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Fun, Games, and Doctors: Debriefing New York Comic Con

It’s now been a few days since New York Comic Con came to a close, and my body, soul, and mind have mostly recovered. There’s something about these massive conventions that truly kicks your feet out from beneath you while also making you feel delighted about it. They’re a masochistic joyride, filled with swag, exclusives, the endless jostling against strangers all up in your personal bubble, and bursts of ecstasy. And all that’s before your seventh energy drink of the day.

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Organizing a Course on Harry Potter in India

When I sat down and read the entirety of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on the day it was released back in 2007, I thought I couldn’t love the series more.

I was wrong.

Since then, once a year I’ve revisited all of the books, finding new things to enjoy each time. Harry Potter made me want to be a writer. Looking at this wonderful series, so dearly loved by millions, all I wanted in the world was to be able to write a story that might be beloved in the same way.

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Moderating the Hacienda: How Not to Run a Convention

I am not capable of liking things a normal amount. Liking things and talking to people about the things I like gives me enormous, almost inhuman energy—I can stay up until 5 AM on a work night reading about something just because I am so incredibly into it that it’s giving me something like the experience of falling suddenly and deeply in love.