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You already know that Harry Potter fans are the best fans, but are you aware of all of the awesome creative projects that the Potter fandom has taken on over the years? Many of these undertakings, like A Very Potter Musical by StarKid or Potter Puppet Pals, have grown so large that they have fan bases of their own! This page is where we feature some of the amazing fandom projects that have been born out of a love for Harry Potter. Check ‘em out below!

Fan Fare

Potter Puppet Pals

Potter Puppet Pals

Potter Puppet Pals have been captivating the Internet for over seven years, believe it or not! The fad that began with “Bothering Snape” now includes over 20 videos, including the classic “The Mysterious Ticking Noise,” and the group even performs live! Visit their website and YouTube page to find out more!

Team StarKid

Team StarKid

Many parody series have come out of the Potter fandom, but not much comes close to the glory of A Very Potter Musical. Check out all three installments from StarKid Productions below!

Check out their website and YouTube page.

Fan-Made Videos

The Battle of Hogwarts

The Battle of Hogwarts

The Battle of Hogwarts gives fans a look at what was happening in areas of Hogwarts not addressed in the book during the Final Battle. A fan project that had zero budget, the result is a must-watch. What’s even more impressive for this film is that it was completed without any outside funding from fans – a magical accomplishment in and of itself!

View the film in its entirety above and visit the Facebook page. Also, check out our interview with the director here.

The Greater Good

The Greater Good

The Greater Good is a fan-made film that depicts a crucial moment in Albus Dumbledore’s life: his battle with Grindelwald that resulted in the death of Dumbledore’s beloved younger sister. Once best friends and co-conspirators, the two talented young wizards come to blows over fundamental differences in their beliefs about how Muggles should be treated. The Greater Good gives us not only a poignant view of one of the most important moments of Dumbledore’s life but also glimpses of the great man he will one day become, as evidenced by his insistence on the importance of love and his impressive magical abilities. Aberforth also has his role to play in The Greater Good, and it’s a real treat to see the interaction between all three Dumbledore siblings. Be sure to check out their website and Facebook page.

The OMEn Chronicles

The OMEn Chronicles

The OMEn Chronicles is another fan-film project, but this one focuses on events that occur fifteen years after the events of Deathly Hallows. The movie is like a fan fiction brought to life, following a totally new story in the wizarding universe, lacking any familiar faces from the world of Harry Potter but incorporating familiar spells and practices. Be warned: the film ends on a cliffhanger, so here’s hoping we get another installment soon!

Sirius Black and the Secret Keeper

Sirius Black and the Secret Keeper

Sirius Black and the Secret Keeper is a fan-created mini-series that chronicles Sirius Black’s attempt to protect James, Lily, and Harry as Voldemort searches for them. The first episode, embedded above, was well-received, but since the show’s Kickstarter was unsuccessful, another episode has not been released. However, the series’ Facebook page is still active, so hopefully we’ll get to see more of this story. You can also check out the series’ webpage, where the creators are still trying to raise funds to complete the project, here.

The Tale of the Three Brothers

The Tale of the Three Brothers

The Tale of the Three Brothers is a short film project produced by a group of students at the New England School of Communication, adapted from the story by the same name in The Tales of Beedle the Bard. We’re hoping it gets posted online at some point so that fans around the world can enjoy it, but in the meantime you can get updates from their website and read MuggleNet’s review of the film here.

Miscellaneous

Conventions

Conventions

There’s nothing quite like the power of fans uniting over shared Potter passion, and there have been some amazing gatherings that have taken place. Potter-cons of all types and sizes have occurred over the years, and each one is a special opportunity to bond with fellow fans and geek out over all things Rowling-related. Only a couple of conventions are highlighted here, but be sure to tell us about your favorites in the comments below!

LeakyCon

LeakyCon began in 2009 as a Harry Potter convention by fans, for fans. After four years and five more conventions, LeakyCon has become one of the biggest fandom events around. Past years have seen the convention visit Boston, Orlando, Chicago, Portland, and the mecca of all things Potter, London. More information can be found on their website.

MISTI-Con

Held at the Margate Hotel in Laconia, New Hampshire, MISTI-Con offers a unique Potter experience. Limited to 500 guests, the convention transforms the Margate Hotel into a little piece of the wizarding world. The focus at this convention is the relationship between fans and their shared passion for Harry Potter – panels are all fan-led, and you won’t find any long lines for exclusive panels or autographs here. MISTI-Con took place for the first time in May 2013 but will return in 2015. Keep an eye on their website for details!

Enlightening 2007

Enlightening 2007 was hosted by the University of Pennsylvania right after the theatrical release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Adults and children alike enjoyed four days full of workshops and classes, and enjoyed the added benefit of being able to stay in the university dorms, granting a taste of true Hogwarts living! Highlights of the convention included a red-carpet screening of the latest movie, covered by both real and fictional reporters – including Rita Skeeter! The video above is YouTube user dune9694’s photo compilation from the weekend.

Nimbus 2003, The Witching Hour, Lumos 2006, Prophecy 2007, Portus 2008, Azkatraz 2009, Infinitus 2010, Ascendio 2012

HPEF, or Harry Potter Education Fanon, began putting on Harry Potter conventions in 2003, when they hosted their first event, Nimbus 2003. Past events include The Witching Hour, Lumos 2006, Prophecy 2007, Portus 2008, Azkatraz 2009, Infinitus 2010, and Ascendio 2012, which was billed as being the last HPEF event that the organization was planning on holding. No matter which event they were at, attendees experienced an ultimate fan weekend, bonding with others in the Potter community. HPEF events were some of the first major fan celebrations in the Potter community, and they were just the beginning of a thriving legacy of Potter conventions.

Camp 9 3/4

Camp 9 3/4

Camp 9 3/4 is a camp-conference designed for adults held in Marble Falls, Texas. This five-day fan event has all of the things you love from your HP conventions but with the added bonus of an awesome outdoor experience!

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