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Friday, August 9 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Participatory Culture Roles: Lurker, Geeks and Ringleaders

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Through Harry Potter, many individuals found themselves becoming experts in digital media and connecting with others in affinity spaces. In the aftermath of the initial excitement, a range of roles has emerged. Some fans stay quiet, yet faithfully read blogs, websites, fanfiction and more. Others do not produce, but become adept at managing websites and places where content can be curated and archived. This interactive presentation will explore the range of roles that have become standard for fans of any franchise, hobby or group.


Cathy Leogrande

Cathy Leogrande is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. She first came to the HP world as a parent, and she watched her son’s literacy skills grow under J.K. Rowling’s spell. She used her experiences to develop and teach Harry Potter... Read More →

Friday August 9, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am UTC