Events Calendar for November 2013

Welcome to our Events Calendar roundup for the month of November! The Events Calendar can be found on the OTW website and is open to submissions by anyone with news of an event. These can be viewed by event type, such as Academic Events, Fan Gatherings, Legal Events, OTW Events, or Technology Events taking place around the world.

  • There will be a fan event for The Hobbit on November 4 in 13 movie theaters around the world. There will be a live Q & A and exclusive footage shown in participating theaters. This will also be live streamed

    More about The Hobbit on Fanlore

  • Supanova is Comic-con, Australian style! From November 8-10 in Brisbane and 15-17 in Adelaide fans and creative talent that inspire their imaginary worlds meet under one big roof.

    More about Supanova on Fanlore

  • Join tens of thousands of fans from November 22-24 as they converge at Austin Comic Con 2013 Wizard World Convention in Austin, TX to celebrate the best in pop culture.
  • 50 years ago the first episode of Doctor Who premiered on The BBC. The sci-fi series will be celebrating its anniversary on November 23. A special 90 minute episode, The Day of The Doctor, will be airing on tv and shown in 3D cinema's around the world. Find a theater near you to celebrate with fellow Whovians!

    More about Doctor Who on Fanlore

  • DarkoverCon is a small and personal science fiction and fantasy convention held every year over Thanksgiving weekend for the last 36 years. Besides several full tracks of science fiction/fantasy programming and a full track of Steampunk programming.

    More about Darkover on Fanlore

  • The Fan Studies network will be having its very first symposium at the University of East Anglia, on Saturday 30th November 2013. The Fan Studies Network 2013 Symposium will feature over 30 speakers on several topics related to fandom.

The OTW encourages anyone to submit an event that's not already listed, and to check out the events calendar throughout the year!

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Have you heard of this news story? Warner Brothers sent the University of New Hampshire a cease and desist letter: they cannot use the words "Harry Potter" in the title of their course "Harry Potter and Storytelling."

http://www.tnhonline.com/news/warner-bros-orders-cease-and-desist-for-potter-class-1.3112994#.Un1HiaXuOkS

In my opinion, this will have a massive chilling effect. Professors usually aren't in a position to defend this kind of thing. They're not their own agents, but at the same time, the university also won't defend them. (Mine insists that professors are legally liable.) It certainly might nuke my course. Just look at the list of Harry Potter courses on Mugglenet Academia: all blasted if this is correct.

http://www.mugglenet.com/academia/classes.shtml

Please feel free to contact me if you need to. As I said, I'm really worried.

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