Loading…
This event has ended. View the official site or create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
View analytic
Saturday, August 2 • 1:00pm - 1:40pm
We Survived the Harry Potter Ship Wars. Ask Us How?

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

No, really--ask us! Find out about the infamous Ron/Hermione vs. Harry/Hermione shipping wars from two who were on the front line. From the origins of ship names to the live ship debate at Nimbus 2003, this panel will either give you combat flashbacks to "the good old days," or have you laughing at the ridiculousness of snarking, trolling, pointing, and laughing. Sock puppeting and weeks-long debates about the exact usage of semicolons and Quidditch World Cup seating arrangements, all over the romantic pairing of three fictional teenagers. On a deeper level, we will also talk about how shipping and theorizing affected our opinions of the books, as expectations were fulfilled or dashed with each new book release, and how those experiences still shape our fandom today-- and how we managed to "survive" as Harry Potter fans through it all. Whether you are wanting to relive old times or find out what you missed out on, this panel will certainly be worth your time!

Speakers
EB

Emily Bytheway

Editor, LeakyNews
Emily first read Harry Potter in the spring of 2000 (shortly before the publication of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) and joined the Harry Potter fandom in fall of 2001. Since then, she's written some (very bad) fanfiction, served as a moderator at the Sugar Quill, participated as second chair for the Ron/Hermione side in the Nimbus 2003 live shipping debate, co-coordinated Scribbulus: The Leaky Cauldron's Essay Project, and currently... Read More →
PN

Pam Nail

Pam Nail has been a member of the Harry Potter fandom since 2003. Though less active these days, she was a frequent participant on several forums (particularly Sugar Quill, Fiction Alley Park, and Chamber of Secrets Forums) and on LiveJournal. Her current fandom obsession is Hannibal.


Saturday August 2, 2014 1:00pm - 1:40pm
W102 A