Kidlitosphere-Conference Meme:
Just for MotherReader

h1 September 12th, 2009 by Eisha and Jules

MotherReader tagged us in a kidlitosphere-conference meme. As many of you know, the third (I think it is) Annual Kidlitosphere Conference is coming up on October 17th. Here’s all the info you need. Eisha and I can’t be there, but MotherReader, who is working hard to organize this year’s conference, asked us to take a brief trip down memory lane and reflect on the first conference we went to, which happened to be the first-ever one in Chicago in 2007.

Why did you decide to attend the KidLitosphere Conference?

Jules: For the opportunity to meet face-to-face many bloggers I respect and admire.

Eisha: Yeah, me too. It was kind of like the reason I got into blogging in the first place – a chance to hang out and talk with people who are passionate about the same things I am.

Who was most like their blog? Who was least like their blog?

Jules: Oh, I’d say…Hmm…Most like their blog? Robin Brande, gracious host! And Mark and Andrea = really outgoing and enthusiastic. There wasn’t one person there at the conference who wasn’t extra-friendly.

Eisha: Adrienne, also, is exactly like you’d expect – very deadpan and hilarious.

What surprised you at the conference?

Jules: Sara Lewis Holmes’ voice wasn’t at all like I imagined it would be. Also, that a lot of bloggers treat blogging like it’s a part-time job. You can also tell that from their blogs, but in person…wow, they’re serious about what they do.

Eisha: Can I admit something sort of horrible? It was my first experience with meeting people I had primarily known online, and I had a sort of fear that the people in person wouldn’t actually be anything like their online personalities. I was even afraid that there would be a bunch of, like, you know… totally stereotypical anti-social computer geek types who maybe couldn’t actually hold a proper conversation in real life (like this girl). It was totally unfounded. I had a blast.

What will you always remember about the last conference?

Jules: A late-night trip for coffee with several bloggers, including Tricia, Adrienne, Sara, Greg, and Eisha. I’m sure I’m forgetting someone.

Eisha: Yeah, that was fun. And also lunch with many of those people, plus Mark and Andrea, too. I dunno… the whole day was just pretty awesome. Can’t really pick a fave moment.

Did you blog about the conference?

Jules: Yup.

Us with the one and only MotherReader, October 2007

5 comments to “Kidlitosphere-Conference Meme:
Just for MotherReader”

  1. That lunch! The Starbucks run! We must do that all again someday.

  2. Thanks for playing along. We’ll have to get you back to see us in a conference soon! I love your picture of us, but I confess I’m partial to the one of us as Charlie’s Angels. ;^)

  3. MotherReader, I totally don’t have that pic. Was it on your camera?

  4. I want to see the Charlie’s Angels picture! Wish you guys were coming this year…

  5. I wasn’t part of that Charlie’s Angels pic, was I? No? Good.

    May there be more coffee runs in our future!

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