Fan Focus: Rachael – April 12, 2015
Age 15 – Wexford, Ireland
How did you become a Harry Potter fan?
I became a Harry Potter fan after my friend recommended Harry Potter and the Philosopher[‘]s Stone to me while we were at the library. I just fell in love and ended up reading all 7 books within a month! My obsession started with the first book, and it’s only grown ever since.
What Potter fandom memory would you keep in your Pensieve?
I would love to relive my most recent Harry Potter fandom memory – the opening of Diagon Alley in Universal Studios, Orlando. The waiting in line, watching all of the magic of Harry Potter come to life before my eyes with so many amazing fans there to talk to. I think it was the first time I could go into such a substantial crowd without feeling any anxiety
What was your reaction to the news about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them?
I believe my reaction slightly resembled Bellatrix running through the Great Hall in […] Half[-]Blood Prince. I specifically remember jumping up and down, screaming with excitement!
Describe what being part of the Harry Potter fandom has meant to you in seven words or less.
Potterheads make my life worth living!