Tuesday, August 11, 2009

PCPD has returned!

I ran this after last year's conference, but after seeing all the mentions of "conference withdrawal" on the twitter feed of #scbwi09, it seems that PCPD is sweeping the nation once again! So, the "article," updated for this year:


A new disease has spread across the continental United States, and looks to potentially capture the world as well. Post Conference Partum Depression, or PCPD, as it becoming more conveniently known, is a severe form of delusional depression. When asked how such a paralyzing disease could have entered our land, doctors indicated that the bacteria the disease grows from was likely born from a small mass of fun that gathered in the lobby every night at the 2009 SCBWI Summer Conference in Los Angeles, CA. Symptoms include spending countless hours cycling through everyone else's blogs to read different spins on the exact same event, refusing to wear anything but blue, making pillows with everyone's faces on them and sitting around in a circle to talk with them, aimlessly wandering lobbies of local hotels looking for fun people to talk to, and culminating in a series of creative bursts of energy. If you or anyone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, I am very sorry, but there does not seem to be a cure for this tragic disease arriving on the horizon of the foreseeable future. The only therapy suggested for PCPD is to continue to keep in touch with other sufferers of the disease. May fortune shine upon you and let the disease avoid your residential area.


storyqueen said...

Oh, Tyler, at least you got to go! I got to stay home feeling sorry for myself!


Tyler said...

Yes, I do feel quite fortunate for what I did get! Maybe next year, Shelley!

Anna said...

I didn't get to go, but I read so many people's blog posts/tweets about it that I almost felt like I was there. Now I feel like I'm in withdrawal a little bit too - would you call that second-hand PCPD?

Tyler said...

Haha, Yeah I think it's kind of like smoking...second-hand conference attending can lead to the same harmful affects as actually being there.