It was a 4-day show, but the only public day was on the very last day, thus the huge crowds. Pen aficionados who wish to attend the other three days must purchase a "Trader" pass, but it's worth it if you want to avoid massive lineups (I did this in 2015 :)
Anyway, here's Bart & June's report! (click on photos to enlarge)
https://vanness1938.com/) Tons of ink from just about every brand I have seen, even the rarer Japanese ones. I bought myself some KWZ ink, but I am kicking myself now because I didn't buy more... https://nibsmith.com/) We made 6 reservations back to back as recommended by you :)
There are a couple of downsides to this design, the only one I can remember is that you cannot fill with one hand. This design, however, was later perfected by Sheaffer when they created their Touchdown filling system.
Hope to see you at our next meeting, to be held this Thursday---April 20--- at the Terry Salman library branch, by Queen Elizabeth Park, 6:00pm-8:45pm (meeting topic: Your Favourite Japanese Pens...secondary topic: Newest Acquisitions). Full meeting info here .