Gwenda has turned me on to the 1st Annual Kidlitosphere Conference, which is being organized by Robin Brande, and which will take place here in Chicago the weekend of October 6-7, 2007.
The conference contents are still being discussed; the whole thing started out as an informal get-together but so many people were interested in something more that the dinner turned into a conference. Kidlit bloggers and authors are welcome, and the attendance list so far sounds pretty stellar. I'm excited because not much happens in Chicago, lit-wise, and this sounds as though its going to be a lot fun.
Robin has set up a yahoo group for convos and discussion. If you are interested in attending, shoot her an email and she'll add you to the list.
And spread the word--the more the merrier!