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News Tue Dec 05 2006

You Mean, It's Not Just Basketball?

From the main page, a group of Harry Potter enthusiasts is scoping out Chicago for the site of a week-long Harry Potter conference scheduled for August 2008. While the conference will provide a platform for an academic discussion of the books, more jovial activities are also planned. There will be a welcoming dinner where participants will sit at their "house table" and a Muggle version of Quidditch (turns out Soldier Field was a little too pricey). No word yet on outrageous protests due to the wizard and witchcraft themes, but I'll keep you posted.

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