October 11-13, 2019: LeakyCon, Boston, MA

October 18, 2019: Harry Potter Conference, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA (applied, not yet accepted)

Past Appearances

August 10-12, 2018: LeakyCon, Dallas, TX

July 28, 2018: Harry Potter Birthday Bash, Haverford Township Free Library, Havertown, PA

October 20, 2017: Harry Potter Conference, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA

November 3-5, 2017: CONjuration, Atlanta, GA

August 31-September 2, 2017:  LeakyCon, Dublin, Ireland

July 29-30, 2017: Fantastic Beasts Weekend, Big Blue Marble Bookstore, Philadelphia, PA

July 14-16, 2017: Readercon, Quincy, MA

May 18-20, 2017: Misti-Con, Laconia, NH

January 14, 2017: Arisia, Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel

Author Lorrie Kim will participate in the Arisia panels “In Praise of Unlikeable Characters” and “Cursed Child, Fantastic Beasts: Harry Potter ’16.”  Join fellow Potter fans at Cecilia Tan’s Hogwarts Alumni Reunion that evening, sponsored by Misti-Con!


November 18, 2016:  Snape Trivia at University City Arts League, Philadelphia

Middle-grade students who contributed to the Snape book run their own trivia night!  Read about the details here.


November 4, 2016:  CONjuration in Atlanta, GA

For Friday only, Lorrie Kim will lead programming on Snape and Machiavelli, Ron Weasley, and “Sorting Hamilton” at CONjuration.

October 21, 2016:  Harry Potter Conference at Chestnut Hill College

Snape:  A Definitive Reading will be on sale at the Harry Potter Conference at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. Lorrie will present a talk on “Reading Snape’s Mind:  The Occlumency Lessons.” The annual conference takes place in conjunction with the Harry Potter Weekend, a neighborhood-wide festival in Chestnut Hill.

October 22, 2016:  Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia

Snape:  A Definitive Reading will be on sale at the street fair of the Harry Potter Weekend, a neighborhood-wide festival in Chestnut Hill.

October 1, 2016:  Book Signing and Q&A at Whimsic Alley

Whimsic Alley in Los Angeles is a magical event space that will host a reading, Q&A, and signing for Snape: A Definitive Reading, 4-6 PM on Saturday, October 1.  Call 310-453-2370 Ext. 407 to RSVP.  Seating is limited.

September 24, 2016:  Hamilton goes to Hogwarts

Come to Big Blue Marble Bookstore 3-5 PM for a rousing debate on what Hogwarts Houses are the best matches for the historical figures from the Broadway musical Hamilton.  Writer Lin-Manuel Miranda has stated on the record that this musical took inspiration from the Harry Potter series, so there’s plenty of evidence to discuss!

September 11, 2016:  Mount Airy Village Fair

Big Blue Marble Bookstore will host Snape and Harry Potter trivia as part of the annual block festival in Philadelphia’s Mount Airy neighborhood.

September 3, 2016:  Discussion of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Come to Big Blue Marble Bookstore at 7 PM to discuss the script of the play that explores Snape’s influence on the generation he never lived to see!  And, of course, the stories of many other beloved characters from the Potterverse, old and new.

August 7, 2016:  2nd Street Festival in Northern Liberties

Look for Snape:  A Definitive Reading on sale at the Octopods booth at the 2nd Street Festival around 2nd Street and Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia, noon-8 PM.

July 30, 2016:  Release party at Big Blue Marble Bookstore

Join the festivities at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Philadelphia as they celebrate the publication of Snape:  A Definitive Reading and count down to the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Lorrie will be on hand to participate in Snape trivia, discussion, and a costume contest. The screening of Deathly Hallows, Part 2 starts at 6 PM, followed by the Snape party at 8:30.

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(Above) Team signs for Snape trivia:  Puppet Snape, Coffee Snape, Movie Snape, Banana Snape, Pumpkin Snape, Reading Snape, Window Snape, Book Snape, Robe Snape.  Which team will triumph?

ETA July 31, 2016:  Team Banana Snape won top marks!

July 19, 2016:  Harry Potter Quizo at the Victoria Freehouse

Come to the Victoria Freehouse in historic Old City, Philadelphia for three rounds of Harry Potter Quizo at 8 PM, followed by an evening of Harry Potter-themed burlesque with Olde City Burlesque at 10:30 PM.  Snape:  A Definitive Reading will be on sale!

July 7-10, 2016:  Leviosa

Snape:  A Definitive Reading will be on sale at the Story Spring Publishing booth at Leviosa, a Harry Potter convention in Las Vegas. Lorrie will be presenting a talk on “Snape and Sirius in Canon” and participating in a panel called “Vladimir Snape, Snapecast, and Snape.