Category Archives: 2015

Volunteers Take a Bow

Without an army of volunteers, Scriptus would be a much more disorganized place. This year, our volunteers stepped up and looked after a host of duties. From running the raffle table, to running out for coffee and food, to keeping a rough count of the number of people streaming in the door, they did an amazing job, and our sincere thanks go out to them all.

  • Lisa Cox
  • Graham Allison
  • Chelsea Armstrong
  • Michele Armstrong
  • Claudia Astorquiza
  • Jim Pontikas
  • Ray Rama
  • Stephanie Raudsepp
  • Jeffrey Royer
  • Lin Stranberg
  • Andrew Timar
  • John Trebych
  • Karen Webster
  • Lillian White
  • Justin Williams
  • Angela Yeates
  • Graham Yeates
  • Wishes to Remain Anonymous (but definitely not forgotten.)

Take a good bow, for you deserve it!

Congratulations 2015 Raffle Winners

We are happy to announce the list of winners of the Scriptus 2015 raffle. The raffle is vital in funding Scriptus, and we would like to thank everyone involved.

Shawna Young
Le Typographie Paper and Envelopes,
Franklin Christof Bellus Rollerball, courtesy of Phidon Pens
Ben Ormseth
Eversharp Pencil & box of lead, courtesy of Restorers Art
Jennifer Kayahara
Staedtler Resina Blue fountain pen, leather case, and ink, courtesy of Staedtler Canada
Jim Hong
Platinum 3776 fountain pen, with music nib, courtesy of Wonder Pens
Donovan Bumanglag
Kaweco DIA 2 fountain pen & ink, with Leuchtturm 1917 notebook, courtesy of Knight’s Writing Co.
Irma Ghorghorian
The Pony: bound office file, courtesy of Livery Press.
Tracy Banderob
Montblanc Project M fountain pen, cards & envelopes, courtesy of Refinemark
Dave Homuth
Dupont Fidelio ballpen, courtesy of Murtaza Amarshi
Alexander Paribello
Faber-Castell Tamitio fountain pen, leather pen case, Laywine’s ink, and Stamford Notebook Co Traveller’s Journal, Scriptus edition, courtesy of Laywine’s Pens & Organizers
Katherine Brown
KWZI ink assortment, courtesy of KWZI Ink
Gordon Moir
A selection of Refinemark fine stationery and custom pencil sharpener, courtesy of Refinemark
Jacob Banderob
Parker Ingenuity pen, courtesy of
Sandhya Chari
Platinum mixable ink set and fountain pen, courtesy of Take Note Stationery Store
Sarah Torrie
The last bottle of Scriptus 2015 Maple Red ink

Those winners who have not yet collected their prize can pick it up at Laywine’s Pens & Organizers, any time during their business hours. Our heartfelt thanks again go out to Peter Laywine and his staff for their generous assistance.

A Joyful Show

Scriptus 2015 has come and gone, with great success. The venue was packed with pen & writing aficionados for the entire day, with the young and old finding treasures to keep them busy for months to come. Hundreds of people flooded in each hour—right from the doors’ many staying for hours at a time.

An army of selfless volunteers kept things running smoothly, fielding various media visitors, answering questions, and keeping our huge collection of raffle donations in good order. Our eternal thanks go to Lisa, our mighty volunteer co-ordinator, and Michelle, our publicity co-ordinator & photographer, for long hours spent and jobs very well done.

A lovely photo gallery can be seen at

We have more to come, including a comprehensive raffle winners list. But first, we must collapse in a heap.

Oh, and by the way, there will definitely be a Scriptus 2016. Stay tuned…

Show Day Reminder

It’s finally Scriptus weekend! Don’t forget about the time change early this morning: set your clocks back one hour, and we’ll see you at 10 a.m. sharp.

Scriptus Raffle Prizes Preview Part Three!

We can’t wait to see you Sunday. A reminder that tickets will be available at the show—1 for $5 and 3 for $10. The prizes will be on display, and there will be boxes for each item so that you can choose which prizes you want the chance on!


