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Saturday, August 10 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Jo, Joss and More: Where Are We in the Transmedia Revolution?

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Joanne Rowling and Joss Whedon have much in common. Both born in the mid sixties, they experienced success in the late nineties with stories that created a universe of realistic fantasy and characters so rich and complex that many fans considered them cherished friends. Both are respectful of their fans; they not only allowed, but encouraged fans to join in the creative process, at a time when the internet permitted an easily accessible playground and bonding space.
In this interactive presentation, participants will explore the concept and principles of transmedia storytelling as applied to the Potterverse and Whedonverse. Participants will have learn about the transmedia revolution in which we are engaged by poking and prodding Buffy, Harry and friends.


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 →

Saturday August 10, 2013 9:00am - 9:50am UTC