Transcriber Biographies


Senior Editor



Tracey
Age: 23 (Birthday: May 10th)
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
E-mail: tracey at staff dot mugglenet dot com
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
About Me: I have been a member of the MuggleCast transcription team since early 2009 - working as a transcriber since February 2009, transcript editor since February 2010, and senior transcript editor since October 2011. I became a regular listener of MuggleCast in late 2007 and would have started listening a lot earlier if I hadn't naively thought you needed an iPod to listen, something I didn't have then (and still don't have...). I enjoy reading immensely, so it wasn't long before I picked up a Harry Potter book around 1999/2000. I did not discover the online fan community until much later, but I am glad that I did in the end; listening to the show and my daily visits to MuggleNet have definitely fuelled my Harry Potter obsession. I love anything and everything to do with the series, including the fan sites, podcasts, wizard rock, and various Harry Potter related YouTube channels. I have recently graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Information Systems.



Editors



Arialle
Age: 17 (Birthday: November 4th)
Location: Massachusetts
E-mail: ari123cutie at aim dot com
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Books: Harry Potter, The Hunger Games trilogy, Looking For Alaska (and anything else by John Green), To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite Movies: Harry Potter, The Lake House, Eclipse
Favorite Music: The Remus Lupins, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Paramore, The Beatles, Queen, Adam Lambert
Favorite TV Shows: The Soup, House, The Young and the Restless
About Me: I first picked up Harry Potter in elementary school, between the time that the third and fourth movies were released. Since then, I have become an obsessed Potter fan, rereading the books dozens of times. I found MuggleCast around Episode 85, and I started listening regularly around Episode 95. I love MuggleCast, and I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to be part of the Harry Potter fandom by being part of the transcript team for my favorite podcast.


Elise
Age: 21 (Birthday: September 9th)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
E-mail: elisede2008 at gmail dot com
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Movies: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Illusionist, Closer, Gattaca, The Philadelphia Story
Favorite Music: The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Jimmy Eat World, Matchbox Twenty, Phantom Planet
Favorite TV Shows: House, Doctor Who, Spooks (aka MI-5), Torchwood, Britain's Got Talent
About Me: I'm a journalism and history major at Northwestern University. I discovered Harry Potter when I was in third grade, and everything just snowballed from there. I read fan fiction, wrote fan fiction, attended midnight book release parties, bought movie tickets weeks in advance, collected numerous and mostly useless Harry Potter memorabilia, and developed a huge crush on Dan Radcliffe. MuggleCast is the reason I survived the years between Books 6 and 7, so I'm absolutely thrilled to be helping out in any capacity. When I'm procrastinating doing homework, I like to watch the latest BBC mini-series, catch up on the latest breaking entertainment news, and mess around on my blog.


Eric
Age: 37 (Birthday: October 20th)
Location: Dublin, California
E-mail: ericr at staff dot mugglenet dot com
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Authors: J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkein, Stephen King
Favorite Movies: School of Rock, Forrest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption, Rain Man, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, The Goonies, Gremlins, A Christmas Story, E.T., Fantasia, The Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter, of course!
Favorite Music: Bach, Beethoven, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and "Weird Al" Yankovic
Favorite TV Shows: The Simpsons, Beavis and Butt-head, South Park, Lost, The Sopranos, Survivor, Jeopardy!, and Monk
Hobbies: Reading, drawing, playing the piano, riding my bike, and online poker
About Me: My aunt introduced me to the Harry Potter books in 2000 and I finished reading the first book on May 3rd. A month later, I had finished the first three books and was ready to buy the fourth book the day it came out. I happened upon MuggleNet in the summer of 2003 after I finished reading the fifth book and was immediately drawn to the editorials. I am quite a bit older than most of you people here, but I still consider myself a devoted Harry Potter fan. Keep up the great work, and don't stop with the MuggleCast episodes!


