Dec 20, 2011

#ALAMW12 - Dallas, January 20 - 24, 2012 (Meetup Details)

If you didn't already know, Texas rocks! Not only do we have one of the largest library associations, TLA, and the best conference we also get to host #ALAMid12. Join us in Dallas on January 20-24, 2012! All of your favorite vendors and book exhibitors will be there. Here is some info:

Dallas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall pass - $25

Exhibit Hours:
Friday, January 20th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday, January 21st, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, January 22nd, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday, January 23rd, 9:00am – 2:00pm

LIST of authors

Youth Media Awards: The 2012 award winners will be announced at 7:45 a.m. CT, Monday, January 23rd.

ALAMid12 on Facebook and Twitter
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What happens at ALA? Check out my blog posts from ALA Annual HERE and HERE.

TX author related events:
Texas Sweethearts & Scoundrels - Reception at booth #1102 in the Exhibit Hall. Saturday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm. Attending are Jessica Lee Anderson, P.J. Hoover, Jo Whittemore, K.A. Holt, and Jeanette Larson.

YA panel - Wild About YA Romance - in the PopTop stage on Sunday from 12:30pm -1:45pm, hosted by RWA. The panel will include Heather Burch, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Rachel Hawthorne, Sophie Jordan, and Trinity Faegan. There'll be a booksigning afterwards.

If you are attending, we would love to see you! We will be meeting FRIDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 20th at Campisi's at 1520 Elm Street - 8:30pm. (exhibit hall closes at 7:30pm that night). This is an all ages location that serves alcohol. Let us know if you want to meet up. Feel free to bring a partner or friend.

There are currently 70 people who have RSVPd. Don't worry, they know we are coming and I have a room set up for us. Just say ALA, TX Bloggers, or "I'm with that big party." Bring your business cards and get ready to mingle with bloggers, authors, publishers, and all around book lovers. 

Also, I hope you bought your YA Saves shirt from Maureen Johnson so you can sport it on Sunday during ALAMid. That is the day John Green is speaking in the auditorium. What is #YASaves? Catch up here. All of the proceeds from the sales will be going to Reading Is Fundamental. The Freedom To Read Foundation is hosting John Green on Sunday at the Dallas Public Library. Make a donation to attend. Details HERE

See you soon!