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Saturday, August 2 • 5:00pm - 5:40pm
Make it IRL

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Get off Tumblr and level up. Learn how to use your magic powers to make IRL gifs happen in your hometown through this interactive workshop. Recommended for BAMFs interested in HPA chapters, Nerdfighter meetups, increasing awesome, and causing a ruckus.

Speakers
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Lauren Bird

Lauren Bird is the Spokesperson & Digital Content Strategist for the Harry Potter Alliance. She is LeakyCon's resident wizard wedding planner as well as a lifelong proponent of pizza-based activism. When not portraying The Boy Who Videoblogged, Lauren can be found on YouTube answering the age-old question, Will It Waffle?
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Paul DeGeorge

Paul is a fandom innovator. He plays in Harry and the Potters, co-founded the Harry Potter Alliance, created the Snitchwich, and orchestrated the Nerds for Obama campaign last fall. He is the executive director of the Harry Potter Alliance.
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Matt Maggiacomo

Matt was born in 1979 and spent the first six years of his life exploring the wilderness of Tarkiln, RI. This one time, he caught a bullfrog so big that his mother exclaimed, 'I reckon that's the biggest dern bullfrog I EVER saw.' But Matt's favorite activity was...
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Andrew Slack

Andrew is a teacher, social organizer and human rights activist, comedian, actor, and writer. He spent years performing sketch comedy for hundreds of colleges across the US, only to stop touring so that he could devote himself full time to the HP Alliance, which he co-founded in 2005. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University, Andrew is dedicated to learning and extrapolating how modern myth, new media, and expressive therapy can transform... Read More →


Saturday August 2, 2014 5:00pm - 5:40pm
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