LASCBWI Conference in a nutshell day one: (idea borrowed from my awesome roomie Colleen Ryckert Cook) Registration desk at 6:45 am. 1,342 people. Bruce Colville-Take risks. Get out of your own way. Julie Strauss-Gabel- thoughtful and incredibly smart. Strong wonderful graphics of Denise Fleming. Libba Bray- in your manuscript: "tell me what is intolerable for you to bear alone." For more, definitely check out the official conference blogging team who are doing an amazing job!