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Calling All Harry Potter Fans!

Join a Live Chat today, May 29, at 3 p.m. ET to discuss Harry Potter’s influence on culture.

Moderated by Dr. Ruth Dunley, the Chat’s panelist’s will include:

  • Gráinne O’Brien, whose academic work is centred on the Harry Potter Series and the Hunger Games and is one of the chief organizers of Magic is Might 2012 (an international academic conference exploring the cultural influence of the Harry Potter books and films) which is to take place this July in Ireland
  • Jadwiga O’Brien, a member of the conference’s abstract-review committee and also a student of film theory

So, put on your wizard hats and join in on the Chat.

(If you reeeeeally can’t make…there’s always the option of watching the Chat in replay.)

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Spring Fling at the Woodroffe Avenue Public School

The Woodroffe Avenue PS is having it’s annual fundraiser. It’s main theme has always been a book sale. Tables packed with books of all kinds. Plus, the school is right across from the Carling branch of the Ottawa Public Library. So, as you can see, if you like books, this is the place to be.

This year, there will also be pony rides, a moonbounce, BBQ, carnival games, a bake sale, a photo booth, etc., etc.

Spring Fling takes place on Friday, June 1st, 4:30p.m.-8:00 p.m. at  Woodroffe Avenue Public School, 235 Woodroffe Ave..

As an added bonus the book sale will also run on Thursday, May 31st 4:00 – 8:00pm.

For information you can call:  (613) 828-2884

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“The Incredible Hulk Comes to Town” or “Comic Books are Books Too”

My own experience with comic books doesn’t go beyond a few Archie Comics that I read in grade 6. (My friend had STACKS of them at his house.)

But, you don’t even have to be a comic book fan to appreciate Comiccon 2012 in Ottawa. Imagine The Incredible Hulk and Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the same room! (I certainly watched those shows.)

Needless to say, there will be many stars of the comic book world at this conference.

Comiccon will take place from May 12 -13 at the CE Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa. Tickets are $25 for a Saturday pass, $20 for a Sunday pass, $35 for a weekend pass.

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