HP Education Fanon, Inc.

Biography

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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Books

‘Harry Potter is Funny’: The Tricky Task of Translating Humour and Character Voices in the Harry Potter books -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by María del Pilar Alderete-Diez at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This presentation discusses "the translation of comedy and character voice" in the Spanish language editions of the Harry Potter series.
Finding Harry Potter in the Real World -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
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.
Is this Fanon or Canon: Fanfiction as Narratorial Exegesis -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by Julie Flynn at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This presentation discusses fanfiction as a shared practice of literary interpretation.
Hogwarts for Muggles: One Professor's Search for Literary Classroom Magic -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by Kimberly P. Pyne at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. The author describes her experience teaching a college-level literature course on the Harry Potter series.
The Alchemy of Authorship -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,160. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by Vincent Geldenhuys at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This presentation makes analogy between the processes and goals of alchemy and authorship, united in the Harry Potter series.
Journey, Feast, Duel: Standard Situations in the Harry Potter Movies -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,250. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by Vera Cuntz at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. "This paper explains the term ‘standard-situation’ and determines and discusses the standard-situations specific to Harry Potter. Three exem-plary standard-situations are subject to a more detailed analysis: the journey to Hogwarts, the feast, and the final duel."
In the Grand Tradition of Boarding School Homoeroticism: An Academic and Fangirl Examines the Case for a Love Affair between Sirius Black and Remus Lupin -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by Angela Fulk at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This presentation explores the homosexual associations of Sirius Black and Remus Lupin from both academic and fan perspectives.
Navigating the Forbidden Forest: Harry Potter and Mythic Thinking -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by Priscilla Hobbs Penn at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This presentation explores "the concept of mythic thinking and how it can be used to bring a new level of understanding and appreciation to the Harry Potter books and franchise."
The Portrait of Evil in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by Lauren Berman at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This presentation examines the duality of good and evil in the Harry Potter series.
Comic Relief: Is humour necessarily funny? -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by Jørgen Gaare and Øystein Sjaastad at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This presentation is a philosophical examination of the series as a comedy.
Magic and Technology in Harry Potter -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by Ashly Hood at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This presentation examines magical devices in the series and how they might affect the reader's formation of identity.
The Meaning of the Phoenix: Love's Victory Over Death in Harry Potter -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by Travis Prinzi at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This presentation examines themes of love and death in the series through mythology and character archetypes.
The Horcrux of the Matter -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
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."
Voldemort: Shadow, Sociopath, Sinner -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by Travis Prinzi at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This presentation presents three perspectives on Voldemort.
The Way of the Wolf, or "Furry Little Problem": Werewolves, (Mis)Representation, and Mental Illness -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by Professor Melissa D. Aaron at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This presentation explores lycanthropy in the Harry Potter series "and the ways in which J.K. Rowling follows literary and historical precedent for werewolf representation."
Educating Wizards: Harry Potter, Christopher Chant the Chrestomanci, and Ged -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by Carolynn E. Wilcox at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This presentation explored systems of magical education in fantasy literature, focusing on Earthsea (LeGuin), the Chrestomanci Chronicles (Jones), and Harry Potter (Rowling).
Gaps in Security – Why Hogwarts Isn’t Safe -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by Molly Bernard and Patricia Dahill at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This presentation discusses the incidents in the Harry Potter series that contradict statements that the school and other locations are secure.
Harry Potter Fandom Flashback #1: The Nimbus - 2003 Summaries
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,350. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
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...
The Black Dog, the Curtain and the Other World -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,410. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by Vincent Geldenhuys at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This presentation examines symbolism and the character Sirius Black.
"The Fountain Told a Lie:" Dumbledore’s Deconstruction of the Wizarding World
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by Travis Prinzi at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This presentation examines power and racism in the Harry Potter series with a postmodernist perspective.
Hogwarts by the Pacific: Harry Goes to College on the West Coast -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by James Thomas at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This presentation discussed teaching Harry Potter in a university literature course.
Songs Without Words: Phoenix Symbolism in Harry Potter -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by M. Tonks Hansen at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This presentation examines phoenix symbolism in the Harry Potter series.
Freud and the Fetishistic Phantasy: Magic, Desire, and Loss in Harry Potter -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by Sharon Power at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This presentation "explore[s] our attraction to the world of Harry Potter using Freudian psychoanalytic theory."
J.K. Rowling and Little Red Riding Hood: Pentecostal and Fairy-Tale Imagery in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,530. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by Barbara Purdom at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This presentation discussed spiritual and fairy tale imagery in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
The Science of Harry Potter -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,870. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by Professor George R Plitnik at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This lecture discussed how some of the magic in Harry Potter could be accomplished by the science of today or of the near future.