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Now, some of you might know that I attended the annual SCBWI LA conference this past weekend. So if I've been absent from the blogosphere (or at least a bit scarce) it is because I haven't been around. All that will change shorty. But the conference itself was AMAZING! I met so many of you that I've been wanting to meet for so long and of course, many many incredible authors and publishing professionals.
Someone asked me if I planned on blogging about the conference. Well, I want to. But I also want to hold true to my usual brand of paranormal. SO here are the top 5 paranormal things at at SCBWI LA 2010:
Nobody panic, but it would appear that the state of Delaware has been swallowed by a giant wormhole. NO ONE FROM THE STATE OF DELAWARE WAS IN ATTENDANCE. M.T. Anderson even sang a song in tribute to the lovely state. This leads me to wonder, what evil plot is hatching in the midst of the unsuspecting people of New England? Keep your eyes open people...
Yes. I need to tell you that there was a ghost present during the conference. It was a kind and wonderful spirit. The spirit of the great Sid Fleischman. His brilliance, humor and kind heart have helped steer the soul of SCBWI for the past 39 years and although we have lost him, he remains in spirit.
Yep. You heard right. And NO, Stephenie Meyer was not in attendance. It was Jennifer Hunt, the Editor overseeing all acquisitions for MG and YA at Little Brown. I have to tell you she was a really nice person. I even won a book from her. And though it wasn't Twilight, you can be sure the name came up one or twelve times.
2. SKANKY BO-PEEPS
I won't name names, but I will tell you that during the costume party there were some pretty interesting costumes. Heart and Soul was the theme. Not certain how the whole Skank thing slipped in, but I will tell you it was a lot of paranormal fun.
The number 1 paranormal thing at SCBWI LA:
Otherwise known as Literary Agents. One in particular stuck out. MINE. He he he. The great Rubin Pfeffer was a keynote speaker at the conference. His introduction by Lin Oliver blew me away. I'd known it all along, but hearing it there was pretty neat. I think she referred to him as "the grand pubah" at one point. All I can say after hearing his speech about the future of the publishing industry in the digital age, is that I am SO GLAD he's my agent. ;)
If you were there, what did you think? If not, what do you want to know? I just love our comment conversations!!!