It’s that time of year again; time for KidlitCon!
This is the sixth annual gathering of children’s and young adult book bloggers. First was 2007 in Chicago, 2008 Portland, 2009 DC, 2010 Minneapolis, 2011 Seattle (my five KidlitCon posts here), and now, for 2012 — it’s in New York City! A big thank you goes to Robin Brande, who organized the first one back in 2007.
The preconference is Friday, September 28th and the actual conference is Saturday, September 29th.
Jen Robinson of Jen Robinson’s Book Page has posted about the reasons to attend KidlitCon: “Get ideas for stepping up and/or revitalizing your blog; Meet people who you only know through their blogs; and Be surrounded by other people who love children’s and young adult literature as much as you do.”
Betsy at Fuse # 8 has details, including that the actual full day of conference is, wait for it, FREE.
- $55 Full Conference, including pre-con, Friday dinner, and Saturday con
- $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)
Monica Edinger of Educating Alice has been helping with organizing the preconference. Part of the fun of the movable feast of KidlitCon is being able to take advantage of what makes each location unique. For 2012, Monica has putting together “Friday previews with publishers . . . The participating publishers have been wonderful and attendees are going to have a wonderful time, I’m confident, visiting their offices and hearing about their new and forthcoming books.”
Don’t forget; the KidlitCon is what bloggers make it. Submit a program idea! The deadline is August 15!