This giveaway is something quite special, and I have to share the story with you. I’m an opportunistic person, and how this whole thing came together is nothing short of exceptional. Years ago, Cary Yeager was the champion behind creating a Fountain Pen Day, and Rachel (Goulet) worked with him to pick the date and even set up the FPD Facebook page! After years of personal devotion to FPD, Cary ended up leaving his day job and joining the fountain pen community by coming on board to the team at Kenro, the US distributor for Montegrappa. Cary and the other great folks at Kenro reached out to Jake after following his amazing talent, and sponsored his appearance at the 2017 DC Fountain Pen Show this past August. It gets better.
I’ve been a HUGE fanboy of Jake Weidmann for the last three years, admiring his work from afar while never having any personal contact with him. When the folks at Kenro told me that Jake was coming with them to DC and asked if I not only wanted to meet and have dinner with him, but be able to have an exclusive interview, I was completely beside myself. Jake and I immediately hit it off, like friends that had known each other for years! Literally within an hour after we met, we sat down and did our interview together that you can see here. I was starstruck the entire time. Since then, Jake and I have been in touch regularly and have really connected on a lot of different levels. Because he’s such a genuine person and also has such a passion for writing, it’s just such a natural fit that he finds a home in the fountain pen community.
Jake’s talent and passion can be matched only by his authenticity and humility. He’s really embracing our fountain pen community and wants to become more involved. When we started throwing around the idea of a joint giveaway, sparks started to fly. Jake got into it, we did at Goulet, Kenro did, and because of the timing it’s all just working out so beautifully. So what we have here is a culmination of three separate worlds colliding, all connected together by a passion for writing, for fountain pens, and the community that appreciates them.
This giveaway includes a beautiful Montegrappa Copper Mule Pen with a medium nib that Jake has hand-engraved. He found inspiration from his Regenesis piece and has created a uniquely inspired design that makes this a one-of-a-kind pen. Not only is it gorgeous, but it will be historically significant as Jake explores fine engraving as a new medium for his craft. He is including an 11×11 print that was the inspiration for the engraving, and it is on archival-quality paper to be framed and displayed.
All of this is leading up to the celebration of Fountain Pen Day! I’m absolutely thrilled and honored to even be a part of this (and super jealous of whoever wins!). And while only one person will be able to enjoy the prizes, it benefits the entire fountain pen world to share the excitement with others you know. Please enter in as many ways as you can and share it with everyone you know that enjoys writing, penmanship, art, or fountain pens!
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The contest is open Friday October 27th, 2017 at 9 am EDT until Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, at 11:59 pm EDT. One winner will be randomly selected and announced on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 (Fountain Pen Day!) once the contest closes. The winner must live in a country that Goulet Pens currently ships to. We must hear back from the winner by Monday, November 6th at 12pm EDT, or we will select another winner. Click here to see the Official Contest Rules.
Brian Goulet & The Goulet Pen Company Team