Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego will hold a Harry Potter-themed fan panel with a variety of fandom leaders. The theme will be “15 Years since Philosopher’s Stone: The Harry Potter Fandom in 2012” and will take a look at where the fandom is today and where it is headed in the future.
Below is the official description:
Seven books from J.K. Rowling – or ten, depending on how you count – plus hundreds of thousands of fanfics. Eight studio movies – plus dozens of popular fanfilms, musicals and songs. One theme park – but soon there’ll be three or more! An international museum exhibition – and piles of fan-made shirts, crafts, fanart, CDs and DVDs. An encyclopedic website – and fancons, fan-made wikis and history courses on the impact of the Harry Potter fandom. We’ll look back at 15 years of the Harry Potter fandom, and try to predict – better than Trelawney did! – where we go from here.
The fandom panel of experts, which will take place on Sunday, July 15 at 4:00 p.m., include: Andrew Sims from Hypable, Heidi Tandy of HPEF, Alex Carpenter (formerly of the Remus Lupins Wizard Wrock band), Airemay of Fiction Alley, Julia Thomas of the International Quidditch Association, the girls from The Hillywood Show, and Jarrod Perkins (from Gred & Forge, and the Harry Potter Alliance).
Comic-Con San Diego tickets are already sold out, so if you already have your ticket, then be sure to join in this “fan-tastic” panel discussion.