Lakshmi
Age: 26 (Birthday: March 16th)
Location: New York
E-mail: lakshmi at staff dot mugglenet dot com
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite TV Shows: Lost, Battlestar Galactica, House, The Simpsons, and Prison Break
About Me: My love for the Potter series began shortly after the release of Goblet of Fire. After I was done reading the first four books about a dozen times each and leaving their covers the worse for wear, I stumbled across the fan site awards on Jo's site. MuggleNet --> Click --> And the rest as they say was history ;). I've been an ardent listener of MuggleCast for about a year now and have gotten hooked onto the Twilight series as a result ;). I've been a MuggleCast transcriber since February 2009. When not scouring MuggleNet to fulfill my craving for more Harry Potter related news or transcribing, I spend my time reading mangas like Naruto, Bleach and Vampire Knight to name a few.


Laura B
Age: 26 (Birthday: January 22nd)
Location: South Dakota
E-mail: laurab at staff dot mugglenet dot com
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Movies: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, tons of old Westerns, and generally Science Fiction/Action movies as well
Favorite Music: Country, classic or modern; Celtic and folk
About Me: I started as a transcriber for MuggleCast in February 2007. Eventually I moved into being an editor and have been ever since! I recently finished my undergraduate education at the University of South Dakota, holding degrees in Biology and Anthropology. Besides Harry Potter, I am also interested in American pottery, geology, and being outdoors. I started listening to MuggleCast when it began and became hooked right away. Being a transcriber/editor has given me a great opportunity to meet other Potter fans and given my family an opportunity to quit being forced to listen to all my theories and speculations.


Laura S
Age: 19
Location: Michigan
Sections Mantained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite HP Characters: Harry, Dumbledore, Dobby, Hagrid, McGonagall, Hermione, Uncle Vernon
Favorite Music: Florence + the Machine, The Killers, Adele, OneRepublic, Fall Out Boy, Anberlin, All-American Rejects, Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen, The Civil Wars, Mumford and Sons, Simon & Garfunkel, John Denver, Kings of Leon, Lady Gaga, Queen
About Me: I love performing, acting, painting, making people laugh, and, of course, Harry Potter. Since 5th grade, reading the series has been as much a part of my summers as sunshine. I started listening to MuggleCast around Episode 150, and after going through 10 episodes in just a few days during an art project, I joined the transcribing team and I love every minute of it!


Mariam
Age: 19 (Birthday: September 2nd)
Location: Texas
E-mail: mariam at staff dot mugglenet dot com
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Music: Nightwish, Snow Patrol, Imogen Heap, Florence + the Machine, Taylor Swift, La Roux, and many others
Favorite TV Shows: Doctor Who, Sherlock, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The West Wing, Scrubs
About Me: I became a Harry Potter fan when I received Chamber of Secrets for my seventh birthday. Since then, the series and its fandom have made a huge impact on my life. I started listening to MuggleCast in 2006, and I am so thrilled to be an editor now.


Olivia
Age: 22 (Birthday: January 6th)
Location: Sacramento, California
E-mail: oliviamnotter at gmail dot com
Sections Mantained: MuggleCast Transcripts
About Me: I'm a film fanatic, avid reader, tea drinker, and occasional knitter. I've been transcribing for quite a few years now, and have loved being a part of the transcribing team! The Harry Potter fan community is just one of those I love to be embedded in. In my day to day, I'm a graphic design and art history student at my state university, and have aspirations to go to grad school for art conservation and restoration on the east coast. I spend most of my time designing, working (which coincidentally is also transcribing), and watching films.


Shana
Age: 17 (Birthday: November 8th)
Location: Michigan
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Books: Harry Potter, A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Hunger Games, A Song of Ice and Fire, The Raven Boys, The Book Thief, Little Brother, Nineteen Minutes, Never Let Me Go, To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite Movies: The Social Network, Fight Club, The Ides of March, Dead Poets Society, Inception, The Dark Knight, Romeo + Juliet
Favorite TV Shows: Game of Thrones, Suits, The Newsroom, The West Wing, LOST, Doctor Who, Once Upon A Time, Teen Wolf, The Vampire Diaries
About Me: I was introduced to Harry Potter when I was about six years old by my older brother, who was reading it at the time. He took me with him to see Philosopher's Stone in theaters when it came out in November 2001. A few months later, I read the first four books and fell in love with them. I discovered MuggleNet in Summer 2005 after Googling 'Harry Potter fansites' and I never looked back. I became a MuggleCast transcriber in October 2009 and editor in November 2010. I'm also a transcriber for MuggleNet Academia and an editor for Alohomora! In my spare time, I love writing, watching movies, and playing soccer.



