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Sunday, July 10 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Finding Your Place in the Wizarding World: Race and Identity in Harry Potter

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Many characters in Harry Potter struggle with their identity and how it impacts their standing in the Wizarding World. Often this identity is shown through the lens of blood status, however, less discussed is how the intersectionality between race and other identities shape people in the Wizarding World. How does the intersectionality between race and other identities shape people in the fandom?

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Lily Meade

Lily Meade is an aspiring novelist, vlogger, and graphic designer. She has been a Potter fan since kindergarten, when an elderly shopkeeper gifted her an HP ornament to quell some soft hysterics. Harry Potter was the largest chapter book she’d ever completed and the beginning of... Read More →
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Mark Oshiro

Mark Oshiro is the force behind Mark Reads and Mark Watches, where he chronicles his unspoiled journey through various television and book series. Since 2009 when Mark discovered Harry Potter, Mark has been subjecting himself to the emotional journey that one takes when they enter... Read More →
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Presenter, Black Girls Create
Robyn has been a nerd since her first Scholastic school fair. 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 now lives in... Read More →
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Tayci Stallings

I am part of the Harry Potter fandom and I like a lot of other stuff too (DC, Black Panther, etc). Mostly video games.I really like talking about representation and the lack there of.

Sunday July 10, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Del Mar II
  • Type Panel
  • Theme Wizarding World: Its Social Problems, Material Culture, and Real-World Parallels