It’s Almost Time for Kindiefest 2012

I’m posting this too late for you to save a few bucks on the plane/train/bus/boat tickets you surely would have sprung for if I’d been able to get my stuff together sooner, but for those of you in the New York area, this weekend brings an event you won’t want to miss. Yes, I’m talking about the kindie event of the season: Kindiefest 2012, featuring an embarrassment of riches for parents, kids, and the people who care about what they watch and listen to.

This year’s conference kicks off at 6 PM on Friday, April 27, featuring a keynote address from Scott Schultz, co-creator of Yo Gabba Gabba! — and that’s just the beginning: Saturday brings an array of panels featuring some of the kindie world’s leading lights, including Ralph Covert of Ralph’s World, Steve Burns of Blue’s Clues, Rachel “Mrs. Yellowgold” Loshak, Dave Loftin of the Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl, Stefan Shepherd of Zooglobble, Jeff Bogle of Out with the Kids, Christina Refford of Cool Mom Picks, and, um, yours truly.

And then the fun really starts, with performances from a killer festival lineup that includes Hullabaloo, Mista Cookie Jar, Renee & Jeremy, Gustafer Yellowgold, Alastair Moock & Friends, Caspar Babypants, and Dan Zanes with Bomba Yo. And THEN, on Sunday, there’s a public family music festival. *whew* Seriously, this is one conference that earns its name — it is overflowing with both kindie and fest.

I’ll be heading into Brooklyn on Friday. Will I see you there? Check out the Kindiefest site for details, and get your tickets today!