I loved my experience with the Mythgard Movie Club panel last Thursday night. A couple of years ago we hosted a “One Fantastic Rogue Beast” panel to let two popular films clash in conversation: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Star Wars: Rogue One. I followed up with my thoughts on the new Harry Potter world film with a post called “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Put Them.” We decided to call the council once more to discuss the new Fantastic Beasts film, The Crimes of Grindelwald.
What resulted was a couple of hours of conversation about the film. I hope that you enjoy!
Mythgard Movie Club Panel
Kelly Orazi is a longtime bookseller, reader, and Signum Grad School student. She spends her days reading Harry Potter, pretending she has the Force, and hanging out with her dog, Lupin. She is descended from a real-life wandmaker, but has yet to embark on the journey of making her own lightsaber.
Emily Strand is a professor of Comparative Religions at Mt. Carmel College of Nursing in Columbus, OH, where she also serves the Catholic diocese as a Master Catechist. Besides her books on liturgy, she has published articles on the Harry Potter series, including a contribution to Harry Potter for Nerds 2, and many essays at HogwartsProfessor.com. She has appeared on the Mugglenet Academia podcast and is a frequent guest on the Reading Writing Rowling podcast.
Brenton Dickieson is working on a PhD on the theology of C.S. Lewis’ fictional worlds and writes the blog, http://www.aPilgrimInNarnia.com. He lives in the almost fictional land of Prince Edward Island, where he teaches and consults in higher education.
Curtis Weyant is a Signum Grad School alumnus whose daughter tried to teach him the magic spells at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, but never quite got the hang of it. A digital marketer by trade, he co-hosts the weekly podcast Kat & Curt’s TV Re-View and occasionally pecks away at his own creative work.
Kat Sas holds an MA in Language & Literature from Signum University, where she concentrated in Imaginative Literature. She hosts a weekly podcast on speculative television at Kat & Curt’s TV Re-View, and she blogs about Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, and other shows on her blog, Raving Sanity.