Tuesday, July 17, 2007
A Harry Potter Discussion, Featuring Orson Scott Card and ... Me?

Due to a surreal series of events, I've been invited to have an online discussion with Orson Scott Card about the upcoming conclusion to the Harry Potter series.

So... yeah. One of my favorite authors and me talking about the biggest fantasy series ever. No pressure, right?

Over the next two weeks, both of us will be posting several blogs on the subject, leading up to the release, and following after.

If you're interested in reading it, and participating in the ensuing discussion in the comments section, c'mon over. The first set of blogs have just been posted OVER HERE.

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Blogger King Sheep said...

Holy Shit. Are you going to study?

July 17, 2007 2:05 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

That's all I've been doing for the last week or so... Boning up on my Potter so I don't end up looking like a total Prat.

July 17, 2007 2:10 PM  
Blogger TK42ONE said...

Well cover me in Muggle dung and call me happy. How will you ever keep from comparing Kvothe to Harry?

July 17, 2007 2:21 PM  
Blogger CThornhill said...

Good luck studying. If you want a heads up on what Orson Scott Card is thinking then you may want to look at The Great Snape Debate. He was one of the contributing authors.

July 17, 2007 2:52 PM  
Blogger Matt H. said...

Good lord... no pressure, indeed. Good luck, Pat! Keep spellcheck handy (or maybe that isn't a problem for you. I'm a miserable speller... I've conceded that I am utterly incapable of correctly spelling 'occassionally' and
'dissappear'. See? I did it again!)

At any rate, we all know you'll do great!

July 17, 2007 2:52 PM  
Anonymous EM said...

"Hopeful Prediction #3: Snape Turns Out to be Harry's Father"

This one's my favorite. I laughed so hard I think I scared the dog.

July 17, 2007 6:37 PM  
Blogger Mary J. said...

Pat! You called Orson Scott Card by his first name! (and blogged about ancient Greek flatulence) Oh, the insanity! That needed to be said, moving on- I love that you got this opportunity. I also love that you like Harry Potter enough to debate intelligently about it!
On a side note, I fully appreciate the irony of the first word in my post...

July 17, 2007 6:52 PM  
Anonymous cameron said...

Boning up on your Potter... That's hilarious. Sounds like a line from Fawlty Towers... You ought to use that in the discussion. I think as long as you keep the dialog entertaining, your set. Being a total Prat might actually be a good thing... a la Ali G.

Card is very academic, and his arguments are reasonably well thought out -- But it's so...er...dry. Author/Reader Contract? Hmmm. A good friend once told me if you don't have the paperwork, you don't have shit... Neville save us!

July 18, 2007 2:05 AM  
Blogger Haplo Peart said...

I am really starting to be convinced that I migfht be the only person in all of the world who has not read Harry Potter. Just enver seemed to have the time, so many other books to read. Perhaps now that the final book is out I'd pick up the box set of all seven thay will inevitably appear at B.J.s for the Holiday season.

Anyway back to Name of the Wind.

July 18, 2007 8:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FWIW in the book the wookie does get a medal. And when I say big I mean tall.

July 18, 2007 8:57 AM  
Blogger Althalus said...

Whoa, that's awesome..

July 18, 2007 10:43 AM  
Anonymous mosler said...

holy moly, that link actually has a picture of you that isn't one of the 2 we keep seeing everywhere!

July 19, 2007 7:20 AM  
Blogger Will Kinshella said...

hmm, I like the top hat.

July 20, 2007 2:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pat's been holding out on us. Not only does he have that cool pic with the top hat, but he also has his own muppet. Don't believe me? Check out the Sesame Street Mahna Mahna video on YouTube. I wish I had MY own muppet! :) (This is all Pat's fault, by the way, for leading us to the yip yip aliens.)

July 31, 2007 2:11 PM  

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