Harry Potter Fandom: Potterheads, and Where to Find Them
The Harry Potter fandom is alive and well on Fanpage.com. It’s no big surprise that Potterheads are foaming at the mouths in anticipation of the upcoming film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. After all, it was summer 2011 – four and a half years ago – when the final installment of the epic fantasy film series was released.
Who could blame the Hogwarts’ “alumni” for wanting to see what’s going on in J.K. Rowling’s imaginative make believe world?
The film is likely to be a big hit with box office ratings, sky-rocketing all the way to Diagon Alley – or somewhere more pleasant perhaps. The story, cleverly enough, comes from a textbook of Harry Potter’s, which is referenced in the original novel series. J.K. Rowling does not pen her own name to the book, but rather uses the pseudonym Newt Scamander, who is a fictitious author and magizoologist – um, whatever that is.
Not difficult to imagine, most of the Potter fadom-itis will not wear off among fans of all ages until the film is released in November of 2016 – do we really have to wait that long? The only problem after seeing the film, will undoubtedly be the urge to see more. Luckily, sources at fanpage.com have advised us that Miss Rowling has an upcoming play in London alone, entitled The Cursed Child which will be opening in six months’ time. Pff, lucky Londoners.
Something else you might want to check out if you do find yourself in London, is apparently a must-see tourist attraction for Potterheads! The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is apparently the go-to place to see how they made all the Potter movies, and really get in touch with your inner Wizard. Sounds like fun to us, and the reviews on TripAdvisor have a general positive consensus!
If you’re not fortunate enough to be in London for the opening and run of the play, or to take the Warner Bros. tour then maybe you should check out GeekyCon. With other like-minded Potterheads to talk to, get together with, or from whom you can get info on upcoming events – there’s always going to be a fun tip you may not have known about, already.
Until then let’s remember: Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.