Upcoming Events: Maker Faire KC & Saint Louis Pen Show

Maker Faire KC

If you are local to Kansas City, the Maker Faire is fast approaching. Its the weekend of June 23 and 24th at Union Station and we will once again be participating under the Skylab Letterpress banner. We will be inside in the main hall again this year. If you are interested in coming by and saying hello, purchasing fabulous letterpress wares, seeing our mini letterpress in action or even getting some Col-o-ring or Col-o-dex product in person, please stop by!

If you want to pre-order Col-o-ring or Col-o-dex products and pick them up at Maker Faire, you can place an order on Big Cartel and use the coupon code KCLOCALPICKUP to avoid those pesky shipping costs. Just leave a note in the comments that clearly states “Maker Faire Pick-up” and we will pack up your order and have it ready for you at the show. If you want to combine Skylab merch with Well-Appointed Desk merch just drop us a message using the contact buttons on either Etsy or Big Cartel. We can make that happen! (Someday, we hope to have all products available on both Etsy and Big Cartel. It just hasn’t happened yet.)

St. Louis Pen Show

Just one weekend later, June 29 through July 1, the first ever St. Louis Pen Show take place on the opposite side of the state. The Well-Appointed Desk and Skylab will be there. In fact, three out of four of the writing staff of The Desk will be present! That’s right! You can meet and mingle with me, Laura and Jesi plus the man behind the press, Bob! Our dear Tina will be with us in spirit.

The Desk/Skylab will be bringing Col-o-ring and Col-o-dex products, of course. We are also bringing letterpress paper goods, typewriters, some vintage desk accessories (a few choice Rolodex!), vintage colored pencils and even some fountain pens.

Many of Kansas City’s finest pen aficionados will be in attendance as well (that would be our local pen club, the Kansas City Stylographic Society) and I’m sure you will find us all spread out on tables in the bar sharing pens and ink like we do at every pen club meeting. We cannot be contained.

Both The Vintage Pen Shop (Jesi) and The Well-Appointed Desk/Skylab Letterpress will have tables (side-by-side, no less) in St. Louis so we will be easy to find. Bob is threatening he may spend a good deal of time in the bar watching World Cup. C’est la vie. The less supervision I have, the more pens and ink I can buy.

We look forward to seeing everyone in St. Louis! Please stop by and say hello. We will have stickers and button badges and maybe even a sneak peek at the RelayCon enamel pins if you ask to see them.



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  1. I’m so excited that you’re coming! The STL Pen show will be the first pen show here in STL, my first pen show as an attendee, and my first chance to meet so many people and companies I’ve come to love. I’m really grateful so many of you are taking a chance on a new show in its first year.

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