We’re less than sixty days out from JTAF2, so my list of shit to do is looming large. I think I have a slightly easier time of it, now, though; a major sponsor stepped up recently and has taken on three of the insane parts of my publications duties. Don’t get me wrong, I still have to do all the content writing, but now I don’t have to make sure it gets printed and proofing. This makes me very happy, and I’m looking forward to a full-color 24-page book, rather than a black and white 12 page booklet.

Yesterday, I had a very productive meeting with the Merchants Association. Things are looking really good there. The president even bought me breakfast! πŸ™‚ We got all the in-mall spaces we need, and more information about how to pull off registration in the peace plaza (Megs, I’ll have to sit down with you about that). I got the information about the permits for this year, and they’re really excited about the opening ceremonies and the concert with Moulann and 13-37. Rich even got me an introduction to the people who own the Denny’s and they’re going to run a special for badged attendees of 10% off every order, which is going to be cool for the kids. I’ll be up in Jtown next week to talk to the restuarant owners and try to see if we can run some sort of across-the-board promotion for badged peeps, so I can put it in the coupon book I’m making up for this year. On top of everything else, I get to park in the garage for all of August with little cost! πŸ™‚

Oh, and senior staffers: meeting will be WEEKLY in August. Sorry, but it’s GO time!