Welcome to the first real Fandom Friday!
Of course we shall start off with the (imo) biggest Fandom of them all – Harry Potter.
We are many and many are us and I am definitely up there in the upper tiers of the fandom chart, though not to the point where it can be considered fanatic…
This is a fandom that you can enter at a young age and stay in throughout your entire life and that is very rare for a fandom. It’s not limited to age and I love that.
Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home. – J.K. Rowling
Indeed, you don’t have to be a fan of both books and movies, you can just have watched the movies and loved them, if you’re not a big reader, or vice versa. The Potterhead fandom welcomes you.
Another thing that I value in the Potterhead fandom is unity and bonding. I met one of my now best friends through a pair of Deathly Hallows earrings. I spotted her wearing them at a mutual friend’s party and then there was no going back – friendship ensued instantly!
Fandoms bring people together.
Harry Potter is everywhere!
You can visit the WB Studios in London to see where they filmed the movies – you can walk the great hall and up through Diagon Alley.
I’ve been there twice and both times I have been left breathless.
At Universal Studios, you can visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
I have been lucky enough to visit the one in Los Angeles and it was amazing to walk through the snowclad village of Hogsmeade and the tour the Hogwarts dungeons for a wild ride.
The Harry Potter fandom expands far and wide and no matter where you are in the world, you are not far from another Potterhead.
What house are you?
I am a proud Hufflepuff!
Another great thing about being a part of such a big and popular fandom, is that you’ll never run out of merchandise.
Wands, clothing, jewellery, posters, collectors items, watches, puzzles, board games.. you name it – there’s probably a Harry Potter merch for it somewhere.
It’s a fandom paradise.
I might have to consider gathering all of my Harry Potter stuff and take a photo of it, though I have no idea where I’ll have room to take a photo of it all.. I have a feeling that through my 18 years of being a Potterhead I have collected a buttload of Potter merch.
So this was a quick little Fandom browsing. I don’t know how lengthy these Fandom Fridays will be, maybe they’ll be short and sweet or longer, depending on what there is to say.
But now I want to hear from you.
Are you a part of the Potterheads?
I’d love to know your house and what Harry Potter has done for you.
Happy Friday everyone