Portus, Terminus, Accio 2008 Updates and More

Sep 23, 2007

Posted by: SueTLC


While we still have several months to go in 2007, many of you are planning your Harry Potter travels for 2008. As such, we have a few updates regarding the various Harry Potter conferences set for next year.

First, Portus 2008, the Harry Potter symposium set for Dallas Texas July 10-13 2008 has now announced their first keynote speaker: Dr. Henry Jenkins. Tickets to the luncheon featuring the author of “Beyond the Borders of the Book: The Transformative Power of Fandom in the Age of Media Convergence,” and other books, will go on sale later this week, so be sure to check the Portus2008.org website soon for your chance to hear this exciting speaker. As a reminder, Floo Partner and Lexicon founder Steve Vander Ark will also be speaking at both the Welcoming and Leaving Feasts for Portus. For more information on this HPEF event (and be sure to check out the recently revamped website), click here.

Accio 2008 is a Harry Potter event set in the UK that will be held at the lovely Magdalen College, Oxford England July 25-27 2008. There is a call for papers that is ongoing, with more information on this via this link. To learn more about travel, programming and the location of this three day Harry Potter conference, be sure to explore the Accio 2008 website.

The windy city will be the site of Terminus, the Harry Potter conference set for August 7-11, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. The conference, which will feature a host of academic and exploratory programing, is currently open for registration. Be sure to sign up for this already popular event, as ticket prices will rise at the end of October.

There are also two more events planned for next year, Convention Alley 2 in Ottawa, Ontario Canada , and Snidget 2008 to be held in Australia, however the websites for these events are unavailable at the moment, and we are unable to provide more information on these events at this time.UPDATE: HPEVENTS Australia has announced that unfortunately, Snidget 2008 has been canceled. Thanks Linda.

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