Out this August 2012 from Zossima Press
Harry Potter, Still Recruiting: An Inner Look at Harry Potter Fandom
by acclaimed parody writer, teacher, and pop culture author Valerie Estelle Frankel
The Harry Potter phenomenon has created a new world: one of Quidditch in the park, lightning earrings, endless parodies, a new genre of music, and fan conferences of epic proportions. This book attempts to document everything - exploring costuming, crafting, gaming, and more, with essays and interviews straight from the multitude of creators. At last, this groundbreaking moment of pop culture is brought to light, from the amazing philanthropic triumphs of the Harry Potter Alliance to the many camps and classrooms that have welcomed Harry into their halls. Today's internet age has formed a new kind of reader: one who devours 800-page books and then creates fanfiction, art, videos, real-life adventures, and more, reimagining the series to reflect a new growing consciousness. From children to adults, fans are delighting the world with an explosion of captivating activities and experiences, all based on Rowling's delightful series.
About the Author
Valerie Estelle Frankel has won a Dream Realm Award, an Indie Excellence Award, and a USA Book News National Best Book Award for her Henry Potty parodies. She’s the author of five books on pop culture: From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine’s Journey in Myth and Legend, Buffy and the Heroine’s Journey, Katniss the Cattail: An Unauthorized Guide to Names and Symbols in The Hunger Games, Teaching with Harry Potter, and Harry Potter: Still Recruiting. Once a lecturer at San Jose State University, she’s a frequent speaker on fantasy, myth, pop culture, and the heroine’s journey. Learn more at HarryPotterParody.com.
Harry Potter, Still Recruiting has been published by Zossima Press as a softcover book (978-1936294176, 290 pages, $14.99) and Kindle. It is available to order through Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, or your favorite bookstores. Review and ot