Story Spring “Springs” Snape at Leviosa
This summer, Story Spring timed the launch of SNAPE: A Definitive Reading to coincide with the Harry Potter fandom convention, Leviosa.
Leviosa is “an academic-fannish conference”–in other words, a place where fans gathere to hear seminars, participate in cosplay (costumed role play), buy and sell HP merchandise, and generally have a great time talking Potter with like-minded friends.
This was the perfect time to “spring” the perfect book for the ultimate Snape fan. Author Lorrie Kim is a veteran presenter on themes found in the Harry Potter books. Many fans have heard her present in person or via podcast, or have read her papers online.
Of all characters in the Harry Potter books, Professor Severus Snape is one of the most popular among fans, perhaps second only to the title character himself. So the gathered fans grabbed up all available copies of SNAPE, and many were thrilled to have theirs personally signed by the author. It wasn’t hard to find her, considering she gave one solo presentation and participated in four panel presentations.
And if you weren’t sure, all you needed to do was to look for that customized SNAPE t-shirt!
Our heartiest congratulations to Lorrie Kim for a very successful launch of her first book. We will continue to follow her as she presents more Snape-centric content at many Potter conventions to come. She also is considered quite the authority on Sherlock and has even been known to combine Sherlock, Snape, and Potterdom on podcasts and convention panels.