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KidLitCon

Colleen Mondor at Chasing Ray has all the current information on KidLit Con 2011.

What is KidLit Con? From my post explaining KidLit Con 2010:Four years of planning, arranging, meeting, having fun. Where does the time go? Oh, there are other conventions and conferences in a year: booksellers have BEA, librarians ALA, teachers NCTE. Still, none of them are just about the bloggers and while some of us meet at those events, those meetings are an add-on, not the prime event. KidLitCon is the prime event. It’s held over the weekend, so people don’t have to worry about vacation time being used. Topics are geared just towards bloggers, whether the bloggers are authors, publishers or readers. It also moves around the country, so that the responsibility for planning doesn’t fall on the same shoulders over and over.”

I’ll also add that this is for anyone who blogs about children’s literature or young adult literature — bloggers and authors.

So far, I’ve been to Kid Lit Con 2007 in Chicago, 2009 in DC, 2010 in Minneapolis and, fingers crossed, I’ll be in Seattle for KidLit Con 2011.

More on last year’s event is at Kidlit Con 2010: Building a Real Community (my article that first appeared in SLJ’s Extra Helping) and my blog post.

Back to 2011!

As Colleen explains at Chasing Ray, this year’s Kidlit Con is September 16 to 17 at the Hotel Monaco, Seattle. The main event is Saturday, but there is also a precon planned for Friday. Chasing Ray has all the information about prices and what is and isn’t included, etc. Keep an eye on the Kidlit Con website, Facebook and Twitter for details.

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About Elizabeth Burns

Looking for a place to talk about young adult books? Pull up a chair, have a cup of tea, and let's chat. I am a New Jersey librarian. My opinions do not reflect those of my employer, SLJ, YALSA, or anyone else. On Twitter I'm @LizB; my email is lizzy.burns@gmail.com.

Comments

  1. Michelle says:

    I’m even more bummed that I’m not able to be there this year since Colleen & Jackie announced that Scott Westerfeld will be keynoting! It’s going to be a fantastic event as usual of that I have no doubt.

  2. Angela Carstensen Liz B says:

    Michelle, i’m bummed you won’t be there. I’m looking forward to it — it should be interesting!

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