Week 2-Panel Discussion

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Week 2-Panel Discussion

Postby Sky Alton » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:00 am

Oh no! The panel on the representation of duelling in wizarding fiction has had to be cancelled due to an outbreak of duelling between the panellists at the Hog’s Head last night (resulting in a mass referral to St Mungo’s). You have to find something to fill the gap in the schedule and quickly. It will have to be something pretty special to quell the disappointment - the duelling panel was one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the festival.

For 10 points, come up with a panel you think would go down well with the wordy witches and wizards at the festival. Include a name, what it would be discussing, why it would be important to the wizarding community and who you would invite to be panellists. You could choose to expand on one you already mentioned in your schedule last week or create something entirely new. However you do it, please make sure your proposal is at least 150 words. We’ll be sharing all the panel suggestions in this thread after the deadline (if you’d rather we didn’t share yours, please just say so in your email)

Direct all potential panels to us at hol.bookclub @ gmail.com (without spaces) with the subject line ‘week 2-pannel-HOL ID’ by 12th November. Remember to include your HOL name, HOL ID and house in the body of the email.
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Re: Week 2-Panel Discussion

Postby Prof. Amy Lupin » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:36 am

Submissions have been received from:

Gail Allen
Maxim Trevelyan
Prof. Gustavo Flores
Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis
Shiloh Adlar
Sirius Fudge
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Re: Week 2-Panel Discussion

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:42 am

Gail Allen submitted:

The theme of this year's festival is fantasy, so it is assumed that most of the visitors will be quite interested in fantasy to begin with. Which would explain of course why the duelling panel had been looked forward to that much; often fantsy will involve some sort of duelling or battle between a small group of people.

Sadly that is going to have to fall out, so instead I would propose expanding on some of the lectures presented by Jacinda Nikolett.

Her focus is on gender in fantasy, both in authors and characters and world-building as a whole. The panel name would be Gender in Fantasy and I would naturally invited Jacinda herself, as well as some of the female authors present here at the faire as well as some of the acresses portraying female characters in the shows represented on the faire already. These people will be easy to get on a short notice. I think it is important for the wizarding community to start thinking a bit more critically about these issues and allow for them to be discussed in the open. There is often an over-representation of men in the fantasy genre, and women are often cast in very particular roles. Seeing that things could be different is important. But it's also important to realise that it is not necessarily always a bad thing to do things the way they usually are; it is only bad when it is not a conscious choice, but simply one made out of habit and stereo type. That is what the pannel will be discussing.
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Re: Week 2-Panel Discussion

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:46 am

Maxim Trevelyan submitted:

The panel that will replace the cancelled one is one I have already mentioned: Monsters, Mutants and Mysteries: Modern Outlook on Magic. This panel will have a chair Priscilla Xavier, who is the leading writer behind many Muggle comics that deal with magic-like superpowers. Main speakers will be Eric Lensing (creator behind Harold Trotter, wizard extraordinaire), Raven Hankk (artist behind very famous mutant comics) and Jim Jones (writer of Broken Dreams, a story about a girl who discovered she has no powers in a world where at least one power is a norm).

The panel would discuss different classifications of people with supernatural powers (monster, mutant, Grimm, mutate, enhanced,...) and what are their origins, as well as the most appropriate term to be used in certain situations. Superpowers would be the main point of the discussion and how they relate to magic in wizarding world. Few such examples are mind-reading and Legilimency, magic versus real magic, teleportation and Apparition, and many more. Famous mysteries would also be touched upon, especially those that are commonly mentioned in the Muggle literature and what are Muggle magical explanations in said fiction and just how close they come to reality.

This panel would be important to the magical community to see how Muggles perceive magic and to show wizards that Muggles can be more open to magic than they were in medieval times.
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Re: Week 2-Panel Discussion

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:48 am

Prof. Gustavo Flores submitted:

The name of the panel will be “Monsters, Fairies and More in Wizarding Literature for Children”. In this panel different children books are going to be discussed and analyzed the different kind of characters that appear: monsters, fairies, princes and princesses, witches and wizards, fantastic beasts and magical animals, muggles. For each of the six categories there will be a different panelist and activity:

* Monsters: Sanguini, special vampire panelist. And the activity will be sharing nightmares and giving them a twist, so that there is a learning from that nightmare (afterall, children books not only want to work with fear, but also learn something from it)

* Fairies: Wendy Darling – Panelist. Activity: Children will be given a fairy drawing for them to color it, name it, and place it in the Fairy Tree.

