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GenCon opens

I have received word that our two pallets of books have arrived.  Tracy, Curtis, and Howard have all arrived.  Everything is good to go.  This means that I will no longer be plagued with nightmares of plane delays and mis-shipped goods.  I don’t expect to hear much from Howard over the next few days.  He’s going to be too busy to tweet let alone call.  What I hear from him is rather like telegraph messages.

Call 1 “The cash register isn’t working, so we’re going to have to take money by hand.”

Call 2  “Which credit cards do we accept?”

Call 3  “We’re ready to go.  The doors are about to open.”

Call 4 (in a harried voice) “Did you send those orange shopping bags?”

Since I’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.  I wish I could be there to help out, but it sounds like the space behind the booth is already pretty cramped.  I’ll know how things went at around 5 PM my time when the dealer room is closed and they’ve had time to count inventory.

Until then I’ll have to console myself with reading this lovely review.

Howard’s full GenCon schedule is here.