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KitLitCon 2012: No one was eaten by a bear

MaureenJohnson1

My standards are pretty low when it comes to conferences.  Essentially if ursine consumption does not occur, I consider the day a success.  Fortunately there are other ways of defining success, and though I was the organizer and therefore not wholly without my own prejudices, everything went well.  Amazingly, surprisingly, some might say shockingly, well. [...]

KidLitCon 2012: The Saturday Schedule

Greeting and salutations to you all! I know that some of you have been holding off on registering for KidLitCon 2012, the annual meeting of children’s and YA bloggers which is open to anyone (blogger or not) with an interest in the changing sphere of book discussions, online and off.  Though the Saturday conference (held [...]

Registration for the 6th Annual KidLitCon is NOW OPEN!

Well.  It’s finally happened.  We are ready to show you the wonders of New York City the only way we know how.  Yes folks, it is time to register for KidLitCon 2012! The sixth annual KidLitCon will be held in the heart of New York City on September 28th and 29th, 2012 at the main [...]

Kidlit Drink Night: December Edition

I may not run them anymore but there’s nothing saying I can’t advertise them when they’re nigh.  To wit: We here at Kid Lit Drink Night HQ hope that you’re having a great, if-so-far-unseasonably-warm, December! Our next gathering is right around the corner! Here are the details: Where: Houndstooth Pub, 520 8th Avenue (at the corner [...]

Kidlit Drink Night Returns!

Or shall we say, Kidlit Drink Night 2.0?  Because, you see, the event is now in brand new hands.  There’s a new sheriff in town, folks.  And by “sheriff” I mean “multiple talented individuals” and by “in town” I mean “running Kidlit Drink Night”.  Yes sir, Cheryl Klein and I are backing away slowly then [...]

Fusenews: Croquet and Pentanque (together at last)

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Maybe half a year ago I mentioned that Ms. Lucy Knisley had created a cartoon poster for the first four Harry Potter books.  Now with the final Potter movie coming out, the posters are at long last complete.  They follow the plots of the books, not the films, but the look of the characters can [...]

Kidlit Drink Night: BEA/Help RIF/My Last One? Edition

All right!  Cheryl and I have done the math, figured out the logic, carried the two, all that jazz.  The end result is that we have FINALLY come up with a reasonable Kidlit Drink Night time and location in conjunction with BEA this year.  But there’s a catch . . . This time around we [...]

Kidlit Drink Night: March Edition

Happy March! Even — dare we say it — happy SPRING . . . . almost.  In the same vein as that oh-don’t-you-wish-it-was-just-ten-degrees-warmer weather, have we got a springy Kidlit Drink Night for you!  Check it out: When: March 21, 6:30 p.m. Where: The Village Pourhouse at 366 West 46th St., between 8th and 9th [...]

Kidlit Drink Night: SCBWI Edition

The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things.  Of where the heck Victoria Stapleton go her shoes and ships and sealing wax, of castles and of kings.  And when the next Kidlit Drink Night will be held (and whether pigs have wings).  For now we’ll limit ourselves to just the Kidlit [...]

Kidlit Drink Night: September Edition

Ah.  Tis that bonny time of the year when like-minded people (or, in some cases, like-occupationed people) gather together in pubs to sip alcoholic drinks and discuss the state of children’s literature today.  Yes, it’s Kidlit Drink Night yet again, and this month Cheryl and I are hanging our hat on an old standby that [...]