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Proma Khosla

She/Her/Hers

Entertainment Reporter
Mashable
Participates in 10 items
Proma Khosla is a writer and dancer living in New York City. She attended her first con, Lumos, in 2006, worked on A Very Potter Sequel, has been to dozens of wizard rock concerts, and slept on the streets of London for the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 premiere. She has written about Harry Potter professionally for The Michigan Daily, Teen Vogue, Glamour, and her current job as an entertainment reporter at Mashable. She will always turn up for "My Dad is Rich" by Draco and the Malfoys.

Sessions in which Proma Khosla participates

Friday 9 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
11:30 AM
11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)ASL Interpretation Provided

2018 saw movies premiere based on The Hate U Give, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and Dumplin' and now we're gearing up for the 2019 premiere of Let It Snow on Netflix. Authors Angie Thomas, Becky Albertalli, Julie Murphy, and Maureen Johnson will discuss what it's been like to watch their books be adapted and reach wider audiences than ever before.

12:45 PM
12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
Harry Potter Movies and Other Media

The music and orchestrations of the Wizarding World films have become an iconic part of the Harry Potter fandom. John Williams, Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper, Alexandre Desplat, and James Newton Howard all created truly memorable scores that evoke strong emotions in Jo Rowling's stories. However, every fan has their opinions about which film had the best score, who was the best composer, and whether "Hedwig's Theme" should have been used in Fantastic Beasts. Join us in a celebration and disc...

3:15 PM
3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Film StudiesASL Interpretation Provided

James Payton has seen the Wizarding World from an unusual perspective. From his appearance as Frank Longbottom in the Harry Potter franchise to his work as a stand-in for multiple roles in the Fantastic Beasts films, he's been part of the world we love without most fans ever learning his name. We'll talk to James about his career in the film industry and his favorite experiences from his time on set.

4:30 PM
4:30 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Muggle World

There are many things throughout history that Muggles struggle to explain: little things that are brushed aside as a mystery. From the engineering of the Egyptian pyramids to the influence of dark magic during World War II, join us as we take a closer look at how magic could have played a significant role in Muggle history. We promise this won’t be your usual class with Professor Binns!

Saturday 10 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
12:45 PM
12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
Fan CreationASL Interpretation Provided

Harry and the Potters have just released their first full-length album in more than a decade. They'll sit down with Mashable reporter and superfan Proma Khosla for a conversation about all things Lumos.

3:15 PM
3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

The #OwnVoices movement advocates for stories about marginalized communities to be written by people who actually fit the description on the page. Our panel will discuss why #OwnVoices matters, whether there are–or should be–exceptions to the rules, and the work that goes into building fictional worlds as diverse as the world we live in.

Hafsah Faizal

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Angie Thomas

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Nic Stone

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Mark Oshiro

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4:30 PM
4:30 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

A line may seem funny in the midst of a deadline-induced writing haze, but will that translate to editors and readers? We'll talk about what makes something funny, how to punch up instead of down, and other tricks we've learned while writing humor. 

Sunday 11 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
12:45 PM
12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
FandomFan Creation

Wizard rock is more than a music genre; anyone who has spent more than a few minutes at a show can tell you that. Over the years, a community has formed, and it’s become almost as much about the community as it is about the music. Songs have become rituals and anthems, concerts feel more like family reunions (except they’re the kind you actually want to go to), and most of us have filled our dressers with nothing but t-shirts made by the people whose music fuels our daily lives. Come chat wit...

2:00 PM
2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
Questions of the Wizarding World

In the Questions of the Wizarding World series, we'll be tackling some of the biggest "How does this work?" questions of the Harry Potter series. Our onstage panelists will start the discussion before turning the conversation over to audience ideas and theories. Will someone share an idea that blows your mind? We can almost guarantee that the answer is yes. Will we leave with a definitive answer about anything? We can almost guarantee that the answer is no, but we'll have a lot to ke...

4:30 PM
4:30 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Constant Vigilance

In this session, panelists representing multiple ethnic backgrounds discuss the (mis)/representation of their communities within Harry Potter canon and imagine how culture would inform magic, and how magic would inform culture. Through this discussion, we will cross-examine the White, European, pseudo-Christian Wizarding culture of Harry Potter to answer questions like: what would be our culture’s predominant attitude towards magic? How might our rituals and traditions be modifi...