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Friday, July 19 • 12:00pm - 1:45pm
KEYNOTE: Evanesco Representation, Accio Inclusion: Diversity and Inclusion in Harry Potter

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"J.K. Rowling explained away racism in the Wizarding World, saying that “there was mutual respect and a sense of kinship between all wizards, no matter what their race.” In this keynote, we will discuss the problem with this statement and the ways in which race and racism show up not only in the Wizarding World but in the fandom as a whole. How does the intersectionality between race and other identities shape people in the fandom and characters in the series?

Featuring a Panel of Bayana Davis (Black Girls Create), Constance Gibbs (Black Girls Create), Lawerence Neals (Entertainer), Lorrie Kim (Author) and moderated by Robyn Jordan (Black Girls Create)

Attending the MISTI-Con Keynote Luncheon requires an additional ticket, available for $50 at the link above. The luncheon is included with any VIP level membership."


Robyn Jordan

Robyn Jordan, co-founder and Head of Community for Black Girls Create whose life forever changed when she discovered the Harry Potter series and nothing was the same for her or the people around her. Robyn is a true California girl, born and raised all over Southern California she... Read More →


Bayana Davis

Bayana Davis is a proud Ravenclaw/Hufflepuff hatstall born and raised in Oakland, California. She is the cofounder and Editor in Chief of Black Girls Create and cohost of the podcast #WizardTeam. She is a fierce advocate of critical fandom, the increased representation of Black women... Read More →

Constance Gibbs

Constance Gibbs is a writer, editor, photographer, podcaster, epic tweeter and TV junkie living in NYC. She currently a writer for an educational children’s magazine, the Managing Editor for Black Girls Create, and co-host of the Doctor Who podcast TARBIS. Connie is most often found... 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 12:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Grand Ballroom Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown
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