So if you happen to be 18 or older (sorry the hosting organization’s rules not ours) and are in the New York City area this weekend, why not attend an event at the New York public library. Best part the event is free!
Pel (Laura) is going to be on a discussion panel with Melissa Anelli from the Harry Potter fansite The Leaky Cauldron. Melissa is also the author of Harry a History, that chronicles her experiences in the Harry Potter fandom. We’re going to be talking about fandom in the age of the Internet, how our sites started, our onlines experiences, the futures of our fandoms. Anyway, it should be a fun time.
See the press release below for details:
“The Children’s Literary Café at the new Children’s Center at 42nd Street is pleased to announce our event on Saturday, August 1st at 2:00 p.m. Come through the main doors to the information desk and ask for directions to the auditorium:
The fan phenomenon. It’s about bringing your love of literature out into the open where you can celebrate it with a community of like-minded people. Since the advent of the internet, fans have never been able to meet and gather with more ease.
The Children’s Literary Café is a monthly gathering of adults who are fans of children’s literature. Professionals, librarians, authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers, teachers, and anyone else interested in the field are welcome to attend our meetings. The Literary Café provides free Advanced Readers galleys, a rotating series of talks with professionals in the field, and great conversation. This program is for adults only.”