May 4th, 2010

Registration Closes May 7! AND Wizard Rock!

Hey everyone!

Just a quick reminder that registration for Expeditious 2010 closes May 7 at 11:59pm EST. There are tickets still available for the conference, and Melissa Anelli’s Keynote Speech, so get your tickets before Friday!

If you’re going to be seeing StarKid’s A Very Potter Sequel, this is a great way to round out a full weekend of Potter Fun!

Also, in case you missed our announcement on Twitter…Yes! There will be Wizard Rock at Expeditious! Our afternoon show will contain some of the best new acts in Wizard Rock, I Speak Tree and Undesirable #1, along with long-time fandom favorite, The Butterbeer Experience! Expeditious’ finale ball will not just include the best dance tunes, but also live performances from The Remus Lupins and a full-band performance from Ann Arbor local WizRockers Tonks & the Aurors! You definitely shouldn’t miss these performances!

So, register now before you miss out on all the awesome!

March 18th, 2010

Keynote Speaker & Featured Presenters!

All of us here on the Expeditious crew are extremely excited for the line-up we’ve assembled for our Keynote speaker and featured presenters. Bringing together many different aspects of the Harry Potter community is our number one goal for Expeditious, and we have tried to find presenters that illustrate how diverse our fandom is.

Keeping all of this in mind, Expeditious 2010 is excited to announce that Melissa Anelli will be our Keynote speaker! Melissa is the webmistress of and the Author of Harry, A History which chronicles the journey of the Harry Potter fandom. Tickets for Melissa’s keynote will cost $5, but people with Early Bird registrations will be given a FREE ticket to the event!

Expeditious has also invited featured presenters to cover canon discussion, wizard rock, and cosplay! These featured presenters will be Travis Prinzi of, Freya Fridy of the, and costumer Wendy Moy Ransom. These featured presentations are free with registration and will range from round tables, to panel discussions, to even some hands-on work.

To learn more about our Keynote Speaker and Featured Presenters head over HERE!

And register TODAY to reserve your spot! Registration is limited, but there are still spots open!! And don’t forget, our room block expires April 12!

February 18th, 2010

Expeditious Earlybird Registration Extended!

Say Whaaat? Yes, you heard right! The $50 earlybird registration price has been extended until March 1. You’ll save money, and be guaranteed a spot at Expeditious 2010! Our space IS limited, so once we’re sold out, we are SOLD OUT!

Stay tuned for big announcements on our Keynote, Featured Presenters, AND Wizard Rock SOON!

January 20th, 2010

Registration for EXPEDITIOUS Now Open!

The wait is over! You can now register for Expeditious 2010! Our official registration form is located HERE

Discounted, early bird registrations are $50, but the price will go up February 15! Our room block is located HERE and expires April 12…or until the block is sold out

There IS a limit to how many people can attend Expeditious due to the fire code regulation on our ballroom. I WILL be sending warnings and reminders as we approach that number, but I highly recommend you book early to avoid getting left out. Register today!

Our programming committee is already working on the submissions they’ve received, but welcome more submissions! The best way to be involved in a conference is to present programming!

See you in May,
Steph Anderson
Co-Executive Director
Expeditious Conference

January 10th, 2010


Looking for a cheaper alternative to this summer’s Harry Potter Conference options? Then look no further!

The Fifth House (E. Michigan Univ’s Harry Potter Book Club & Reading Group) is proud to announce that it will be hosting EXPEDITIOUS, a 1 day Harry Potter Conference, on May 15, 2010 in Ann Arbor, MI! The site has been expanded a little bit to include pages with information on the conference, programming submission guidelines, and registration info! Registration for the conference will open VERY soon, so check back often.

We are already accepting programming submissions, and planning plenty of fun stuff along with the academic presentations, from a pool party, to a ball, to LIVE Wizard Rock! We will also be announcing our Keynote Speaker, wizard rock band performances, and other FANTASTIC things we have in store!

Questions on the conference can be directed to expeditious.conference @

Also, FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @expeditious2010

September 8th, 2009

A New Year for the Fifth House!

A new school year is here for the Fifth House, and we are extremely excited for a fresh start!

Events to look forward to coming up:

September 12, 2009
EMU University Park 8:30 p.m.

Thursday september 24, 2009 at 6:30.
Room TBA

w/Tonks & the Aurors, Justin Finch-Fletchley, & The Whomping Willows!
November 12, 2009 6pm
Room TBA

February 16th, 2009


We are happy to announce that tickets for THE WINTER BALL are now onsale!


If you do not pre-purchase a ticket, you will not be allowed into the ball, so buy them today! Please note that anyone under 18 attending the ball MUST be accompanied by an adult.


February 7th, 2009

The Second Meeting!

The next meeting of THE FIFTH HOUSE WILL BE:
Feburary 13th 5-7
Room #300 in the Student Center.

Come prepared to discuss Chapters 1-3 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!

January 25th, 2009

First Meeting!

first-meeting flyer

January 23rd, 2009


Welcome to the new website for THE FIFTH HOUSE, Eastern Michigan University’s first Harry Potter Book Club!

The Fifth House is working to connect fellow HP fans across campus to encourage literary dialogue and cultivate the Potter fandom on campus. Outside of our regular book-oriented meeting, we’re also discussing quidditch games, film screenings, and wizard rock concerts!!

Check back soon for more information!