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Call for Program Proposals for the 7th Annual KidLitCon!

We’re looking for excellent programs to fill this year’s KidLitCon! What would you like to talk about with your children’s lit blogging colleagues? We’re especially interested in topics of diversity and gender, reviewing critically, evaluating illustrations, social media, trends, blog design, marketing, technology, and industry relationships. Panels, teams, and singular presenters are all encouraged, but only in person presentations will be accepted.

Proposals must be submitted through the official form.

You have until 11:59pm on Friday, October 4, 2013 to submit your proposal. You may submit more then one proposal, but preference will go to those that seem the most fully formed. Presenters do not receive free or reduced registration. 

Notifications will be made by October 12, 2013.


Save the Date for KidLitCon 2013

The seventh annual Kidlitosphere Conference, KidLitCon 2013, is being planned for November 8th and 9th in Austin, TX. More details will be finalized soon. Please stay tuned for more information, as well as a call for session proposals. 


Registration for KidLitCon 2012 is now open!!

Well.  It’s finally happened.  We are ready to show you the wonders of New York City the only way we know how.  Yes folks, it is time to register for KidLitCon 2012!

The sixth annual KidLitCon will be held in the heart of New York City on September 28th and 29th, 2012. It will be held within the main branch of New York Public Library, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

Your host will be myself (Elizabeth Bird of A Fuse #8 Production) along with Monica Edinger (Educating Alice) and Liz Burns (A Chair, a Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy) who are assisting me in a multitude of ways.

In the same vein as last year’s con we are expanding the conference into two days with a special “pre-conference” on Friday.  Friday events will include special visits to the publishers of New York City with blogger previews of their upcoming seasons.  Publishers will be assigned on a random basis to all attendees.  The final list of publishers is currently being hammered out.

Registration will max out at 175 attendees.

The New Money:
Before September 21st:

  • $35 Pre-Conference without dinner
  • $0 Saturday Conference
  • $55 Pre-Conference with dinner (special guest speaker: Grace Lin)
  • $50 Friday dinner (extra diner or only)

Please note that there will be no Saturday dinner.  However, we are working on a Kidlit Drink Night here in town for that very evening.  Information to come.

The last day to register is September 21st.

The Pre-con: Includes a dinner.
Conference Day: Lunch.

If space is still available, onsite registration will be possible for $80. Pre-con price remains the same.

Attendees looking to share hotels with other attendees may indicate this fact on the registration page.  We will attempt to link you with someone who may also wish to share a room.  You may find a list of Midtown Manhattan Hotels here.

The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is located between 40th and 42nd Street, directly facing 5th Avenue.  A map and directions to the library can be found here.

We hope to see you in September!

Register here.


KidlitCon 2012: A Call for Submissions

That’s right, folks!  We are now accepting proposals for presentations at KidLitCon 2012!

We are looking for 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 August 15, 2012, so be sure to get your ideas in soon!

We’ll only be accepting proposals submitted in the form found here.

Meanwhile, if you have any questions at all you can email them to me at

The 6th Annual KidLitCon will be happening September 28-29, 2012 in New York, NY.  Registration for the conference will open on Monday, July 30th.


Possible Date Change

New York Public Library may have bumped the date for KidLitCon to the following weekend.  We are attempting to determine whether or not this change will take place.  We will alert you the minute we know anything.  Thank you for your patience.

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