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Saturday, August 10 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Below Stairs: The Life of a Servant

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In Downton Abbey and the world of Harry Potter, we are introduced to servants who deal with their limited choices and restricted freedoms in very different ways. Some servants accept their lot and make the best of it, others find ways to break free. What do you think of the paths chosen by such varied characters as John Bates and Kreacher? Could you be as faithful and dedicated as Anna or Winkie? Let's explore the role of the servant -- and what it can teach about accepting the limitations in our lives or finding the courage to break free.


Lauraine Woods

Lauraine Woods joined the Harry Potter fandom in 1998 and has shared the journey with her daughter Rachel, who encouraged her to attend their first con in 2008 in Dallas. A proud Hufflepuff, she presented on House-elves at LeakyCon in Chicago. In her other life, she manages a national... Read More →

Saturday August 10, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am UTC