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Friday, July 19 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Writing in the Post-Potter Age

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Harry Potter, with its rise concurrent to that of the flourishing of the internet and the start of social media, saw an investigative and discourse-prone readership. As the books came out, fans made predictions, picked apart inconsistencies, hunted down easter eggs, and generally dissected the books not just thoroughly, but quite publicly. How do authors now write with expectations born of such engaged readership, social media, and spoiler culture?


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 →


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 →

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 →

Lindsay Ribar

Lindsay Ribar is one-third of the writing team behind THE PROS OF CONS, along with Alison Cherry and Michelle Schusterman. As a solo author, her work includes the YA contemporary fantasy ROCKS FALL, EVERYONE DIES (Andre Norton award nomination), and the YA genie duology THE ART OF... Read More →

Friday July 19, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Plaza A/B Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown