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Friday, July 19 • 11:00am - 11:45am
From Hogwarts to Christopher Street: LGBTQ+ issues in our Canon, Fanon, and Fandom (18+, Possible TW)

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All Wizarding World fans have their own personal connection to the works, however for those who sre LGBTQ+ there is another level to the way the material is experienced. The sexuality and gender of the reader can influence the way Canon is interpreted, thereby the way that Fanon/Fanworks are created, and Fandom itself is experienced. Join us in a supportive and safe environment, as we examine the struggles and strengths of LGBTQ+ fans.


Nicole Bee

Nicole Bee (aka 'Ramblingnic' in fandom) has been obsessed with HP since 2005. She has attended several HPEF conventions, Wrockstock, and MISTI-con. She last presented the well-received ‘Spare the Rod: BDSM in Harry Potter Fan Fiction’ at Terminus. Since then, she has continued... Read More →

Samuel Ruff

Samuel is a huge fan of Harry Potter (shocking). He is very crafty and has made an entire suit of armor out of cantabs. If you ask him nicely he will show you how to do it. Samuel is also an animal lover, especially the bizarre ones. Echidnas, aye-ayes and marsupial moles are among... Read More →

Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Westchester N Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown