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Convention Alley 2008 announces guest speakers

Convention Alley 2008 is delighted to announce its guest speakers for this year's event!

John Granger will be presenting "Unlocking Deathly Hallows: Five Keys for a Greater Appreciation of the Last Harry Potter Novel" on Saturday evening. Mr. Granger is the author of a number of books based on the popular Harry Potter series, some of which are used in classrooms across the continent. He has also been a featured speaker at numerous Harry Potter conferences.

On Friday evening, Dr. Karen J. Kebarle will offer her keynote presentation: "If Rowling says Dumbledore is Gay, is he Gay?: In other words, what do we do with Rowling's interpretations of her own books?" Dr. Kebarle is presently writing a book called "Is Dumbledore Gay?". Karen has a Ph.D. in English, has taught on the college and university level and has been a presenter at three previous Harry Potter conferences.

We invite you to join us for what are going to be some very interesting discussions at Convention Alley 2008. Remember that registration for the event includes both keynote presentations as well the regularly scheduled programming and all meals. We look forward to seeing you next month!

Convention Alley 2008, the second conference devoted to grown-up Harry Potter fans to be held in Ottawa, is sponsored by the HP for Grownups literary discussion group and will be held at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, from June 19 - 22, 2008.

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Published May 16, 2008

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