We will be bringing a wide selection of pens from Nakaya, Sailor, Eboya, Pilot, and more to the the 2016 Los Angeles International Pen Show, held at the Manhattan Beach Marriott on President’s Day weekend, February 11-14. This is your opportunity to try out Nakaya Urushi pens, write with Sailor Specialty Nibs, and experience our unique Spencerian customization.
Our Nakaya Desk Pen displays allow you to try out the full range of all Nakaya standard stock nibs, as well as examples of all John's major customizations such as Stub, Cursive Italic, and Architect's Point. Samples of many other Nakaya pen models and colors will also be on hand. Many Sailor Specialty Nibs will be available for try-out, and examples of John's now-famous Spencerian customization as seen on YouTube will be available on Pilot Custom 912 series pens.
All pens at our table will be available for sale, and John and his apprentice Gena will be on hand to do set-ups and nib swaps on pens and nib units purchased from us - please note that John will not be at the show on Thursday. John will also have limited availability Friday and Saturday to perform minor repairs and adjustments on pens not originally purchased from us - please note that due to the volume of visitors to our table on Sunday, he will not be available for work on outside pens on that day.
John will also be speaking on Saturday at 2:00 pm on The Enduring Nib: "Why is a technology that was developed over 100 years ago still so compelling for us today? Some of us find it reassuring that, in an era of monthly product cycles, there is something that holds constant, the fountain pen. Much of that constancy is in the enduring qualities of the gold nib."
A Trader ticket, allowing for admission on all four days of the show, costs $65 and is highly recommended for those looking to spend significant time at the table. On Sunday only, General Admission tickets are available for $7.00. For more information, visit the LA Pen Show web site.
Even if you aren't in town for the show, you can still take part in our own virtual pen show - staff is available in the shop special weekend hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Pacific on Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th to answer questions and take orders. Just call us at (323) 655-2641, or e-mail [email protected]...