* Princes and Princesses: Lady Rosalind Blooming – Panelist. Activity: Pictures with Prince Charming.

* Witches and Wizards: Hermione Granger – Panelist. Activity: Demonstration of charms.

* Fantastic Beasts and Magical Animals: Rolf Scamander – Panelist. Activity: Pet the pet.

* Muggles: Arthur Weasley – Panelist. Activity: Demonstration of Muggle Artifacts.

The importance for this panel is that kids can be sensitive to different aspects of the world that surrounds them, and that despite being fantasy, these elements are also real and play an important role in how authors perceive them-
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Re: Week 2-Panel Discussion

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:49 am

Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis submitted:

The Hogsmeade Literary Festival is pleased to be hosting an Unconventional Beings panel. Five different authors will be on the panel. There are three men (Donovan, Leon, and Todd) and two women (Jaci and Tempest). All panellists are a different unconventional being, such as Vampire. They will be discussing their own unconventional being type and any challenges or injustices that they have faced due to their nature. Unconventional beings may be unconventional, but they all still play a role in the wizarding community. Be aware that this discussion may be slightly controversial! Each of the panellists also have a book launch planned at some point during the Hogsmeade Literary Festival, so they will be promoting their books. Donovan, who isn't an Animagus, wrote the book titled Vice. The author with the surname Blakesley doesn't have Vampire blood. Mr. Trujillo is a Metamorphmagus. A female author wrote Lunacy. Jaci isn't the author of Fury, which was written by the Veela. Uproar is by the person with the last name of Hayes. The three men were the Animagus, the author of Transform, and Mr. Russell. Leon is promoting his book Uproar, but he isn't a Werewolf. Tempest's last name is Pearce. With this mix of panellists, there will be heated debates and insightful comments. All beings, unconventional or not, are invited to attend!
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Re: Week 2-Panel Discussion

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:50 am

Shiloh Adlar submitted:

The panel that we have decided to bring in to replace the dueling panel is a quidditch panel. Dueling may be what people were looking forward to, but who does not love quidditch? For this panel, we will be discussing female quidditch players in literature and in the magical community. For this panel, we will be inviting the Holyhead Harpies (in which Shiloh just realized that her sleep-deprived brain caused an error on the Festival Schedule where it says Heidelberg Harriers instead of the Holyhead Harpies. I hope no one is too disappointed but it is a festival celebrating witches in literature). We will also be inviting Ginny Weasley to speak at the panel as well as Marticia Jones, a relatively new author who recently published a book focusing on a lead female character that captains her Hogwarts quidditch team.

For this panel, our panelists will be discussing what it is like playing quidditch as a female, and Jones will be discussing what it is like to write quidditch segments in her books and how she makes it exciting for her readers. Fans will be invited to ask questions of all of our panelists which can include how to succeed as a witch in the world of quidditch as well as ideas they all have when it comes to literature about quidditch.

In addition, there will be a quidditch demonstration hosted by the Harpies and Mrs. Weasley on some of the important tactics you will see in Mrs. Jones's book.
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Re: Week 2-Panel Discussion

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:50 am

Sirius Fudge submitted:

A good panel discussion could be for wizarding transport. Panelists include Muggle enthusiasts like Arthur Weasley and also Quidditch players such as Gwenog Jones. Multi-sectoral discussion could take place wherein people are informed of the different transport options existing in the wizarding world. The discussion also has the international appeal as it only not includes British options but also options used worldwide such as the high technology transport of the Japanese and US wizarding communities. Flying carpet experts could also introduce the transport of flying carpet wherein they can comfortably sip tea while on travel. The audience could take a sample ride using the flying carpet.

The future of wizarding transport could also be explored at the last part. Time travel and advanced apparition are in development in the Department of Mysteries. It could be the best part if an Unspeakable would allow himself to be part of the panel. This panel could take place in Day 3 under Multi-cultural discussions.
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