The conference programming for Terminus can be divided into two main categories. The first is academic programming, which includes papers (or lectures or talks), panels, pre-empaneled sets of papers, workshops, roundtable discussions, and other offerings that combine elements of these formal presentation styles. With suggested presentation styles ranging from the traditional to the inventive, scholars, professionals, artists and fans from all educational and professional backgrounds have the opportunity to come together and share their work across disciplines. There will be many opportunities for discussion, debate, and analysis, and attendees may immerse themselves according to their interests.
The second category of programming for Terminus is exploratory programming, which includes informal, hands-on activities arranged by the conference staff, presentations for Artists and Authors Night, and the Terminus Gallery, which will be open throughout the conference. Artists and Authors Night is the centerpiece of exploratory programming, encompassing the entire evening of August 9, 2008. The programming will focus on the creative pursuits that fans have fashioned in response to the Harry Potter series, including fanfiction readings, fanart portfolio showings, and creativity booths devoted to the production of art and writing where attendees can request a sketch or short story, or request that another person provide feedback on their own creative work. You may review the programming schedule, including the schedule for Artists and Authors Night, here.
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