Lumos 2006 a 'Potter playground for adults'

  July 27, 2006 at 12:28 PM ET
  Cheeser     The Leaky Cauldron (via Toronto Star)
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The Harry Potter fan conference Lumos 2006opens in new window in Las Vegas is being hailedopens in new window by one teacher delegate in the Tononto Star as "a Harry Potter playground for adults" as the event gets underway today.

About 40 Canadians are flying in (on planes, not brooms) according to the article, including teacher/librarian Deanna Lombardi:

Her main mission is to bring back a little more Harry Potter magic for her students at St. Michael Catholic Academy in Thornhill.

Lombardi is among the growing number of educators who have seized on the popularity of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels to encourage her students to read.

She uses the books in her Grade 5 novel studies and says they are among the most popular in the St. Michael's library.

Editor's Note: This reporter will be in attendance as well! Stop by and say hello if you're there - check the HP Fan Tripsopens in new window or HPANA/FictionAlley booth in the vendor room and be sure come to the panel I'm speaking on (about running a fan site).


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