The Nib Section
35 - End of Year Wrap…up 2018

35 - End of Year Wrap…up 2018

December 20, 2018

In this...somewhat tipsy end-of-year episode (prerecorded in November), we answer your questions about our favourite nibs, most memorable fountain pen experiences, reflections on a year and a half of podcasting, and much more! 

Happy holidays to all our listeners! 

 

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Melissa (@missdgraf), Brian (@briansaputro) and Diana (@thegrynne). The excellent pup who was (mostly) silent throughout the recording was Sebastian (@sebby.lion).

 

FORMAT

 

01:39—What We Are Writing With

 

Sharyn: Sailor Nagasawa Black Proske “Brosque” Zoom w/ Sailor Kin-Mokusei

Diana: Opus 88 Demonstrator with Regalia Crown Epilogue w/ Iroshizuku Yama-budo

Melissa: Caran d’Ache Ecridor XS Couture Rose Gold with Swarovski Crystal

Brian: Omas Milord Arco Brown w/ Sailor Rikyu-Cha

Chuck: Aurora 88 Minerali Amber BB and Aurora 88 Sole M

 

10:50—Q&A

 

  • Therese Brand: I'd love to have a better understanding of the different flex nibs vs waverly/cursive/italic, stub/music, zoom nibs etc from the different brand...pros & cons, your own preferences and why?
  • Ayeneneyeee: What has been your favourite fountain pen related experience, fact, or skill you've learnt this year?
  • Ayeneneyeee: Fountain pen goals for next year? This can be a pen (or let's be honest, pens) you're chasing, a new direction for your collection (russian vintage or even a big cull?), or maybe you're considering exploring new terrain (e.g. nib tuning, urban sketching, ink making...).
  • Sharyn: How much ink is “enough”?
  • Father Kyle: Self reflections on doing a full year of podcasting about pens.
  • Paperlate: It seems like a few of you have extensive Japanese pen collections; it would be great to hear what some of your favourite pens are in each of your collections.
  • Tinybadge: What sub-$50 fountain pens can you all recommend?
  • Sharyn: Biggest FP surprise and biggest disappointment this year?

 

Episode 9 - Nibs 101

Episode 28 - The Sound of One Pen Being Tested

Indy Pen Dance

Pilot Waverly Nib Review - The Well-Appointed Desk

Sailor Zoom Nib Review - Parka Blogs

Regalia Writing Labs Crossflex Nib

Episode 27 - “Horses for Courses” plus Sydney Pen Show Recap

Episode 14 - Analog Strikes Back

Namiki Yukari Hydrangea Raden

TWSBI Eco Transparent Blue - My Hearty Timber Box

TWSBI Eco Transparent Blossom Red - LarryPost

The Wink Pen: A Review - The Pen Addict

Yachingstyle Glass Nib Fountain Pen

Pineider

Opus 88 Demonstrator - Desk Bandit

Opus 88 Koloro - Pen Classics NZ

 

1:20:27—Recommendations

 

Muddy Colors

Outlier Slim Dungarees

Wear comfy shoes to your parties

Havaianas

Pet Circle

Knife sharpening stone

 

1:31:28—Thanks and Credits

 

Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha and Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Sharyn Zha and Diana Dai.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

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

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).

 

FORMAT

 

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 max@kblcommercial.com.au 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

 

16:21—Interviews

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 

 

1:31:24—Recommendations

 

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.

33 - Holiday Gift Guide 2018; Pen Classics NZ

33 - Holiday Gift Guide 2018; Pen Classics NZ

November 23, 2018

We bring you a mammoth gift guide episode for fountain pen lovers, concocted with the assistance of multiple bottles of sparkling wine and slabs of Haigh’s chocolate - plus a bonus interview with the owner of Pen Classics NZ, René Versteegh.

 

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Melissa (@missdgraf), Brian (@briansaputro) and Diana (@thegrynne). In the background supplying the woofs is Sebastian (@sebby.lion).

