Tuesday: Write Time at 9 Itinerary for 11/30/10


Custom Edison Bulb-Filler Pen

On tonight’s Write Time at 9 broadcast we have a special guest, Brian Gray of the Edison Pen Co. That’s right, it’ll be Brian G times two!! Brian has been making pens for over twelve years and has a loyal following in the fountain pen community. He’s known mostly for his highly impressive custom pen work, including using beautiful resin and ebonite pens with unique filling mechanism like the bulb-filler and blow-filler.

Brian’s going to be calling in tonight and we’ll be having a casual chat about pens and writing. I am known more for the paper, ink, and other paraphernalia, and Brian Gray is the pen guy. We’ll be having a dynamic and well-rounded discussion on all things writing.

The itinerary is going to be fairly free-form, but if there is anything specific you’d like us to discuss, just post it here in the comments or ask us live tonight in the chatroom during our broadcast. Here are a few things we’ll touch on:

  • How Brian got into making pens
  • What’s the ‘Edison’ theme all about
  • Intro nib adjusting
  • Fancy pen materials
  • Nib grinding, fancy nib stuff
  • Urushi lacquerwork
  • Joint blog promotion giveaway!
  • Noodler’s Flex Nib pens
  • Other stuff/rambling tangents

The joint blog promotion giveaway needs a little explanation. Brian and I will be teaming up to do tandem giveaways on each of our blogs, and we’ll be announcing just what that will be during the broadcast. It will be very exciting, I promise you!

We have some updated news on Noodler’s Flex Nib Pens as well, which will be coming very soon. You can sign up for an email notification for when they’re available here.

So if you have the time, make sure you stop by tonight at 9pm EST for Write Time at 9! Also, be sure to stop by the Edison Pen Co. website/blog and check out Brian’s sweet pens. If you can’t make it live to the broadcast, we’ll record it for you as always and have it available tomorrow morning!

So what would you like to ask Brian (either of us!)?