Fan Focus: Phoebe – Aug 24, 2014

Fan of the Week photo of Phoebe

16-year-old Hufflepuff Phoebe from the United States


How did you become a Harry Potter fan?

After somehow being exposed to it when I was about four years old, I was Harry Potter for Halloween. Then I had a Harry Potter party, being just immediately attracted to the magic of Harry Potter. I descended into full fan mode though when I read the first book in second grade and I still to this day remember what it was like to suddenly immerse myself in Rowling’s world. From then on, I was hooked and have never looked back.

What Potter fandom memory would you keep in your Pensieve?

So I finally got the chance to go to LeakyCon this year, so I’d say that would be the memory I would keep. That magical feeling, especially the night before the con started, over at universal, where you’re walking around in this real life version of the world that has become your home along with a bunch of people who feel the same way as you do (a nice muggle free evening) there in their robes and their Potter cosplays and it was just an absolutely incredible moment to be a Potterhead.

Describe what being part of the Harry Potter fandom has meant to you in 7 words or less.

I found my home.

What was your reaction to the news about Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them?

Oh my goodness I was so excited and jumped up and down for joy and then told everyone I knew, whether they cared or not 😀 It’s been a long time since we (the Potter fandom) has had something big to look forward to.