Transcribers



Aldrin
Age: 25 (Birthday: October 7th)
Location: Daly City, California
E-mail: inezco17 at yahoo dot com
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Movies: Saving Private Ryan, Terminator 2, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Into The Wild, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, La Haine, When Harry Met Sally, Children of Men, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, In the Loop, Jerry Maguire, The Truman Show, Heat, Hot Fuzz, Toy Story 2, and last but not least the Harry Potter series, of course
Favorite Music: Lupe Fiasco, Young Jeezy, Eminem, Nas, Trey Songz, Death Cab for Cutie, Tokyo Police Club, Childish Gambino, Brand New, The Postal Service, Usher
Favorite TV Shows: The Simpsons, Castle, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Community, Arrested Development, Firefly, and Friday Night Lights
About Me: One of the only good things to come out of 6th grade was Harry Potter, which our teacher read to us, and that was my introduction to the world of Harry Potter. Ever since then Harry Potter has become a big part of my life. I love participating in the Harry Potter fandom. Besides Harry Potter I love listening to music, so my iPod is always near. I also rap in my spare time. Watching movies has become a hobby of mine after I took a Film as Literature class in high school (thanks Mr. Burrows!). I'm also big on sports, I support the Golden State Warriors, San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco Giants, and Boston Red Sox to death. Other than that I'm just a pretty quiet, shy guy who loves to laugh and let the good times roll.


Alexandra
Age: 19 (Birthday: September 23rd)
Location: Sydney, Australia
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Books: Chinese Cinderella, Falling Leaves, Looking For Alibrandi, The Hunger Games series and last but not at all the least, Harry Potter!
Favorite Movies: Take the Lead, Centre Stage, Centre Stage: Turn It Up, Wild Child, Looking for Alibrandi, Harry Potter, and the Sex and the City movies
Favorite TV Shows: NCIS, Glee, Grey's Anatomy, Bones, Castle, and (how nerdy) the news
About Me: It took me a few tries to really appreciate the Harry Potter books, having always loved the movies, but it was between the 5th and 6th movies that I truly became obsessed. I'm a proud Ravenclaw and a huge fan of StarKid, The Hunger Games, and Glee. I've recently acquired a love for traveling and my favorite destination so far is London (and the Wizarding World of course!). This year I start university where I'll be studying Bachelor of Business and Commerce/Bachelor of Laws at the University of Western Sydney. MuggleCast, Hypable's Glee Chat, and Hype are my favourite podcasts and it's a pleasure to be transcribing for MuggleCast!


Conrad
Age: 20 (Birthday: December 20th)
Location: Illinois
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Authors: J.K. Rowling, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Richard Dawkins, Cormac McCarthy, etc.
Favorite Movies: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Forrest Gump, Pan's Labyrinth, Pirates of the Caribbean, Shutter Island, Titanic, Avatar, The Sixth Sense, Toy Story 3, The Exorcist, Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland, Gladiator, Schindler's List, The Dark Knight
Favorite Music: Linkin Park, The Devil Wears Prada, Underoath, 30 Seconds to Mars, Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Li'l Wayne, Switchfoot, Mozart, etc.
Favorite TV Shows: The Big Bang Theory, Lost, House, South Park, The Andy Griffith Show
About Me: I started reading Harry Potter the summer after Deathly Hallows came out so I'm a relatively new fan, but now I love everything that has to do with Harry Potter! I love MuggleCast and am excited to be a transcriber for the show! Some of the things I enjoy doing are: reading, listening to music, watching movies, playing the piano, and hanging out with friends.


