Photos by Leigh Reyes
Fountain Pen Network-Philippines recently celebrated International Fountain Pen Day 2017 last Nov. 4 at Commune Cafe+Bar in Makati! We first started celebrating the event with pen meets and sales from our favorite vendors way back in 2014. Read about our FPD-PH adventures back in 2014, 2015 and 2016. This year, Fountain Pen Day is brought to us by Cars and Calibres, and Calibre Magazine. In our experience, people who like cars and watches usually end up liking fountain pens!
Here’s the indefatigable organizer, Leigh Reyes, manning the registration table. Photo by Kailash Ramchandani.
Photo by Sheila Tiongco
The event lasted all afternoon, and was very well-attended. The place was packed until the early evening! Participating vendors included Scribe, Pengrafik, Everything Calligraphy, Bags by Rubbertree, The Curious Artisan, Horology Matters, Peter Bangayan (Bexley Pens, Diamine Inks), and Caloy Abad Santos (Gav N Sav Pen Wraps). Also on display was an aquarium system by Aquarium Design Amano.
Scribe. Photo by Mona Caccam.
Everything Calligraphy. Photo by Iya Buzeta-Acero.
Pengrafik. Photo by Kailash Ramchandani.
The Curious Artisan. Photo by Ticky Tabujara.
Bags by Rubbertree. Photo by Kailash Ramchandani.
Horology Matters. Photo by Ticky Tabujara.
Bexley Pens/Diamine Music Set (Peter Bangayan) and Gav N Sav pen wraps (Caloy Abad Santos). Photo by Kailash Ramchandani.
Cars and Calibres display. Photo by Ticky Tabujara.
Photo by Ticky Tabujara.
John Raymond Lim. Photo by Chito Gregorio.
Local nibmeisters and all-around fountain pen repair guys John Raymond Lim and Mark Tiangco were on hand to deal with quick nib grinds, tine realignments and other issues people had with some of their pens.
Raffle. Photo by Ticky Tabujara.
Leigh Reyes. Photo by Chito Gregorio.
A raffle was held at 4pm, with prizes donated by our generous vendors.
Calibre Magazine Editor in Chief, Carl Cunanan. Photo by Kailash Ramchandani.
Participants who went on social media during the event were given special Fountain Pen Day buttons. T-shirts were also sold at the event.
Photo by Leigh Reyes
Photo by Augusto Toledo II
Everyone went home with issues of Calibre Magazine.
Many thanks to all those who attended and participated! See you all again next year!