Uh, yeah, just ignore the ugly person to the right. The cute one, on the left, is Jennifer Hunt, Editorial Diretor at Little, Brown Books (also Sara Zarr's editor). She was very nice and down to earth.
Here are a couple of pictures of the book signing segment of the conference. Mary E. Pearson is there at the table (above). You will also notice (if you look closely) our very own Elana Johnson of the Blogosphere, chatting with some personages.
Alane Ferguson was a riot. I really loved her class on first pages. I could listen to her speak all day long and then some.
Here is some finale silliness that they put on for us. The pictures just don't do it justice. Mary Kole is seen sitting there, in the blue. And at the microphone is author, Carol Lynch Williams who, along with Lisa Hale, organized the conference.
The video below explains it better than pics.
Tons of silliness. Tons of fun. Hope I can go back again some day. It was great!