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Jackson Bird

He/Him/His

Author
Sorted: Growing Up
Participates in 12 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 11 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:30 AM
11:30 AM EDT - 12:30 PM EDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

Fan spaces have long provided budding creatives with opportunities to practice, whether that be through fanfiction, fanart, blogging, or YouTube videos. Join us for a conversation on what it's like to make the leap from fan works to traditional publishing and how our authors' time in fandom shapes their writing.

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

From the Hogwarts house dormitories, magical occupations, and the representations of women of color in the series, gender permeates the magical world just as significantly as it permeates our own. A diverse set of folks with expertise in gender studies will seek to discuss the intricacies of how gender is represented and interpreted in the Harry Potter series. Panelists will discuss questions such as: How it is gender represented in similar or different ways to our own world? Different...

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Jackson Bird

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3:30 PM
3:30 PM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required
4:30 PM
4:30 PM EDT - 5:30 PM EDT | 1 hour
The Four HousesThe Muggle World

Are people constantly telling you to pick your battles? Have you pushed yourself to exhaustion to prove a point? Do you find yourself yelling, “I WILL DIE ON THIS HILL” about trivial disagreements? You might be at risk for Gryffindor burnout! In this session, we’ll discuss how to stave off exhaustion and harness your Gryffindor energy.

Saturday 12 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)

Is there something you've always wanted to know about publishing a book? Now's your chance to hear the truth directly from our guest authors.

2:00 PM
2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

The "Harry Potter Generation" has grown up and some of its members are now adults creating stories of their own. We'll discuss how our love of Harry Potter inspired our writing and continues to influence our storytelling to this day.

4:30 PM
4:30 PM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required
5:40 PM
5:40 PM EDT - 6:10 PM EDT | 30 minutes
The Muggle WorldMuggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)Constant Vigilance

Join newly published author, Jackson Bird, as he reads an excerpt from his book, Sorted. -----------------------------------------------------Sorted is an unflinching and endearing memoir from LGBTQ+ advocate Jackson Bird about how, through a childhood of gender mishaps and an awkward adolescence, he finally sorted things out and came out as a transgender man in his mid-twenties.

Jackson Bird

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Sunday 13 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
10:15 AM
10:15 AM EDT - 11:15 AM EDT | 1 hour
The Four HousesThe Muggle World

Are you a Ravenclaw who has a lot of trouble communicating with your Slytherin boss? Ever wonder why your industry seems overrun by Hufflepuffs? Harry Potter fans are climbing corporate ladders and touring the country on speaking circuits. This session will explore how your Hogwarts House impacts your professional life, overlaps with other personality metrics, and can give you insight into even your most stubborn and brash co-workers. Come with questions and experiences and let’s figur...

11:30 AM
11:30 AM EDT - 12:30 PM EDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

As trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming authors make in-roads in publishing, the conversation about representation is shifting rapidly. What changes when authors share identities with their characters? Is there additional pressure to write transness in a particular way? How is the publishing industry adapting (or not)? Get ready to dig into this complex topic. 

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.

3:15 PM
3:15 PM EDT - 3:45 PM EDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required