HP Education Fanon, Inc.
Since 2003, HPEF has put on more Harry Potter fan events than anyone else, in Orlando, Salem, Las Vegas, Toronto, Dallas and San Francisco. If you're interested in a spectacular experience in the Wizarding World, and want more Harry Potter discussion, analysis and debate, join us at Ascendio at the Loews Portofino Bay Resort at Universal Orlando from July 12 - 15, 2012; more information is at http://hp2012.org or http://twitter.com/HPEF.
HP Education Fanon, Inc. (HPEF) is a U.S.-based educational non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to producing academic symposia on the Harry Potter books and cultural phenomenon. We strive to distinguish our symposia by the premiere quality of the programming we offer, particularly the caliber of our featured speakers and guests. Our volunteer planners aim to bring fans and scholars professional-quality, creative, premium experiences for affordable prices.
HPEF also promotes the benefits of reading for both children and adults by offering Library Science and Education tracks in our symposium programs. We have also donated portions of our proceeds to Book Aid International, Books Behind Bars, Kids Need to Read and other literacy projects; we continue to identify other charities whose missions focus on providing audiences with books to read and love. Conferences to our credit include Nimbus – 2003, The Witching Hour (2005), Lumos (2006), Prophecy (2007), Portus (2008), Azkatraz (2009), Infinitus (2010), and the upcoming Ascendio (2012).
Here, we present the selected conference proceedings from past HPEF events.
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Finding Harry Potter in the Real World -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
A panel presented by Linda Norris, Robert Norris, Kelly Jean Norris, and Kimberly Norris Fleeger at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This panel shares how they use different lenses to read and view J. K. Rowling's works through cross-disciplinary and fiction vs. non-fiction approaches.
The Horcrux of the Matter -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
A panel presented by Katherine E. Krohn and Valerie Estelle Frankel at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. Each panelist offers "a 10-minute discussion about one of two opposing points-of-view on the nature of the Horcrux as it appears in myths and folk tales."
Harry Potter Fandom Flashback #1: The Nimbus - 2003 Summaries
From July 17-20, 2003, 600 Harry Potter fans and scholars converged in Orlando for Nimbus-2003, the first Harry Potter fan convention. Over three and a half days of presentations, amidst the atmosphere of learning, they argued, lived, and breathed Harry Potter.
Flash back to the early days of the Harry Potter fandom with Nimbus-2003 session summaries on Snape, shipping, science, storytelling...