This weekend is Kidlitcon 2011 in Seattle, and I'm really looking forward to seeing old blog friends again and, in many cases, meeting them in person for the very first time. With nearly 90 amazing bloggers, authors, and illustrators expected to be in attendance, I'm pretty sure that, yet again, I'll end the weekend by saying Kidlitcon is my favorite conference of the year. The intimate size makes it much easier for introverts like myself to actually converse with people without freaking out, and the schedule, as always, is dynamite.
I'm also proud (and more than a little intimidated!) to be on a panel of authors--the final session of the conference, in fact--on Blogging Diversity, moderated by uber-nice-guy Lee Wind, and featuring Justina Chen, Brent Hartinger (a fellow Flux author!), and Sara Ryan in addition to myself. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but I can safely say that it is promising to be a fascinating discussion, and will touch on stereotypes in YA lit, coverfail, authenticity, and who is "allowed" to tell whose stories--all topics near and dear to our hearts here at FW. If I can get someone to take one, I'll post a picture and some discussion highlights sometime in the week or two after the Con.
Well, enough of the shameless self-promotion...we now return you to your regularly scheduled programming, meaning I will stop procrastinating and get back to what I was supposed to be doing. Have a great weekend, everyone!