It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since The Unforgettable Buzz was published. Our journey to complete the book became so long and protracted that we never really gave much thought to the “after” part. We were too busy worrying about “how” and “if” a book on Electric Football would ever get published.
But it did, with the official date being recorded as June 26, 2013. Since then…well the last year has been nothing short of amazing. From those enthusiastic emails you sent us in the early weeks, to the glowing reviews left on Amazon, to our road trip to Richmond, VA, the radio interviews (including with Fox Sports and the Antique Road Show’s Gary Sohmers), the positive reviews that popped up on other websites, the positive reviews that came from other authors, our epic conversations with the Knee Jerks, the book signing at Chester County Books…and that’s just 2013.
2014 started with an amazing review from Uni-Watch.com which morphed almost seamlessly into the most memorable event of the entire last year – TudorCON 14 in Philly. That some of you came and purchased a second (or third) copy of The Unforgettable Buzz — it’s something we will never forget. And we will never forget all the wonderful stories you told us about your own Electric Football history. TudorCON 14 was one of the highlights of our entire “modern” involvement in Electric Football.
Then, just a few weeks later, we got to witness the genuine enthusiasm of toy buyers as they checked out Tudor Games new line Electric Football games at Toy Fair. Sports Collectors Daily then ran a series of excerpts from The Unforgettable Buzz, we were asked to contribute to and fact check the Electric Football chapter of the Toys of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, and finally, The Unforgettable Buzz landed on television in White Plains, New York.
It’s been a breathtaking journey so far. And the most rewarding part has been the support that you’ve given the book. Whether by email, Facebook, on the phone, or face-to-face at whatever event we were at…we’ve treasured every single word of encouragement that’s been offered. Thank you so much. Your support alone has made this a journey worth taking.
Earl, Roddy & Michael