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Snape-ing for Newbies
An Episode Especially for Dunderheads Just Discovering their Love of Snape

Content for this episode:

This is Snapecast - (0:00)
Voice: Chris
- Soundbyte: Alan Rickman, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Introduction - (0:57)
Hosts: Rachael, Shannon, Becca
- In which the hosts celebrate our 5-year Snape-iversary with a little too much wine.
- Trailer Talk: is Deathly Hallows Part II going to live up to the Snapeyness promised in this latest trailer?
- Billow versus swoop: how would you describe the awesome Snapey moment at 1:17?
- Snape, schmoopy or badass?
- What will the new film mean for Snape-ing in the fandom?

The Snape Report - (16:24)
Announcer: Jon
News for newbies. (Send your news to [email protected])
- The Snarry-a-thon just wrapped. Lots of fic and art available for your viewing pleasure on LJ snape_potter.
- Artists and authors are hard at work on the latest Snape/Hermione Exchange. Fic and art will begin posting in September on the LJ community sshg-exchange.
- Summer convention season is shaping up to be very Snapey indeed.
- The latest trailer for Deathly Hallows part II has sent Snapefans into a squeeing frenzy.
- Rickman quote in Empire Magazine warms hearts of Potter fans.

Vote for Snape in the Bloomsbury Character Poll! - (19:34)
Announcer: Rose

Snape for Dummies Newbies Roundtable - (20:39)
Panel: Meagan, Rose, Becca, Shannon

Some Starting Points


- FictionAlley

- Leaky Lounge

- Grangersnape100 on LiveJournal

- Snape_potter on LiveJournal

- Sshg_exchange on LiveJournal

- The Petulant Poetess

- Snapedom

- Snarry Reader

- Snupin_prophet on InsaneJournal

- Sycophant Hex

- Walking the Plank

- The WIKTT Archives

Help us compile our Snape resources. If you know a great place to Snape that we haven’t mentioned in the roundtable, post a comment or send us an e-mail as [email protected]

Aeternitas Medley - (1:01:59)
- Thoughts about the upcoming film by Snapefans who attended the HP con Aeternitas

Fan Interview on Snape’s Anger - (1:09:28)
Interviewer: Gina
Guest: Irvin Khaytman

Video Clips

- Snape’s Anger Part I

- Snape’s Anger Part II

Stay Tuned for Our Very First Video Episode - (1:32:25)
Announcer: Becca
- Snapey shenanigans in the WWoHP with Meagan and Rachael coming the weekend of July 15, 2011

Owlpost - (1:33:34)
Panel: Shannon, Becca, Rachael
- Just what exactly does Snape like to read?
- In which Rachael wows us with her ability to order beer in Dutch. What this has to do with Snape is anybody’s guess.
- Good and odd experiences at midnight film releases.
- A heated debate about an unfortunate mistake in the subtitles for Deathly Hallows Part I.

Closing - (1:52:21)
Hosts: Rachael, Becca, Shannon (and Jon)
- Marveling on the past five years of Snape-ing.
- Give us your feedback on Snapefest II. Are you interested? How much could you pay? When and where? Look for a poll soon or send us your comments.
- Our plans for the release of the final film.
- After five years of Snape-ing, someone gets fired?!! OMG! Too much drama!!!!11111

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- Lara St John, Bach Violin Concertos: 01-BWV 1041 : I. Allegro

Snape Report

– music by Allan Horn, "Newscast"

PSA: Vote for Snape

– Nicholas Hooper, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: 13-Umbridge Spoils a Beautiful Morning

Snape for Newbies Roundtable

- The Rolling Stones, "Sympathy for the Devil"

Aeternitas Medley

- Nicholas Hooper, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: 15-The Slug Party

Fan Interview

– Janine Johnson, Chopin Recital: 12-Valse Brilliante Op.18 in Eb major

Ad: Video Episode

– John Williams, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: 01-Prologue


- Shira Kammen, Music of Waters: 03-Unconformity

Host Closing

- music by EasyAccessMusic, "Human Emotion 30sec"

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