Just arrived in beautiful downtown St. Paul for the American Specialty Toy Retailers Association trade show. Here are the things I have so far:
1. A hotel room
2. A nametag
3. Two boxes crammed with product, banners and brochures
4. Some hope
5. Some skepticism
6. A very nice new acquaintance whose name I've already forgotten
Just now heading over to the exhibit hall to set up my booth. I am mightily outclassed by the other exhibitors, but I will present that as irresistible homespun charm. Selling begins tomorrow morning at 9 am sharp.
More soon. Brought my camera, so be on the lookout for photos of the action.