Wednesday, January 28, 2009

SCBWI Conference Posts Kick Off Friday

The SCBWI conference in New York doesn't start until Friday, but this unpopulated blog space looked so sad without any words in it so I'm offering a kick-off post.

Who am I, you say? I'm Alice Pope, long-time editor of Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market and member of SCBWI. I've attended and spoken at countless conferences.

How did I get this gig? I am an experienced blogger and an experienced conference-goer (see above). I've been offering conference reports from the SCBWI LA conference on my own blog for several years. And I also blog for fun on a couple of other blogs (about shopping and about shoes). All of these things make me highly qualified to be the Official SCBWI Conference Blogger. So when they asked me--of course I said yes!

What will you find here? I'll be offering snippets from all sessions and panels I attend to give all of you who weren't able to make the event a chance to experience it from my perspective. I'll be taking photos, too, and popping them up on the blog.

Here's what I ask of you: Bookmark the blog, stop by frequently over the weekend and please leave comments if you are so inclined. I'd love to hear what you think of my udates and any suggestions or questions you have related to the conference.

Thanks for stopping by...


  1. I have syndicated this blog over to Live Journal, search for scbwi_nyconblog.

  2. I went to the winter conference a few winters ago. It was exciting--so many famous writers! So many great talks and insights! So many aspiring authors! Great fun.

    Joe Sottile

  3. This is a great idea. Thanks for keeping those of us who could not make the journey well informed - much appreciated! And I hope you include the extras, like Cheryl and Elizabeth's Kidlit Drink Night - that sounds like more fun than a seat at the Algonquin Round Table!

  4. Alice - Thanks for doing this. I started following your blog last August when you were sharing news from the summer conference. Nice consolation prize for those of us who can't make it to the big dos.

  5. Alice...I attended the winter conference the past two years and I'm disappointed I can't attend this year. I'll be sure to check back throughout the weekend. Thanks.

    Donna McDine

  6. Thx so much. I was going until i got a bad ear infection. Now I dont haveto have conference envy anymore :)

  7. Thanks! I'm looking forward to vicariously attending the conference! :)

  8. I can't wait to read about it. What a great idea! Thanks!

  9. Terrific idea! Thanks for keeping us up to speed on what's happening.


  10. I'm so glad that SCBWI is catching up with the 21st century ways in which writers communicate, and this blog is a great example! LOVE that we get updates from the conference! Thanks for doing this!