I said I wasn't going to the Pineider store event in NYC during the Rockefeller Tree Lighting in last week's episode. But, I did. I couldn't pass up the opportunity of seeing Dante del Vecchio. In this episode, I share that story. Plus, Tom and I talk about a relatively new brand of writing instruments from Turkey. We also compare buying watches with buying pens online versus in-store.
 
If you'd like to shop for a new pen or try to get Tom fired, head over to our retail sponsor, Goldspot Pens at:
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Use promo code POTATO to get an additional 10% off throughout the Goldspot Pens store. *Excludes Sailor, Retro 51, Montblanc, Visconti, Esterbrook, Edison Pen Co., Narwhal, and TWSBI products.* Also, be sure to put #firetom in the order comments and you might get a special Pentertainment Podcast sticker with your order.

The Endless Regalia Daily 2023 Planners are here! Loaded with features like habit and appointment trackers, weekly indicators on the daily page, holiday calendar, world timezone map, and much more! You get these features in two "attractive" colors, black and beige! Get them now to make 2023 your most organized year yet!

 
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This week, Tom and I elaborate on the subtle differences between the various Italian fountain pen brands. We discuss pens from Leonardo, Maiora, Gioia, Tibaldi, Pineider, and more! Also, if you're in the NYC area, be sure to check out the Pineider store on Wednesday, November 30th, or at the Fountain Pen Hospital during the weekend to meet the legendary Italian pen designer Dante Del Vecchio.
 
If you'd like to shop for a new pen or try to get Tom fired, head over to our retail sponsor, Goldspot Pens at:
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Use promo code OINK to get an additional 10% off throughout the Goldspot Pens store. *Excludes Sailor, Retro 51, Montblanc, Visconti, Esterbrook, Edison Pen Co., Narwhal, and TWSBI products.* Also, be sure to put #firetom in the order comments and you might get a special Pentertainment Podcast sticker with your order.

The new Partenope Alba from GIOIA, meaning sunrise, is sure to be the next bestseller from the beloved Naples-based pen maker. Swirls of dark purple, light blue, and turquoise mix with bright orange to create a beautiful scene of a sun rising over the gorgeous Gulf of Naples. Not only does this pen have a sweet Jowo writing nib, but it also has a section that converts the fountain to a ballpoint pen. Ok, maybe we forget that last part.

 
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We're back after a 1-week hiatus with a recap of the Pelikan Hubs meetup that Tom organized with Goldspot Pens. With Black Friday coming up, we discuss what makes a good Black Friday deal versus a bad one. I also compare the Leonardo Furore fountain pen versus the Esterbrook Estie. Rollerball Paul also makes a cameo!
 
If you'd like to shop for a new pen or try to get Tom fired, head over to our retail sponsor, Goldspot Pens at:
https://goldspot.com/?aff=3

Use promo code OINK to get an additional 10% off throughout the Goldspot Pens store. *Excludes Sailor, Retro 51, Montblanc, Visconti, Esterbrook, Edison Pen Co., Narwhal, and TWSBI products.* Also, be sure to put #firetom in the order comments and you might get a special Pentertainment Podcast sticker with your order.

The new Partenope Alba from GIOIA, meaning sunrise, is sure to be the next bestseller from the beloved Naples-based pen maker. Swirls of dark purple, light blue, and turquoise mix with bright orange to create a beautiful scene of a sun rising over the gorgeous Gulf of Naples. Not only does this pen have a sweet Jowo writing nib, but it also has a section that converts the fountain to a ballpoint pen. Ok, maybe we forget that last part.

 
Don't forget to check out brlcoffeeco.com for the latest and greatest in coffee from my good friend Neil. Also, be sure to use coupon code "roy" at checkout to score extra savings on all products on the brlcoffeeco.com website!
This week's episode is a bit messy. Tom and I recap how we spent Fountain Pen Day and what we spent (or did not spend) on pens that day. We discuss how Benu is one of the most innovative pen companies in the world for making the new Skulls & Roses pens. I share a hilarious story from my childhood that takes a dark turn. Plus, we answer a couple of e-mails (pentertainmentpodcast@gmail.com if you want to ask us anything to be answered in a future episode). Overall, it's the kind of spontaneous, free-flowing show you expect from the Pentertainment Podcast. 
 
If you'd like to shop for a new pen or try to get Tom fired, head over to our retail sponsor, Goldspot Pens at:
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Use promo code OINK to get an additional 10% off throughout the Goldspot Pens store. *Excludes Sailor, Retro 51, Montblanc, Visconti, Esterbrook, Edison Pen Co., Narwhal, and TWSBI products.* Also, be sure to put #firetom in the order comments and you might get a special Pentertainment Podcast sticker with your order.

