Fan Focus: Dana – June 22, 2014
Age 24 – USA
How did you become a Harry Potter Fan?
Originally I had read the first four books only once in order to impress my older sister. I didn’t really remember the storyline or even had enjoyed it. Seeing the first movie the day it came out in theaters, I went home that night and started rereading the first book. Something inside me clicked and I instantly fell in love with the story. I can’t tell you how many times I reread the first 4 before Order came out. I loved all the new books coming out and the anticipation before.
What Potter fandom memory would you keep in your Pensieve?
The joy of reading Order for the first time. Order is by far my favorite book. I still remember the anticipation and the chill of reading Dudley Demented. Another memory would be the first time I read Snape killing Dumbledore. I remember where I was and what I felt. I wouldn’t trade away any of my Potter memories ever.
If you could have one prop from the set of the films, which would it be?
Oh, this is fun, I have not thought about this. There are probably others but I will go with the first thing that came to me. The Triwizard Tournament Cup Harry and Cedric grab. It might be a little big, but what a conversational piece.
Describe what being part of the Harry Potter fandom has meant to you in 7 words or less.
Connecting with millions around the world.