Author Archives: Michele

Fan of the Week: Johanna – July 27, 2014

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JOHANNA Age 16 –  United States GRYFFINDOR How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I became a Harry Potter fan through my sister. When I was in kindergarten she started to read the books and we would act out the scenes together, even though I had never read the books or even knew what I was doing. I don’t remember the first time I read a Harry Potter book, I just know they have ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Maddy – July 20, 2014

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MADDY Age 14 – CT, United States RAVENCLAW How did you become a Harry Potter fan? When I was in 4th grade (age 9) I had a huge writing assessment coming up the next day. I asked my dad to read me a bit of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone for some writing inspiration, but I was scared to actually start reading the books myself. After my dad read me a random couple of ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Madeline – July 13, 2014

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MADELINE Age 27 – Netherlands HUFFLEPUFF How did you become a Harry Potter fan? Harry Potter 1 came to me on my 14th birthday in 2001, I loved it, borrowed books 2 en 3 after a sleepover and soon owned them plus book 4 myself, in Dutch. It became a happy escapism for teenager me. An obsession that sometimes slept but always ignited again. Then 3 book releases (6 if you count the Dutch ones) 8 ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Caitlin – July 6, 2014

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CAITLIN Age 22 – USA RAVENCLAW How did you become a Harry Potter fan? Originally, I wasn’t. I started reading them (yes by myself) when I was 8- in 2000. It was after a spelling test, and I had finished really quickly, so my teacher had me pick a book off the shelf. A few of my classmates’ parents had been reading the books to them, and they said they were good, so I figured ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Caitlyn – June 29, 2014

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CAITLYN Age 13 – USA RAVENCLAW How did you become a Harry Potter Fan? I became a Harry Potter fan from my mother. She had loved Harry Potter since the very beginning, and I just got so interested in it. She made me watch the movies first, because at the time, I wasn’t old enough to read a 400 page novel. I was mesmerized by all the graphics and magic, and I just kept watching ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Dana – June 22, 2014

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DANA Age 24 – USA GRYFFINDOR How did you become a Harry Potter Fan? Originally I had read the first four books only once in order to impress my older sister. I didn’t really remember the storyline or even had enjoyed it. Seeing the first movie the day it came out in theaters, I went home that night and started rereading the first book. Something inside me clicked and I instantly fell in love with ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Annie – June 15, 2014

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ANNIE Age 16 – Wales RAVENCLAW How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I don’t think I can remember when I wasn’t a Harry Potter fan, to be honest – my dad read me the stories when I was little, and as more started coming out, I started reading more. I completely idolized Hermione, which I think helped me through my GCSEs, to tell the truth! What would your patronus be and why? Oh, a dragon, ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Destini – June 8, 2014

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DESTINI Age 24 – USA GRYFFINDOR How did you become a Harry Potter fan? During my childhood my mom and I moved almost each year and we always had *just* enough to get by, which was my resilient mother, I’m sure. At 10, we had just moved to a new town and I was bored & lonely, miserable as only a kid can be. Mom surprised me with SS. I devoured it, then CoS, then ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Khairunnisa – June 1, 2014

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KHAIRUNNISA Age 25 – Kajang, Malaysia RAVENCLAW How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I was 13, and I watched the first movie. When I was younger, I was always fascinated by any magical stories, and Harry Potter sucked me right in and I never got out! I then borrowed the books from my friend (because my mum won’t buy them for me) and continued being enchanted by it continuously. I now am a ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Olivia – May 25, 2014

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OLIVIA Age 20 – USA GRYFFINDOR How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I became a Harry Potter fan when the books first came out. I remember when I was very little falling asleep every night to either my mom reading the books, or listening to Jim Dale reading them on tape. The older I got the more and more I fell in love with the magical world of Harry Potter. What Potter fandom ... Read More »