As some of you might remember, last year I hosted the Kidlitosphere Conference (or KidLitCon) in the main branch of NYPL. There were publisher previews. There were amazing speakers and talks and rooms. Grace Lin did our Friday night dinner keynote and Maureen Johnson closed out the conference with the final keynote. In all, it was a rousing success. Nobody died. I consider that a win. You can read my full recap of the experience (barring the sheer hell I went through with the bloody programs) here.
Well now the time has come to do it all again . . . in Texas. Yes, I’m not hosting this one, partly because I’ve developed this real love affair with sanity. Sanity is my friend. I’m keen on it. Traditionally this conference tends to move about so that folks from all over the country can attend. So if you were bummed at our Eastern location in 2012, check out the following and register early!
Kidlitosphere Conference 2013
The seventh annual KidLitCon on November 9th in Austin, Texas is officially accepting registrations!
While we would love to be ahead of schedule with well, a schedule, we invite you to register now to help your organizers plan for attendance. Registering early will also give you a chance to suggest topics that YOU would like to see at KidLitCon 2013. Register before October 11th for $10 off the registration fee and a chance to win a prize package of books and goodies!
Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for sending your check or money order. Hotel information will also be available, hopefully with a discount for our group.
We are still accepting proposals for workshops and panel discussions. Past KidLitCon sessions have included topics such as ethics of reviewing, diversity in children/teen literature, effective marketing, kidlit social media, and online community building. If you are interested in presenting at KidLitCon, please submit a proposal soon.
Look to this website for updates to the schedule, including our Friday evening event.