after having missed Sectus and its wonderful people like mad over the last year, me and a couple of friend are trying to get a small meet up together. European Slasher's Meetup ( in Copenhagen )everyone's welcome :D any fandoms, pairings, whatever. we want you all there!so far, the only thing that has been planned is that we're going to have a picnic in one of the lovely parks of Copenhagen, and maybe do more stuff together? inputs are very welcomed.as for the dates, we're thinking the weekend of either week 29 or 30, which is late July. any takers???everyone's welcome <3
hey everyone, following the sad news of Sectus '09 being canceled, I thought of something. I have already set aside time and money for going to the UK in the summer of 2009, so why shouldn't I? Why shouldn't we? I suggest that everyone who's interested could go to London in the days where Sectus was supposed to happen and then we can make our own little con. We could go see musicals, movies, have slash meet-ups in the parks, have dinner/lunch/whatever together, party together. Maybe dress up a bit? Flash our HP pride? In short, we could have a lot of fun together. What say you?
Hello Sectus 2007 fans!Following on the success of Sectus 2007 in London, we are pleased to present Sectus 2009, a four-day Harry Potter convention for adults. Set in a magnificent Grade II listed castle in Britain, this will be a unique event, combining a formal conference with a celebration of one of the best-loved fantasy series of all time. What's better than spending four days discussing the books, meeting your fellow fans and gallivanting around a Welsh castle? Sectus 2009 will take place at Bodelwyddan Castle from June 26-29, 2009. As a benefit to those who book early, paying in installments is available during the first Sectus pay period – so from the time registration opens until October 31st, 2008. After this date, you must have paid your registration in full. Supporting members are those who wish to receive official Sectus pre-event emails and a mailed copy of the registration pack, but are not considered registered attendants of the conference. Supporting members who decide to register later need only pay the difference between said membership fee and the registration price. Both options are subject to terms and conditions. See our website for more details. Bodelwyddan Castle is a fully-equipped, restored castle with purpose-built rooms that feature all the modern amenities in an historic setting. In addition to having several magnificent period drawing and meeting rooms, Bodelwyddan Castle is home to the National Portrait Gallery's Victorian collection. Sectus 2009 will host a variety of on-site informal programming, including archery, scavenger hunts and evening entertainment, taking full advantage of Bodelwyddan Castle's spacious grounds and multiple on-site bars and meeting rooms. Sectus 2009 will feature the same variety of programming that made the first event so popular - a mix of academic presentations and informal discussions of canon and fandom-related topics. At Sectus we're open to any kind of programming our attendees are interested in covering, whether it be fanfiction, shipping, character development or the series' real world applications. Let us know what you'd like to see at Sectus 2009 when you register - we want the programming to reflect what our attendees rare interested in! Sectus is an unofficial Harry Potter convention that is entirely not-for-profit. After a very successful partnership with Book Aid International, all proceeds of Sectus 2009 will go towards SOS Children's Villages UK, a branch of the world's largest orphans' charity, which helps homeless children, in particular those with HIV/AIDS. Space at Sectus 2009 is limited, so register now to guarantee yourself a spot! As a special offer, those who book before the New Year will be appropriated the best rooms at the venue. Registration for Sectus is subject to terms and conditions which are available on our website. Please visit our website, http://www.sectus.org for more information on the event, registering and advertising with us. The cost starts at £290, which includes registration and room and board for three nights, breakfast and evening meal for each day inclusive. Rates rise to £300 on November 1st, 2008 and then to £310 on February 1st, 2009. Room upgrades are available – see our website for details.Cheers,NQ - Sectus Publicity Officer
heiko_gand I have made an un-official Sectus video that can be seen on YouTube, as many of you may remember me going around filming everything and everyone.Featuring everything from the HP film tour, the trip to Alnwick castle, every day of the convention, the midnight release of DH, the Not the Yule Ball and the ItchQuidd in the park.At this point in time everything but the sunday convention and the ItchQuidd is now up. This video is about 100 minutes long, and you can view it here:HeikoRoseProductionsIt's most likely most of you are in this video at some point, and those who I gave interviews too most of you are in there, some aren't though because it was just so noisy you didn't come out on the video so i had to cut.So please, pass this on to everyone you know who went to Sectus, and enjoy! :D
Evening!I mentioned this to a number of people at Sectus (especially Gin-Gin and Lindsay, ah, sorry about talking your ears off!) and I promised that, after getting permission from my partner-in-crime, I'd open it up for everyone to see. I, uh, didn't get the details of everyone I promised that to (whoops) so I hope posting here is okay. I figured it was more appropriate here than after_sectus. Maybe?ANYWAY, blackboggart said it was fine!So here we are: a currently unfinished, but phenomenally massive MARAUDER'S MAP.these_mapmakersSee you there!
Thanks for a wonderful time. The Sectus conference, easily, ranks as one of the more enjoyable experiences I've had in a very, very long time. I'm still amazed at some of the things that were pulled off like the mass reading party of the book early Saturday morning. I've never, ever experienced that type of communal bond with a group of like minded folks.To everyone I met and didn't have the chance to meet --- thanks for a great time and I hope to see folks at next year's event.
For those of you that missed out on the LIVE version of the Sectus newsletter the Snake's Quill, all the editions produced at Sectus are now available for download here along with past editions of the newsletter.
Is anyone who's stil in London up for breakfast tomorrow? Or lunch (there is this lovely pub 'Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese' that any self respecting slasher should know)? Any random place at any random time, really. Being alone all the time isn't all it's cracked up to be, apperantly. Cheers!
Just a reminder that some may not yet have finished the book, so don't use spoiler icons and put spoilers behind a cut!Thanks.
Congratulations and general squeeage to the marvellous organising committee of Sectus for a fab event!Order of Merlin First class and butterbeers (or firewhisky) all round. General gradings: Outstanding. (I had a fab time, and it feels a bit empty not getting up and looking at the programme).