The 1st Manila Fountain Pen show is coming up, and if you are new to the hobby or still need some convincing, the event on October 27 is the perfect place for you.
1) Fountain pen sellers within reach
Around a dozen fountain pen suppliers will be present at the fountain pen show, and the most ideal way to get your first (or next) pen is to see it up close. You get to test your target for as much as you want, and you can also learn more about it from the seller.
Online seller Everything Calligraphy will have a big booth together with Scribe and Noteworthy. The three of them are premium plus sponsors for the event, and will be joined by premium sponsors Cross, Lamy, Montblanc, PenGrafik, and Straits Pen from Singapore.
Faber-Castell, Parker, and Troublemaker Inks from Cebu will be present as well.
Also at the show are small independent shops and services: Gav ’n Sav (pen wraps), Guia’s Vintage Pen Corner, JP’s Pen Spa, John Lim’s nib work services, Kasama (the first Filipino fountain pen), and Shibui PH.
2) Activities for all enthusiasts
Various workshops will be held throughout the day: from handwriting to taking care of your pens. You can also start your kids, if you have any, in the hobby with a session just for them.
Also, stick around for the expert panel at the end of the show, as five fountain pen enthusiasts share their tales.
3) Special deals
An event-exclusive ink will be available on that day, with part of the proceeds going to charity: Manila Copper, specially mixed by Straits Pen. Also expect good prices from sellers as the community ushers in Fountain Pen Day, a worldwide celebration usually commemorated on the first weekend of November.