Celebrating Harry Potter Turning 20

Yesterday, the Harry Potter series turned twenty! When it comes to literature that shaped my world, JK Rowling’s masterwork of fiction is one of the muses that inspires me to write fiction. Throughout the last two decades, this Ravenclaw has had her fair share of journeys into the world of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Here’s a handful of posts in which I express the importance of Harry Potter, the Pottermore Universe, and it’s very unique fandom.

img_9826At Kingscross Station in London on my very first London layover!

Defining My Wizard Identity – The depth of the Harry Potter world can be quite overwhelming. With all its intricacies, here’s my my take and how I might fit into that magical world.


Golden Snitchwiches – At GeekyCon last summer, I experienced the glory that was the Golden Snitchwich. After a rocking day at the convention, Danielle and I decided to hit the market and make a magical interpretation!


Activism Through Fandom – At the ALA Convention, I met with the Harry Potter Alliance folks and learned how I could pair my passion for social activism with my love of fandom. Without hesitation, I got involved, but I can’t wait to do more!


DIY Hogwarts Letters – After exchanging messages with two of my favorite geeky girls here in Orlando, we went to a Hogwarts-inspired wine & paint night together! To celebrate, I made long overdue admission letters, complete with courier owls!


On July 31st, Harry Potter will celebrate his 37th birthday. When I discovered the novel series, I was in my late teens, so it carries a different meaning to me. I cannot thank my younger sister enough for gifting me The Chamber of Secrets for Christmas, and hauling me to the bookstore the following morning to buy The Sorcerer’s Stone. Reading these books helped me decide to switch majors and still motivates me to write creatively.

Answer Me, These Questions Three

  1. Which Hogwarts House have you been sorted into?
  2. How are you celebrating Harry Potter turning 20?
  3. Have you managed to see Harry Potter & The Cursed Child? Do you have tickets for any of the future stage performances?

img_9824Even field trip chaperones can’t be late for departures!

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  1. I am a Gryffindor through and through!! And I didn’t actually do much to celebrate this anniversary, other than to marvel at the fact that Harry and friends have only been part of my life for 20 of my years, when in fact it feels like they were there all along!!
    I haven’t seen Cursed Child and would kill for tix!! Avada Ka…ok, I shouldn’t kill for them! But I loved the book and would really love to see the show!! Great post!!!

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    1. I think I need to see Cursed Child on stage because reading the script in book form, I felt like I was reading really, read bad fanfiction. (You have no idea how hard it was to commit that to text!) I love the Potterverse, but I wish that the Ravenclaws and Hufflepuffs had more representation. *eep* I also need to still see Fantastic Beasts!


  2. Ravenclaw roll call here 🙂 I have not seen Cursed Child but would really love to. Sadly the book didn’t do it for me…just didn’t have that Harry Potter feel for me. I think it might be because it was in play format, thus I’d love to see it live.


  3. I’m a Ravenclaw. We are hoping to get tickets to Cursed Child when it comes to Broadway next year. I liked the story in the book well enough, but being a script it just felt a bit shallow. I wanted the depth and richness of a novel. Hopefully we can catch the show and see it how it was meant to be viewed!


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