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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

SCBWI International Conference--Summer 2011 in Pictures!

Remembering Song of the Day: "This Photograph is Proof" by Taking Back Sunday

So, we promised you some info and highlights from the magnificent SCBWI 40th International Conference. Instead of trying to write everything that we did, we decided to demonstrate the weekend through pictures.

First of all, we arrived to LAX on Thursday, August 4th, 2011...after midnight :( We were some sleepy mofos!

Friday August 5th, 2011:

Right away, we find out John Green (who was one of the major reasons why we had to attend the conference this year) wasn't coming...waaah!

BUT, it gets leaked that in his place JUDY BLUME...wait, did you catch that? JUDY FREAKING BLUME would be in attendance!!!!

Picture courtesy of Lisa Yee (Twit Pic)

Talk about an awesome first day! Not only do we hear Bruce Coville give a great opening keynote, but we also got to meet Laurie Halse Anderson!!!!! She gave a great session on making time for writing and also signed our books!!!

Me and Pam with THE Laurie Halse Anderson...the pinnacle of YA!!!

Saturday August 6th, 2011:

Pam meeting her idol, Ellen Hopkins! She even bought a book that she already had at home because she HAD to get Ellen's signature.

Pam and her agent sister, Shana Silver (they met for the first time IRL!!).

The 40 Winks Pajama Party:

Pam sporting the nightgown look

Quita, always choosing pants :)

Sunday August 7th, 2011-- Last Day :(

Dessert at the Golden Kite Luncheon. So creative!

One of the many AWESOME surprises was legendary Richard Peck! He gave a speech at the Golden Kite luncheon on August 7th that was one of the many highlights of the weekend :)

We got books signed by the hilarious and incomparable Libba Bray (far right and she's talking to me!!!!) and she pretty much rawks!

Bruce Coville demonstrated how to make plot and character meet...by jumping on a table.

And the magnificent Laurie Halse Andeson gave a motivational, informational, and all around engaging final keynote speech to close things out on Sunday August 7th.

Of course there was much, much more...but we didn't bring our camera and was limited to taking pics with a BlackBerry :( However, tomorrow if you come back, we'll have some more goodies to share with you from the Summer SCBWI conference. See ya then :)


Jennifer Pickrell said...

Sounds like you all had a blast! I just spent several minutes marveling at the dessert pic...now I'm hungry!

Meredith said...

Gah, that look awesome! So jealous!!

KO: The Insect Collector said...

How amazing ladies!!! Thanks so much for sharing the photos-- what a treat!

Holly Dodson said...

Oh wow, looks like you guys had a blast! Thanks for sharing. :)

Rebecca B said...

Hyperventilating at the idea of being the same room as Judy Blume, Laurie Halse Anderson, Libba Bray. . . . Thanks for sharing your photos!

Karen Strong said...

Sounds like you ladies had a GREAT time! It looked it was so much fun.

I'm definitely going to try and make it to LA SCBWI 2012.

Jessica Love said...

It was so great meeting you ladies! :-D

Ghenet Myrthil said...

Looked so fun! I definitely want to go next year. I hope you two plan on going again so we can meet IRL. :D

Racquel Henry said...

Awesome Pics! Seems like you guys had a lot of fun! Still super jealous of the Judy Blume thing lol. :)