Submitted by Howard Tayler on August 13, 2009 - 11:06
I have received word that our two pallets of books have arrived.Â Tracy, Curtis, and Howard have all arrived.Â Everything is good to go.Â This means that I will no longer be plagued with nightmares of plane delays and mis-shipped goods.Â I donâ€™t expect to hear much from Howard over the next few days.Â Heâ€™s going to be too busy to tweet let alone call.Â What I hear from him is rather like telegraph messages.
Call 1 â€œThe cash register isnâ€™t working, so weâ€™re going to have to take money by hand.â€
Call 2Â â€œWhich credit cards do we accept?â€
Call 3Â â€œWeâ€™re ready to go.Â The doors are about to open.â€
Call 4 (in a harried voice) â€œDid you send those orange shopping bags?â€
Since Iâ€™ve helped run a booth before, I have a very clear picture in my mind of all the frantic preparation and scrambling to get everything into place.Â I wish I could be there to help out, but it sounds like the space behind the booth is already pretty cramped.Â Iâ€™ll know how things went at around 5 PM my time when the dealer room is closed and theyâ€™ve had time to count inventory.
Until then Iâ€™ll have to console myself with reading this lovely review.
Howardâ€™s full GenCon schedule is here.