Ascendio 2012 gets bookish (for the better!)

If you have not been following the announcements from HPEF regarding their upcoming Harry Potter conference at the Wizarding World this July, you may have missed what is perhaps the coolest thing about the conference: its brand new Quill Track.

This year, the increased amount of formal (and informal) programming relating to young adult fiction, budding new authors, and accomplished literary professionals who are fans of Harry Potter, spawned an entire section of the conference that will feature its guests (and special guests) extensively.

Present at Ascendio will be a host of authors, including TIME Magazine’s Lev Grossman (and author of The Magicians), Internet bloggers Mark Oshiro a.k.a. MarkReads and Beth Revis of Writing it Out. In addition, several literary agents will also be in attendance at Ascendio, and events during the Quill Track will allow you to pitch your own writing to an actual literary agent.

From panel discussions, writing workshops and presentations from real Young Adult authors, any aspiring writers will have an excellent opportunity, at Ascendio, to learn what it takes to succeed… like J.K. Rowling did. All events on the Quill Track are included with normal conference registration, so you do not need to worry about extra wrist bands or tickets and noninclusives.

For a full list of Ascendio special guests (ever-updating), including Chris Rankin, Lev Grossman and Team Starkid, visit their web page at this link. If you want to present a paper of your own as a panel or roundtable at Ascendio, there is still time to submit it from now until February 29. Finally, if you haven’t yet but want to register for Ascendio, you can visit our page on HPEF’s web-site right here.

Eric S.

Eric Scull joined MuggleNet in November of 2002. Since that time, he’s presided over a number of sections, including name origins and Dear Hogwarts, but none so long as the recently revived Crazy Caption Contest. Eric is a Hufflepuff who lives in Chicago and loves the outdoors.