Saturday, May 26, 2007

Anticipation -- Robin

Wow! Got my brochure for the SCBWI summer conference in the mail this week. Did y’all? Is yours already marked up with huge circles, too? The list of speakers is amazing...

  • Walter Dean Myers!
  • John Green!
  • Susan Patron! (wonder if she’ll be decked in Newbery Jewels-wear…cuz we will!)
  • And the Class of 2K7…which happens to include…

Wait for it…


Wait for it…


Here it comes…


Our own Jay Asher!

Jay is going to be speaking with other members of the Class of 2K7 on Saturday afternoon during the 3:15 workshop. Please go watch him speak, because that’s right in the middle of Eve and my swimming/lounging time, so we’ll need the scoop. (Kidding…we’ll be there…in the back…wearing bathing suits…ready to run back to the pool!)

Actually, I have a feeling we’re not going to have much time for sunbathing because there are so many speakers I want to see. Cecil Castellucci, Mary Hershey, Mark McVeigh, Julie Strauss-Gabel, Arthur Levine, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Tamora Pierce, Erin Vincent, Lisa Yee…oh, I could go on!

When will we ever have time for serious goofing off and waiting in line for our coffee and waiting in line for the bathroom (women understand the seriousness of this issue) and waiting in line for coffee again and walking 17 miles to the nearest eating establishment to spend $17 on some fries?

And of course, I’m excited about the silvery costume party. But I have a feeling we won’t win this year…not unless they create a Most Tactless & Tasteless category. Then, we’d be #1 for sure.

- Robin

P.S. If you’ve never been to the national conference, check out our summary of last year’s conference here...and here...and here.

11 comments:

heidi said...

Hi Robin,
I'm going! Thanks for linking the old posts. Can't wait to witness you crazy cats (er, mermaids) in action. If you're going to set fire to your mattresses or something, please let us know so we can make sure our room is WAY away from yours. =)

Kim said...

YAY! I'm going too! I can't wait to meet you!

I started a LJ community for people going to the conference. Pop on over! http://community.livejournal.com/scbwi_la_07/

Disco Mermaids said...

Regarding the 2k7 thing...don't worry about it. I know someone who'll be there the entire time and can give you the inside scoop.

ME!

So you and Eve don't have to worry about running in all dripping wet, just to let me know you care and support me. No, no, I'll be alright. No, really...I'm fine.

- Jay

Gregory K. said...

Gee. Yeah. Whenever will there be time for lounging or goofing off. Hmmm. Oh, wait, that's right -- the EVENINGS!

See y'all in August... and looking forward to the tactless, tasteless trio in silver!

LindaBudz said...

It does look like an amazing program ... and the 2K7 panel should be great (good luck, Jay!). Unfortunately, it's a little too far and a little too much $ ... plus it conflicts with my Annual Family Vacation in the Poconos (which is a blast, actually).

I DID go to the NY conference this year, which was fantastic. I'm sure this one will be even more so. I'll be thinking of y'all. And waiting for pictures!

Lisa S. said...

I'll be there - my first time! Can't wait to see you gals (and guy) in all your glory. :)

Colorado Writer said...

Me too, me too! Can't wait!

cynjay said...

You are seriously mean.

Disco Mermaids said...

Sorry, Cyn. I'll keep my gloating to a minimum.

(Yeah, right.)

:-)

Robin

Greg said...

"wait for it"
"wait for it"
funny stuff, Robin

Greg

a. fortis said...

Don't forget to cruise by and visit fellow bloggers!! We're representin' on Friday morning (featuring Kelly H., Little Willow, La Bloga, and the two of us at Finding Wonderland). I hope we get at least a few people in our audience (and that none of them are in the anti-blogger camp...)

Go, Jay!