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Five Takeaways from the 2022 Chicago Pen Show — The Gentleman Stationer

What’s Coming at T.G.S. (and a Shameless Plug for Patreon)

I have a lot of stuff in the works, and I’m REALLY LOOKING FORWARD to getting my new workspace finished so I can start doing full reviews again. (Not to overdo the all-caps, BUT THE UNIVERSE NEEDS TO ALIGN AND THIS CONSTRUCTION PROJECT NEEDS TO END.)

In all seriousness, I should be back in full swing by the weekend, with a review of the new Sanzen Tomoe River Paper, samples of which I obtained in Chicago. How did I decide on this particular review? I polled my Patreon supporters and asked them which of my various Chicago acquisitions they’d like me to write up first, and the Sanzen paper (unsurprisingly) won. Later today, I plan to poll the higher-tier supporters, who will have the opportunity to select a pen purchased specifically for review from the Patreon proceeds – sort of a choose-you-own-stationery-adventure. To read more about T.G.S. Patreon and the benefits offered, please check out the Patreon page. Membership starts at just $3, and all backers receive a handwritten note from me – again, once I have a place to actually write them – as well as access to monthly Zoom meetups, shop discounts on T.G.S. exclusives, and early access to limited release products. Patreon is purely a bonus for those who would like to further support the site – all content here at T.G.S. will remain free and nothing will go behind a paywall, but it’s Patreon and purchases from the T.G.S. Curated Shop that make it possible. Thank you for your readership and support!


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