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Melissa Anelli

Author, Webmistress, Literary Commentator & Harry Potter Expert

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Melissa Anelli Biography

When Melissa Anelli started blogging for The Leaky Cauldron, the most popular Harry Potter fansite on the internet, she had no idea that her hobby was about to become a career. Leaky is the online beacon of the Harry Potter sensation, offering deep insight into everything from Hogwarts to Quidditch for millions of dedicated fans. Affectionately called “the Harry Potter site of record” by Leaky bloggers, J.K. Rowling has called Leaky a “mine of accurate information on all things Potter,” and the touchstone for “a lot of entertaining debate.” Anelli’s career as a journalist quickly made way for her new adventure: expert historian of the Harry Potter phenomenon, webmistress of the entire Leaky site and leader of the collective Potter fandom.  Most recently, she added Senior Creative Consultant of Pottermore, the online Harry Potter reading experience from J.K. Rowling, to her resume.  She has been involved with the project since its earliest days, helping to ensure the site’s visual and textual elements accurately and lovingly represent the Harry Potter fiction.

Anelli’s book Harry, a History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon (Simon & Schuster) is quickly becoming an indispensable necessity for enthusiasts. Featuring the only foreward written by J.K. Rowling herself for a book about her series, Harry, a History takes a personal and in-depth look at the pop culture phenomenon surrounding Harry Potter. A ‘yearbook’ of fan experiences that spans the last 17 years and details the impact of the series across industries and generations, Harry, a History also follows Anelli’s journey from loyal fan to preeminent Potter expert. From watching collegiate “Quidditch” Leagues to conducting Potter trivia contests to hosting live Potter-themed podcasts all over the country, Anelli offers countless stories about “energetic” fans that have been integral to making Harry Potter a pop culture phenomenon.

As Harry Potter fandom continues to grow and with three films on the horizon, Anelli’s expertise is in high demand on college campuses. Harry Potter captivated an entire generation of students and the series is embraced as literary and academic texts on campuses nationwide. Featured in theology studies, American history, globalization and pop culture – from Yale to Georgetown to Kansas State University – Harry Pottermania has evolved from fantastic wizardry to social anthropology.

Anelli has been recognized as a wizard in her own right, turning her passion for the series into a successful media enterprise. Awarded a prestigious Webby award and a Yahoo! People’s Choice “Find of the Year” award, The Leaky Cauldron has more than 30,000 unique views a day and a million pageviews per month, making it the most popular site of its kind. Anelli has appeared on MSNBC, CNN and BBC, and has been featured in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Associated Press and USA Today.

At the podium, Anelli takes audiences behind the scenes with rare insight into the series, its cultural impact, fan journalism, the outing of Albus Dumbledore and its implications on the fandom, the challenges presented to fans by corporations and copyright and her time spent with J.K. Rowling herself. Exploring everything from Gryffindor to the power of magic, Anelli takes on “that flighty temptress, adventure” and brings Harry’s history to life. Her own personal journey is a testament to the themes cherished by Potter followers: never give up, do the right thing and believe in yourself.

Anelli is a graduate of Georgetown University and currently resides in New York City with her ferocious cat, Moochka.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Melissa Anelli for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Melissa Anelli for your next private or corporate function.
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Melissa Anelli Biography

When Melissa Anelli started blogging for The Leaky Cauldron, the most popular Harry Potter fansite on the internet, she had no idea that her hobby was about to become a career. Leaky is the online beacon of the Harry Potter sensation, offering deep insight into everything from Hogwarts to Quidditch for millions of dedicated fans. Affectionately called “the Harry Potter site of record” by Leaky bloggers, J.K. Rowling has called Leaky a “mine of accurate information on all things Potter,” and the touchstone for “a lot of entertaining debate.” Anelli’s career as a journalist quickly made way for her new adventure: expert historian of the Harry Potter phenomenon, webmistress of the entire Leaky site and leader of the collective Potter fandom.  Most recently, she added Senior Creative Consultant of Pottermore, the online Harry Potter reading experience from J.K. Rowling, to her resume.  She has been involved with the project since its earliest days, helping to ensure the site’s visual and textual elements accurately and lovingly represent the Harry Potter fiction.

Anelli’s book Harry, a History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon (Simon & Schuster) is quickly becoming an indispensable necessity for enthusiasts. Featuring the only foreward written by J.K. Rowling herself for a book about her series, Harry, a History takes a personal and in-depth look at the pop culture phenomenon surrounding Harry Potter. A ‘yearbook’ of fan experiences that spans the last 17 years and details the impact of the series across industries and generations, Harry, a History also follows Anelli’s journey from loyal fan to preeminent Potter expert. From watching collegiate “Quidditch” Leagues to conducting Potter trivia contests to hosting live Potter-themed podcasts all over the country, Anelli offers countless stories about “energetic” fans that have been integral to making Harry Potter a pop culture phenomenon.

As Harry Potter fandom continues to grow and with three films on the horizon, Anelli’s expertise is in high demand on college campuses. Harry Potter captivated an entire generation of students and the series is embraced as literary and academic texts on campuses nationwide. Featured in theology studies, American history, globalization and pop culture – from Yale to Georgetown to Kansas State University – Harry Pottermania has evolved from fantastic wizardry to social anthropology.

Anelli has been recognized as a wizard in her own right, turning her passion for the series into a successful media enterprise. Awarded a prestigious Webby award and a Yahoo! People’s Choice “Find of the Year” award, The Leaky Cauldron has more than 30,000 unique views a day and a million pageviews per month, making it the most popular site of its kind. Anelli has appeared on MSNBC, CNN and BBC, and has been featured in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Associated Press and USA Today.

At the podium, Anelli takes audiences behind the scenes with rare insight into the series, its cultural impact, fan journalism, the outing of Albus Dumbledore and its implications on the fandom, the challenges presented to fans by corporations and copyright and her time spent with J.K. Rowling herself. Exploring everything from Gryffindor to the power of magic, Anelli takes on “that flighty temptress, adventure” and brings Harry’s history to life. Her own personal journey is a testament to the themes cherished by Potter followers: never give up, do the right thing and believe in yourself.

Anelli is a graduate of Georgetown University and currently resides in New York City with her ferocious cat, Moochka.

FAQs on booking Melissa Anelli

  • How to book Melissa Anelli?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Melissa Anelli for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Melissa Anelli, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Melissa Anelli or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Melissa Anelli?

    Booking fees for Melissa Anelli, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Melissa Anelli, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Melissa Anelli?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Melissa Anelli for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Melissa Anelli for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Melissa Anelli or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Melissa Anelli or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Melissa Anelli is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Melissa Anelli for your event is available upon request. Melissa Anelli generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alexandra Cousteau, Mayim Bialik, Kathy Ireland, Shalini Vadhera and Brenda Louise Romero. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Melissa Anelli for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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