 

FORMAT

 

02:31—What We Are Writing With

 

Brian: Pilot Deluxe Striped Rolled Gold M

Melissa: Omas Arte Italiana Vision Liquid Blue w/ Caran d’Ache Magnetic Blue

Sharyn: Nakaya Desk Pen Kuro-tamenuri SF w/ Montblanc Encre du Desert

Chuck: Aurora Optima 365 Azzurra CEF w/ Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku and Pelikan K320 Orange BP

Diana: Aurora Dante’s Inferno CEF w/ Sailor Ink Studio 743 and Aurora Sun Moon Lake CF w/ Sailor Ink Studio 841

 

16:44—News & Feedback

 

Melbourne Pen Show 2018

Daryl Lim (Musubi)

Episode 31 - Fountain Pen Paper

Nicholas Gold (Quillidyllic)

Episode 32 - Build Your Own Chimera

Armando Simoni Club

Newton Pens Arco Green Prospector

Newton Pens Arco Brown Shinobi

 

32:12—Holiday Gift Guide 2018

 

Gifts to lure people to the dark side

Gift for the fountain pen user who has everything

Gift for someone whose collection comprises Japanese LEs but you still want to get them something

Gift for the little ones

Stocking stuffer

Episode 8 - Holiday Gift Guide 2017

 

1:05:15—Interview: René Versteegh of Pen Classics NZ

 

Pen Classics NZ (@penclassics)

TWSBI Eco Clear - Pen Classics NZ

Organics Studio Nitrogen Royal Blue - Pen Classics NZ

Organics Studio Walden Pond Green - Pen Classics NZ

Organics Studio Santiago Sea Blue - Pen Classics NZ

Sailor Pens - Pen Classics NZ

Sailor 100 Color Ink Studio - Aesthetic Bay

Sailor Shikiori - LarryPost

TWSBI Eco Transparent Green - Pen Classics NZ

TWSBI Eco Transparent Blossom Red - Pen Classics NZ

Dingbats Notebooks

Pilot Iroshizuku 15ml - Pen Classics NZ

Pilot Metropolitan / Pilot MR3 Light Green - Pen Classics NZ

Nock Co. Pen Cases - Pen Classics NZ

CursiveLogic Workbook Classic - Pen Classics NZ

Leuchtturm 1917 Medium Dotted Bullet Journal Black - Pen Classics NZ

Midori Mini D-Clip (Shiba) - Bookbinder Design

Glowjob NZ

TWSBI Precision - Pen Classics NZ

The Paper Rain Project

 

1:36:05—Recommendations

 

Words, Work & Women, by Chux

Every Day Original

Haigh’s Chocolates

House of Arras Grand Vintage

Support the NSW Rural Fire Service

St Peters Indoor Climbing Gym

 

1:44:22—Thanks and Credits

 

Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha and Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Sharyn Zha and Diana Dai.

Special thanks to René Versteegh.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

32 - Build Your Own Chimera

32 - Build Your Own Chimera

November 9, 2018

Our hosts have a lively discussion on the topic of chimeras - pens built out of parts that didn’t originally go together. Are chimeras an abomination? Or is a little “frankensteining” sometimes a necessity? What about when it’s done for fun or self-expression? And if we could each build our own dream pen, what would it be?

 

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Max (@maxschumacher98) and Diana (@thegrynne).

 

FORMAT

 

00:50—What We Are Writing With 

 

Chuck: Pilot Petit Apricot 

Sharyn: Sailor Mozart Morita NMF 21kt 

Max: OMAS 360 Black M 

Diana: Parker Jotter BP

 

06:39—News

 

Melbourne Pen Show 2018

 

09:23—Frankenpens

 

Japanese “shiro” nibs

Vintage Pen Shop (Jesi Raine) 

Episode 15: Costa Koutsis 

Episode 30: Anabelle Hiller 

Ranga Ebonite pens with vintage nibs - Peyton Street Pens 

Harlequin Pen For Men 

Leigh Reyes' frankensnorkel 

Ralph Reyes (@reachingralph

Flexible Nib Factory 

Episode 13: Ralph Reyes

 

35:14—What are our dream frankenpens?