Desta
Age: 18
Location: New Jersey
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Books: Harry Potter (once again, duh), Maximum Ride, Hunger Games, Alex Rider, The Way of Shadows, Artemis Fowl, Eragon, and anything by John Green, Cassandra Clare, or Libba Bray. And lots and lots of MANGA!
Favorite Movies: Harry Potter (duh), Lord of the Rings, Phantom of the Opera, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Avatar, the Hayao Miyazaki movies (like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, etc.)
Favorite Music: Michael Jackson, Celtic Thunder, Josh Groban, Bob Marley, Weird Al Yankovic, Tokio Hotel, anything Broadway (especially Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Hairspray)
Favorite TV shows: Star Trek, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Fawlty Towers, Keeping Up Appearances, and way too much anime...
About Me: I actually saw the first Harry Potter movie in 3rd grade before I read any of the books, but of course right afterwards I proceeded to read all of them very quickly. My friends and I became so obsessed that we used to have "wizard duels" with "wands" procured from the woods. Naturally, I was disappointed when I didn't get my Hogwarts letter (come on, who wasn't?), but I got over it. I just discovered MuggleCast this summer around Episode 200 or so and now I can't live without it. I am also a brown belt in karate and love all things theatre.


Dilara
Age: 19 (Birthday: October 11th)
Location: Brussels, Belgium
E-mail: dyilmaz090 at gmail dot com
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Movies: Inception, Moulin Rouge, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, Big Fish, Pride and Prejudice
Favorite Music: Franz Ferdinand, Cage the Elephant, Phoenix, Arctic Monkeys, Green Day
Favorite TV Shows: Fringe, Doctor Who, Sherlock, How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, Family Guy, South Park
About Me: Don't hate me but I actually hated Harry Potter when I read it for the first time in 1st grade! My mom bought me the book and I only read the first page before I gave up on it. I'm so disappointed in my past self. Two years later I was enthralled into the crazy world that is Harry Potter and I've been an avid follower of MuggleNet ever since! It's a dream come true to be apart of the website I've been following since third grade! I am currently living in Brussels attending college for International Affairs. I love to travel and no matter where I go, I always have a copy of Harry Potter on hand! (even though it usually means I need to shell out some money for an overweight bag!)


Elly
Age: 22 (Birthday: June 18th)
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Books: Harry Potter, the Millenium series, A Song of Ice and Fire series, the Historian, the Swan Thieves, the Hunger Games, Pride & Prejudice, Perks of Being a Wallflower. Books by Richelle Mead, Sarah Dessen, Monica McInerney, John Green.
Favorite Movies: Back to the Future, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Empire Records, Get Over It, Tim Burton films, Accepted, School of Rock, the Boat That Rocked, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the Breakfast Club, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Easy A, Juno, Kick-Ass
Favorite Music: Jack's Mannequin, Arctic Monkeys, Tegan & Sara, the Wombats, Vampire Weekend, Jack White, the Kooks, the White Stripes, the Raconteurs, the Dead Weather, Children Collide, Loon Lake, the Black Keys, Silversun Pickups, the Beatles, Muse, Flight of the Conchords, Fleetwood Mac, Bloc Party
Favorite TV Shows: Black Books, the IT Crowd, Community, Happy Endings, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Vampire Diaries, 30 Rock, Chuck, Downton Abbey
About Me: I've been a fan of HP since my grade 3 teacher made us listen to Philosopher's Stone on tape in 2000. I love reading, art, drawing, painting, walking, yoga, watching TV and movies, going to gigs and hanging out with friends. Currently in my third year at university completing a Bachelor of Arts/Visual Arts. I would love a career in the music or visual arts industry.


Emily C
Age: 20 (Birthday: April 3rd)
Location: Dorset, England
E-mail: elvendorkpotter at hotmail dot co uk
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Books: The Host, The Hunger Games, His Dark Materials, Artemis Fowl, The Inheritance Cycle, Lord of the Rings and there's this Harry Potter series which I've heard good things about!
Favorite Music: Muse, Green day, Incubus, Blue October, Phoenix, Jimmy Eat World, Death Cab For Cutie, Biffy Clyro, U2, Editors, Paramore
About Me: Obsessed with Harry Potter from a young age after seeing the first film (despite my mother's protests that it would be too "boyish" and "scary" for me), I've grown up an avid fan of the series and consequently the amazing MuggleNet and MuggleCast! I'm currently in my final year at school and will hopefully be starting university in September undertaking a degree in Psychology.


