8:00 – 8:30 Registration, Continental Breakfast, Book Sales, Author Autographing
8:35 Welcome. Shannon Ozirny, MC (@ShannonOzirny, @VanChLit)
8:45 Tim Federle (@TimFederle): Author of Better Nate Than Ever; Five, Six, Seven, Nate! and Tequila Mockingbird. Introduced by Robert Bittner
9:45 Arthur Slade (@arthurslade): Author of the Governor General’s Award‐winning Dust, the Hunchback Assignments series, and the forthcoming Modo: Ember’s End. Introduced by Rachel Balko
10:45 Coffee Break and book sales from Vancouver Kidsbooks
11:00 Paul O. Zelinsky (@paulozelinsky): Caldecott Medal‐winning illustrator of 30+ books including Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Swamp Angel, and Z Is for Moose. Introduced by Bryannie Kirk
12:00 Lunch, served on the second floor
12:20 Talent Pun (@talentpun): Creative Director for Loud Crow Interactive
Learn more about designing award‐winning apps such as Busytown Mysteries, Goodnight Moon, and Barnyard Dance from this art director, designer, and illustrator. Introduced by Shannon Ozirny
12:55 Comfort break
1:15 John Schumacher (@MrSchuReads) and Travis Jonker (@100scopenotes): Two elementary teacher‐librarians explain how they use technology to connect children, books, and authors. Introduced by Danielle Wing
2:00 Hadley Dyer (@hedyer): Winner of the 2013 Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award for Potatoes on Rooftops: Farming in the City. Introduced by Samantha Fraenkel, Information Book Award Chair
2:30 Digital Children’s Literature Panel Featuring Paul O. Zelinsky, Tim Federle, Arthur Slade, John Schumacher, and Travis Jonker. Moderated by Professor Eric Meyers
3:00 Author Autographing
Thank you to everyone who helped to make this day a success: Alison Acheson, Rachel Balko, Robert Bittner, Norma Charles, Margot Filipenko, Jane Flick, Samantha Fraenkel, Kallie George, Christianne Hayward, Bryannie Kirk, Laura MacDonald, Eric Meyers, Jo-Anne Naslund, Cynthia Nugent, Shannon Ozirny, Judith Saltman, Kathryn Shoemaker, Phyllis Simon, Kat Thomson, Karen Taylor, Yukiko Tosa, Kay Weisman, Danielle Wing.
And to Vancouver Kidsbooks, our continuing supporter at Serendipity and other VCLR Events.