 

Pilot Custom Urushi - The Goulet Pen Co

Pilot Custom 743 - Pensachi 

Pilot Custom 845 - Tokyo Pen Shop 

Sheaffer Snorkel - The Pen Addict 

Montblanc Heritage 1912

 

43:13—Recommendations

 

Culture Potato 文化土豆

Coopers DIY Beer Brew Kit 

Sodastream 

Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

 

51:24—Thanks and Credits

 

Producer: Chuck Montano, Max Schumacher and Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

31 - Fountain Pen Paper

31 - Fountain Pen Paper

October 26, 2018

What is fountain pen friendly paper? Why do we need it? What does it mean when a paper is "acid-free"? We tackle the most overlooked item in the pen-ink-paper triumvirate with this primer and introduction to papers generic and premium. 

 

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FORMAT

 

00:42—What We Are Writing With

 

Sharyn: Pilot VP Crimson Sunrise B Architect

Chuck: Sailor Pro Gear Tequila Sunrise Stubbed Nose Cursive Italic

Diana: Parker Jotter BP

 

02:32—News/Corrections 

 

Melbourne Pen Show 2018

Episode 30 - The Hand Senses More Than the Eye Can See

 

04:35—Why do we need special paper for fountain pens?

 

18:17—Questions

 

Midori MD - Bookbinders Online

Hobonichi

Musubi Diaries

Goulet Notebooks with Tomoe River - The Goulet Pen Co

Taroko Enigma A5 - Taroko Shop

Nanami Seven Seas

Hippo Noto

Choosing the right paper - National Archives of Australia

What is archival paper? - Making a Mark

Original Crown Mill 100% Cotton A4 Writing Pad - Milligram

Fuji Xerox Professional 80gsm Copy Paper - Officeworks

Reflex Ultra White 80gsm Copy Paper - Officeworks

J Burrows 80gsm Premium Copy Paper - Officeworks

Mac Classic - Notes and Queries

Bohemia Paper

Captain Cat Cards

Bespoke Letterpress

Rifle Paper Co.

Stalogy Sticky Notes - JetPens

Midori TN Sticky Notes - Milligram

Post-it Super Sticky Notes - Officeworks

Muji Loose-Leaf

Episode 25 - Top Pen & Stationery Retailers

Dymocks Stationery Sydney CBD

Kinokuniya

Art on King Studios

Bookbinders Online

Milligram

Desk Bandit

Overjoyed

Life Kappan Notebook A5 - Milligram

Stalogy 365Days - JetPens

Apica Notebooks - Bookbinders Online

Clairefontaine Triomphe - The Goulet Pen Co

Fabriano Traccia

Conqueror Laid Paper - Hunt Office

Strathmore Premium Cambric (formerly Beckett Cambric) - Lava Stationery

 

55:54—Recommendations

 

Garlic dip

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Buy a bandanna for National Bandanna Day

Sebastian in his Flamingo Bandanna

 

1:00:29—Thanks and Credits

 

Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha and Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

30 - The Hand Senses More Than the Eye Can See

30 - The Hand Senses More Than the Eye Can See

October 12, 2018

The special guest this episode is Anabelle Hiller - harpist, goldsmith, and nib specialist for Appelboom in the Netherlands - who chats to Chuck about her nib work. We also discuss the Pilot 100th Anniversary LE’s, Sailor’s Naginata 3.0 nibs, and the first Tokyo International Pen Show.

 

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Leo (@inquisitivequill) and Diana (@thegrynne). The special guest was Anabelle Hiller (@stringsandpedals) - her website is Opus Cineris.

