Fan Focus: Chapin – January 5th, 2014

CHAPIN

Age 31 – North Carolina, USA
GRYFFINDOR

How did you become a Harry Potter fan?

It started with the Sorcerer’s Stone. I saw the first film and was hooked! I ran out and grabbed all the books (that were available at that time) and read them over the next week. Since then, I didn’t miss a midnight film showing or book release. I continue to re-read the books and watch the films. I think I’ll be doing that until the day I die!

What would your Patronus be and why?

It would be a ferret. Ferrets are smart and loyal, yet they can be independent and are very creative creatures. They also collect things. Many people do not know this. In addition, they love to swim and I am at home in the water.

If you could have one prop from the set of the films, which would it be?

Dobby’s sock. It symbolizes freedom and was such a good symbol of Harry and Dobby’s relationship. While it is only a sock, it would be a super cool prop to have. I’d frame it along with my S.P.E.W button.

What Potter fandom memory would you keep in your Pensieve?

Opening packs of Harry Potter Trading Card Game cards with my friend Manda. The two of us have played the HP Trading Card game since it was first introduced in stores. We still play over Skype as we live far apart now. Not many HP fans know about these cards but we have huge binders filled with them. We LOVE to play and back when we would buy packs in the store, we would rush home to open them. It was so fun because the cards were so new and we were collecting them. I will always remember this. To this day, the two of us get together a couple of times a year to “duel” with our cards and make Harry Potter crafts.

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