So I can finally announce one of many appearances I will be making in the future of Mark Reads, and this one is a way’s out, so it will allow those of you who wish to come time to save money and plan things out. Next summer, I’ll be appearing at HPEF’s Ascendio 2012 Conference! The wonderful folks who run this fantastic event have invited me to give a couple presentations, and I would love to meet those of you who are fans of Mark Reads and Mark Reads Harry Potter.
(You can click the image for more info on the Ascendio 2012 site.)
As it stands (and this may change as we get closer to the actual Convention), I’m planning on holding two discussions: one specificallyÂ for the Harry Potter series, and then a more open discussion/meet-and-greet where we can talk about any series I have reviewed for Mark Reads and Mark Watches.
Obviously, this is ten months away, but you can register now to attend. If you do, please make sure to put “Mark” or “Mark Reads” as your referral source so the fine folks who run Ascendio can keep track of such things.
I’ll update Mark Reads with more into as it is released. I hope that some of you can make a wonderful summer trip out to Orlando to hang out with me! WE CAN ALL GO TO THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER AND THEN DISNEYWORLD AND THEN AND THEN AND THEN.
I need to go to this … but I live in the UK. Clearly my life is tragic!
Me too! We'll suffer together
Me too! 🙁 Mark can you give us like 5 years notice next time so we can save up? 😀
Starting to think we should just make our own UK HP convention!
Well, I have a passport and if my stuff sells better in the future, this is not entirely out of the realm of possibility. 🙂
It's the same Hotel as LeakyCon. Alas, I live in Chile and had to save for a year to go to LeakyCon and see you all fine people. Best experience of my life, so far.
I hope you get ever MORE people over there than at Leaky, and that someone (anyone!) records it so we can all see it afterwards 😀
Hi Natalia – same resort, but a different hotel from LeakyCon. We (HPEF) were at the Royal Pacific back in 2010, and wanted something different this time, so we've moved to the Portofino Bay which looks like either Malfoy Manor (fanon version) or Beauxbatons – it is insanely gorgeous: http://www.loewshotels.com/images/visual-gallery/… (and there's a water slide at the pool).
Oooh, that IS fancier.
But, luckily, the same price as it was for Infinitus ($210 + tax per night),
omg hello fellow Chilean! I am so jealous you went to leaky. The only awesome thing I've been to was comic-con san diego in 2008 (epicness).
I'm stupidly against comic-Con because I think I would explode if I went, haha. Fandom overload and whatnut. But this was about Harry Potter and there is nothing in the world I enjoy more, so that's why I went. I had such a blast seeing so many bands live and Starkid and Mark, of course. He is TALL. 😛
Oh my! Mark you are coming back!! I must make another crown and perhaps even a sash! Anyway I will have seen you once a year for 3 years in a row. I feel like this is becoming something that needs to happen every year for the rest of forever 😀
You made the crown at LeakyCon? THAT WAS SO AMAZING AND YOU SHOULD FEEL AWESOME ABOUT IT! <3
KIMBERLEY WE WON'T BE FRIENDS ANYMORE IF YOU DON'T MAKE A SASH.
holy fuck how have I lived my life up to this point without a sash.
You haven't really lived without a sash, your whole life has been a lie. Jeeze Mark get your shit together! hhaha anyway I will make you one I might even get a cape or something else ridiculous. All I know it this up coming year will be the best because I will be an ~adult~ with money and things. OOOH and Jamie and I are saving up to get a hotel room so we don't have to drive 40 minutes each way this year so we won't be zombies and we will be on time.
Yes I did! Thank you very much! I put my ~soul~ into it! It took like 45 minutes to make too!
Question: Will you be posting any LeakyCon videos of your panel?
As soon as someone sends me them. 🙁 🙁
This is sad 🙁
You should make a post asking people for LeakyCon Mark Reads panel videos
Squee! I am planning to present there, too! So I will finally get to meet you. <3
Omg Mark! I am thrilled about this, especially because I already got my husband to agree that our vacation next year is going to be The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Now I know what days we're going to go for!!!!! Wooooo! Party time!!!
