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Friday, July 8 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Impressions, Perceptions, and Misconceptions: How Fans Perceive J.K. Rowling's Characters

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The casting of Swaziland-born actress Noma Dumezweni as the adult Hermione for the play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has aroused some contention. Do "book-first" fans' ideas about Rowling's characters (not just Hermione) differ from those of "film-first" fans? Join us for a discussion of how and why various characters get perceived through particular lenses/assumptions by some groups of fans, and in quite different ways by others.



Alisanne has been writing Snarry since 2006 and is the author of a number of Snarry stories and drabbles. While she writes many other pairings, she always returns to her one true pairing, Snarry. Her stories include: The Final Spell, Two Lords a Leaping, and Rebuilding Severus
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Celandine first got involved in fandom with The Lord of the Rings films, but soon moved into the Harry Potter fandom (and others). She has been most active as a fanfiction writer, with over a million words in HP fic alone, although of late her muse has been sadly AWOL. In Real Life... Read More →


Lilyseyes has been reading and writing in the Snarry fandom since discovering the Harry Potter series in 2002. Always fascinated by the dynamic and similarities between the two very different characters, she finds rich material for her stories. Her stories include: Critical Choices... Read More →

Friday July 8, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom IV