Yay! I'm going to Austin and I'm going to meet lots of new book people and see old friends and be happy that I'm a blogger! I hope you can come to--KidLitCons are a wonderful thing.
Here's the official "registrations are open" post, lifted straight from Kidlitosphere Central:
"The seventh annual KidLitCon on November 9th in Austin, Texas is officially accepting registrations!
Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for sending your check or money order. Hotel information will also be available, hopefully with a discount for our group.
Look to this website for updates to the schedule, including our Friday evening event.
Lots more info to come. For now, start spreading the word! Be a fan on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! And best of all register to attend KidLitCon 2013."
The call for Program Presenters is also out:
"We’re looking for excellent programs to fill this year’s KidLitCon! What would you like to talk about with your children’s lit blogging colleagues? We’re especially interested in topics of diversity and gender, reviewing critically, evaluating illustrations, social media, trends, blog design, marketing, technology, and industry relationships. Panels, teams, and singular presenters are all encouraged, but only in person presentations will be accepted.
Proposals must be submitted through the official form.
You have until 11:59pm on Friday, October 4, 2013 to submit your proposal. You may submit more then one proposal, but preference will go to those that seem the most fully formed. Presenters do not receive free or reduced registration."
I am thinking about a session that discusses the topics above from a middle grade blogger perspective, but more a round-table of sharing-ness than strictly formal presentations....If you are a middle grade blogger and are going and might want to formulate something with me do please get in touch!!!