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Registration for KidLit Con is Open

on June 27, 2011

The fifth annual KidLitCon will be held in  downtown Seattle, WA on September 16 and 17, 2011 at Hotel Monaco.

This is a great conference opportunity for those who blog about kid literature (authors, publishers, educators, reviewers, etc) to attend a conference about blogging in the KidLit World!

The keynote address will be given by Scott Westerfeld.

Registration is now open, and will close on August 31st. Sign up by July 31st to take advantage of a early booking bonus!

Registration will max out at 190 attendees.

Before August 1:

  • $125 Full Conference, including pre-con and Saturday with dinner
  • $30 Pre-Conference
  • $95 Saturday, including dinner
  • $75 Saturday, without dinner
  • FREE Friday Night Meet & Greet
  • $45 Saturday dinner (extra diner or only)

After August 1st, everything increases by five dollars. The last day to register is August 31st.

The Pre-con: Includes coffee, tea, water, and a substantial afternoon snack
Conference Day: Lunch, Buffet Dinner (with meat and vegetarian options) and both morning and afternoon snacks as well coffee, tea, and water throughout the day.

If space is still available, onsite registration will be possible for $80 but will not include the dinner on Saturday night as those reservations will close on August 31. Pre-con price remains the same.

The Friday Night Meet & Greet will be free, but you must register for it, as we need to be prepared for refreshments.

A little side note for those living in the Seattle area--consider taking the bus to Seattle or at least to a park-n-ride near Seattle and then hoping on mass transit to the hotel!  Overnight parking for guests is $39.00 per day plus tax Monday-Friday, and $36.00 per day plus tax Friday-Sunday with in and out privileges. Hotel Monaco is only one block from a light rail stop.

Proposals are also being accepted for presentations at KidLitCon 2011!

Proposals are 50 minute presentations, panels, and keynotes that will appeal to and edify Kidlitosphere bloggers. Our goal is to provide a balanced selection for a wide range of interests and include, but are not limited to, topics of diversity, reviewing critically, evaluating illustrations, social media, marketing, and technology, and industry relationships.

Proposals are due by July 15, 2011.

Proposals submitted should use the form found here.

Find out all the details and register here.


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