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Saturday, August 10 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Translations panel - Is Magic a Universal Language?

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Ever wondered if Harry Potter is the same in Dutch, French, German or another language? Are the books exactly the same, or are there small changes? Does the magic get lost in translation or is magic a universal language? Find out in this panel with fans from several countries! We are going to talk about character names, book and chapter titles, mistakes the translators made, translations of puns and much more.


Corentin Faniel

Corentin is a Literature student at the University of St Andrews, chief editor of the French fansite gazette-du-sorcier.com, and podcaster for Sonorus. Co-presented a panel discussion on the state of the Harry Potter fandom at the GeekFaëries2012 (France).

Patricia Reinders

Patricia (also known as Niphai online) is a 24 year old Harry Potter fan from the Netherlands. She read the books in Dutch before finally switching to English in 2006. The differences in the translations sparked her interest and ever since she wanted to discover more about the Harry... Read More →

Saturday August 10, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm UTC