April 4: Top Ten Reasons The Harry Potter Fandom Is The Best
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a Fandom related freebie, and considering my undying love for Harry Potter, it made perfect sense to base today’s post on everyone’s favourite boy wizard.
1. It remains as strong today as it was *almost* 20 years ago
A fifth of a century, can you believe it?! Millions of people have grown up with the series, and now we’re into a new era with Fantastic Beasts.
2. All the memes
There’s a meme/gif for every situation, and isn’t that just amazing?!
3. There are actual days in the calendar devoted to it
Harry Potter Book Night is in early February, July 31st is Harry/Jo’s birthday, September 1st draws immense crowds to Platform 9 3/4.
4. It inspired actual real-life theme parks
From Orlando to Japan, the Potter fandom is so die-hard that Universal created three Wizarding World theme parks. Which other fandom could do that?!
5. J.K. Rowling continues to interact with fans on Twitter
Because who doesn’t want to know what Jo’s Patronus is, or have her comment on crazy fan theories?!
6. The actors are still as invested in the series as they were 15 years ago
They still attend Potter conventions and special events, which has allowed me to meet a huge number of them (and even interview a handful!)
7. The insane amount of merchandise
I myself am guilty of a
little large splurge every now and again: from action figures to prop replicas, from cuddly toys to a full wizarding wardrobe, there is an entire array of merch available. *grabby hands*
8. Relevant themes
The series appeals to
all most ages, genders, sexualities, races etc, with the themes of friendship and bravery playing pivotal roles.
How many books can claim to have invented a sport only to have it played all across the globe in reality?!
10. The friendships that were formed as a result
I met some of my best friends through the series, and that, I believe is true magic!
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