The 2018 Pelikan Hub happened Friday night. My first time, and wow I will never miss another. It happened at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne. Oddly, my sketch while waiting for it to start (after dinner) is in Robert Oster’s Motor Oil ink, a favorite sketch ink.
There was swag, and I was unprepared for the generosity of the samples:
I came home with many Pelikan ink and paper samples,
and swapped inks with a few peeps.
I scored a bottle of a favorite ink, Pelikan Edelstein Olivine.
Next year will bring a couple of inks to share of my own!
I brought some of my pens, and sat and tried other’s pens and offered my own,
especially my Moonman with the architect’s nib.
Mitchell has also become a lover of fountain pens, and had his own
lovely night meeting other crazy pen collectors and trying pens.
He fell in love with a couple of inks, and has a collector sending him a bottle
of discontinued ink as we speak. How cool is THAT?
I’ve found my peeps, man! Crazy pen collectors…
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Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook,
Mitchell’s Jinhao Shark has Krishna Autumn Orange ink,
Lamy Vista with Pelikan Edelstein Olivine ink,
Pilot Metropolitan with Robert Oster’s Motor Oil ink.
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Thanks for reporting on the Pelikan hub. I’ve considered going to our Ohio one for a couple of years now, but thought it was only for Pelikan pen owners and I have none thus far. But I do have a number of other fountain pens by various manufacturer’s – including a Moonman which I love! Think I’ll have to try this next year for sure.
Yes, that is why I never went before… but I was not the only one who did not own a Pelikan!
In many ways it is simply a nice gathering with some goodies and a chance to meet peeps.