The Nib Section

34 - Trams, Rain and Avacado Lattes (Melbourne Pen Show 2018 Edition)

December 7, 2018

Welcome to the special Melbourne Pen Show edition of the podcast! 


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The hosts were Alisdair (@alisdairdaws), Mel (@the_fine_nib_chick) and Diana (@thegrynne).




00:17—Introduction to the Melbourne Pen Show


Mel and Ali also feature in Episode 27 - "Horses for Courses"

Melbourne Pen Show (@melbournepenshow)

Melbourne Pen Group - email Max Braude to sign up to their mailing list

FPO Discord server

My Hearty Timber Box


13:34—What We Are Writing With


Mel: Pilot Vanishing Point Copper EF w/ Pelikan 4001 Blue-Black

Ali: Pilot Custom Urushi MF

Diana: Opus 88 Koloro Orange M w/ Sailor Tokiwa-Matsu



Tom May (@harry_longbaugh) - 17:02 

Kevin - 23:58 

Quentin Bell (@bucksbelly) - 26:31 

Pam Sutton, collector of antique propelling pencils - 27:41 

Doug Wilson, collector of Conway-Stewarts - 33:32 

Aileen (@penfiend) - 40:50 

Tav (@nunc_est_scribendi) and Angela (@crafty_rufus_), vendors and pen enthusiasts from Sydney - 42:12 

Natasha, Cassie, Gordon, Georgia and Michael, from interstate - 44:32 

Thierry - 47:36 

Chris Grosvenor - 51:05 

Mark Hopson (@markrhopson) and Sophia Le (@eskimosoap), Sydney Pen Show organisers - 53:06 

Michael - 59:16 

Peter Lucas, pen turner - 1:01:05 

Bruce Denney, vintage pen collector and restorer - 1:02:57 

David van Cuylenburg and Kosta Kamboukos, Pen Collectors of Melbourne - 1:05:39 

Max Braude, show organising committee member - 1:11:05 

Nicholas Gold, the Quillidyllic himself - 1:25:14 




Frank Green

Rivers of London Series by Ben Aaronovich

Ravenous (1999)


1:34:57—Thanks and Credits


Producer: Alisdair Daws, Mel Sanders, and Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Alisdair Daws, Mel Sanders and Diana Dai.

Special thanks to everyone who spoke to us at the Melbourne Pen Show.  

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

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