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24 January 2011 @ 12:13 pm
Looking for Diacon panellists to rant about portrayals of Harry!  
I apologise if you've seen a version of this post already :)

I’ve got a programming proposal for Diacon – I think a panel looking at how characterisation of Harry changes according to who he’s paired with, and particular fanon portrayals that spring up around specific ships, would be really interesting. Unfortunately when I read Harry it’s almost exclusively Harry/Draco.

I think this might work best if the panel includes shippers from all the big Harry ships – so Harry/Draco, Harry/Snape, Harry/Hermione, Harry/Ginny etc. In a perfect world we’d have people would be who read more than one of those ships and could talk about the differences, and/or people who read other Harry ships (Luna, Ron, Charlie etc). But anybody who’s interested and willing to be on a panel with PEOPLE WATCHING YOU would be leapt on. Particularly since, as the tone of this probably suggests, I don’t have many fixed ideas. If someone wanted to do this with me and change the emphasis that would be totally fine.

But this is where I’m at now, and moving forward will be difficult without talking it over with other fans.

E McGeemelusinahp on January 24th, 2011 01:17 pm (UTC)
I would be so all over this, only I worry it would end in a fist fight. ;P
lokifanlokifan on January 24th, 2011 01:26 pm (UTC)

No, I get it. This will, I hope, be a fun panel where we can talk about Harry being a wide-eyed virgin in Snarry and dark-and-dom in H/D and blokey and cuddly in Harry/Ron. And Up For Anything with Charlie, because Charlie is HP fandom's Horcrux.
Soufflé Girl Wannabe: Potter Meat //glimmergirlragdoll on June 5th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you're all filled up on this panel yet, but I'd be interesting in being on it. I mostly write Harry het (yeah, I know, I know) but rarer pairs like Harry/Luna, Harry/Tonks, Harry/Pansy and read a lot of other rare pairs (both het and slash like Harry/Millicent, Harry/Charlie, Harry/Bill, Harry/Sirius, Harry/Patils) so would be interested in joining in if there's still room.
lokifanlokifan on June 25th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I don't know how I missed this! I'm just returning an email to confirm to the programming people that I do want my spot :) And that sounds like a great variety, and I'd love a mainly-het person, so fingers crossed!

I'll include you on the email I'm sending in a bit, which says HI YOU SAID YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED, THIS IS WHEN IT'S HAPPENING. Just wanted to give you a heads-up :)
Soufflé Girl Wannaberagdoll on June 25th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
Got it and just replied. I'm really looking forward to it. :)