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Saturday, August 2 • 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Snake Tales: How Spin Sullied Slytherin's Reputation

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Hagrid’s warning of “There's not a single witch or wizard who went bad who wasn't in Slytherin” is one of the most recognizable lines from the Potter franchise. This quote set the stage to paint Slytherin house as Death Eaters in waiting, fickle and power hungry, but how true is that statement and how much bearing should it have on the core of Slytherin identity? This panel addresses the issues of narrator bias and logical flaws in presenting a case for the merits of being a Slytherin, while providing counterpoints to common misconceptions and misinformation about what being a Slytherin really means. Check your assumptions at the door and take a closer look at what wearing the green and grey actually says about a person.

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avatar for Savannah Currier

Savannah Currier

Savannah has been an active part of fandom communities for majority of her 22 years. A native Floridian Slytherin, she spends much of her time discussing fandoms with her friends, reading fanfiction, and writing. She can often be found wandering her University campus in her wizard robes, usually singing Wrock music, and making friends along the way. Feel free to come by and chat if you run into her!
BJ

British Joe

British Joe is your average fanboy, from the North-West of England, "working" as a musician. (Yes, he’s British. Yes, he has an accent. No, he can’t introduce you to Dan and Phil.) From competing in LeakyStars to leading panels on his interests of Fanfiction and Pokemon, Joe is very excited to be back at LeakyCon!
RL

Rory Lynne

RoryLynne has been slythering to Leaky since 2012 and this is her first year presenting. She’s a proud gay snake, who, outside of Harry Potter, enjoys musical theatre, dancing, Once Upon A Time, Teen Wolf, Sleepy Hollow and other fandoms. She's also breaking into the world of cosplay, so if you see Poison Ivy wandering around, feel free to say hi!
avatar for Dani Palmer

Dani Palmer

Staff Photographer, International Quidditch Association
Dani has been doing this for 5 years now. What exactly “this” is may be ambiguous, but involves having been a Slytherin since the age of 9 and this zany Leaky/Geeky community in every way possible, from writing for personal and help blogs on the topic of the con to volunteering as head of Slytherin House. As a disability and LGBTQIA+ advocate and photographer by trade, Dani spends most time using fandom circles to engage in bettering the... Read More →


Saturday August 2, 2014 2:00pm - 2:40pm
W102 B