Fan Focus: Rachel – November 10, 2021

Welcome back, friends! Every two weeks, MuggleNet introduces and highlights a Wizarding World fan in Fan Focus. In this latest edition, we meet Rachel, a Hufflepuff from Tennessee who shares her love of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts with us.


How did you become a Wizarding World fan?

I had watched the first movie when I was five, and that got me interested. I became a fan when I was seven or eight and started reading the books in second grade. My Hogwarts House is Hufflepuff, [my] Ilvermorny House is Thunderbird, [my] Patronus is a dapple grey mare (was a Nebelung cat on the old Pottermore), and my wand is 12 1/4 inches of acacia wood with a unicorn hair core.

 

Hufflepuff art created by Rachel

 

Hufflepuff art created by Rachel.

 

[Recently] at my new job, I got to talk about Harry Potter with a coworker (a casual fan). I started jumping up and down, and my heart rate spiked, asking all the questions and just getting so excited.

If you could have one prop from the set of Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts, what would it be?

Hermione’s Time-Turner.

What is your favorite Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts memory?

My favorite memory would be when I went to the theater to watch Fantastic Beasts. I was devastated when the last Harry Potter movie came out because I thought it was over, but this movie just opened up a whole new world (I have been obsessed with the ’20s since this movie came out).

Have you been to the Wizarding World? If yes, what is your favorite memory? If not, what would you want to do first if you could go there?

 

Rachel at a recent Wizarding World trip.

 

Yes, I have. I loved walking through the castle in line for the ride and seeing everything inside. It just felt like I was actually at Hogwarts.

If you could spend a day with a character from Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts, who would it be and why?

Newt Scamander. He has so many cool and adorable creatures; I would love to meet them all and have him tell me all about them.

What is your favorite quote from the Wizarding World?

“My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice.”  – Newt Scamander.


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