The Nib Section

4 - Pelikan Hubs Preview, or How to Crowdsource a Pen Event

October 10, 2017

In a special preview episode for the 2017 Pelikan Hubs, Diana interviews two of this year’s Hub Masters - Leo Fok (Hong Kong) and Aidan O’Brien (Sydney) - about how they’re preparing for the event. The Hubs will be held around the world on 22nd September, 2017.


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The hosts were Chuck Montano, Aidan O’Brien and Diana Dai.




—Panel intro


What We Are Writing With:
Aidan, Visconti Corsani 90 with Take-Sumi; Visconti Homo Sapiens Caput Mundi with Sailor Grenade; Pelikan M805 Demo with Nitrogen Royal Blue.
Diana, Pilot Custom 743 Burgundy F with Diamine Bach.
Chuck, Sailor Profit 1911 Realo M with Diamine Terracotta.




—Feature interview with Aidan O’Brien and Leo Fok


Fountain Pen Intelligence Agency (Hong Kong)

Fountain Pens Oceania


Pelikan Hubs Official Page

The Pelikan’s Perch


Leo Fok

IG: InquisitiveQuill

YT: Inquisitive Quill





If you have a burning question about inks, a QC-related story about a pen you’d like to share, or if you want to let us know about your experience at the 2017 Pelikan Hubs, please email us or comment on our Facebook page. Emails and comments that we receive before September 24th might be featured in September and October upcoming episodes.


Corsani The Octa90nal

Notemaker becoming Milligram

Milligram Studio





Black Sails

Great News




Producers: Diana Dai, Chuck Montano, Patrick Antolovich, Denise Tang.
Recording and editing: Patrick Antolovich, Denise Tang.

Special thanks this episode go to Leo Fok and Aidan O’Brien for taking the time to speak to us this episode.

Music: Michael Pearce.
Logo: Will H. Smith.
Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.


(This is a re-upload of Episode 4 - originally uploaded 12/19/17)