Twilight and Harry Potter Discussion

Last Saturday Laura (Pel) sat down with Melissa Anelli in the New York City Public Library (you know the famous one with the lions in front) to talk about Harry Potter, Twilight, and the fans experience especially as it relates to the Internet.  Melissa is the owner of the Harry Potter fansite, The Leaky Cauldron. She’s also written about her experiences in the Harry Potter fandom called “Harry A History.”

It was a fantastic discussion since Melissa and Laura are fans of both series, and both agreed that it’s not a competition between the two.

Jackie from EdwardCullen.net was on hand to watch the event:

“The highlights of this discussion were many. However, I tried to pick out the ones that I recorded and remembered. I probably will add up more because there were so many, but this is a fair few for now. These are not in any particular order, so enjoy! If anyone was at the discussion and would like to add their thoughts, please e-mail admin@edward-cullen.net and I will add it up!” You can read the rest here.

They were also able to capture on video (before the camera memory died) part of the discussion.

Melissa on reading Twilight while she was on a plane going to visit the set of one of the Harry Potter movies. Interesting tidbit is the person who was next to her asking what the heck she was reading so quickly was Andrew Sims of Mugglenet who now also operates Twilight Source.

Part of the discussion talking about author involvement and more.

Thank you so much to Jackie from Edward Cullen.net for coming!  Also look for the entire discussion to eventually be on a TLC podcast.

Comments

  1. So unbelievably amazing that just these two book series (I assume only these two, did the Anne Rice books have something like this…or Stephen King?)
    have spun so many web sites totally to their devotion. Discussion groups, conventions, media attention, parties, etc. etc. When you think about it, I really don’t remember another book series ever that has garnered as much attention as these two books. Even the Vampire Chronicles did not have this degree of devotion. It has even created jobs for people when you think about it. Thank you again to these two amazing women for sharing their wonderful imaginations. I can’t imagine a world without the Cullens or Harry!

  2. Yay. 2nd. xx
    I think twilight is defo. better than any of the haz potr movies but I just hope that new moon, eclipse and breaking dawn will live up to that standard. Most of the Harry Potter movies were great and the effects were done very well but the last one seemed to disapoint. I hope it does not go that way in the latter end of the twilight saga.
    I also hope that the next Haz Potr movie will recreate the enjoyment I experienced in all of the other films.
    P.S. I love Edward Cullen. X

  3. Blue, peeps, reply!

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  1. [...] Laura Pel of The Twilight Lexicon, TwiHard Fandom’s most popular fan website, and Melissa Anelli of The Leaky Cauldron met and spoke last Saturday at the New York Public Library. If you’re interested in ‘Comparative Fandom Experience,” you can read the highlights of their conversation at Edward Cullen.net and read Ms. Pel’s take on the event here. [...]

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