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Patronus 2006 Keynote Speaker Announced

Posted by: sue
May 08, 2006, 06:10 PM

Patronus 2006, the European Harry Potter Conference set for this summer, has announced their first keynote speaker. Steve Vander Ark , founder of our floo partner The Harry Potter Lexicon, will be addressing the conference which will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark July 7-9. Steve will also be part of a panelContinued...

Deadline for Lumos Art Gallery Approaching

Posted by: Melissa
April 27, 2006, 09:21 PM

Hey Lumos attendees (have you sent your RSVP for the live podcast to yet?) - if you would like your art showcased at the conference's art gallery, you have until May 15 to submit it. The gallery is for amateurs and pros, and subjects may range from Harry Potter to science fictionContinued...

Registration Opens for Phoenix Rising Potter Convention

Posted by: sue
February 28, 2006, 09:18 AM

Registration has now officially opened for Phoenix Rising, the Harry Potter symposium to be held in the city of New Orleans in 2007. The first 100 people who register will also get a special limited edition t-shirt designed by fandom artist Alice Wack. The press release notes:


Lumos 2006

Lumos 2006 News: Registration Almost Sold Out

Posted by: sue
February 11, 2006, 09:09 PM

If you have been considering attending Lumos 2006, and have not yet registered, now is the time to do so. The organizers let us know today that their Harry Potter Symposium is rapidly selling out, so if you would like to register, you may do so via this link. This latest gathering of Harry Potter fansContinued...

The Phoenix Rises Over the Big Easy

Posted by: sue
February 04, 2006, 04:59 PM

A brand new Harry Potter Conference has been announced for 2007. Phoenix Rising, an educational and academic gathering, is set to be held in the city of New Orleans May 17-21, 2007. Aiming to further explore the Harry Potter phenomenon, this conference will feature academic programing, with panel discussions,Continued...


Harry Potter Scholars' Conference to be Held in Copenhagen

Posted by: Melissa
January 22, 2006, 10:07 PM

The Patronus 2006 conference will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark from July 7-9, 2006 at the University of Copenhagen. The conference will be hosted by the independent organization Patronus in cooperation with the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies at the UniversityContinued...

Let's Play Quidditch

Posted by: sue
October 29, 2005, 11:50 AM

NPR aired a program today featuring the fun Quidditch event which took place recently at the Witching Hour Symposium in Salem. You can listen to the program and photos of the game,here.

Mini-Conference in Riverside, California

Posted by: Melissa
October 13, 2005, 11:09 AM

If you're in the Riverside, California area, UCR is hosting a mini-conference on Harry Potter tomorrow afternoon. The free conference, set for 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 in UCR's Humanities 1500, is a joint effort of UCR’s English Department and the Center for Ideas andContinued...

Accio and Lumos Fandom Events Updates

Posted by: sue
July 04, 2005, 03:47 PM

We have two pieces of news today regarding the Harry Potter Conventions that are to take place in the near future.
First, Accio 2005, the UK Harry Potter Conference, has announced that, due to demand, they will have day tickets available to the public for Saturday, July 30th. The announcement says:


Magical Role-Playing In Denver This Weekend

Posted by: Melissa
May 17, 2005, 11:53 AM

The OPUS Convention in Denver this weekend will feature a series of Harry Potter-themed events organized by the Avistrum Academy, a group that regularly organizes imaginative events where children and adults can "pretend to be students at a fictional school of magic similar to the Hogwarts schoolContinued...

"Hour" Approaching: Deadline for Convention Presentation Submissions Nears

Posted by: Melissa
May 10, 2005, 10:38 AM

The deadline for submitting presentations, panels, roundtables, workshop and the like to The Witching Hour, the HP convention to take place in Salem, Mass., in October, is fast approaching. By Sunday the opportunity will have vanished, so if you're thinking about it, getContinued...


Snape on Trial!

Posted by: sue
April 22, 2005, 12:48 PM

Accio 2005, the UK Harry Potter Conference, sent us a press release today that included some news of interest for all you Snape fans out there. The conference will be holding a "Trial of Professor Severus Snape" which convenes as part of their Potter convention to be held in July. Those charges which the err distinguishedContinued...

The Witching Hour: Fanfic and Sirens and Quidditch, Oh My

Posted by: Melissa
March 29, 2005, 10:56 PM

The Witching Hour, the HP convention from HPEF that will take place on Oct. 6-10 in Salem, MA, (otherwise known as the Witch City, has a couple of important announcements:

  • Dr. Marleen Barr, author of Oy Pioneer, will speak at the conference about feminism and science fiction, as part of theContinued...

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