Some great national and international sponsors are on board.
And quite a few bloggers and users.
I always try, often in vain, to get folks to join the fountain pen world, but in all the years I've tried, thus far, I believe I've only gotten two (2) real new users: a young man of 18 going off to college with a brand new Lamy Safari, and a senior citizen who had an older vintage pen she had inherited, which I fixed and encouraged her to use.
I also bought a Kaweco Ice for my 9 year old granddaughter, and it is my hope that she'll want my collection of fountain pens and use them.
From calligraphy-type pens like this Sailor
to a French pen I bought in Albuquerque, NM in 1992,
I have bought fountain pens as mementos, birthday presents to myself, on a whim, with forethought, and randomly.
I love the way they feel, and if lucky, how they write.