 

FORMAT

 

00:57—What We Are Writing With 

 

Diana: GvFC Snakewood EF w/ Diamine Grape

Chuck: Aurora Edo Yellow w/ Noodlers’ Bulletproof Black

Leo: Sailor F4 w/ Platinum Carbon Black

 

02:51—News

 

Pilot 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Fountain Pens Press Release

Pilot Vanishing Pilot Cross Lines LE - Pensive Pens

Pen Talk - Pilot Pen's 100 Year Anniversary, Crossed Lines, and the New Explorer Pen - Goldspot Pens

Crónicas Estilográficas (Bruno Taut)

KMPN

Pilot Custom 65 - Crónicas Estilográficas

Pilot 70th Anniversary LE - Crónicas Estilográficas

Pilot 75th Anniversary LE - Crónicas Estilográficas

Pilot 80th Anniversary LE Red Shijin - Airline International

Pilot 80th Anniversary LE Black Shijin - FPN

Pilot 85th Anniversary LE Hiten - FPN

Pilot 88th Anniversary LE Nioh - Aesthetic Bay

Pilot 90th Anniversary LE Raden Toki - Aesthetic Bay

Pilot 90th Anniversary LE Toki - Aesthetic Bay

Pilot 95th Anniversary LE Dragon - Aesthetic Bay

Pilot 95th Anniversary LE Rising Dragon - Elephant & Coral

Retrospective of Pilot Annivesary LEs - Elephant & Coral

Pilot 100th Anniversary teddy bear - Inquisitive Quill

The Case of Naginata. I. The Press Release - Crónicas Estilográficas

New pens fitted with the 3rd generation Naginata nibs - Nagasawa

Yukio Nagahara (@yukio.nagahara)

Aurora Calligraphy nibs - Filippo Loghero

Rey Chang (@reychangtw)

Bungubox Omotesando (@bunguboxkaoru)

Eboya (@eboya_made_in_tokyo)

Tokyo International Pen Show

Tokyo International Pen Show 2018. A Stationery Salon - Crónicas Estilográficas

Musubi

YaChingStyle

Mora Stylos

Erfobay

Chuck’s custom pen hoodie

Ink House HK (@inkhousehongkong)

 

31:01—Interview: Anabelle Hiller

 

Lamy Dialog 3 - Appelboom

Appelboom Pennen

Fountain Pen Network

Episode 9 - Nibs 101

Ralph Reyes (@reachingralph)

Regalia Writing Labs

Regalia 9th Symphony Nib

Faber-Castell Grip 2011 Fountain Pen - Appelboom

P.W. Akkerman

La Couronne du Comte

Anebelle’s nib-working tools

Leica A60 Stereo jewellers microscope 

Fountain Pens The Netherlands

Mikaela Davis - Delivery

Pelikan M600 Vibrant Orange - Appelboom

Sailor Pro Gear Tequila Sunrise

Regalia Crown Epilogue Nib - Regalia Writing Labs

Franklin-Christoph

PENBBS

Pen 18111

 

01:08:25—Recommendations

 

Plastic pen tubes - Ebay

Quay Restaurant

Dead End Design (@deadenddesign)

Portrait of Lemons

 

01:12:55—Thanks and Credits

 

Producer: Chuck Montano, Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Chuck Montano, Diana Dai.

Special thanks to Anabelle Hiller.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

29 - Figboot on Pens

29 - Figboot on Pens

September 28, 2018

Diana talks to David Parker, aka reviewer extraordinaire Figboot on Pens, about how he built his YouTube channel and the thought he puts into making his videos fresh, original, and helpful.

 

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The host was Diana (@thegrynne). Special guest was David Parker of Figboot on Pens (@figboot11)

 

FORMAT

  

01:11—Interview: David Parker aka Figboot on Pens

An Interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson - Figboot on Pens

 

10:22—What We Are Writing With

David: Pen 18111 Blue Night Sky Falling Sakura by Yoshi Nakama w/ Robert Oster Bondi Blue

Dudek The Cube

Diana: Pilot Vanishing Point Blue Sunset w/ Sailor Shigure

 

14:54—Interview (continued)

