I love it, too. I've heard of other groups wearing special markers on their badges to recognize each other. You might think I'm crazy, but when my writer's brain sees "yalitchat" I start to vocalize it as "yellow" (silently, of course). "Yal" ... "Yel" Whatever.
Anyway, how about wearing a yellow something, sticker, X-mark, on our badges so we'll know to say hi?
I'm going too! It'll be my first LA conference. My sister & her stepdaughter might come & share my room, so I don't think I'll need a roommate. I'm excited, but I signed up for a one on one ms. consultation for my YA and I'm nervous. Working on the synopsis and it's hard, but helpful. I may even change a plot point or two based on what I wrote in the synopsis. I look forward to meeting everyone. Maybe we can all meet up somewhere--Georgia (McBride) said something about people wearing smiley faces?