Did you know there is less than one week left to register for the KidLitosphere Conference this October in Washington, D.C.? MotherReader started a meme for past conference attendees in an effort to get out the word about the conference and encourage registration. Here's my contribution.Why did you decide to attend the KidLitosphere Conference?
I went to the first conference in Chicago because I saw the list of folks that had signed on and decided I didn't want to be left out! I bought a ticket and never looked back.
Who was most like their blog? Who was least like their blog?
I think just about every blogger I met in person reflected the voice I heard/read on his/her blog. I loved meeting the teachers I read so regularly (hi Mary Lee!), the poets (hi Greg!), school librarians (Jone and Camille!), and so many others. Mark and Andrea were as ebullient as their podcasts. Adrienne and I shared a hometown connection that has kept us connecting since our first meeting. I could go on about how amazingly kind and generous every single person I met was, but I know you'd get bored. Suffice it say that if you're reading someone's blog on a regular basis, you won't be disappointed when you finally get to meet them in person.
What surprised you at the conference?
Here's what I wrote after the first conference.What will you always remember about the last conference?
If I was surprised by anything at all, it was just how nice, outgoing, and friendly everyone was. Yes, even the self-described introverts had something to say and offer.
I was so disappointed that I couldn't attend Kidlit 08. I had another conference the same weekend here in VA. I would much rather have been in Portland.
Did you blog about the conference?
Yes, I wrote a conference recap.
I will be attending this year and if there is any way YOU can be at Kidlitcon 09, I highly recommend it. I hope I see you there.