On Thursday July 30, 2015, I attended the NJ Pen Club hosted by Goldspot Pens at the Manalapan Library in New Jersey. It was my first time attending their club event–there have been others–so I was both nervous and excited to attend. When I arrived, there were already 7-9 folks gathered around a table littered with open pen cases, ink bottles, notebooks, and supplies. “Is this the NJ Pen Club?” I asked the group.
“Yes” replied a friendly face. It was Tom Oddo, Digital and Print Marketing Manager from Goldspot Pens. We shook hands and he invited me to join the rest of the group. After some introductions, I pulled out my pen case and pouch containing my tuning supplies and began tuning in to the conversations going on around me. Three gentlemen to my right were looking at and inking up pens from several bottles of Pilot Iroshizuku inks. “Oh, which colors of the Pilot Iroshizuku inks are those?” I asked. And then we were off!