Emily M
Age: 21 (Birthday: January 24th)
Location: Arizona
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Movie: The Sixth Sense, The Others, The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, The Princess Bride, E.T. Extra Terrestrial, Toy Story 1, 2, 3
Favorite Music: The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Queen, Simon and Garfunkel, musical soundtracks
Favorite TV Show: Gilmore Girls, LOST, How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, Friends, Grey's Anatomy, Once Upon a Time, Criminal Minds, Law and Order
Favorite Food: Chinese food!!
About Me: I have followed along the series all through elementary school since many of my friends were fans but I had not read the books. I stubbornly thought I would not like them for I had at the time not liked fantasy books very much, but about the time Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (movie) was coming out I finally dived into the books and since then, I have never looked back.


Heather
Age: Probably old enough to be your mother (Birthday: February 15th)
Location: Virginia
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Potter Book: Goblet of Fire
About Me: I started reading Harry Potter in 2000 in Turkey and have read the first book eight times as with each new book I would reread the series up to that point in preparation. I became a fan of the podcast in 2006 as a way to laugh through my exercise in Germany. My favorite thing is knowing that no matter where I am in the world the MuggleCast Crew is going to be there with a great podcast.



Jean
Age: Can I borrow Heather's quote? Old enough to be your mother? Because I am... (Birthday: August 11th)
Location: New Jersey
E-mail: jean at bachen dot com
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Books: All the Harry Potter books; all the Twilight Saga books; City of Glass, City of Bones and City of Ashes; and the Marked series
Favorite Movies: All the Harry Potter films, all the Twilight Saga films, and a few older ones, like The Princess Bride, Fried Green Tomatoes, Labyrinth and Steel Magnolias
Favorite Music: 100 Monkeys, 80s Stuff (what did I mention about old enough to be your mother??)
Favorite TV Shows: True Blood, CSI, Criminal Minds
About Me: I started reading the Harry Potter books sometime between the releases of Books 3 and 4, and never looked back. We are such fans in my house that when Book 6 came out, each adult in the house had to get his/her own copy. See, it was released right before I gave birth to twins, and my Mother-in-Law, who was staying with us to help out, made a comment about how she was going to get to read my book before me because I would be busy giving birth. And I said, "No way, get your own." So she did. And then my husband tried to steal my copy, and I threatened him as well, so he ended up buying yet another copy. What can I say - except don't mess with a hormonal woman and her Harry Potter books! Anyway, now the twins are five and a half, and I am mostly a stay home mom to them. I am really excited to be a transcriber for MuggleCast, as it gives me an excuse to ignore the dirty dishes and listen to the podcast instead!


Kristin
Age: 22 (Birthday: August 24th)
Location: New York
E-mail: kristinbackert at gmail dot com
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Books: Harry Potter, A Clockwork Orange, I Am the Messenger, Flowers in the Attic, and It's Kind of a Funny Story
Favorite Movies: In Bruges, Tremors, Pride and Glory, Harry Potter, Sweeney Todd, Sherlock Holmes, and The Lord of the Rings
Favorite Music: R.E.M., The Who, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Mumford and Sons, and the Goo Goo Dolls
Favorite TV Shows: Lost, Game of Thrones, Sherlock, Degrassi, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Friends
About Me: I first read Harry Potter in 1998, and I've been obsessed with it ever since. From the midnight book releases and movie premieres to the crazy Book 7 theories and the Quidditch World Cup, this fandom has made the series an unforgettable part of my life. I discovered MuggleCast around Episode 25, and that only solidified my love of the series and the fandom. I work as a Writing Tutor in my university, and I hope to one day be a published author. When I'm not studying or working, I enjoy reading, writing, and cheering for the NY Yankees.


Kristina
Age: 19 (Birthday: October 20th)
Location: Washington D.C., Metropolitan area
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Movies: Harry Potter, 21, Devil Wears Prada, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Across the Universe
Favorite Music: Jason Mraz, Motion City Soundtrack, Fall Out Boy, All American Rejects, Sara Bareilles, Plain White T's, Eric Hutchinson, All Time Low, The Beatles, U2, Scouting for Girls, Harry and the Potters, Draco and the Malfoys, Ministry of Magic. Basically anything, except Country and Classical.
Favorite TV Shows: The Office, 30 Rock, Chuck, The Mentalist
About Me: I hated Harry Potter since I first heard about it. I read Sorcerer's Stone December 5th 2007, and I finished Deathly Hallows 11 days later. I now eat my words, Harry Potter is absolutely amazing, incredible, and all of the above. I love it and it has changed my world. Besides Harry Potter, acting, singing and dancing are my world. I'm in show-choir at my school, and I have been in tons of plays and performances and productions.


