We are pleased to report that the 8th annual Kidlitosphere Conference was a success. 50+ people, talking in Sacramento over two days about children’s and young adult literature and blogging, and how to increase diversity in both. There was a tremendous energy in the room(s) at all times. It was exhilarating and exhausting. Keynote speaker Mitali Perkins was fabulous, as was Skype guest speaker Shannon Hale, and the many brave presenters listed here.
Below, you can see a photo of the KidLitCon organizing committee. Lots of other pictures are available by following links further below.
KidLitCon: Brought to you by:
l-r: Maureen Kearney, seated. Standing, Tanita Davis, Jen Robinson, Charlotte Taylor, Melissa Fox, Reshama Deshmukh, and Sarah Stevenson. (Image credit to Tanita’s husband, David.)
Here are links to some roundups and followup posts from presenters (in Twitter format, because they were first shared there):
With special thanks to Leila from Bookshelves of Doom for collecting many of these links.
For more tidbits from the conference, do check out the #KidLitCon hashtag, where a number of folks were live-Tweeting during both days.
And, in other important KidLitCon news, KidLitCon 2015 will be held in Baltimore, with thanks to Sheila Ruth and Paula W. More details to come! We will continue to share information here at Kidlitosphere Central, as well as on our Twitter and Facebook accounts. Stay tuned…
Many, many thanks to everyone who participated in KidLitCon 2014.