Sunday, September 28, 2008


Hi everybody! The 2nd Annual Kitlit Bloggers' Conference has come and gone. It was wonderful! Here we are (most of us) at the end of the evening:
Here is a Mr. Linky list to a roundup of posts by attendees. If you have written a post, just fill in the spaces below and your link will pop up. Thanks so much to everyone for attending; looking forward to seeing you all again next year or before!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

So Where Do We go on Saturday?

It was brought to the attention of the global girl that a key detail was missing. After the fun of Friday, where do we show up on Saturday?

Please come to Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel,
Portland, Oregon at about 7:35 for coffee and name tags.

We are to your left as you walk into the main entrance of the hotel.
See you all soon!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Friday Night Fun

Looking forward to the weekend! Here is what's happening on Friday.

If you are local, you can choose to meet us either at Powells or Deschutes Brewery.

6:00 Gather at the hotel (those who need to gather at hotel), depart

6:30 Meet at Powells…Meet in the children’s /YA Section
Powell’s Books
1005 W Burnside
Portland, OR

7:00 or whenever so moved wander to Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery (walking distance from Powells)
210 NW 11th Street
Portland, OR

Public Transit Information:

Use the Max Red line from the airport.
Get off at Galleria/SW 10th Ave MAX Station
Walk between 0.2-0.4 to your destination
Fares: Adult All Zone ($2.30), Youth/Student ($1.50) or Honored Citizen ($0.95)

Questions? Email me at macrush53 at yahoo dot com

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tenative Agenda for the Conference

Here it is. We are looking forward to meeting you all. Please let us know if you want to join us on Friday evening. Please note the 4:00 offering, it is a meet and greet, set up a table with books, fliers, etc. Please let us know if you plan to participate.

Second Annual Kidlit Blogging Conference
Friday, September, 26
6:30 ish Meet in lobby. Go to Powell’s City of Books and then to dinner in the area.

Saturday, September 27
7:45-8:00 Check In Stuff
8:00-8:10 Greetings/ Welcome

8:10-9:00 Bridging Books and Blogs: A panel discussion about Kidlitosphere. (Mark Blevis, Alice Pope, Dia Calhoun, Lori Ann Grover, Betsy Bird

9:10-10:00 Making the Most of the Community: Blog Tour Events: Colleen Mondor/Jackie Parker

10:10-11:00 Two Offerings:
Six Questions for Every Blogger (target: beginning Bloggers): Anastasia Suen
Kick Your Blog Up a Notch (target: Int/advanced): Pam Coughlan

11:10- 12:00 Two Offerings:
CYBILS Forum: Jen Robinson/ Sarah Stevenson
There's a Podcast at the End of this Book: using audio and video to communicate online: Mark Blevis

12:00-1:10 LUNCH (with friends but on own)

1:10-3:00 The Bridge Between Authors and Book Reviewers: A Conversation: Laini Taylor/Jen Robinson

2:10—3:00 Promoting Your Book and Yourself On Facebook/My Space and Other Social Networking Tools: Sometimes a blog presence is not enough: you have a new book (or a new award or newsletter or... or... or...) to promote and you want to reach a bigger audience. Can the kidlitosphere grow outside of blogdom (and does it need to?)? Hear what's worked for others on social networks and around the web... and feel free to add your own ideas and success stories. Greg Pincus

3:10—4:00 Two Offerings:
Managing a Group Blog/ Creating an Internet Community: Class of 2K8/2K9

For Authors: Balancing the Personal and Professional on Your Author Blogs: Sara Zarr

4:15-5:00 Meet the Authors,( Illustrators, Agents): A time to have a table with your books, promotional etc.

5:00-6:00 Happy Hour/Time Before Dinner
6:30 Dinner