Sunday, September 13, 2009

Kidlitcon 09 Meme

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.
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.
What will you always remember about the last conference?
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.


  1. In case I haven't said so already, I'm glad that you're going to make it this year, Tricia!

  2. Thanks, Jen! I'm thrilled to be attending this year and can't wait to catch up with the folks I met in Chicago!

  3. Meeting you is one of my favorite memories of the Chicago conference! Looking forward to DC!!!