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February 19 2019

Toy Fair comes to a close

I’ve made it to my last appointment, and the Javits Center is being cleared out for another year. I have to say, despite the foot pain, the long hours, and the stress, this was one of my most productive Toy Fairs by far. I saw more of the show than ever before, and I made… read more


Toy Fair is in full swing, and weird things are happening that just boggle my mind. I will not be naming any names in this, so just stick with me. Instance 1 My time is precious I am someone who believes being on time is being late. I try to arrive to all my appointments… read more


Toy Fair 2019 is upon us and that means it’s time for me to head back to the Javits Center. As you read this I’m in the air and on my way to New York City. It’s going to be my busiest Toy Fair ever, and also my longest trip to New York. Overall, this… read more


On Monday it was finally made completely official, TechnoBuffalo.com has been sold. With it went some of the social assets, but not the entire company. As to what is happening to me work wise, more on that in a moment, but first, here is Jon Rettinger to explain the big picture. At to what happens… read more


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January 6 2019

Following My Own Rules

I didn’t mean to do a series on work-related stuff, but here we ware. With tomorrow being the first full week of work since the holidays, and 40 days to Toy Fair, I’m going to start emailing my contacts on Monday to book appointments. What am I not going to do? Email them in the… read more


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January 5 2019

A Few Notes on Email

In an average day, I receive between 100 and 200 emails. That’s just part of my life, but as of late, I have three massive complaints. You know that awesome idea you have to auto send the email at 9am in your time zone so it comes in just as I start my workday? Remember,… read more


These three day weeks were awesome… unless you were trying to get actual work done. It made sense with the holidays being on Tuesdays to take Monday off, but then so many people took both weeks off totally that you could get nothing done. If you thought this year was wack, just think about next… read more


Ah, the holidays. A time for family and… getting absolutely no work done. Trying to get anything done this week has proved problematic at best. This is what my week has turned into: Send email Sit and wait for autoreply that tells me you’re out of the office Place bets of what date it says… read more


PR agencies are laying siege to my inbox… and I don’t like it. This is one of my least favorite weeks of the year. As Black Friday has become more and more of a thing the world over, the number of emails that arrive in my inbox looks like an ancient castle siege – hence… read more


As you read this, I’m in San Diego for Comic-Con 2018. Let the madness begin. As we’re down here make sure to check out all of the San Diego Comic-Con 2018 coverage on The Nerdy. The site is still young, but we’ll do as much coverage as we can. I have some amazing appointments lined… read more


It is a distinct pleasure to announce the launch of TechnoBuffalo’s second website, The Nerdy. For the better part of three years I’ve been working on getting this together in quiet. From a monster document, to talking with old contacts, to trying to figure out how I run two sites at once, this has been… read more


Toy Fair 2017 was a success for TechnoBuffalo, and that means that I’m heading back for another round of walking the floor of the Javits Center. As you read this I’m about to head to the airport and start making my way to New York for a week. First a couple days of meetings, then… read more


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