Convention Alley

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Name: Convention Alley
Dates: 2004, 2008
Frequency: twice, though part of a bigger series
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Type: fan con
Focus: Harry Potter
Organization: Harry Potter for Grownups
Founding Date:
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Convention Alley was a fan-run Harry Potter symposium that was held in Ottawa, Canada in 2004 and 2008.

Part of a Series

See Harry Potter Symposiums.


Its announcement:

Greetings from the Convention Alley Planning Committee!

We are pleased to announce that HPforGrownups has agreed to sponsor our event, to be held at the University of Ottawa from July 30 - Aug 1, 2004. This means that we will, via various HPFGU lists, be able to keep you up-to-date on all the news on our upcoming conference.

Our vision for this conference is to have as many of our presenters as possible drawn from the HP fandom as opposed to distributing our CFP mainly to academia. It is the continued quality of discussion on the HPFGU lists that makes us believe this is possible.

We are in the process of setting up a website and will let you know as soon as it is up and running. Our Call for Papers (CFP) will be released very soon. In the meantime, feel free to ask any questions you may have at our LiveJournal ( or on the HPFGU-Convention list (

Those of you wishing to help plan the event can volunteer by indicating your interest in either one of the above locations and one of our Planning Committee members will contact you as soon as possible. Volunteers are welcome in all areas including, but not limited to: art, games room, sponsorship, decorations, finance, legal, security, logistics, registration, vendor marketplace, programme, public relations and social programming. Help us make this the best event possible.

We look forward to seeing you in Ottawa next summer to help us celebrate Harry's birthday!

Sheryll Townsend, Chair, Convention Alley Planning Committee [1]



  1. ^ 769 Announcing Convention Alley!, October 16, 2003