Lamy Al-Star

Lamy Safari

Parker Urban - Officeworks

Lamy 200 Review - Figboot on Pens

Gerd Alfred Muller - Inky Passion

Ten Ink Challenge - Figboot on Pens

Hippo Noto Notebook Review - Figboot on Pens

How to Spot a Fake Montblanc - Figboot on Pens

Pens I Regret Buying - Figboot on Pens

DC Fountain Pen Supershow

Triangle Pen Show

Atlanta Pen Show

Sydney Pen Show

Pen 18111

Franklin-Christoph

Mike Masuyama

LA Pen Show

SF Pen Show

St. Louis Pen Show

Pelikan Hubs 2018

Penlux The Metallic Collection

Live In You Shiyou

Jonathan Brooks (@brooks_803)

Carolina Pen Company

Kanilea Pen Co.

Straits Pen

 

22:04—Recommendations

Mindhunter

Dark Tourist

Tickled

The Highest House, Mike Carey and Peter Gross

 

1:28:45—Thanks and Credits

Producer: Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai.

Special thanks to David Parker.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

28 - The Sound of One Pen Being Tested

28 - The Sound of One Pen Being Tested

September 14, 2018

Fountain pen reviews are the backbone of the community. We do our own take on a pen review in this episode, before discussing what kind of reviews we think are most helpful and the downside of review culture. 

 

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha) and Diana (@thegrynne).

 

FORMAT

 

01:05—What We Are Writing With

 

Chuck: Aurora Optima Yellow Resin F Flex

Diana: Visconti Homo Sapiens Dark Ages Midi F

Sharyn: Nakaya Neo Standard Two-layered Tame-Sukashi “Bamboo woods” Elastic Soft Medium

WWAWW (photo)

@aestheticbay

Nakaya elastic nib FAQ - Leigh Reyes

 

10:17—Aurora Optima F Flex review

 

Chuck’s Aurora Optima Yellow Resin (photos)

Aurora Optima - Goulet Pens

Aurora 88 - Goulet Pens

Sharyn’s comparison of Pilot modern flex nibs

Pilot CH 911 FA - The Pen Addict

Pilot Falcon - The Nibsmith

Chuck’s Omas Ogiva Vodka Lemon B

Flexible Nib Factory

Episode 6 - Fountain Pen Inks 101

Franklin-Christoph flex nib

 

27:40—Visconti Homo Sapiens Midi review

 

Episode 7 - QC Controversies: Nakaya, Visconti, TWSBI

Visconti Homo Sapiens - Goulet Pens

Visconti Divine Proportions LE - Chatterley Luxuries

Dante Del Vecchio, Rock Star of Pens - Forbes

OMAS is acquired by Ancora (14th June, 2018)

Armando Simoni Club

Montegrappa Micra review - Fountain Pen Network

 

45:15—Speaking of fountain pen reviews

 

Opus 88 Koloro Demonstrator - The Pen Addict

Hand Over That Pen

Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl - The Pelikans Perch

Sailor Pro Gear Tequila Sunrise - Reddit

Wancher Dream Pen - Kickstarter

Hunnyhunt - Rakuten

Gourmet Pens

Figboot on Pens

 

1:13:23—Recommendations

 

JunsKitchen

Rachel and Jun

James Acaster: Repertoire

SORTEDfood

 

1:20:20—Thanks and Credits

 

Producers: Diana Dai, Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai.

Special thanks to Christina Kowalin.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

27 - Collectors Series Part 4: “Horses for Courses”

27 - Collectors Series Part 4: “Horses for Courses”

September 4, 2018

The fountain pen hobby can be both a solitary pursuit as well as a communal experience. This episode rounds out our coverage of the Sydney Pen Show 2018 with some first-hand accounts of the day. The main part of the episode is the part 4 of our Collectors Series, an interview with Ian Reid, a collector of more than 30 years.

 

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The hosts were Diana (@thegrynne) and Sharyn (@sharynzha).

