Was yesterday (March 31) in Denver. Pictured below are Alex, Elana, Josh, Stella, and Esther. They all either work at BPL or are part of the Boulder Teen Advisory Board. They were all there.
Maggie Stiefvater was the keynote speaker. Here is a picture of her playing the guitar:
I wanted to post a picture of her playing the bagpipes, which she did a the conference.
Her main message was this: Be proud of being weird. If you think people think that you are weird, they will think you are weird. If you don't care, people won't care either. Treat your weirdness like a super-power. Everyone really liked her. But I still can't get past the fact that her latest book is about carnivorous water horses that emerge from the sea.
I haven't read it, so I can't say anything about it. But the point is: she was really great.