Kidlitcon 2019 (12th)

Providence, Rhode Island

March 22-23, 2019
Theme: Reaching Readers
Keynote: LeUyen Pham and Varian Johnson
2019 Program

Kidlitcon 2017 (11th)

Hershey, PA

November 3 and 4, 2017
Theme: Opening Books, Opening Doors
Keynote: Rachel Renee Russell, Pamela Tuck, and Floyd Cooper

Kidlitcon 2016 (10th)

Wichita, KS

October 14th and 15th, 2016
Theme: Gatekeepers and Keymasters
Keynote: A.S. King and Clare Vanderpool

Kidlitcon 2015 (9th)

Baltimore, MD

October 9th and 10th, 2015
Theme: Celebrating Young People’s Literature
Keynote: Tracey Baptiste and Carrie Mesrobian

Kidlitcon 2014 (8th)

Sacramento, CA

October 10th and 11th, 2014
Theme: Blogging Diversity in Young Adult and Children’s Lit: What’s Next?
Keynote: Mitali Perkins

Kidlitcon 2013 (7th)

Austin, TX

November 8th - 9th, 2013
Keynote: Cynthia Leitich Smith

Kidlitcon 2012 (6th)

New York, NY

September 28-29, 2012
Keynote: Maureen Johnson

Kidlitcon 2011 (5th)

New York, NY

September 16 and 17, 2011
Keynote: Scott Westerfeld

Kidlitcon 2010 (4th)

Minneapolis, MN

Saturday, October 23, 2010
Keynote: Maggie Stiefvater

Kidlitcon 2009 (3rd)

Washington, DC (Northern VA)

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Kidlitcon 2008 (2nd)

Portland, OR

Saturday, September 27, 2008
Theme: Bridging the Worlds of Books and Blogs

First Annual Kidlitosphere Conference

Chicago, Illinois

Saturday, October 6, 2007

A History of KidLitCon

Compiled by Sheila Ruth

It all started as a fantasy potluck. Way back in June, 2007, author and blogger Robin Brande mused on her blog that she wished all the bloggers could get together for a potluck:

...somewhere, sometime, somehow–I don’t know how, but let’s just put it out there–I want to have a big potluck with all of you....
Come on–does that not sound like THE BEST??!!
And then, of course, we’d all go home on Sunday and blog about it.

What do you say? Are you up for my Fantasy Potluck?

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