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Fan of the Week: Julia – March 23, 2014

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JULIA Age 16 – Michigan, USA RAVENCLAW How did you become a Harry Potter fan? For years people told me that I had to read this series; that reading it would make my life complete.  The problem was, none of our local libraries carried any copies.  (I lived in a very religious area that had deemed the books satanic.  Crazy, right?)  Eventually, when I was visiting my cousin I found the series at the local library ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Aimee – March 16, 2014

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AIMEE Age 30 – Washington, USA RAVENCLAW How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I have always loved to read, but actually did not start to read the books until Book 4 was released. A friend of mine had the book, and I started reading it out of boredom. Of course, that was the beginning of the end, as I got so in to the book, I went out and bout 1 – 4 for ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Jackellyn – March 9, 2014

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JACKELLYN Age 23 – Orlando, FL, USA SLYTHERIN How did you become a Harry Potter fan? Started reading the books when I was in middle school for AR points (point system for reading books at my school). Reading the books took me to that world and I LOVED IT. Then the movies started coming out, I would go at midnight and (sometimes) dress up. It really all started with required reading but after I left middle ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Jess – February 23, 2014

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JESS Age 16 – USA RAVENCLAW How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I was introduced to Harry before I could even read. We heard about the series through family in England. At the time, I was in the hospital with a rare autoimmune disorder. One night, my dad started reading Philosophers Stone to me. I remember sucking on a juice box and staring at the cover. Until I was 5, my parents still read ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Whitney – February 16, 2014

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WHITNEY Age 23 – Vancouver, Canada GRYFFINDOR How did you become a Harry Potter fan? When I was 8, my mom said she heard there was “some popular book” called Harry Potter and she gave me a copy. Afterwards, I couldn’t put the series down. Waiting for the books was agony and I went to every Harry Potter midnight release possible. I soon became the geek who quoted Harry Potter, and sent out Harry Potter Valentine cards. My ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Natalie – February 9, 2014

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NATALIE Age 20 – USA HUFFLEPUFF How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I literally grew up with Harry Potter. I became a Harry Potter fan simply because my older brother was a fan. He owned the first four books, and I remember him getting the first movie on DVD when I was 8. My family watched it together, and we all became pretty obsessed with Harry Potter! I decided to read the first four ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Matthew – February 2, 2014

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MATTHEW Age 18 – USA GRYFFINDOR How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I became a Harry Potter fan starting at a very young age (about 7, to be exact), when I saw the original trilogy on sale at Barnes & Noble, I exclaimed my interest in reading the books to my mom upon looking at the amazing cover art of the books, and sure enough-come Christmas morning- I was unwrapping just that beside my ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Daniella – January 26, 2014

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DANIELLA Age 20 – Ontario, Canada SLYTHERIN How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I became a Harry Potter fan in elementary school, where I read the first three books first in English, and then in French. I remember eagerly awaiting the translations to see if there was anything significantly different in the dialogue. I bought used copies of the books from my classmates to begin my own collection. I now own all of the books, ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Jayne – January 19, 2014

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JAYNE Age 19 – New Jersey, USA GRYFFINDOR How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I started reading the books when I was 6 years old. My Mom even became a fan and every night she would reread the books with me at bedtime.  Soon after I finished the first book, I started my Harry Potter collection. My collection started with a golden snitch T-shirt and grew from there.  Every Christmas, Easter and even birthdays, my ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Adam – January 12, 2014

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ADAM Age 18 – California, USA SLYTHERIN How did you become a Harry Potter fan? My second grade teacher introduced me to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone while I was in her class  back in 2002, and she had her classroom filled with Harry Potter collectibles, like a plush Hedwig and a mini Mirror of Erised (which she ended up giving to me when I became a devoted fan) I kept up with all the ... Read More »