Sunday, October 15, 2017

September meeting pics---part 3!

Ricardo was kind enough to snap some photos during our September meeting---
thanks, Ricardo!---and share them with us, so without further ado, here they are...
(please click on images to enlarge)

(above photo) Stanley brought in some very interesting pens for our meeting topic (knockoffs/clones/fakes/"tributes"), including a group of Jinhao '992' fountain pens (far left) that are clones of the Sailor ProColor, and some colourful Lanbitou '3059' models which emulate the TWSBI 'Eco' fountain pen (and yes, the 'Eco' clones are piston-fillers, too!)

Lenal's lovely Xezo fountain pen. This particular model is the "Maestro Sea Shell", and has an abalone finish. From the official Xezo website : " The overall design concept of these pens utilizes Art Nouveau style and follows the natural colors and shapes of the sea shell material...The sea shell panels range from green to black, along with red or blue overtones. No two pens are exactly alike."

Only 500 of the "Maestro Sea Shell" model were produced, and the pen was designed and produced by Xezo for the unite4:good movement.

(photo below) From L-R: New VPC member Alice, me (Maja), Natasha, Alejandra, Tony, Lenal, Marzieh, Linda, Wai, Louise and Norm.

Martim (far left), Mindy and Jerred...

(photo below) L-R: Louise, Norm, Bruce, Justin and Paul listening in...

I think a good time was had by all at the meeting...

Packing up to go, at the end of the evening...

That's Martim taking a selfie with brother Ricardo smiling on. Martim came all the way from Portugal to attend the September meeting! We welcome anyone who wishes to attend a VPC meeting, whether you are a new member, a friend of a member or an out-of-town vistor and pen enthusiast!

Thanks to all who came to our September meeting! Hope to see you at a future VPC meetup soon! Our next meetup is this Thursday---October 19---full details here, in this blog post.
Late note: I added some more photos from our September 2017 meeting to our blog in January 2018! (link here)

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