Beyond the incredible words and emotions, there was also the usual fun and nonsense.
The ladies out-numbered the gents, as usual, so at least one men’s bathroom was transformed into a ladies room. Something about placing potted plants in the urinals. As you can see from the picture, the women appreciated this more than the guys.
And there were, of course, the critiques, the author panels, the agent panels, the portfolio showcase, the jokes and raffles, the Saturday night party, The Golden Kite luncheon. . . And oh let’s not forget the long lines at the Starbucks each morning—a great place to meet other authors and illustrators. Okay, so the word on the street was that the other guests in the hotel were NOT too happy with all the children’s writers and illustrators taking over, but we were a friendly group and we didn’t bite.
Okay, there’s my brief overview. I’ll be sharing more conference stuff in the weeks to come, but if you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear them. Maybe they will help me clear the haze and get back to reality.