In 2007, I had my first taste of the Baltimore book scene at the CityLit Festival. Last year, I was a part of the event, so I figured I might as well join in again! The festival takes place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 18 at the downtown branch of the Enoch Pratt library. I'll be there with colleagues Sean O'Connor and Brad Samuelson. We plan to sell a few things (of course, "The Developers" will be there), maybe do a few free sketches (but don't expect anything from me ... Brad and Sean are the artists!) and we're going to have a comic book giveaway! To add to the fun, the festival will mark the first public showing of Upbear.org, a new Baltimore-based website that contains free job and volunteer opportunities for local schools and organizations. And this is just at our table ... there's plenty of other festivities going on as well!