Leah
Age: 26 (Birthday: August 1st)
Location: New Jersey
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Books: Harry Potter series!, To Kill A Mockingbird, Holes, Da Vinci Code, Janet Evanovich novels
Favorite Movies: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Paper Moon, The Sting, old school Disney
Favorite Music: Anything I can dance to!
Favorite TV Shows: NCIS, Bones, Big Bang Theory, That 70s Show, Once Upon a Time
About Me: I started reading Harry Potter over 12 years ago when my parents bought the first book for my sister and she showed no interest. I picked it up instead, and I was hooked from the first page! I've been a listener of MuggleCast since 2006 and a fan of MuggleNet since way before that. It's so awesome to be a part of an amazing community. When I'm not transcribing, I teach high school math! In my spare time, I knit, read, and watch the NY Yankees and NY Jets beat some other mediocre team. Go MULES!


Marissa
Age: 22 (Birthday: November 19th)
Location: Arkansas
E-mail: marissa dot k dot reynolds at gmail dot com
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Books: Harry Potter, Fahrenheit 451, The Poisonwood Bible, The Giving Tree, Where the Sidewalk Ends, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hunger Games series, books by John Green, and any fairytales
Favorite Movies: Harry Potter, The Dead Poets Society, Music and Lyrics, August Rush, Little Nemo (not finding), Mrs. Doubtfire, Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof, Be Kind Rewind, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Sleeping Beauty, Braveheart, and almost anything with Robin Williams or Tom Hanks
Favorite Music: Train, Oasis, Shinedown, Snow Patrol, Jimmy Eat World, and all the genres of country, classic rock, and wrock music
Favorite TV Shows: Doctor Who, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Boy Meets World, Family Guy, Rugrats, America's Got Talent, Dirty Jobs, Pawn Stars, American Pickers, The Graham Norton Show, That 70's Show, Gilmore Girls, Swamp People, and Duck Dynasty
About Me: I fell in love with Ron Weasley when I was 9. I am a Ravenclaw and I say Lumos when I flip a light switch. I laugh when someone says "ridiculous" and image a boggart exploding somewhere. Other than Potter I love to bake, read, craft, hunt, camp, slalom water ski, and listen to classic rock and country music. I'm annoyingly optimistic and am a Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry which makes me see the glass as totally full in the liquid and gaseous states of matter. I'm only trying to make the world a little better.


Maritza
Age: 28 (Birthday: November 17th)
Location: Puerto Rico
E-mail: obsidian_vamp at yahoo dot com
Sections Mantained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Books: The Harry Potter series, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Stephen King's IT, Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, Jane Eyre, Boy's Life, Anansi Boys, Heart-Shaped Box, Edgar Allan Poe strories, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Like Water for Chocolate, Little Women
Favorite Movies: The Lord of the Rings trilogy, E.T., Aliens, The Goonies, The Princess Bride, Garden State, Nosferatu, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 28 Days Later, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Love Actually, Pan's Labyrinth, and of course, the Harry Potter series.
Favorite Music: Foo Fighters, Green Day, Jimmy Eat World, Michael Buble, John Mayer, Motion City Soundtrack, AC/DC, Elton John, The Beatles, The Ramones, Queen, No Doubt, U2, musicals
Favorite TV Shows: The X-Files, The Twilight Zone, Friends, Scrubs, Angel, Dexter, True Blood, Supernatural, CSI: Las Vegas, NCIS, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Dr. Who, Mythbusters
About Me: I completed my BA in Education (Teaching English as a Second Language) and I am currently pursuing my Master's degree in Literature. Needless to say, I love reading. However, I did not want to read the Harry Potter series. After a couple of friends of mine promised me that I would like the series I gave it a shot. They were wrong; I loved it. I read the first three books in days and then I counted the days for the release of the fourth. I had officially become a fan. I started listening to MuggleCast in 2007 and joined the MuggleCast Transcribers team in 2010. When I am not writing my thesis, I watch TV, read (mostly Horror, Fantasy and Young Adult lit.), listen to podcasts and travel. I've met wonderful people through Harry Potter and it will always have a special place in my heart.


