We appreciate your patience as we finalize the details for the Con's programming. Turns out this is a bit more work intensive than we thought. We were very pleased with the number of submissions and the gamut of topics proposed. I think you'll be pleased once we get it all settled and up on the blog. We're up to 61 attendees now (all those lovely people in blue along the right hand side of the blog). If you know someone who has pre-registered (the people in red) but hasn't registered yet, give 'em a poke and tell them how cool it's going to be.
In the meantime, I thought I'd mention an event of note that will be happening in the Twin Cities during your stay. The renowned Guthrie Theatre is producing the world premiere of THE MASTER BUTCHERS SINGING CLUB, based on the novel by MN author Louise Erdrich and adapted for the stage by Tony award-winning playwright Marsha Norman ('NIGHT MOTHER, THE SECRET GARDEN).
The Guthrie is located one block over and one block down from Open Book, where the conference will be held (easily within walking distance of the hotel). You can learn more about the show (including cast information, ticket prices, run times, etc.) at the link above. If you feel you have the time and interest, consider getting tickets. You only need 15 people to get a group rate so if you're on a budget, ask around to see who else might be interested. The weekend of the conference, they have both a Sunday matinee and Sunday evening performance.
Stay tuned for conference programming news very, very soon!