Happy Friday! I’m hoping to start a new series called “Getting to Know,” where I chat a bit with folks who hang around the pen world, and this is the first instalment, right in time for the Scriptus Toronto Pen Show! It’s happening Sunday, November 1st, and I can’t wait.
I had the great pleasure of visiting Philip Akin, an organizer of the upcoming Scriptus Toronto Pen Show, to chat about vintage pens & the secret ins & outs of the show, and meet his friendly black cats – I didn’t get their names, which is a pretty good indication that my reporting skills need some work. When Jil McIntosh came to our shop for Pen World, she just pulled out her laptop and tapped away, and poof – a beautiful article. I think I need a tape recorder next time.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I have to say we already kind of like Philip around here – he lives and works around the corner from us, and pops by every once in a while to say hello, although he mostly says hello to Jon, since it’s Jon in the shop most of the time. He also came to our Vintage Pen Market back in the summer, with trays and trays of vintage pens.