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The last LIVE Portus chat is tonight!

Jul. 1st, 2008 | 10:03 am
posted by: zz_portus in going2portus

Countdown the weeks and days until Portus by joining your fellow attendees and the Portus chairs for the last live chat before Portus!

Discuss everything from your best Quidditch strategy to your theory on the deconstruction of magic theology in Book 7. The Portus Live Chats are also a great way to talk to the Portus chairs about the latest programming and ask questions about anything and everything Portus.

The Portus Live chat will be taking place via Yahoo Instant Messenger from 8pm to 10pm Eastern Daylight Time tonight - Tuesday, July 1st.

To participate in the chats, you will need to have yahoo messenger and a username, which you can download for free here: http://messenger.yahoo.com/

The moderator for the chat will have the username of PortusPublicRelations. To join the chat, send an instant message to PortusPublicRelations requesting access to the chat and you will receive a notification inviting you to the chat. Press "Accept" and you'll be chatting with the rest of us in no time!

If you have questions or concerns regarding the Portus Live Chats, please feel free to email us at pr@portus2008.org.

We hope to see you there!

Best Regards,
Aziza Aba Butain
Chair of Public Relations 

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Jun. 9th, 2008 | 05:53 pm
mood: excitedexcited
posted by: bekkio in going2portus

For five years, HPEF has helped to promote the spread of literacy by producing magical events for fans and scholars. Now it is your turn to help share your love of reading and the Harry Potter novels, just by purchasing your summer reading list at any Barnes & Noble Booksellers the weekend of June 20-22, 2008.

All purchases, outside of textbooks, gift cards, and B&N membership cards, will help support future HP Education Fanon events, include PORTUS in Dallas, LEVEL TWO in San Jose, and INFINITUS at the Universal Orlando Resort. All you need to do is tell the cashier the Bookfair number 310268, or provide the voucher upon checkout. Whether you purchase a mocha and a scone in the Cafe or your third copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, a portion of the proceeds will go to help support future HPEF events.

You can also help support the Dallas area charity, LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas) by purchasing an item off the LIFT Wish List. Any books purchased for LIFT will be used in providing literacy classes to adults surrounding the Dallas area. LIFT was created to address the critical adult literacy issues in Dallas through programs which are accessible to adults at the lowest levels of literacy. With specialized ESL and Family Literacy programs, LIFT focuses on those who would normally be overlooked or ignored in standard educational initiatives. A child’s educational success is greatly increased by a parent who reads and reads with the child. We all know the joy reading Harry Potter has brought to us. Let’s pass that joy on by making a donation of a book to LIFT. Simply call the Arlington Barnes and Noble store on June 20-22 (817-472-7559) to place an order off of the LIFT wish-list.

If you have a meet up group, and would like to host a meet up at a Barnes & Noble the weekend of June 20-22, please send us an email to pr@portus2008.org.

Please pass along this along to your friends, family, and fellow Harry Potter fans. Anyone can help by purchasing during the Bookfair. This is an event they won't want to miss!

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Reminder: The Live Portus Chat is Tonight!

Jun. 5th, 2008 | 02:39 pm
posted by: zz_portus in going2portus


Countdown the weeks and days until Portus by joining your fellow attendees and the Portus chairs for live chats taking place each month leading up to Portus.

Discuss everything from your best Quidditch strategy to your theory on the deconstruction of magic theology in Book 7. The Portus Live Chats are also a great way to talk to the Portus chairs about the latest programming and ask questions about anything and everything Portus.

The Portus Live chats will be taking place via Yahoo Instant Messenger from 8pm to 10pm Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, May 19th; Thursday, June 5th; and Tuesday, July 1st.

To participate in the chats, you will need to have yahoo messenger and a username, which you can download for free here: http://messenger.yahoo.com/

The moderator for the chat will have the username of PortusPublicRelations. To join the chat, send an instant message to PortusPublicRelations requesting access to the chat and you will receive a notification inviting you to the chat. Press "Accept" and you'll be chatting with the rest of us in no time!

