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.
At 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
- Which Hogwarts House have you been sorted into?
- How are you celebrating Harry Potter turning 20?
- Have you managed to see Harry Potter & The Cursed Child? Do you have tickets for any of the future stage performances?
Even field trip chaperones can’t be late for departures!