Live from Ascendio! HPEF welcomes these podcasters to the line up. Join us in the Common Room for plenty of lively discussions & debates.
Mugglenet Academia (featuring special guest John Granger)
Friday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Common Room
MuggleNet Academia will be hosting a live podcast located in Ascendio’s Common Room on Friday, July 13th at 11 AM EDT. If you’re not already familiar with Academia, it’s a fresh section of MuggleNet that explores, in detail, the politics and themes of the Harry Potter books (from an academic standpoint) and how they relate to our world. Orchestrated by MN Staffer Keith Hawk and “The Hogwarts Professor” John Granger, Academia has hosted several special guests from all over the fandom even in its infancy, and we have no reason to doubt that Ascendio’s show will be any different.
Potter for the People
Friday, 4:30-6 p.m. Friday, Venetian V.
Join the “Hogwarts Debate Team”—Al, Christina and Anastasia, hosts of Potter for the People—in a live podcast/debate about some of the most controversial topics from the Harry Potter series.
Your debate hosts will pose questions, both controversial and fun, for the panelists and the audience to engage in in-depth, academic discussion. If you’re a champion debater, come and join the team! And if you’re excited by lively discussion of Harry Potter, please come and listen! For more info, visit http://www.potterforthepeople.com/
Transmissions from Atlantis
Saturday, 10-11 a.m. in the Common Room.
Transmissions from Atlantis is a podcast dedicated to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror discussion. Created by author JC De La Torre and his lovely wife Rita, they discuss all things speculative fiction, including television, movies, books, comics, audiobooks, video games and anything else dealing with genre fiction. As rabid Whovians, JC and Rita will always slice out a few minutes of their show to talk Doctor Who. The show is produced weekly and promises to provide JC and Rita’s unique perspective and passion for science fiction, fantasy, horror and other speculative fiction works. For more info, visit http://transmissionsfromatlantis.com/
Saturday, noon-1 p.m. in the Common Room.
There will be a MuggleCast meet-up event held by members of the podcast in attendance at Ascendio. The event will be a retrospective on seven years of Harry Potter podcasting. While panelists are still being determined, we know that the event will happen at 12 p.m. EDT (noon) on Saturday in the Common Room.
Not a podcast but part of the media mix…
Documenting Fanfic at Ascendio
Documentary producer Hansi Oppenheimer (Color Me Obsessed) is interviewing fan fiction writers and readers for film project about the history of fan fiction, the writing/beta process, and related topics with fanfic writers – and readers – and she’ll be conducting interviews during Ascendio. If you’re interested in participating, please email Hansi at firstname.lastname@example.org as she’ll be coordinating directly with interviewees. It sounds like a terrific project, and Ascendio is excited to be participating in it! Read more about the project at this link: http://fanboynation.com/oppenheimer-fanfic-project/