I watched the youtube video put out by the Writing Equipment Society and was interested to know more. Their website is a treasure trove of information pertaining to WES events, their Journal, membership information and quite a staggering list of ephemera available to members. They even have a course on fountain pen repair. Membership is estimated around 500, 150 of which are located “overseas”.
Founded in 1980, their mission is
…to promote ownership, conservation, study and use of writing equipment – to record knowledge and share it with others.
If only my budget stretched to this membership as well as the LWA this year. But the LWA was only $5 for a lifetime membership; membership in WES is 35 GBP per year. Really cool organization!