s face it; you
re still Snape-ing...at least we are. The last book in the Harry Potter has been released, and the story of The Boy Who Lived has finally come to an end, but for some reason you
re can
t stop thinking about that snarky Potions Professor with the billowing robes and the hooked nose. Don
t worry because there are plenty of other depraved lunatics out there who also can
t get enough of the Greasy Git.

The Portus 2008 newsletter Portal has just announced SNAPEFEST!

Yes that's right. This year, we
re all going to meet up one last time to Snape together in honor of the Professor and his premature journey beyond the veil. We're teaming up with HPEF to bring you the very first Snape-centric convention.

SnapeFest will take place on July 9, 2008 (the Professor
s half birthday) in Dallas, Texas at the Hilton Anatole . Formal programming will include presentations, roundtable discussions, panels, trivia contests, competitions, displays of fan art and videos, costume fashion shows and much more. Afterwards, SnapeFest attendees are welcome to attend a candlelight vigil for Professor Snape held outside the Hilton Anatole and a dinner at a nearby restaurant.

This one day conference will be free to all Portus attendees; however space is limited to
50 Snape fans and you must be over 21 years of age to attend. Registration will be open on the January 9, 2008 and will be on a first come first serve basis. Please see the SnapeFest web site and our FAQ there for details. Also be sure to check out our section of the Portus message board.

We hope to see you in Dallas in July and until then Happy Snape-ing!