Who Wants to Go to a Writers' Conference?

I really wish I could attend the SCBWI Winter Conference in New York City this weekend, but alas I cannot. (Impromptu trips to Hawaii will do that to you!) Fortunately, there will be a regional SCBWI conference not far from where I live in March, and I definitely plan on attending that. Plus, it's pretty cheap!

Here's the info:

"Spring Into Action"
March 12, 2011 (8:50AM - 5:15PM) 
Bishop Clagett Retreat Center
Buckeystown, Maryland

I'm pretty excited because the conference faculty includes a few fantastic editors from Dial Books and Marshall Cavendish as well as amazing authors like Kathi Appelt, who wrote the Newbery Honor-winning novel The Underneath. Even better, Rosemary Stimola will be there! She represents Suzanne Collins so I must bow down to her.

If you're in the DC area and if you write for kids/teens, you should definitely think about coming! Definitely let me know if you register---we could carpool or something!

Aaaannnddd lastly, I've already been thinking about what I'll wear. (Haha. Why do I love getting dressed up so much?!) I really want the purse shown below but it costs, like, $400. Egads!