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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.