  • Murtaza Amarshi has donated a S.T. Dupont Fidelio Ballpen Blue/Platinum

  • Laywine’s prize package includes: Graf von Faber-Castell Tamitio Midnight Blue fountain pen with a medium nib, Graf von Faber-Castell black leather single pen case, Laywine’s Kind of Blue bottled ink, The Stamford Notebook Company Traveller’s Journal in blue leather with customized foil blocking of the Scriptus 2015 logo..

  • KWZ Ink has donated five bottles of KWZ Ink
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    Refinemark has donated a boxed assortment of fine stationery.

A few more surprises will be there on Sunday. See you there!

Scriptus Raffle Prizes Preview Part Two!

I hope you’re all getting very excited for the show next weekend! Here’s a sneak preview of the next batch of prizes you can have a chance to win by purchasing raffle tickets at the show. One ticket will be $5, and three for $10.

The prizes will be on display, and there will be boxes for each item so that you can choose which prizes you want the chance on!

  • Take Note Donation

    Take Note has donated a Platinum fountain pen, along with the complete line of their mixable inks.

  • B. Sleuth & Statesman includes: Mont Blanc Cards and Envelopes and this Mont Blanc Project M Fountain Pen

  • Livery Press has donated The Pony: Bound Office file

  • Knight’s Writing has donated: Kaweco DIA2, Leuchtturm1917 Notebook and Kaweco Ink and Cartridges

We look forward to seeing you on November 1. There will be even more prizes available!

Scriptus 2015 Special Edition Ink: Maple Red

We are proud to announce a first for Scriptus, to be released in just two weeks at Scriptus 2015: a new ink, commissioned from ink master Konrad Zurowski, of KWZ Ink, aptly named Maple Red.

Maple Red is a colour that is evocative of the season’s colour change in maple leaves. It is highly saturated, free flowing and represents the intensity, warmth and complexity of a Canadian fall. This ink contains no iron gall, and is safe for use in most fountain pens (we have not yet been able to test it in vintage pens, and so cannot recommend it for use in any pen with a rubber sac or made of vintage plastic.)

There will be a limited supply available, on a first-come first-served basis, at a cost of $12 per 60 mL (2 oz) bottle. It will be available at one of the first tables you see when entering the show (floor maps will be available well in advance of the show).

We look forward to seeing everyone at Scriptus 2015, whether you come for Maple Red, or any of the thousands of other wonderful pen and writing treasures you will find there.

See you on November 1!

Scriptus Raffle Prizes Preview Part One!

Thanks to our generous friends in the writing community for donating these wonderful prizes for our annual raffle. The raffle is essential for us to be able to keep this event free year after year. Tickets will be available at the show—1 for $5 and 3 for $10. The prizes will be on display, and there will be boxes for each item so that you can choose which prizes you want the chance on!

Are you excited to find out what will be up for grabs?

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    Wonderpens has donated a Platinum 3776 fountain pen, with music nib.
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    Staedtler includes: Resina Blue fountain pen, leather case and Staedtler Royal Blue ink.
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    Silverhand Studios has donated a handmade custom pen.
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    Phidon Pens has donated Le Typographie paper and envelopes, and a Franklin Christoph Bellus rollerball pen.
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    Restorers Art has donated a refurbished 1917 Eversharp pencil and nos box of lead.

Stay tuned for part two, coming soon!

Call For Volunteers

Scriptus 2015 is just a few weeks away, on November 1 in downtown Toronto. We are very nearly at capacity, with over 60 tables booked, and plenty of variety to meet everyone’s writing interests.

Scriptus is unusual among pen shows, as it is non-profit in nature, and admission is free. Thus, a good team of volunteers are again invaluable in making Scriptus a success. Would you be available to help out, even for just an hour or two?

We have posted an information page at: This page includes details regarding job descriptions and times. A handy form is there, which can be submitted online for our volunteer co-coordinator. Thanks in advance for your generous interest in volunteering, and we hope to see you on November 1!

General Registration Now Open for 2015

After a whirlwind of registrations from last year’s exhibitors, we are happy to open general registration for Scriptus 2015. We are presently at about 60% of capacity, which means there is lots of room available for new vendors in the large auditorium at the Toronto Reference Library.

Do you have something to share that is connected with writing? Do you like meeting thousands of like-minded people, with a passion for pens & writing? Then why not join our other exhibitors on November 1?! Details can be found on our Exhibitor Information page.