Niki
Age: 28 (Birthday: May 26th)
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
E-mail: nicoleswarner at gmail dot com
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Movies: The Harry Potter series, the Toy Story series, Forrest Gump, Titanic, The Exorcist, The Devil Wears Prada, and Bridesmaids
Favorite Music: Jason Isbell, Drive-by Truckers, *NSYNC, Alicia Keys, Cee Lo Green, Christina Perri, Foster the People, and New Kids On The Block
Favorite TV Shows: The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries, Bones, and Family Guy
About Me: I was actually forced by my mother to read Harry Potter to my younger sister, who is dyslexic. Since we are seven years apart we didn't have a lot in common when I was in high school. After the first couple of chapters my mom said I could stop, but by that time I was hooked. My younger sister and I have camped out for every book and every movie since that first book and have a deeper relationship because of it. I wouldn't trade Harry Potter or what it has done for me for anything in the world. I am so happy to be a part of a site that we have followed together for some time now.


PJ
Age: 24 (Birthday: April 11th)
Location: Roscoe, Illinois
E-mail: eyeguy759 at yahoo dot com
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Movies: Lord of the Rings, Mrs. Doubtfire, Star Wars, Dragonheart, She's the Man, The Dark Knight, Aladdin, Harry Potter
Favorite Music: Anything by Mariah Carey. I'm not ashamed to admit it. Other than that, I listen to almost anything, except maybe rap. Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Glee, Charlotte Church, Leona Lewis Anthony Callea, Boys Like Girls. But honestly, my iPod has everything from Lady Gaga to Metallica.
Favorite TV Shows: 24, American Idol, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Glee!!, Lost, The O.C., Roswell, True Blood, Weeds, and many more
About Me: I started reading Harry Potter right before Goblet of Fire came out, and was hooked instantly. I tried to get all of my friends to read it, and was even successful in some cases. I started listening to MuggleCast at Episode 100, almost three years ago, and have been addicted since. I became a member of the transcription team in February 2009, which I enjoy profusely. Being even a small part of something that so many people (including me) enjoy so much is a real honor. I'm really just a huge nerd. I love to read, and it startles me that more people don't. I also love to sing, though I am my own worst critic.


Rachel P
Age: 21 (Birthday: June 30th)
Location: Singapore / California (during the school term!)
E-mail: auwan2995 at hotmail dot com
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Books: Incarceron, On the Jellicoe Road, Artemis Fowl, His Dark Materials, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Favorite Music: Mayday






Rachel R
Age: 17
Location: New Jersey
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Music: Too many bands to name, but I particularly like The Beatles, U2, and Weezer, though my favorites arealways changing.
About Me: I've been a big Harry Potter fan for so long that I finally decided to get more involved in the fandom and become a transcriber. I enjoy reading, especially Harry Potter (of course) and Twilight. I also love Disney movies, listening to music, playing various instruments, being with my wonderful friends, and trying to avoid boredom by finding new things to do (the latest being trying to create my own video game, though I'm not having very much success at the moment).


Shannon
Age: 19 (Birthday: January 10th)
Location: Pennsylvania
E-mail: shannonb at staff dot mugglenet dot com
Sections Maintained:MuggleCast Transcripts
About Me: I've been working on the MuggleCast Transcripts since April of 2008, and apparently I'm going to do this forever. I'm obviously a huge Harry Potter fan, and I'm quite active around the fandom. On a side note, I'm freshman at West Chester University and majoring in Elementary and Special Education. I am really awesome at the noseharp, and I have a secret love for really bad movies. I am a diehard Peeta/Catniss shipper. I love cheese, and my favorite movie ever is The Goonies. My favorite things to do include hanging with my boyfriend, watching TV in my Snuggie, and organizing.


Shelby
Age: 21 (Birthday: August 10th)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
About Me: I'm a college freshman and I absolutely love my life. I've been a transcriber for MuggleCast for over three years and am glad to still be a part of this wonderful show in this way. In my free time, I enjoy playing board games, learning new languages, hip hop dancing, making fudge, watching The Office, writing poetry, eating peanut butter and rereading the Harry Potter series. I have great friends and family who support my wacky interests and keep me motivated in all that I do!




