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Friday, July 19 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Discussing HP in 2019: Engaging with Fandom despite the Furor, Failures, and False Controversies

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When “the eighth story” and a new film franchise were announced for the Wizarding World, it appeared the fandom was in for a renaissance. However, several years past 2016, that’s not the case. The, ahem, divisive reception to the expanding Wizarding World™ has thrown a wrench into our favorite pastime of HP analysis. Join the authors of books about Dumbledore and about Snape to discuss engaging with HP in this fraught new era of fandom.


Irvin Khaytman

Irvin (“hpboy13” online) has been a prolific member of HP fandom since 2003, and identifies as Ravenpuff. He is the author of The Life and Lies of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. He is MuggleNet’s controversial columnist, over at The Three Broomsticks. He is the Dark... Read More →

Lorrie Kim

Lorrie Kim is the author of Snape: A Definitive Reading. She lives in Philadelphia, PA with her clever, grumpy, magical spouse and their geeky offspring, one born between Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince and one in gestation during the publication of Deathly Hallows.

Friday July 19, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Salon 4 Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown