Monday, July 30, 2012

Come see me at the Fest!

I just got my tickets for the Fest for Beatle Fans in Chicago in the mail.   I am super-excited about going this year.  In part because I haven't gotten out of town all summer and I am just generally excited to be going somewhere.   But also because I know that this is going to be a great Fest!

I have been asked to be on a panel of women Beatle writers at the Fest.   I will be with Susan Ryan, Tina Kukla, Kit O'Toole,  and Jude Kessler to discuss the women's point of view of the Beatles.   I am can't even begin to tell you how excited I am!   Speaking at a Beatles convention has always been a dream of mine.    Now, I personally do not think of myself as a writer.   I just type of stuff that I find on this blog.   I have dreams of writing a Beatles book, but I can't afford to publish a book at this point in my life.   But hey....they asked me to be on this panel to talk about the Beatles, so why not?   The panel will be at 7:45pm on Saturday in the forum room.   If you are a reader of this blog, I would LOVE to see you there.   I personally will be talking about the blog, because that is what I do.  I thought it would be super-fun to get together with people who are viewers of the blog and get a photo taken.  

But even if you don't make it to the panel, and are going to be at the Fest, I would love to talk to you.  That is why I am putting up a current photo of myself so everyone can see what I look like (Yikes!).   I was going to put up a photo of myself at the Fest last summer, but (excuse me while I brag) I have lost 61 pounds since then and look different.   So here I am a few weeks at at the Muny in my hometown area of St. Louis Missouri.

I also am working on putting together a costume for the first time to wear on Friday night.   It is something that has to do with this blog (and no I am not dressing up like Lizzie Bravo, although that isn't a bad thought).    I will post photos after the fact.  I am keeping it a secret right now.  

Hope to see you all at the Fest in Chicago in a few weeks! 

All you need is love,
Sara S.


  1. I enjoyed every page on your blog, I think you are is creative

  2. congratulations, sara! that's great that you will be at the panel with other women talking about our boys - i'm sure you'll do very well. and you should brag, losing 61lbs is amazing, i'm so proud of you! i know only too well how hard it is to lose weight. dress up as me... i wonder what kind of costume that would be? i'm sure you'll come up with something much better. have fun and tell us about it when you come back.

  3. Good luck and HAVE FUN!

  4. Holy smokes, congratulations!!! That's awesome!!!! This is an indispensable resource, this blog, YOU are an indispensable resource, fantastic...even the name of the blog is awesome. "Meet The Beatles....FOR REAL!" I haven't been to a convention since....1985!!! Man, I'm overdue! I remember Barb Fenwick being on an amazing panel discussion.....and look at who you're with, you're in such distinguished company!!

    One of my favorite discoveries on this blog is "the jacket"! The one on the cover of Yesterday and Today.....I had no idea it had such a long life, that jacket!!! There's just nothing like this blog, ever......when people puzzle over what all the mania was about, all they have to do is listen to the, like, Washington '64.....and then come to this blog! Congrats! Viva Meet The Beatles For Real!