KidLitCon--the annual conference for children's and YA lit bloggers--has attracted bloggers, authors, illustrators and other kidlit enthusiasts for the past four years. This year, the conference will be held in Seattle (yay--back in our neck of the woods, relatively) and the organizers are LOOKING FOR YOUR INPUT!
If you haven't already, don't forget to take the KidLitCon survey so that the organizers can get a good idea of what you're looking for in this year's conference. Even if you're not sure you can make it, your feedback is valuable.
Personally, I'm looking forward to some sessions on issues in blogging and children's/YA lit--maybe a discussion on diversity (in literature and in the blogosphere), or ways bloggers can contribute to the conversation.
Also, MotherReader's and Lee Wind's Comment Challenge 2011 has started. Haven't signed up yet? Go here. I may have to take a pass this year...I haven't even been able to read many blogs lately, let alone comment, although I probably have been commenting on most of the posts I've actually managed to read. Gosh darn those other obligations...I should've made a New Year's resolution to ditch some of 'em...
(Edited by your blogging partner to add: Of course, if one's BOOK has just come out the first month of the year, one is excused from all other obligations other than panicking and doing PR for it, so one can give oneself a break, perhaps??)