THAT IS THE SAME WEEKEND AS COMIC-CON.
WOE OF WOES.
Man, I WISH my life was about choosing whether to go to Comic-Con or go see Mark. WIN-WIN SITUATION.
also oh my god this means it will be my first year missing Comic-Con since 2007.
Argg, why are all the Florida cons in such disgusting weather months? I was there in March and it was barely tolerable. Never again in July! *fistshake*
i know, i know. I was such a whiny asshole last time! I kept telling native Orlandians that they lived in hell to their faces. But the insides of every place are air-conditioned!
We do live in hell, more's the woe.
But SO EXCITE for next summer!
Gorramit! I can't come! Post pictures or something?
Also, COME TO CANADA SOMEDAY!!! I dont care where… I'll bring you cookies or something…
What part? I'm attempting to book a Mark Does Stuff tour, and I'd love to include Canada, since I HAVE A PASSPORT.
MARK YOU SHOULD GO TO TORONTO IN LIKE MARCH.
Mainly because the Mister and I are visiting friends in Toronto for a week over Spring Break next year.
WE COULD MEET IN TORONTO AND TALK ABOUT HARRY POTTER ETC IRL!
ugh i love Toronto so much. I went there for the first time this past March! YOU WILL LOVE IT IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN.
A TOUR. OMG. AWESOME.
If you come to Milwaukee I promise I'll be the one person who shows up. 😛
oh god I LOVE MILWAUKEE. I haven't been there since…2009? No. Maybe that was 2008?
YOU DO?? I didn't even know you had ever been here! I've lived here my whole life except college!
haha. Come to Saskatchewan!
One day, you should come to the UK and do some kind of visit all the places in Doctor Who roadtrip and blog it as “Mark Time Travels”
YES!!! OMG Mark please come to Canada!!! Hopefully my parent will let me go see you if you ever come….
PS. I'm not sure if this is the right place to mention this but when I clicked on the link to "Mark Watches", I was taken to some body jewelry piercing website instead. Soooo you might have a problem there….
Do you have the address for that? There must be some remnant of shitty code left over. Only one other person said this, but I can't replicate it or find the code anywhere in my site.
NEVERMIND. Found them in old cache files. SNEAKY BASTARDS.
I want to go so badly, but it’s the same week as my mission trip, gorramit
Aww, I'm already going to the Wizarding World in December…FYI, Florida is very pleasant then.
Are you planning on doing a nationwide tour? COME TO CHICAGO ASAP! Just, um, not in winter. Or else you'll never come back.
While it was amazing seeing you at Leaky and I would love to repeat that experience, I don't think I can afford another Florida convention that soon.
It would be super awesome if you came to Texas at some point! I know we are home to many terrible things, such as Rick Perry, but it's not all bad. Austin is pretty damn awesome and definitely worth a visit (when it's not on fire).
I'm gonna be doing the International College Program at WDW all next year so I WILL DEFINITELY BE THERE. Unless they have me working because I'm pretty much not allowed to say no. BUT EXCITEMENT!
Whyyy do I have to live in Holland!? Markkk, come to Hollandddd. We have… Weed. And prostitutes. And… Tulips. And wooden shoes and windmills.
Wow, I'm really making a case for myself, aren't I?
done. YOU HAVE CONVINCED ME.
Was it the prostitutes? I bet it was the prostitutes. That or the wooden shoes.
I believe I may be able to swing this either by myself or with my boyfriend, I'd be interested in splitting the cost with others from here or with another couple. If anyone is interested, let me know.
Mark, clearly you must come to Canada. WE HAVE BEAVERS yes that is my pitch.
AND MAPLE SYRUP EH?
I will be in Germany on exchange all year!!! You know, Mark, next year would totally be a wonderful time for you to take a trip to Europe…no? Damn! Or, look, you can take the entirety of next year to save up lots and lots of money and then come to Australia!! Y/Y? ^_^ XD
I will be there with bells on 🙂