 

FORMAT

  

00:39—Sydney Pen Show 2018 Recap

 

Jhosie has heaps of photos from the show at @ambient.diary

 

03:45—Alisdair Daws

 

@alisdairdaws

Liz Steel workshop

Tav Sin’s nib tuning workshop

 

06:35—Mel Sanders

 

@the_fine_nib_chick

Mel’s wonderful pen hoodies

Pensive Pens table

Max’s table at the show, photo taken before doors open and he was flooded

 

09:31—Max Schumacher

 

@maxschumacher98

 

10:56—Interview: Ian Reid

 

Ian’s desk and pen holders (photos)

Sailor Professional Gear A-Mode Yellow w/ Zoom nib (photo)

Visconti Mazzi Dragon - Penporium

Visconti Voyager Demonstrator Prototype

Montblanc Mozart Bordeaux

Waterman Serenite - Peyton Street Pens

Montblanc Writers Editions

Montblanc Patron of Art

ST Dupont Montparnasse - Peyton Street Pens

Montblanc Friedensreich Hundertwasser - Departures

Parker 61

Lane Crawford

Caran d’Ache Hexagonal - Fountain Pen Network

Montegrappa The Dragon - Peyton Street Pens

Montblanc Lorenzo de Medici

Pelikan M800 Asia Series (Xuan Wu) - Pelikan Collectibles

Caran d’Ache Leman Tretiakov - Pens In Asia

ST Dupont Les Elements - Dupont Collector

ST Dupont Les Elements Fire - Dupont Collector

ST Dupont Chairman SE - Dupont Collector

Visconti Skeleton Titanium (photo)

Visconti Ripple - Peyton Street Pens

Sailor Professional Gear A-Mode - Rakuten

Sailor Susutake Bamboo - Aesthetic Bay

Sailor Nagahara Retirement Commemorative Takenuri Pen - Leigh Reyes

Point Plume Paris

Ian’s samourai pen stands (photo)

Pencil to commemorate coronation of King Edward VIII (later Duke of Windsor) - National Trust Collections

Nakaya Decapod Aka-Tamenuri (photo)

Montblanc Nicolaus Copernicus

Montblanc The Prince Regent

Lamy Blue - The Pen Addict

ST Dupont Royal Blue - Fountain Pen Network

Montblanc Leo Tolstoy Sky Blue - Gourmet Pens  

Montblanc UNICEF Turquoise - Well Appointed Desk

Namiki Yukari Turtles

Conway Stewart The Churchill Casein

Ian’s pen storage boxes (photo)

 

1:01:27—Thanks and Credits

 

Producers: Diana Dai, Sharyn Zha.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai.

Special thanks: Ian Reid, Max Schumacher, Alisdair Daws and Mel Sanders.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

26 - Sydney Pen Show 2018 Preview

26 - Sydney Pen Show 2018 Preview

August 11, 2018

Days out from the very first Sydney Pen Show, Chuck and Diana sit down with the event organisers, Mark Hopson and Sophia Le, to chat about the adventure that was turning this dream into a reality.

 

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Diana (@thegrynne), Mark (@_markshopson) and Sophia (@eskimosoap).

 

FORMAT

 

00:50—What We Are Writing With

 

Diana: ST Dupont Olympio Vertigo XL

Mark: Kaweco Al-Sport Gunmetal Grey w/ 14kt nib

Sophia: Traveler’s Company Fountain Pen

Chuck: Pilot E95S Burgundy

 

04:44—Reviews

 

The podcast review compiler mentioned but not named is My Podcast Reviews.

 

07:40—Interview: Mark and Sophia

 

Sydney Pen Show 2018 (FB, IG)

Australian National Maritime Museum

Liz Steel (@lizsteelart)

The Penthusiast

Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation

NaNoWriMo

Trade Market instructions

Robert Oster Signature Sydney Pen Show 2018 Lavender

Sydney Pen Show 2018 Pen Hoodies

 

47:00—Recommendations

 

Below the Heavens, Blue & Exile - Amazon

Killing Eve

Final Space

Tickled

 

51:50—Thanks and Credits

 

Producers: Diana Dai, Chuck Montano.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.