Dear Brad Fitzpatrick,Lisa and I figure it wasn't supposed to come off so weird, but it does.
I'm a Pdx journalist who put together a panel discussion on blogs and blogging, set to take place on [date] at [location], [time] ([URL]). It took serious thought whether or not to ask you to take a panel seat, but I ultimately opted not to. I would however like for you to attend, and to participate vigorously in the open Q&A (expected to be the majority of time). I hope it'll be something that you and any LiveJournal participant can get behind. In addition, if you have a few minutes either before or after the discussion, I know that the panelists would enjoy the chance to meet you.