June 4th, 2007

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Hmmm, we may have to make some travel plans....

Recieved today in email:

Dear Accio 2005 attendee,
We are pleased to announce that the next Accio event will be held from 25 to 27 July 2008. Accio 2008 will bring together academics and adult fans to discuss the Harry Potter series in the Hogwarts-like setting of the University of Oxford. The conference will be held at the beautiful Magdalen College, which boasts such alumni as C.S. Lewis and Oscar Wilde.

Accio 2008 seeks to enhance the appreciation of J.K. Rowling’s novels as works of literature in her home country. Paper presentations, roundtables, moderated panels, debates and workshops will evoke a lively, interesting and thoughtful discussion on the changes the Harry Potter novels have already made to our world, and on the potential for the novels to have a lasting influence.

The conference will feature guest speakers, formal programming sessions and informal opportunities for delegates to get to know one another and the city of Oxford. A banquet will be held in Magdalen College’s magnificent Dining Hall on the evening of Saturday 26 July.

The Programming Committee is currently accepting presentation proposals. Accio 2008's Call for Papers may be viewed here: http://www.accio.org.uk/callforpapers.shtml .

We will send out another announcement in the near future to let you know when the registration system opens. For more information, please visit http://www.accio.org.uk/ .

You have been summoned!
The Accio 2008 conference is an unofficial event and is not endorsed, sanctioned or in any other way supported, directly or indirectly, by Warner Bros. Entertainment, the Harry Potter book publishers, or J.K. Rowling and her representatives.