Fan Focus: Kat – December 7, 2014
Age 13 – United States
How did you become a Harry Potter fan?
I was introduced to the series at age 10. My best friend told me it was really great, so we watched it one night for a [sleepover]. We started to watch the first film, but we only got to the point where Hagrid broke down the door. She got bored, so we stopped and watched another movie. I watched it again a few days later when she wasn’t there and became obsessed.
What would your Patronus be and why?
Mine would be a toad. I see toads as animals that are really underestimated. It’s my favorite animal! And besides that, I had a dream once when I was about 11 of myself with this lovely wand, and I was casting different spells. Then I then cast the [P]atronus [C]harm, and it was a toad. The overall symbol of the animal means a lot to me.
What was your reaction to the news about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them?
I’m really exited [sic] about this. Since it’s more in JKR’s hands I’m just really looking forward to seeing where she goes with this. I’m thrilled that it will be centered around a Hufflepuff! Puffs get a lot of hate on the internet and overall in the fandom.
If you could have one prop from the set of the films, which would it be?
The Resurrection [S]tone. Not going to get all depressing, but there is someone I wouldn’t mind talking to one more time.