If you have questions or concerns regarding the Portus Live Chats, please feel free to email us at pr@portus2008.org.

We hope to see you there!

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Book your room for Portus by June 7th!

Jun. 3rd, 2008 | 06:50 pm
posted by: zz_portus in going2portus

Portus is only 36 days away and approaching fast! With a month until the festivities begin on July 10th, it seems like plenty of time to procrastinate on booking those hotel rooms. Don't delay! The Hilton Anatole is offering a special room rate for all Portus attendees if booked by June 7th (this Friday). Please visit our group reservation page to book your hotel today.

Coming early for Snapefest or staying late for the Post-Portus Wrock Party? Don't worry! Guests wishing to arrive early may receive the Portus discount on their hotel room starting July 7th and ending as late as July 16th, based on availability.

Book your room today!

For any questions or concerns, please email us at info@portus2008.org.

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Reminder: The first of the Portus Live Chats is tomorrow night!

May. 18th, 2008 | 05:24 pm
posted by: zz_portus in going2portus

Reminder: The first of the Portus Live Chats is tomorrow night!

Countdown the weeks and days until Portus by joining your fellow attendees and the Portus chairs for three live chats taking place each month leading up to Portus.

Discuss everything from your best Quidditch strategy to your theory on the deconstruction of magic theology in Book 7. The Portus Live Chats are also a great way to talk to the Portus chairs about the latest programming and ask questions about anything and everything Portus.

The Portus Live chats will be taking place via Yahoo Instant Messenger from 8pm to 10pm Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, May 19th; Thursday, June 5th; and Tuesday, July 1st.

To participate in the chats, you will need to have yahoo messenger and a username, which you can download for free here: http://messenger.yahoo.com/

The moderator for the chat will have the username of PortusPublicRelations. To join the chat, send an instant message to PortusPublicRelations requesting access to the chat and you will receive a notification inviting you to the chat. Press "Accept" and you'll be chatting with the rest of us in no time!

If you have questions or concerns regarding the Portus Live Chats, please feel free to email us at pr@portus2008.org.

We hope to see you there!

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The Portal Mini - Food Edition

May. 11th, 2008 | 04:05 pm
posted by: zz_portus in going2portus

Letter from the Editor

As you might have noticed, our website and forums have been down for the past few weeks. We would like to apologize for this inconvenience and let you know that our tech support elves are working diligently to solve the problem.

Until then, you can stay up to date with the latest Portus news by visiting our official LiveJournal page and by joining our Portus fan LJ to chat with other attendees and ask questions.

Don’t forget! You can still register for Portus and modify your existing registration by visiting our registration page here.

In the meantime, please enjoy this special “Yummy Edition” of the Portal, detailing our new edible additions to Portus’s programming!

Best Regards,
Aziza Aba Butain
Editor-In-Chief






If you have questions or comments concerning the Portus programming, please contact us at info@portus2008.org.

If you have any questions or comments about The Portal or the Portus Previews, please feel free to contact us at portal@portus2008.org.

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Hotel Reminder

May. 8th, 2008 | 11:21 am
posted by: heidi8 in going2portus

Just wanted to remind everyone that you can still make your hotel reservations at the Hilton Anatole; at this point, the rate is only guaranteed for reservations made through June 7, so there's only a few weeks left to put in your room request.

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Portus Website currently down

Apr. 26th, 2008 | 02:47 pm
posted by: bekkio in going2portus

Unfortunately the Portus 2008 website is currently down. We are aware of the problem and are busily working to solve it.

In the meantime, you can still register for Portus.

If you have questions about Portus, please feel free to ask here, or you may also direct them to info@portus2008.org.

ETA 5/3/08:Alas, our forums are down again, but we're working on restoring them. In the meantime you can post on going2portus if you have questions about Portus.

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