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Saturday, August 2 • 1:00pm - 1:40pm
We Survived the Harry Potter Ship Wars. Ask Us How?

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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!


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... Read More →

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 Hann... Read More →

Saturday August 2, 2014 1:00pm - 1:40pm EDT
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