Thursday, August 4, 2011

Happy Anniversary SCBWI Conference 2011

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by Hilde Garcia

The Pen and Ink Blogspot celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the SCBWI Conference. And how do we do this? I’m glad you asked. We, being crazy and creative people, will be visible this Saturday night. 

Our collective hive mind- yes, kind of like the Borg- came up with an idea for Saturday night’s party, but we aren’t going to tell you what that idea is. You’ll have to find us at the party and see for yourselves.

But when you do find us Inkies, it will be worth the journey across the patio, because we will have SWAG for you. It won’t be fancy, but it will be unique.

We had fun creating the SWAG.

SWAG Workshop
Back at Hilde’s Hacienda, The Pen and Ink Blogspot’s fearless foursome decided to make a splash as a group. HMMM… but what to do? Our Mexican-In-Residence grumbled and said, “That’s too hard. It’ll never work.” However, we quickly came up with a concept and I put it into motion.

First, we called in an outside consultant and photographer to help with our project. I can’t tell you what they did exactly, but it involved four robes, lots of paper and a master bed.

Then we consulted our silent Pen and Ink member, who shall remain nameless until Saturday, and he or she helped us with the next part of the concept.

Finally, I came in and did all things research. Despite Mr. MIR’s doubts, I secured all the important items just in time for our fun evening to come.

So, how do you get our SWAG?
Step 1: Find one of us, you will know who we are, trust me.
Step 2: Say hello and that you dig our concept.
Step 3: Receive your very own G. W. C. - Gift With Compliment, courtesy of The Pen and Ink Blog.
Can’t make the conference? 

No worries, not only will we post “The Making of….. Part 2”, but you will be able to secure goodies online. 

A word of caution- our concept is not for the weak of pen so be prepared to be….
(Well, I’m not going to tell you because then you would know.)

See you Saturday at the pool and bring your pajamas!


  1. You have a fabulous blog! I want to award you with one of my homemade awards: Powerful Woman Writer Award for all the hard work you do!

    Go to and pick up your award.

  2. Hi Deirdra--Thank you very much for the lovely award! Unfortunately, we don't think we can accept it due to the fact that one of our members is a man! Thanks for reading Deirdra!


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