Phoenix Rising Announces Keynote Speakers; Event Tickets Now AvailablePhoenix Rising
Phoenix Rising, the Harry Potter Conference set next year in New Orleans, has now announced their guests of honor and keynote speakers. Among those speakers will be our own Melissa Anelli, who will be part of a special panel on Transformation: From Fan to Fandom, which also includes other panel members such as author Henry Jenkins, Heidi Tandy from FictionAlley.org, and Ebony Thomas from pumpkinpie.org and HPforGrownups. Tickets for this event ($55.00) are now available, and will feature a discussion on the growth of the online fandom, as well as a walking dinner and admission to the Aquarium of the Americas. You can purchase tickets for all of the special panels and keynote events, and other features such as Storyville, a night of dining and music on the famous Bourbon Street, via this link. Phoenix Rising will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana May 17-21, 2007.