The Quill Track opens on Thursday afternoon with a reception hosted by our tote bag sponsor, Wattpad. Through the afternoon, many fine authors will be hosting displays of their own books til about to 5pm as part of the Book Faire. Be sure to also say hello to Omnific (a publishing company that grew out of fandom), and the following authors who’ll be joining Lindsay Ribar, Aimee Carter, Michelle Hodkin and Lev Grossman. Read More…
HPEF wants you to continue to benefit from the captivating presentations from Ascendio 2012. That’s why we’re offering audio session recordings online and through CD ROM from this year’s event! Don’t let you conference experience end when the event does this year. After the conference, you can listen to your favorite presentations again and share them with others! Not attending Ascendio 2012? Here’s your chance to access the presentations you’re going to miss.
Visit the HPEF Live Learning Center now to purchase your session recordings and speaker handouts before prices increase! Special price of $99 for online access and $119 for CD ROMs is only available pre-conference.
And don’t forget – you can still order recordings from Azkatraz, Portus and Prophecy – and as a special for libraries, researchers and schools, after Ascendio, we’ll have a set of all recorded sessions from these four events for $555, available via MP3 download from the HPEF Live Learning Center.
At past HPEF events, individuals, websites, groups, ships, friends, teams and others have sponsored programming sessions, and we are pleased to introduce a reprise of our Programming Sponsorship Program for Ascendio; the deadline to be included in the Program is June 21, and the deadline to have signage at your sponsored session or Meet Up is July 8. You can sponsor a session even if you’re not going to be able to make it to Ascendio – and if you do, we’ll send you a copy of the official Ascendio program!
Each of Ascendio’s presentations, panels, round tables, debates and discussions is available for sponsorship, at a rate of $100 per session. Formal programming session sponsors will be thanked with a sign in the room during the session, a mention at the start of the session which will be included on the formal programming session recording and, if the sponsorship is paid before June 21, 2012, we will also be able to include an acknowledgment in the program.
This year, Hogwarts House and Pottermore House Meetups can also be sponsored! Meetup session sponsors will be thanked with a sign or table tent in the room during the session and Ascendio will arrange for snacks for the meetup’s attendees.
Ready to sponsor something awesome? Click here for the Google Checkout page! If you need to pay via PayPal, please email us at email@example.com and we’ll coordinate that directly with you.
Formal programs are a keystone of HPEF symposiums and Ascendio is no different. Enjoy a wide range of programs, formal and informal, when you join us for Ascendio 2012, July 12-14 in Orlando, Florida.
This is created from the titles of all the Formal Programming sessions: http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/5425799/Ascendio%3A_a_Harry_Potter_fancon
If you’re a fan of YA, the Ascendio Authorpalooza is for you! Everyone is invited to enjoy readings and signings by fantastic authors and peruse our Book Fair and Vendor Rooms!
Authorpalooza will take place from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 12th, as a pre-con event. Whether you’ve just settled into your hotel room and want some activities before Night of a Thousand Wizards 2, or want to attend a reading/signing between Wrock sets, or want to browse books after picking up your Registration pack, Authorpalooza is a great opportunity to interact with Ascendio authors, and get a preview of The Quill Track.
PLUS if you plan on pitching your novel to one of Ascendio’s literary agents, Authorpalooza is where you’ll get first dibs on the sign-up form!
We have a preliminary schedule of reading/signings. In addition to the readings/signings going on in Davinci and Michaelangelo, we’ll have several tables outside Registration where you can browse books by fellow attendees, as well as meet representatives from companies such as Omnific Publishing and Wattpad, who can help you take your writing to the next level!
2 p.m.: Beth Revis (A Million Suns)
3 p.m. Michelle Hodkin (The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer)
4 p.m. Lev Grossman (The Magician King)
5 p.m. Erotica hour (featuring Kele Moon, Diana Copland, Cecilia Tan and more!)
2:30 p.m. Mark Oshiro (aka: MarkReads)
3:30 p.m. Aimee Carter (Goddess Interrupted)
4:30 p.m. Lindsay Ribar (The Art of Wishing — to be released by Dial Books in 2013 — sneak peek reading!)
5:30 p.m.: Karen Morris (Law Made Fun through Harry Potter’s Adventures)
6 p.m.: Valerie Frankel (Harry Potter: Still Recruiting: An Inside Look at Fandom after Book Seven)
6:30 p.m.: Erin Pyne (The Ultimate Guide to the Harry Potter Fandom)
(Please note that Veronica Roth and Libba Bray will be doing readings/signings on Saturday of the conference — a Saturday day pass will be needed to attend those events)
We’re going to be highlighting a range of programming sessions on our Twitter, Facebook and tumblr pages over the next few weeks in the lead-up to Ascendio, so follow up there and there and there! We’ve got amazing programming on the schedule, from Quidditch to character analysis, to wrock and law and crafting, to looks back at fan predictions about the series, and comparisons between the Harry Potter series and classic and modern literature.
The Ascendio team is proud to announce our Formal Programming sessions. It includes everything from JK’s women to Snape’s Redemption to How to Make a House Scarf bracelet. Interested in Hunger Games or Quidditch or online games? We’ve got that! How about publishing, crafts, law, education, psychology, history, or religion? Whether you are a fan of the Harry Potter books, films or both, there is something for everyone!
Click on this link to see the listing of Formal Programming sessions. There’s also a online grid to help you get a better view of where and when each session will take place. Grid Views: Thursday | Friday | Saturday & Sunday
There are so many different wonderful presentations planned for this year’s event that it’s going to be tough to figure out which sessions to attend. That’s why we’ve created an Ascendio scheduling app using Guidebook. You can download your copy now at: http://guidebook.com/g/Ascendio/
Please remember there are lots changes that happen in conference schedules…even up to the last minute. Please check back frequently for updates including cancellations, session time changes, speaker changes and program additions.
Web Grid views: Thursday | Friday | Saturday & Sunday PDF Grid views: Thursday | Friday | Saturday & Sunday
All programming is subject to change. Please check back frequently for updates.