If both days are too much, there's the option of registering for just Friday or Saturday....
Kidlitcon is awesome- it is the most kindred spirit filled conference possible for us introverted children's book readers and writers. Plus there will be great authors to meet, and scads of books and swag to go home with -- for instance, Chronicle Books just wrote in asking "how many of each title should we send...." And there will be tasty eats and drinks (thank you, Lee and Low for sponsoring refreshments for Friday afternoon's Author Meet and Mingle!).
Even if you can't yourself go, please feel free to spread the word to any book bloggers, or any other sort of people who love reading and talking about children's books, who are in the Sacramento area (loosely defined as the whole western part of the country)!
And if you are going, any mention of Kidlitcon in your own social media would be swell.
And you don"t have to be in the western part of the country to go! Many people are flying in from other parts of the country.
If you blog about kidlit, work with kidlit, write PB, middle grade, or YA books or just love it, this is a can't miss conference. The program looks great, and since the theme is Diversity, it's a great chance to continue the conversations we've been having online about how to bring greater diversity to children's books.
And -- if you work with children's books, if you're an author, or even if you make money blogging about children's or YA books, you should be able to deduct the cost from your taxes!" (check with your accountant. I deducted it, myself.)