For all the grief we gave Platinum over the original Curidas retractable fountain pen - it's now the pen that I wish I hadn't lost. It served me so well during my studying and I could always depend on it to quickly jot down notes wherever, whenever. It almost seems like Platinum took all of our criticisms about the first version and made a much better, retractable fountain pen. You're welcome, world. Get curious about the Curidas. It's a retractable fountain pen that won't dry out for 6 months and you can remove the clip, which is something that many people wish a Vanishing Point could do but doesn't. With a retail price under $100, it's also more affordable than a VP. You can try one out at Goldspot (remember: use the affiliate link & the coupon code!) or another Platinum Pen retailer of choice.

Each pen is individually numbered and is limited to 50 pieces worldwide, these will go fast so don’t wait! Once they are gone, they are gone forever. 

 
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Tom and I travel back to the age of the dinosaurs (when Terry from FPH was born) to talk about the difference in international ink cartridges, Fountain Pen Day festivities, and whether the T-Rex had feathers or not.
 
If you'd like to shop for a new pen or try to get Tom fired, head over to our retail sponsor, Goldspot Pens at:
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Use promo code OINK to get an additional 10% off throughout the Goldspot Pens store. *Excludes Sailor, Retro 51, Montblanc, Visconti, Esterbrook, Edison Pen Co., Narwhal, and TWSBI products.* Also, be sure to put #firetom in the order comments and you might get a special Pentertainment Podcast sticker with your order.

The new Minhwa project series from Colorverse is here! Following the Kingdom Series ink, this is the second series of inks themed after traditional Korean culture. Minhwa comes from the traditional Cho-Sun folk art paintings. Colorverse for this project focused on the paintings of the lotus flower and peony to express the color and beauty of modern-day folk-style paintings done with fountain pens! Find at your favorite Colorverse retailer (like Goldspot!).

Each pen is individually numbered and is limited to 50 pieces worldwide, these will go fast so don’t wait! Once they are gone, they are gone forever. 

 
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If you catch me checking out my watch, I'm not being impatient - I'm admiring my new watch from Detroit's Shinola. Don't be discouraged by the watch discussion, you inky savages. Tom and I do talk about pens for most of the episode. We share some details about the high holy day of Fountain Pen Day on November 4th. We discuss shopping for pens versus shopping for watches. And, we share our thoughts on fountain pen-friendly paper. 
 
If you'd like to shop for a new pen or try to get Tom fired, head over to our retail sponsor, Goldspot Pens at:
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Use promo code ROY to get an additional 10% off throughout the Goldspot Pens store. *Excludes Sailor, Retro 51, Montblanc, Visconti, Esterbrook, Edison Pen Co., Narwhal, and TWSBI products.* Also, be sure to put #firetom in the order comments and you might get a special Pentertainment Podcast sticker with your order.

Everyone loves an exclusive, limited-edition pen, right? Well, Pen Chalet has a new exclusive from the Italian pen maker GIOIA. Made from An incredible exclusive ebonite, this pen has a ruthenium trim, matte black nib, and an engraving of the Grand Canyon on the cap to pay homage to Pen Chalet.

Each pen is individually numbered and is limited to 50 pieces worldwide, these will go fast so don’t wait! Once they are gone, they are gone forever. 

 
Don't forget to check out brlcoffeeco.com for the latest and greatest in coffee from my good friend Neil. Also, be sure to use coupon code "roy" at checkout to score extra savings on all products on the brlcoffeeco.com website!
We went to the New York Metropolitan Pen Show (formerly known as the Long Island Pen Show) and lost our shirts, literally! Tom and I talk about our experience at the pen show, what we purchased (and didn't purchase), and how much delicious meat we ate at The Cast Iron Pot.
 
If you'd like to shop for a new pen or try to get Tom fired, head over to our retail sponsor, Goldspot Pens at:
https://goldspot.com/?aff=3

Use promo code ROY to get an additional 10% off throughout the Goldspot Pens store. *Excludes Sailor, Retro 51, Montblanc, Visconti, Esterbrook, Edison Pen Co., Narwhal, and TWSBI products.* Also, be sure to put #firetom in the order comments and you might get a special Pentertainment Podcast sticker with your order.