Shoaib
Age: 14 (Birthday: December 25th)
Location: Earth
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
About Me: I was born in Alaska, on Christmas. Weird, right? I enjoy the cold too much, that by the time I'm in the car, the rest of my family are still putting on their heavy duty coats.






Tara
Age: 24 (Birthday: March 29th)
Location: Alaska
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Movies: Harry Potter, The Phantom of the Opera, Pride and Prejudice, The Breakfast Club, The Holiday, Mrs. Doubtfire, Moulin Rouge, Love Actually, Beyond Borders and Becoming Jane
Favorite Books: Harry Potter series, Pride and Prejudice, Sookie Stackhouse series, Atonement, Memoirs of a Geisha
Favorite Music: Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Selena, Ace of Base, Bond, Josh Groban, Sigur Ros, musical soundtracks and score
Favorite TV Shows: Friends, That 70s Show, Dead Like Me, Gilmore Girls and Sex and the City
About Me: I have been an avid Harry Potter fan since I was 12 years old, shortly after Goblet of Fire came out. I proudly hold the 'Obsessed with Harry Potter' title in my family and don't plan on giving that up any time soon. I've been listening to MuggleCast since the 7th book was released and now listen to it daily. I am currently attending the University of Alaska Anchorage, earning a degree in English Literature. I love singing, driving, listening to Zeppelin and have plans to travel everywhere remotely possible.


Tim
Age: 28 (Birthday: July 28th)
Location: Washington, DC
E-mail: timothy dot slattery at gmail dot com
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Books: The Giver, HP, Shakespeare (anything, the man's got some game), Richard North Patterson, The Other Boleyn Girl (and all the others in the series), and anything with an interesting story
Favorite Movies: HP (obviously), any Bond movie, Pirates of the Caribbean, Boondock Saints, Ocean's 11, Love Actually, and The Departed
Favorite Music: The Eagles, The Fray, Jay-Z, Linkin Park, Journey, U2, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffet, Kanye, Counting Crows, Michael Buble, John Mayer, Taylor Swift, etc.
Favorite TV Shows: West Wing, Studio 60, Planet Earth, Friday Night Lights, Burn Notice, SportsNight, The Mentalist, and Top Chef
About Me: I went to William & Mary for both undergrad and law school and now I'm an attorney in Washington, DC. I discovered Harry Potter when I was a senior in high school (and Sorcerer's Stone had just come out in theaters). I was skeptical of the Potter books at first and kept telling my sister that she was crazy for reading them - until I saw the first movie. Then, I borrowed/stole her copies of the first four and read them practically overnight. And I was hooked. The rest, as they say, was history.


Victoria
Age: 23 (Birthday: June 19th)
Location: Ontario
Sections Maintained: MuggleCast Transcripts
Favorite Books: Harry Potter, Looking for Alibrandi, the works of Jane Austen, A Tale of Two Cities, manga series (i.e. Red River, Hana Kimi), Time Traveller's Wife, anything by Maggie Stiefvater
Favorite Movies: Harry Potter, Love Actually, Finding Neverland, Atonement, Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 1 and 2, Shattered Glass, Strictly Ballroom, Totoro, Kiki's Flying Delivery Service, You've Got Mail, Runaway Jury, The Young Victoria, Life is Beautiful
Favorite Music: Poets of the Fall, Taylor Swift, The Cranberries, Kellie Pickler, Within Temptation, U2, the Beatles, Reindeer Section, big band music, soundtracks, uplifting and emotional trance
Favorite TV Shows: Gilmore Girls, Doctor Who, The Good Wife, As Time Goes By, E.R., Numb3rs, Mad About You, New Tricks, Torchwood, Game of Thrones
About Me: Loves dressing up like Tonks, dancing (blues, swing, Melbourne Shuffle), photography, walking in the rain, gaming, writing, coaching, listening to music, reading, watching movies, debating the psychology of fictional characters, knitting and crocheting, baking scones at 2 in the morning, listening, talking, and laughing.