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Yes.  I'm throwing one right now!  Come and join me!

Tomorrow or the next day, anybody who is anybody in the kidlit world will be headed to LA for the annual SCBWI Summer Conference.

Sadly, I'm still a nobody.

So, welcome to my pity party!  Here, we nobodies can get together and commiserate the fact that we are not going to be schmoozing this weekend.  Instead we will be sitting at home on our pitiful couches eating bon bons and potato chips.  (Actually, I'm not one to waste money on gourmet chocolate, so most likely I will be snacking on ice cream or a Hershey bar.)

But, as most pity parties go, we need to know what we are missing.  So here's all the links I could find that would help us pity ourselves even more this weekend.

The Official SCBWI Conference Blog: this place should be rockin' soon.
The Official SCBWI Twitter: for those who want the official tweets.
Twitter Search : for those who want to keep up with all the SCBWI tweets, even the unofficial ones.
Conference Site: for those who want to check the schedule, so you'll be able to know what you are missing at any given moment.
The Lineup: a list of the biggest somebodies.

We will have sighing, pouting, and maybe even a few tears, as all great pity parties do.  So join in when you can!

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olmue
Aug. 5th, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
I'll be there! I'll bring the gourmet chocolate, shall I? My local Aldi (cheaper-than-anything German grocery store--in Arkansas!) carries inexpensive but delectable German chocolately goodness.

We must drown our sorrows properly, you see. :)
elissacruz
Aug. 5th, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
Mmmmmmm. German chocolaty goodness from Arkansas.

You can't beat that.
patesden
Aug. 5th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)
Can I complain about not going to Worldcon as well? I'll bring Ben and Jerry's Super Chunk Fudge icecream.
elissacruz
Aug. 5th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
You betcha! Complain away! I'll be complaining soon about the fact that I just had to read all my LJ friends' blogs about how they are packing THIS VERY MOMENT. Life just isn't fair.

christine444
Aug. 5th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
Hey, at least you have an agent. :>)

And I only live an hour away from L.A., but can't afford to go to the conference...
elissacruz
Aug. 5th, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, your turn will come. (That's for the agent or the conference, whichever is more appealing to you right now.)

Welcome to the party.
christine444
Aug. 6th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
Thanks. :>) That's a good question: which IS more appealing? Hmmm...

*ponders over chocolates*
jo_no_anne
Aug. 5th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
Awww! You're not a nobody!
elissacruz
Aug. 5th, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC)
*blushes* Aw, shucks. That's nice of you to say.
lyon_martin
Aug. 5th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
I'm not going. I've not gone to the LA conference, but I have been to the NY one. Neither one was in the budget this year and if my royalty checks don't start getting a bit bigger, next year isn't looking so likely either.

On the other hand my dear hubby just bought me 3 new sketch books and a bar of Dove dark chocolate, so I will be well occupied this weekend.

Chocolate always helps. Blueberries, too.
elissacruz
Aug. 5th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
Ooh. I'm jealous already. You've been to NY, you've received GIFTS, and you have royalty checks! :)

Yes, chocolate does help.
annasander
Aug. 6th, 2009 05:25 am (UTC)
Can I join the party? :-) I'm not going either, but those links are great, thanks! And I'll bring fresh blueberries and strawberries to the party. Blue fingers and lips - who needs a conference! :-D
elissacruz
Aug. 6th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
The more the merrier! (Or, er, pitiful.) :)

Glad you like the links.
kimmiepoppins
Aug. 6th, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
I'm in for a a LA Pity Party !!!! I'm hoping to go next year...that seems sooooo far away LOL!
elissacruz
Aug. 6th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
Me too. May not happen, though. I still have really little kids and a really small bank account. :)

Welcome to the party!
macaronipants
Aug. 6th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
Me! Only I probably don't deserve as much pity because I live in LA, and I'm meeting some friends for lunch at the conference. Next year!
elissacruz
Aug. 7th, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
Well, we're willing to look the other way if you don't rub it in too much. :)

Welcome to the Pity Party!
sharimaurer
Aug. 7th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
You put into words everything I'm feeling every time I log onto Twitter. I felt like the only writer on the planet that isn't there!

Sign me up for some peanut butter pie!
elissacruz
Aug. 7th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
*Hugs*

Glad to have you and your pb pie at our Pity Party.
juliakarr
Aug. 7th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
lol! Thanks for the links! I'm attending your party. Sherman (Alexie), Lisa (Yee), Ingrid (Law) and Holly (Black)...eat your hearts out! I'm with Elissa
elissacruz
Aug. 8th, 2009 01:29 am (UTC)
*Sniff*

I thought this day would never happen. Someone chose ME over Sherman. It's better than a trophy. :)

Welcome to the party!
cynjay
Aug. 9th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
So glad I found this pity party...mine was getting lonely. I always say I'll go NEXT year, but then it comes to actually forking over the money and then...here I sit. Next year for sure!
elissacruz
Aug. 9th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
Happy to have you!

Next year...next year...next year... (chant with me)

Next year...next year...next year...

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