This year almost everything went as planned for the show, nothing got lost, nothing (much) got broken, and had enough sales to make the venture worthwhile. It would have been a practically perfect trip if it weren't for the little issue of getting to the airport at 7:30 AM for what turned out to be an 8:45 PM departure. For a mere $150, that little glitch was fixed (imagine lots of bad language here).
A couple of people asked me to teach a workshop building a mid-century modern roombox. If I can get enough confirmed interest I'll do that. My workshop on "advanced LEDs " was full, and I think everyone got something out of it. I changed my approach in midstream when I saw that I was going to lose some people. Always good for an adrenalin rush - making up a class as you give it.