Submit Your Proposal
There are two types of programming that you can propose — “formal” and informal.”
Formal is everything academic, including panels, paper presentations, roundtable discussions and interactive workshops. Formal programming is more structured, and takes place from approximately 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day of the con. Formal programming is a great way to approach a topic in Harry Potter or fandom with an engaged audience. If it’s academic, or aca-fan-demic (new word!), you should submit via the Formal Programming form.
Examples of Formal Programming:
- Panel discussion of themes of flight in Harry Potter
- Roundtable discussion of Pottermore
- Paper presentation on mothers in Harry Potter
- Writing & Beta-Editing workshop
- Draw Your Own Snape workshop
For more detailed information, including a breakdown of the kinds of programming sessions, please see here.
Informal programming is, well, less formal! A lot of things fall under IP — Wizard Rock, cosplay, fanfic readings (sign up here!), crafting, meet-ups (we have a separate form for that here!), and more. Informal programming happens all hours of the day and night, with a heavy focus on evening activities. If you’d like to hold a more informal craft workshop, topic discussion, fanfic/fanart event (drabbles/drawbles!), or even play an acoustic set, the Informal Programming form is for you.
Examples of Informal Programming:
- Harry Potter knitters Stitch & Bitch!
- Acoustic Wrock set in the Common Room
- Drabble/Drawble activity
- Live-action role playing game/cosplay demonstration
- Author reading (non-fanfiction)
- Trivia game
Not sure if you’ve filled out the right form? Don’t worry, our chairs will relay any proposals that don’t seem to fit to the right department!