Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Book release party... Be there!  Click here for the invite!

Details in short:   

WE ARE CUBS FANS book release party
Harry Caray's Wrigleyville
Friday, August 15th 2008 7:30 - 10pm

All-You-Can Drink & a Copy of WE ARE CUBS FANS = $40.00
All-You-Can-Drink - $20.00

There will be many more details posted here soon... please help spread the word and bring as many friends as you wish. The event is open to the public and I hope to have the place packed!


Friday, July 25, 2008

Book Release Party and other events!

SAVE THE DATE - Friday, August 15th 7:30 to 10pm... I will be having my BOOK RELEASE PARTY at Harry Caray's in Wrigleyville.  More details coming soon...

Also... On Thursday, August 14th at 7pm - I will be doing a book signing at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville.

Stay tuned for more events and more details.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

WGN Interview with Spike O'Dell

Life has been moving full speed ahead over the past month since the release of WE ARE CUBS FANS.  I have now done an internet video interview, a handful of radio interviews and two newspaper interviews.... I will be posting them all here for your reading enjoyment.  Crazy week.

Last Friday morning... I was lucky enough to be a guest on the excellent Spike O'Dell WGN-AM morning show.  The fun thing is that I went to school wit
h Spike's son years ago, so it was fun to catch up with Spike and be a part of the #1 morning show in Chicago.  

WGN's Spike O'Dell (L) with WE ARE CUBS FANS author Will Byington (R)

Click here to hear the interview:

To continue the madness.... I was also interviewed on a station in south western Illinois (that actually carries the St. Louis Cardinals) by their afternoon host Lou Anne (the station's only Cubs fan).  WLPO is the station in Oglesby, IL and you can hear that interview here:

And finally... A good friend and former college professor of mine from the University of Alabama was up here recently for a Cubs game with some friends.  Well, one of those friends is a columnist for the Tuscaloosa News and this past Sunday... he ran his column about yours truly... 

Read that here:

More coming soon also... Next week I will be on WGN again, this time with David Kaplan and Sports Central.  I will also be on with Mike Stephens on his "Outside The Loop" Radio Program.  More details on those coming up...


Thursday, July 17, 2008

WGN-AM 720 in Chicago Friday morning!

Hey-  Things have been insane lately with the book release.  Look for some updates about the past couple weeks activities in the coming days.

In the meantime, if you are around the Chicago area tomorrow morning, or anywhere within reach of the world wide web, I will be a guest on the Spike O'Dell WGN-AM morning show around 8:35/8:40am.  Listen in as they interview me over the phone about my new book WE ARE CUBS FANS.  You can also listen on the internet at:  

Thanks for all the support!


Sunday, July 6, 2008

Lakeview Music Fest

That's my booth at the Lakeview Music Fest - Don't know why my camera was in black and white, but you get the idea

This weekend I am hosting a booth at the Lakeview Music Fest just down the street from my apartment. I was out there from noon till 10pm yesterday and had a blast. The main purpose of my booth is to sell the book that I now have in my hands... but I also have been showing off my original Chicago photography. This is my first experience doing a street fair from a vendor's perspective and it has been an adventure to say the least. I am so used to walking past tent after tent of sponsors and merchandise... it is interesting to be inside the tent watching everyone walk by.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by and checked out my work. Please follow up with me if you are interested in purchasing anything you saw at the Fest or on my website.

Thank you also to Kristin, Trudy, Victor, Dan, Monica, Bunker, Jen and everyone else who helped me throughout the day and supported me. I would not have survived yesterday without their help! I owe you big time. Also thanks to Chris Karnak of Chasing October for dropping off some copies of the movie for the booth!

I am back out on Sheffield, just south of Waveland today from Noon till 10pm again... if you are around the neighborhood, please stop by and say hello.

Happy Holiday weekend everyone!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

It's HERE!

I have just finished loading 750 copies of WE ARE CUBS FANS into my kitchen. The first shipment arrived this morning and I could not be more excited. I am now ready for the Lake View Music Fest that is happening in front of my apartment this weekend. Now it is time to see if all the feedback I have been getting is real... to see what people really think of the product and what happens. Ever wonder what 750 books looks like.... now you know!

Tonight I am going to see two of the best musicians out of New Orleans one could ever hear of... Paul Sanchez and John Boutte at the American Music Festival in Berwyn. Tomorrow XRT's Free 4th of July concert and then it is onto the Lake View Music Festival from noon to 10pm on Saturday and Sunday between Addison and Waveland on Sheffield. I will have a booth and would LOVE for you to come by, say hello, pick up a copy of the book and have a beer. Can you handle that?

Happy 4th of July!