Tuesday, November 2, 2010

KidtlitCon 2010 Blog Roll

As promised (if a bit late): a listing of attendees and their blogs. More info to come!

Lisa Jenn Bigelow

Susan Taylor Brown
Michele Corriel

Pam Coughlan
Kellye Crocker
kelcrocker.com (not active yet)
Elizabeth Dingmann

Tammy Durant
no blog
Sandi Ferris
no blog

Elizabeth Fixmer

Julie Harman
no blog
Jacqueline Houtman
Aimee Jackson
no blog
Deborah Lynn Jacobs
Tina Laurel Lee
Rosanne Lindsay
no blog
Megan Markiewicz
Krissy Mohn
no blog

Tunie Munson-Benson
Sarah Olmanson
no blog
Gillia Olson
no blog
Peter Pearson
no blog
Camille Powell
Amber Ross
no blog
Laura Purdie Salas
Kurtis Scaletta
Catherine Schaff-Stump
Stephen Shaskan
no blog
Trisha Shaskan
no blog
Sarah J. Stevenson
Susan Marie Swanson
no blog

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Valerie Struthers Walker

Rebecca Wojahn

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


More as they come in.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Recapping the recaps

  1. http://stackedbooks.blogspot.com/2010/10/kid-lit-con-2010.html
  2. http://rebeccafjellanddavis.blogspot.com/2010/10/kidlitcon-2011.html
  3. http://tobyspeed.blogspot.com/2010/10/kidlit-con-2010-early-report.html
  4. http://maggiestiefvater.blogspot.com/2010/10/speechifying.html
  5. http://www.rascofromrif.org/?p=13113
  6. http://tessagratton.livejournal.com/571950.html
  7. http://community.livejournal.com/merry_fates/100032.html
  8. http://melissasbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/10/kidlitcon-in-which-i-wander-around.html
  9. http://bloodyyank.blogspot.com/2010/10/kidlitcon-2010.html
  10. http://mudmambas.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/the-wrap-of-con/
  11. http://ninacrittenden.blogspot.com/2010/10/kidlitcon-murals-and-book-fairs-oh-my.html
  12. http://blythewoolston.blogspot.com/2010/10/kidlit-con-2010-dandelion-syrup.html
  13. http://scbwi.blogspot.com/2010/10/report-on-kidlit-con-2010.html
  14. http://elissacruz.blogspot.com/2010/10/kidlit-con-2010.html
  15. http://writingya.blogspot.com/2010/10/kidlitcon-2010-fun-conversation-hijinks.html
  16. http://fourthmusketeer.blogspot.com/2010/10/thoughts-on-kidlitcon.html
  17. http://melissawiley.com/blog/2010/10/27/kidlitcon-2010/
  18. http://aslanslibrary.wordpress.com/2010/10/27/kidlitcon-2010/
  19. http://www.motherreader.com/2010/10/kidlit-con-2010-recap.html
  20. http://www.thepageturn.com/2010/10/books/kidlitcon-2010-2/
  21. http://www.ilsajbick.com/?p=671
  22. http://brennayovanoff.livejournal.com/28594.html
  23. http://jkrbooks.typepad.com/blog/2010/10/kidlitcon-2010.html
  24. http://kidswriterjfox.blogspot.com/2010/10/what-i-learned-in-school-this-month.html
  25. http://laurasalas.livejournal.com/244084.html & http://laurasalas.livejournal.com/245044.html & http://laurasalas.livejournal.com/244587.html & http://laurasalas.livejournal.com/244754.html & http://laurasalas.livejournal.com/245044.html
  26. http://lyndalepress.wordpress.com/2010/10/31/kidlit-con-2010/

Here’s the SLJ piece.

Here are the #tag transcripts:

  1.  http://www.thehappyaccident.net/kidlitcon-transcript-2010/
  2. http://scbwi.blogspot.com/2010/10/wednesday-tweet-roundup-all-kidlitcon.html

I’ll keep updating this as long as people keep recapping. Don’t forget to send photos to the Flickr site.

*Thanks to Blythe Woolston for the idea for the YouTube clip on Kurtis’s blog. Very appropriate. The ghost of Ricardo Montalban will be hosting in Seattle next year.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

KidLit Con Aftermath

Coming soon, the PowerPoints.

Thanks for a great weekend!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Don't forget!

The conference starts on Saturday at Open Book (home of The Loft Literary Center). Check-in begins at 7:30 AM. I We hope you can all make it tonight--Friday night--to a reception followed by a presentation and Q & A about online critique groups by Maggie Stiefvater, Brenna Yovanoff, and Tessa Gratton. The reception starts at 6:00 and is also at Open Book.

Here's a map from the conference hotel (an easy walk):

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Update: For those who are local or driving to the conference: President Obama will be attending a rally at the U of M on Saturday. While we don't anticipate this affecting much, it may be helpful to keep this in mind when planning your driving routes to and from Open Book (as it's not all that far from the campus). Basically, avoid the U.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Saturday Dinner

The eating delights of downtown Minneapolis are many, and if you have extra days in town, I encourage you to explore (or ask me—I live to recommend). One dinner, however, is taken care of, and that’s Saturday night, when we close out the conference at Town Hall Brewery, conveniently located next the conference hotel.

The restaurant needs to know our order ahead of time, so we’ll be asking you to pick one of the following at check in on Saturday:

1. Raspberry Spring Chicken Salad: Grilled Cajun chicken on a
bed of house blend greens topped with tomatoes, cucumbers, red
onions, crumbled blue cheese and almonds—served with raspberry
cream vinaigrette on the side. Also available without chicken.

2. Seven Corners Burger: Our most popular burger… grilled ½ lb.
burger topped with melted provolone cheese; smoked bacon and
Oatmeal Stout BBQ sauce.

3. Fat Tony’s Sausage Lasagna: Homemade lasagna
loaded with Italian sausage, onions, mushrooms, roasted red
peppers, spinach, homemade marinara sauce and a blend
of ricotta, Parmesan, provolone and goat cheese.

Town Hall is a brew pub, so beverage options will abound—but you’re on your own there. If you’re bringing a spouse, let us know at check-in. We’ll collect $10 to cover him or her.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Any teachers or librarians want to be on a panel?

I'm looking for a couple teachers or librarians who've got experience booking authors and illustrators for visits. I'd like you to join a couple authors and illustrators on a panel about how technology, social networking, and blogging have affected school and library visits. I'm really interested in people who've got long perspective on this. All you'd need to do is sit there and answer questions and participate in the conversation. Shoot me an email at akarre@lernerbooks.com.