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Jackson Bird

He/Him/His

Author
Sorted: Growing Up
Participates in 5 items
Jackson Bird is a YouTube creator and the author of Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place. His work revolves around demystifying the transgender experience by sharing his and others' stories with the world. You can hear some of those stories on his podcast, Transmission, as well as on his YouTube channel, jackisnotabird. Jackson is a TED Resident and his TED Talk “How to talk (and listen) to transgender people” has been viewed over a million times. He was also a 2018 GLAAD Rising Star Digital Innovator, a YouTube NextUp Creator, and is also known for his past work with the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA). Jackson lives in New York City and is a proud Gryffindor. You can follow him online @jackisnotabird.

Sessions in which Jackson Bird participates

Friday 9 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
10:15 AM
10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

Do you outline before you start writing or do you just go where the story takes you? If you've ever wondered how authors manage to take the ideas in their heads and turn them into actual books that you can hold in your hands, this is the panel for you.

2:00 PM
2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
Fan Creation

The Harry Potter fandom is full of people who've used the series as a jumping off point for their own creations, including music, jewelry, and so much more. This group of creators will discuss how they pay homage to the worlds they love and the challenges that come with playing in a world that someone else created.

Saturday 10 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
2:00 PM
2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
Film Studies

There are hundreds of people working on the Wizarding World films whose stories have largely gone untold. We'll talk to Paul Harris, who choreographed the wand combat in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and James Payton, a stand-in for many roles on the Fantastic Beasts set, and find out about the work that happens before the director yells "action!"

Sunday 11 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
10:15 AM
10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

By the end of this weekend, maybe you'll be inspired to write your own novel. But where do you even begin? Our authors will detail how their first novels grew from ideas into books and will share their advice for getting started.

12:45 PM
12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
Kids and Family DayGame

Could your knowledge of the series outshine even Hermione? Come show us what you know at our Trivia Contest, open to ages 15 and under. Enter as a team or by yourself and see who will win eternal glory!

Jackson Bird

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Katie Bowers

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