Every year (for the past 6 years) there is a gathering -- in person -- of bloggers who write about children's books. This year it was in New York City, hosted by the wonderful Fuse #8, otherwise known as Elizabeth Bird, head of Children's Librarians at the New York City Public Library and co-hosted by Monica Edinger who blogs at Educating Alice. (click on their names to get directly to their conference reports/ click on their blog names for their latest blog entries.)
Where was it held? At the world famous New York City Library central branch. You know -- the one with the Lions? (yes, the last time I was in NYC, the first thing I did was get a picture of me standing by one of those lions -- it's required.) Click over here to get a peek at all the wonderfulness of the conference.
A few years ago I attended and spoke on a panel at the KidLitCon gathering in Washington, DC when I used to live near there, and can't wait until they hold one in or near San Diego where I now live. If you blog, read blogs, or are an author, this conference always offers interesting and useful discussions. So do plan to go next year.