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Claire Merrill

She/Her/Hers

Associate Director of Faculty Affairs
Columbia Law School
Participates in 2 items
A fan since the age of eight, Claire Merrill grew up alongside Harry Potter as the books were released. Claire, a Ravenclaw, chose hisdarkmaterials@mugglenet.com as her first email address and is long-time LeakyCon attendee. Based in New York City, Claire holds an undergraduate degree in comparative literature from Wellesley College and a graduate degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University.

Sessions in which Claire Merrill participates

Sunday 13 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
12:45 PM
12:45 PM EDT - 1:45 PM EDT | 1 hour
Examine the Canon

Since first meeting Remus Lupin and Sirius Black in Prisoner of Azkaban, we became obsessed with their relationship, and, yes, their love story. Their meeting at the end of the book is the book’s emotional climax and absolutely electrifying. Finding out that Sirius became an animagus to keep Remus company during his werewolf transformations sends us to tears. And then Order of the Phoenix happened, and we were entirely convinced. The two are now living together, staring at each ...

India Frank

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Naomi T

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2:00 PM
2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT | 1 hour
Examine the CanonQuestions of the Wizarding World

There were so many great theories about what was going to happen while the books were still coming out, especially theories pre-book 5. Some of our favorites come from the iconic book Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter (2002). It was so much fun to theorize about what was going to happen during the long wait between Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix. We love the theory that Remus Lupin and James Potter body swapped before James died...

Anne Merrill

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India Frank

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Eric James

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