Monday, August 10, 2015

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Well friends, it is that time of year again----The Fest for Beatle fans in Chicago!   This year the Fest will be held August 14-16, 2015, which is pretty awesome because it will line up with the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' Shea Stadium concert.

If you haven't been to Beatlefest in awhile and are available this weekend, I encourage you seriously consider going.   There are some changes taking place at our beloved Beatles convention and I really think they are a move in the right direction.  

Having said that, this weekend is going to be fun!!   And I look forward to meeting with many of you at the Fest!   PLEASE---if you see me out and around, come and say hello!    I would really love to meet you.   Just a reminder that I  tend to be sort of shy, so I will NOT be coming up to you.   But it really makes my day to learn that real people read this blog.  

I will be speaking three times this year at the Fest and I want you all to know about it.  

At 1:30pm on Saturday August 15th in the Fabortory I will be leading the first ever LIVE version of "Meet the Beatles...For Real!"    I can't tell you how excited I am about this.     I am going to share a little bit about the blog and a few stories and photos and then open it up to the floor for a show and tell time.   So if you have met one of the Beatles in person, please bring along a photo or something to share or just your story.    And if you don't have a story, that is fine---just come in and enjoy this time of sharing and chatting about the Beatles.   

At 2:30 on Saturday August 15 in the Fabortory I will be back again but this time Tina Kukla and I are going to be leading a mulit-media discussion about the Beatles Anthology 20 years later.    Can you believe it has been 20 years already?    Well---come and join us as we look at some video clips and advertisements on how we were exposed to the Beatles Anthology 20 years ago.

2014's "She's a Woman" panel discussion

At 4:15pm on Saturday August 15 in the Paperback Writer Room  I will be joined by a panel of amazing ladies for the She's a Woman Panel.    We will be discussing the 50th anniversary of the movie Help! or the 20th anniversary of the Anthology and what it means to the fandom.   

My mom and Deco enjoying the Fest last summer

One of the best parts of going to the Fest is the chance to hang out with friends new and old that share the same passion for the Beatles as you do.  I look forward to seeing you at the Fest this weekend and if you aren't going to be there, I will have a full report when I return with photos and stories of what happened.   

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