By the time you will be reading this I will probably be passing through Chattanooga on 75 South, or coming up on ‘Nooga at the very least. I don’t know if David made it down on Thursday night or not. More power to him if he did.
This will be my 5th Blade Show, and David’s 4th. In 2014 I had been Managing Editor for less than 2 months when I attended the show for the first time. I was completely overwhelmed. There will be time for reflection on that in a later post, for now I need to finish packing.
Covering the show is still like drinking from a firehose, but I feel like I am near the top of my game going in. I have a long list of new contacts I would like to make, and a longer list of friends and acquaintances I want to see.
If you will be at the show, let us know in the comments. If you want to meet up, shoot me a text at (865 area code, 964, 6403). Tell me you are a reader and you are on the floor, and we can both make our way to the Knife Rights booth which is centrally located. I love it when my virtual and real worlds intersect. I have always loved to meet readers, and have even taken a few fishing along the way.
Stay tuned folks, the show opens at noon.