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KidlitCon09: Ten Days Away

Writing that KidlitCon09 was only ten days away just made my heart do a little jumpy thing in my chest.

I can still take a few more people for the Kidlitosphere Conference, though I can’t guarantee your dinner choice. I can, however guarantee an amazing time filled with interesting people and illuminating sessions. Or maybe illuminating people and interesting sessions. Either way. We’ll be setting aside some time to talk about the new FTC regulations and what they may mean for book bloggers along with the greater publishing industry. Being next to Washington, DC, it’s not out of the question that we may get someone official to talk to us. In any case, we’ll be discussing the topic and hopefully coming up with some answers — or even better questions.

I’m excited to announce that we do have an author event at Hooray for Books! in Old Town Alexandria on Sunday, October 18th, from 1:00–3:00 p.m. If you are in the DC area and can’t attend the conference, but would love to meet some of the people, come on down! Bring the kids. Bring the neighbor’s kids. Bribe a teen to join you. It’s going to be a great time. We’re going picture book to middle-grade first, and then tweens to teens second with:
1:00 p.m.
Cynthia Cotten presents Rain Play
Jacqueline Jules presents Unite or Die!
Sue Corbett presents Last Newspaper Boy

2:00 p.m.
Caroline Hickey presents Isabelle’s Boyfriend
Elizabeth Scott presents Something, Maybe
Paula Chase-Hyman presents Flipping the Script
Please let people know about this wonderful chance to greet bloggers, meet authors, and buy books, all while supporting an independent bookstore and the Kidlitosphere Conference. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?


Tricia said...

Phew! I know you're busy, but did you see this?

I posted it just for you!

Michelle said...

I'm so excited for the conference to finally get here! It's going to be a fabulous weekend :)

Olgy Gary said...

I would like to attend the conference and sent in my registration several weeks ago, via email, right after I heard Sue
Corbett talk about it at the Hampton Roads Writers Conference on 9/19/09. I haven't received PayPal instructions to pay for my registration. Please write back (olgy@childrencomefirst.com) and let me know what I need to do next. Thanks!