I miss my lost Platinum Curidas. For all the grief we gave this pen in an earlier Podcast episode, it grew on me and became my study buddy over the past several months. Yet, I still can't bring myself to buy a replacement for the Curidas that I lost. When I eventually do, I'll buy one of these Japanese-made, retractable nib fountain pens in RED. It looks so hot.

 
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Would you like a brownie? We're back with another side-splitting episode that won't leave your tines bent out of shape. This week, Tom and I talk about pen show etiquette in preparation for the upcoming Long Island Pen Show (a.k.a. New York Metropolitan Pen Show) that we will attend on Saturday. Come say "hi" and get a free PenBoyRoy t-shirt.
 
If you'd like to shop for a new pen or try to get Tom fired, head over to our retail sponsor, Goldspot Pens at:
https://goldspot.com/?aff=3

Use promo code ROY to get an additional 10% off throughout the Goldspot Pens store. *Excludes Sailor, Retro 51, Montblanc, Visconti, Esterbrook, Edison Pen Co., Narwhal, and TWSBI products.* Also, be sure to put #firetom in the order comments and you might get a special Pentertainment Podcast sticker with your order.

Why is it that the Platinum Izumo Galaxy pens take so long to be made? Is it that there is only one artisan in Platinum responsible for inlaying every piece of abalone shell and coating the pen with seven layers of urushi? Or, does Platinum have to wait for certain planets to align (or some other celestial event) to release more Izumos into the wild? Or, could Platinum be secretly run by Nintendo, who never makes enough to satisfy world demand? At any rate, the Izumo Galaxy fountain pens won't last long and you don't want to miss out.

 
Don't forget to check out brlcoffeeco.com for the latest and greatest in coffee from my good friend Neil. Also, be sure to use coupon code "roy" at check out to score extra savings on all products on the brlcoffeeco.com website!
If you'd like to shop for a new pen or try to get Tom fired, head over to our retail sponsor, Goldspot Pens at:
https://goldspot.com/?aff=3

Use promo code ROY to get an additional 10% off throughout the Goldspot Pens store. *Excludes Sailor, Retro 51, Montblanc, Visconti, Esterbrook, Edison Pen Co., Narwhal, and TWSBI products.* Also, be sure to put #firetom in the order comments and you might get a special Pentertainment Podcast sticker with your order.

Don't forget to check out brlcoffeeco.com for the latest and greatest in coffee from my good friend Neil. Also, be sure to use coupon code "roy" at check out to score extra savings on all products on the brlcoffeeco.com website!
Forget going back to school, it's time to get back to COOL with the officially-licensed PenBoyRoy Pen Review Channel t-shirt. You'll be the coolest kid, even if you're old and no longer go to school. Find these amazing shirts at the InkJournal website below.
 
https://www.inkjournal.com/collections/stickers/products/penboyroy-official-t-shirt-
If this episode could be boiled down into one theme, it would be this: a consumer should get what they pay for. Whether it's lattes or high-end fountain pens, people deserve to spend their hard-earned money on something that will bring commensurate value. After all, in this current economic climate, we all need to be more conscientious about every dollar spent. We can ill afford to be wasting our money (or precious time) on puffery and broken promises. That being said, if you re-evaluate your decision to listen to the Pentertainment Podcast, we appreciate every subscriber!
 
If you'd like to shop for a new pen or try to get Tom fired, head over to our retail sponsor, Goldspot Pens at:
https://goldspot.com/?aff=3

Use promo code ROY to get an additional 10% off throughout the Goldspot Pens store. *Excludes Sailor, Retro 51, Montblanc, Visconti, Esterbrook, Edison Pen Co., Narwhal, and TWSBI products.* Also, be sure to put #firetom in the order comments and you might get a special Pentertainment Podcast sticker with your order.

There's an unwritten rule in the world of luxury goods - the harder it is to pronounce the brand name, the more expensive it sounds. So, when you wrap your pens in "Girologio" leather cases, be assured you are placing them in the lap of luxury. Girologio has cases for collections of all sizes - from a couple of pens to an entire suitcase. Handcuffs are sold separately.

 
Don't forget to check out brlcoffeeco.com for the latest and greatest in coffee from my good friend Neil. Also, be sure to use coupon code "roy" at check out to score extra savings on all products on the brlcoffeeco.com website!
Forget going back to school, it's time to get back to COOL with the officially-licensed PenBoyRoy Pen Review Channel t-shirt. You'll be the coolest kid, even if you're old and no longer go to school. Find these amazing shirts at the InkJournal website below.
 
https://www.inkjournal.com/collections/stickers/products/penboyroy-official-t-shirt-black

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