Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Greetings bloggers!

We've received requests from people needing additional time to prepare their workshop proposals so we're extending the deadline to August 15. You can learn all about how to submit a proposal here. Put on your thinking caps and send us your best ideas.
It's that or you sit through Brian's three hour lecture entitled, "The History of a Paperclip," performed entirely in semaphore.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Registration and Hotel Information

Pre-registration is now closed and it's time to register for KidlitCon 2010!

To register:

1) Download and fill out the registration form.

2) Mail with a check for $45 ($40 if you qualify for the pre-reg discount) to:

Brian Farrey
2143 Wooddale Dr.
Woodbury, MN 55125
(Please make the check out to Brian Farrey.)

3) We’ll confirm via e-mail and you're all set.

A block of hotel rooms has been set aside for the conference at:

Holiday Inn--Mineapolis Metrodome
1500 Washington Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Click here to print out a hotel fact sheet.
Front Desk: 1-612-333-4646 Hotel Fax: 1-612-333-7910

Conference rate is $109 per night, which includes a free shuttle to and from Open Book (although, many will find the walk between the two more than manageable) and free WiFi.

Click here to book your hotel room online. If booking by phone, mention “Children’s Writing Event” to access the block and the rate.

Information on how to get to Open Book (the conference site) is located on the above "Getting Around" tab.
Find a conference buddy! Share a room! Most important: SPREAD THE WORD! This conference belongs to bloggers and will only be as strong as those who make it happen.

As always, shoot questions to And keep an eye on the blog for other exciting announcements in the coming days.

Sunday is the last day to pre-register!

We will be posting registration and accommodation information on Monday, which makes Sunday the last day to pre-register and get a $5.00 discount on the registration fee. If you've been hemming and hawing, now's the time to tell us you're coming and save a little moolah. You can still register after Sunday, but you'll pay full price.

Thurston says: "Full price? Good heavens, you sound like a Yale man!"