did not mean to suggest that we would have to call the RCMP specifically because of the CPC; rather, the need is a result of the explosive combination of all three clubs.)

New Year, New Look!

Happy 2010 to all of you!  We thought it was time to change/spruce things up a bit.  Let us know what you think – do you like the new format, can we do something better, etc.?  Our goal each year is to provide you with interesting information about anything and everything related to fountain pens.  My personal goal is to post more frequently and regularly over the course of the upcoming year.

Many of the ideas for these posts arise from discussions at the London Pen Club meetings (check out our web page) as well as information that we share with the terrific members of the Vancouver Pen Club and Calgary Pen Club.  If you are not currently a member of a pen club, try and find one nearby.  The opportunity to share this hobby with others of like interests but different experiences and backgrounds will increase your knowledge and enjoyment of it exponentially!

Once again, Happy 2010!  We are always pleased to hear your thoughts!

MikeW