Starting now, post a comment here, to this blog post, and you will automatically be entered into a drawing for a brand spanking new custom fountain pen! The pen will be a basic standard sized (12mm cap threads) or large (14mm cap threads) Gallatin, Richland or Pompey made from my own resin, and converter filled. You get to help me design the resin - pick your favorite color or swirl of up to three colors. Check out the gallery to get some ideas. Available nibs are JoWo polished or two-tone steel XF, F, M and B.
No need to get fancy - a single word is good for an entry. However, we'd all love to hear about your plans for Fountain Pen Day, a story about how you became a fountain pen fan, whatever......just post. Please, one post per entrant.
Posts will be shut off tomorrow night at 10:00pm Pacific time. I'll then shoot a short video of me picking the winning post number.
That's it! Simple, hopefully fun, and you may win a new custom fountain pen!
Post away! Good luck! Happy Fountain Pen Day!!!
UPDATE: Great response so far! Keep it up! Please leave your email address so that I can contact you if you win. Just on the comment submission form is fine, no need to put it in the body of your comment. I ~think~ I'm the only one who can see them that way :) And I promise not to sell email addresses to internet pharmacies :)
UPDATE: Thanks Thanks and more Thanks goes to the fine folks at FountainPenDay.org. They started this day one year ago, and look how it's grown! If you haven't been to their site (yeah, right!) head over and check out all the other great stuff happening today.
UPDATE: Don't forget to join me on Twitter and Facebook if you haven't already!
UPDATE: Just over 12 hours to go in the drawing! About 40 entrants so far. Whew! I have to admit, I was a little worried about getting skunked when I launched the contest :)
Here's a cool blog post at Pen Heaven in the UK. Some fun and interesting fountain pen facts and history.
Thanks to Gourmet Pens, Pen Paper Ink Letter for spreading the word on Twitter!
Finally, thank you to all who have followed me on twitter and liked my facebook page. You guys rock!
UPDATE: With six hours to go, we're closing in on 60 entrants! Way better response than I expected...
Thanks to all the re-tweeters out there!
UPDATE: Big rush here at the end, but we're just about 4 minutes from closing time! Then I'll set about getting a video made - hopefully I can do it tonight if things calm down in the house :), but certainly no later than tomorrow.
And the winner is:
Final Update: See the winner's pen here!