Last Wednesday, members of the Austin youth literature community gathered at Waterloo Ice House (north) for an informal gathering and happy hour.
Cyn has an extensive post about it here. (She also explains the pseudo-perforation on my neck (Frances Hill has a matching one)). A number of other folks already blogged rather extensively: Alison Dellenbaugh; P.J. Hoover; Varian Johnson; and Don Tate.
This coming weekend, come on out the the Austin SCBWI monthly meeting to hear Helen Hemphill talk about plot; and check out ArmadilloCon, where Cyn is on panels Saturday and Sunday.