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Friday, July 19 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
If Harry Potter Were Written Now

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A panel of publishing professionals discuss how the Harry Potter franchise might look different if it were the product of the late-2010s, not the late-90s and early 2000s. How might the themes be different? How might it reflect current YA trends? Would it reflect a more diverse community? What might a hypothetical 2020s reboot look like?


Cass Morris

Cass Morris works as a writer and educator in central Virginia and occasionally moonlights as a bookseller in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She completed her Master of Letters at Mary Baldwin University in 2010, and she earned her undergraduate degree, a BA in English with a... Read More →


Sarah Guan

Sarah Guan is an associate editor of science fiction and fantasy at Orbit Books, an imprint of Hachette Book Group. She has previously worked both for other SFF publishers and for a literary agency. She enjoys fiction that asks hard questions and expands one's horizons, all while... Read More →

Stephanie Guerdan

Stephanie Guerdan works in editorial at HarperCollins Children’s Books, where she acquires and edits middle grade and teen. Some of the books she has worked on include the acclaimed debut We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia and the Soldier Dogs series. She likes queer fiction... Read More →

Friday July 19, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Plaza A/B Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown