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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 branch of New York Public Library, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

Your host will be myself (Elizabeth Bird) along with Monica Edinger (Educating Alice) and Liz Burns (A Chair, a Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy) who are assisting me in a multitude of ways.

In the same vein as last year’s con we are expanding the conference into two days with a special “pre-conference” on Friday.  Friday events will include special visits to the publishers of New York City with blogger previews of their upcoming seasons.  Publishers will be assigned on a random basis to all attendees.  The final list of publishers is currently being hammered out.

Registration will max out at 175 attendees.

The Money:
Before September 21st:

  • $35 Pre-Conference without dinner
  • $0 Saturday Conference
  • $55 Pre-Conference with dinner (special guest speaker: Grace Lin)
  • $50 Friday dinner (extra diner or only)

Please note that there will be no Saturday dinner.  However, we are working on a Kidlit Drink Night here in town for that very evening.  Information to come.

The last day to register is September 21st.

The Pre-con: Includes a dinner.
Conference Day: Lunch.

If space is still available, onsite registration will be possible for $80. Pre-con price remains the same.

Attendees looking to share hotels with other attendees may indicate this fact on the registration page.  We will attempt to link you with someone who may also wish to share a room.  You may find a list of Midtown Manhattan Hotels here.

The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is located between 40th and 42nd Street, directly facing 5th Avenue.  A map and directions to the library can be found here.

We hope to see you in September!

Register here.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. I hope I can make it!

  2. Yay! Sounds like a perfect way to celebrate my son being newly off at college and my living alone. Go off and have fun with my people! I plan to be there!