2016 Chicago Pen Show: All The New Stuff

Chicago Pen Show 2016 purchases

So that’s the haul, as we say, from this weekend’s 2016 Chicago Pen Show.

Very unusual grouping for me. Fairly practical, really. The biggest splurge was the pencil, which I love, but I’m super happy with it all. I’ll do a breakdown on the next page.

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7 thoughts on “2016 Chicago Pen Show: All The New Stuff

  1. yeah, this seems positively ~restrained~, as shopping sprees go. Then again there’s something about shows that makes me feel kind of choice overload and I wind up buying next to nothing even when I have a mile-long wishlist/shopping list for the types of things sold there. It’s certainly happened with craft supply shows (never been to a pen show yet!).

    That Pico would make a great purse pen I think. I’m still holding out for a short clicky fountain pen, that’s my dream purse pen, but seeing as there’s still only just one brand and model on full size ones, it looks like I’m going to be waiting awhile yet πŸ˜›

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    1. Can I just tell you? The weirdest thing has happened with that Pico. Everyone who sees it absolutely loves it. They love the insane color. They love how it expands to a full size. They love it when I demonstrate the “jab out the eyes of your enemy” potential. Which, okay, I do for me. πŸ™‚

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  2. Pencils are wonderful, too. Especially when you feel the love for them. I got a very standard Faber Castell mechanical pencil years ago and still love it, so I know what you mean πŸ™‚ I think when I go to a pen show, I have to go help out, too. The limited shopping time really sounds like it is helpful. πŸ˜‰ And you had fun, which is the most important thing with it.
    Thank you for the congrats. And I love my new pen, so thanks for that, too. πŸ™‚

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  3. Congratulations on the new job! And the new pen!

    Normally, I buy one very nice pen at the pen show, as a special splurge. But this year I just wasn’t feeling it. Plus I was helping out, which left less shopping time. But mostly, this year, there was an embarrassment of riches. Every single pen I’d ever wanted for even one moment was right there in front of me. And more!

    So I got a pencil. Which I love! πŸ™‚

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  4. That looks like you had some serious fun, but didn’t go too overboard, so congratulations. πŸ™‚
    In comparison, I was -not- on a pen show and bought a new Lamy 2000 fountain pen yesterday (to celebrate my new job, I said to myself. I’ll go in there and only get a notebook, I said to myself. See what happens… but I really wanted a M nib). So I think you were better keeping to your good intentions than I was. πŸ™‚

    I’m looking forward to some serious ink tests the next few weeks and months here. That looks like it will be a lot of fun. πŸ™‚

    And those Chicago Journals are gorgeous.

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