Being a blogger who focuses on children’s literature I am a member of the Kidlitosphere, but have never been able to attend any of the yearly conferences. However, this year I will not only be attending, but I’m —gulp — helping to organize it as it is being held in my town, at the New York Public Library no less, September 28-29, 2012. As it is in NYC we are able to do something I’m especially excited about: Friday previews with publishers, something I’ve been working on this week. The participating publishers have been wonderful and attendees are going to have a wonderful time, I’m confident, visiting their offices and hearing about their new and forthcoming books.
Last week the call for program proposals went out and, while we are excited by those we have received already, would welcome more. And today registration has opened. I can’t wait to see many of you at our Big Apple KidLitCon!