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Julia Rittenberg


Mischief Management
Participates in 2 items
Julia is a professional nerd and lifelong New York City dweller. She currently works as an Executive Assistant at Mischief Management, and is preparing for her final form as an undercover bridge witch who bothers travelers with riddles. She has an MA in Media Studies from Pratt Institute, where she was known for arguing that people still do care about Harry Potter, and fandom is still fun. You can find her yelling about Buffy, Star Wars, and the Wizarding World on Twitter @JuliaisMagic, and you can find her writing on Book Riot.

Sessions in which Julia Rittenberg participates

Friday 11 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
10:15 AM
10:15 AM EDT - 11:15 AM EDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

What does it take to write a baddie that readers love to hate? How about a complex, flawed antagonist that'll spark debate for years to come (*cough* Snape *cough*)? What if your villain isn't a person at all? We'll discuss the ins and outs of writing compelling antagonists across multiple genres. 

Sunday 13 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
2:00 PM
2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

Not all bodies are treated the same way, in life or in literature. Race, sex, gender, ability, and size all play into the way characters are written and perceived. In this session, our panelists will discuss how they handle this in their work, what they'd like to see more of, and how YA as a genre is depicting diverse bodies.