Thursday, August 23, 2012

KidLitCon 2012 -- New York City

At A Year of Reading, we are proud members of the Kidlitosphere. We've been blogging since 2006, and can remember when the term Kidlitosphere was invented. Mary Lee's gone to three of the KidLitCons-the original one in Chicago, which started off as kind of a joke, the one in D.C., and the one in Minneapolis. Alas, life and finances will prevent either of us from attending the New York City KidLitCon. Even though the conference is FREE this year. Yes, I said FREE. But don't let that stop YOU! Here are the details (borrowed and modified from the Kidlitosphere Central website):

The sixth annual KidLitCon will be held in the heart of New York City on September 28th and 29th, 2012. It will be held within the main branch of New York Public Library, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
Your host will be Elizabeth Bird of A Fuse #8 Production) along with Monica Edinger (Educating Alice) and Liz Burns (A Chair, a Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy).
In the same vein as last year’s con, the conference is being expanded into two days with a special “pre-conference” on Friday.  Friday events will include special visits to the publishers of New York City with blogger previews of their upcoming seasons.  Publishers will be assigned on a random basis to all attendees.  The final list of publishers is currently being hammered out.
Registration will max out at 175 attendees.
Cost before September 21st:
  • $35 Pre-Conference without dinner
  • $0 Saturday Conference 
  • $55 Pre-Conference with dinner (special guest speaker: Grace Lin)
  • $50 Friday dinner (extra diner or only)
Please note that there will be no Saturday dinner.  However, there is a possibility of a Kidlit Drink Night that evening.  Information to come.
The last day to register is September 21st.
The Pre-con: Includes a dinner.
Conference Day: Lunch.
If space is still available, onsite registration will be possible for $80. Pre-con price remains the same.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you posted this! I just registered and I am so excited it is in NYC this year and FREE!!! Woo Hoo!


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