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Saturday, August 2 • 9:00am - 9:40am
Lost in Translation- Is Magic a Universal Language?

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Translating a book is never easy; translating Harry Potter is even worse. Made up words, alliterations, word play, and names with cultural and historical meanings - how do you translate them? Translators have to make choices, and different translators have made different choices. A German Harry Potter book is not the same as a Dutch one, or a Spanish one, and that does not even take non-European languages into consideration. Does the magic get lost in translation or is magic an universal language? Take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly. Do jokes fall flat? Does a name lose meaning or has the translator created a beautiful word that perfectly matches its English counterpart?

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Marion Delaunay

American Horror Story: Asylum
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Linde Heddes

Jaarbeurs Utrecht
Linde Heddes discovered the overwhelmingly diverse international fandom in 2008, and hasn't looked back to the Dutch discussion boards since. Fanfiction reading has become the number one activity, wrock a not uncommon sound, with some social media activity thrown in for good measure... Read More →
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Manja Netter

Sunbeam House Services
Manja got hooked after LeakyCon London 2013 so much she made the trip from Ireland to Orlando in 2014 and couldn't imagine spending her holiday any other way than at Geekycon this year. Manja is a 35 year old Gryffindor, and Wicked and Cosplay are possibly her two favorite things... Read More →

Stephanie Vallarino

Stephanie Vallarino, 24, born in California but lived in Mexico City her whole life, is attending her 5th LeakyCon this year. She has been part of the Potter fandom since 1999. When she isn't reading or obsessing over a new show or movie, she spends her time baking, coming up with... Read More →

Saturday August 2, 2014 9:00am - 9:40am EDT
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