Theory Culture and Harry Potter
12:00 PM, Saturday 2 Sep 2017 IST (50 minutes)
Newcastle Suite (Citywest Hotel Leisure Centre)
The rise of Harry Potter podcasts and fansites galvanized an already speculative bunch of fans into a community that could mobilize to hunt down obscure information. It's not a stretch to say that our experience as Harry Potter theorists--especially during the rise of the internet--influenced the way we relate to other fandoms today. We'll break down what the Potter fandom taught us about interacting with works and its influence on modern culture and media.