Monday, June 21, 2010

Mark your calendars!

Greetings, Kidlit Blogdom!

Welcome to the first informational post for the Kidlitosphere 2010 Conference!

This year's conference will be hosted by Andrew Karre (Carolrhoda), Ben Barnhart (Milkweed Editions) and Brian Farrey (Flux) in beautiful downtown Minneapolis.

Let's start with the basics:

Where: Open Book, Minneapolis, MN
When: Saturday, October 23, 2010

The rough schedule calls for a wine and cheese reception on the night of Friday the 22nd, a day of workshops and panels on the 23rd, followed by a closing conference dinner in the evening.

We're still working out the details of cost for the conference and hotel; we hope to have all the particulars very soon. Our goal is to make the cost comparable to past conferences. Once we've finished getting bids, we'll post registration information. BUT, if you send an e-mail right now to kidlitcon2010@gmail.com with the subject line "Intent to Register," you will receive $5.00 off the cost of registration.

Later this week, we'll be posting a call for submissions. This is your chance to submit ideas for workshops/panels that you'd like to present or organize.

Follow us on Twitter here: www.twitter.com/kidlitcon2010
And here's the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kidlitcon-2010/137299689614524?ref=ts

Please note that THIS BLOG will be your BEST source for up to date information.

Lots more info to come in the next few weeks. (We're working on a few fun surprises...) For now, start spreading the word! Be a fan on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Let people know when the conference is and to start their plans to attend/present/support!

14 comments:

Mary Lee said...

Is KidLit Con just for YA bloggers now?

a. fortis said...

Surely not!! I'd be so disappointed not to get to meet you & Franki in person! :)

MotherReader said...

Awesome! But I see where Mary Lee would be confused. Let's welcome YA and KidLit Blogdom!

Betsy said...

Indeed! The children's bloggers shall represent!

Kidlit Con 2010 said...

My bad. Correction made. Stand down red alert.

Jill Corcoran said...

Sounds great. Wish I could make it but I'll be at SCBWI Mid-Atlantic. Darn, I even have a client in Minn.

Mary Lee said...

Whew! Thanks for the clarification! Looking forward to seeing the "old timers" again and meeting new friends!!

maclibrary said...

Thank you for clarifying and fixing that. I am hoping to get there this year.

A.S. King said...

My robot brain is working hard to come up with a clever panel idea right now. Go robot brain, go! Amy must get to this!

Doret said...

Marking my calender and taking the time off. Now all I need is a little green.

Betsy said...

Oh! I can talk this up when I speak at Hamline University in July! Woot!

Suzanne Young said...

Oh, I'd love to come! Not sure if I can make it to Minneapolis though...

Alysa said...

This has sounded so fun from year 1. Alas, this year I should have a one-month-old in October, so there's no way. Have fun, all!

annegreenwoodbrown said...

Is this a writers conference (in general) or is it a conference purely about blogging?

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