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Saturday, June 29 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Characters We Love: or Love to Hate: What Makes For Certain Fandoms?

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In this interactive workshop, participants will peel back text to examine how and why some characters brought about the fan responses that they did. There was no doubt that Harry, Hermione and Ron would be favorite characters, but who could have foreseen the Draco or Neville love? Yes, we’ll discuss the Blaise Zabini situation, and why poor Hannah Abbott, or Malcolm Baddock, never got the same treatment.


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Cathy Leogrande

Cathy Leogrande is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. She first came to the HP world as a parent, and she watched her son’s literacy skills grow under J.K. Rowling’s spell. She used her experiences to develop and teach Harry Potter: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, a graduate education course that is in its ninth year. As a professor, Cathy is a mashup of McGonagall, Lupin, and Snape... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 4:00pm - 4:50pm
C120-122