MISTI-Con is Pleased to Announce Our Keynote Luncheon:
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MuggleNet Academia is a comprehensive insight into the literary thematic elements and scholastic endeavors that author J.K. Rowling has provided in her writings of the Harry Potter series.
We look through the entire Harry Potter series for various elements in alchemy, literary components, composition attributes, as well as available classes at Universities and Colleges around the world, and various unique studies that are being implemented today.
MISTI-Con's Keynote Luncheon will be a live recording and later appear as a MuggleNet Academia Podcast
'Translating Books into Films: Principles, Pitfalls, and the Hits and Misses of the Harry Potter Movies'
With Special Guests:
|Janet Scott Batchler|
Janet Scott Batchler is a writing professor at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, a screenwriter with numerous Hollywood credits (POMPEII, SMOKE AND MIRRORS, BATMAN FOREVER, amoung other projects), and author of What Will Harry Do?: The Unofficial Guide to Payoffs and Possibilities in Book 7.
Additionally, Janet appeared as a guest expert in The Hidden Secrets of Harry Potter, a 2007 special on the A & E network, currently offered as a DVD Extra on the DVD release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Described by TIME as the “Dean of Harry Potter Scholars,” John Granger has been writing and speaking about the artistry and meaning of Joanne Rowling’s Hogwarts Adventures since 2002. In all that time, he has consistently been ahead of the pack in understanding and explaining why readers love the Potter Saga.
John’s insights about Harry Potter have been published by Tyndale, Penguin Books, and Zossima Press. In addition to How Harry Cast His Spell, Granger is the author of Unlocking Harry Potter: Seven Keys for the Serious Reader, The Deathly Hallows Lectures: The Hogwarts Professor Explains the Final Harry Potter Adventure, and Harry Potter’s Bookshelf: The Great Books Behind the Hogwarts Adventures.
Look for John's additional presentation later in the weekend at MISTI-Con: The Lords of the Ring: Ancient and Modern Classic Texts that Rowl in Circles like Harry Potter
Hosted and Moderated By MuggleNet's Keith Hawk
Keith began purchasing the Harry Potter book series for his oldest daughter in 1999 and continued to acquire them as they were published. But in 2005, after purchasing Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Keith decided to dive into the series himself. From the first paragraph, he was hooked and never looked back.
In 2007, Keith was asked to be the trivia coordinator for the fan convention Enlightening 2007 that took place in Philadelphia and set up an entire stage for a Jeopardy style game. As the convention came closer, he was asked to portray Albus Dumbledore and lead the convention’s opening ceremonies. This was the single step to ensure a long lasting friendship with Emerson Spartz and the rest of the MuggleNet staff.
In 2012, Keith and John Granger began the MuggleNet Academia podcast. Keith is the host of the show alongside "The Hogwarts Professor", and produces and edits each show as they are recorded. Each show receives over 10,000 downloads and has reached as high as 2nd place in the category of educational podcasts on iTunes.
The MISTI-Con Keynote Luncheon is a separately ticketed event that can only be attended by registered MISTI-Con guests. Tickets are $25 per person and includes a buffet of assorted sandwich wraps, cold salads, beverages and dessert. The menu can be found here.
The event will take place Friday May 10th, 12pm - 2pm in the Main Events Tent
Any questions about the Keynote can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org