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by Casey Neeley
October 14th, 2010

Tis the Season…

The anticipated fall coolness is beginning to seep in to the air. I, for one, am ecstatic. I love the crispness of the temperature, the sounds and feelings before fall football games (I’m an SEC fan in case you were wondering) and the excitement that is a part of the season. I get that nervous—but excited—feeling deep down in my belly just thinking about it. This fall promises to be a particularly exciting one. Amidst a busy travel schedule in our office, everyone is bustling around preparing for shows and flights. While football games and changing leaves used to be the tell-tale signs of fall anyone in the glass or film industry will tell you that once the crazy travel schedule starts you have found fall.

The apple of my travel season this year is SEMA and I am way more excited about the show than most. You see, this will be my first time attending the monster show. I’ve been told in the past about how unbelievable the demonstrations and exhibits are, but I feel certain that I am still un-prepared for the aisles of aftermarket specialty products.

In addition to seeing the SEMA sights, I am bringing my video producer, Marshall Stephens with me. He is the real creative genius behind our video newscast FILM’d (visit the Studio if you haven’t seen it yet). We will be filming a new episode at SEMA so feel free to come up and ask us about it.

While I’m excited to cruise the booths at SEMA, I will admit I am a little overwhelmed. Where do you begin? There is so much to see and watch and so many people that have great stories to tell. I just fear that I can’t do it all in four days.

I definitely want to go and see some friends of WINDOW FILM magazine and introduce myself. I, also, am hoping to find the vehicle wrap displays and demos (for more on vehicle wraps check out the November-December issue of WINDOW FILM when it hits the streets) and another highlight for me will be getting the scoop on paint protection films. I am really hoping that someone will let me try my hand at installing, even if I only get to wrap my notebook and pen. Don’t laugh— I’m serious.

So, tell me, what should I add to my list? What have been the highlights during your visits to SEMA? If you are attending stop by booth #12115 and introduce yourself and tell me what I shouldn’t miss at SEMA.

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