Fan Focus: Portia – February 1, 2015
Age 23 – Baltimore, Maryland
How did you become a Harry Potter fan?
At 10, my mother told me about these curious books where a boy my age was repeatedly stuffed into tiny spaces like closets and cupboards but later starts receiving letters that somehow find their way into these tiny spaces, just like magic. Only once I finally started reading for myself, I realized that there’s so much more to the story. I’ve been hooked ever since, but I’ve always loved those humble beginnings.
What is one theory you had about the books before they finished that you wish had come true?
I just knew that Harry and Ginny would get together, literally from book one. Of course, that one came true. But actually, I always sensed some chemistry between Hermione and Draco, but nothing ever came of it. Why can’t they be a couple…? Really?
If you could have one prop from the set of the films, which would it be?
The [G]olden [S]nitch. It’s pretty.
What Potter fandom memory would you keep in your Pensieve?
I have two, even if that’s cheating. The first would be when I got the entire theatre at the Deathly Hallows [-] Part  premiere to chant . . .
Me: When I say “Gryffin,” you say “dor”! GRYFFIN!
The second would [be] when a few friends of mine answered 168 out of 200 Harry Potter character names on the trivia website, Sporcle, in just 20 minutes!
WATCH PORTIA’S VIDEO RESPONSE HERE!