I am a first Gen Potter nerd. I was the same age as Harry with each book release. I grew up with them. They were my friends. Mt family. I still cry that I didn’t get my Hogwarts letter. I would have gone to Hogwarts the year Snake was Headmaster.
This was my first Midnight Release. I’m old and I don’t get out much. Barnes and Nobles was hosting a fabulous event. 😀
The most authentic costumes.
Ron and Hermione.
This made my heart happy.
They had a deal with owls through one of the local wildlife groups. Her name was Oakley and she was gorgeous.
Muggle wall where you can write what Harry Potter means to you.
The Cafe was The Three Broomsticks.
And of course, the long anticipated moment where I could get my hands on this delicious book. I’ve been waiting for a decade.
Harry Potter made my childhood bearable. It was one of my escape books where magic was real, Hogwarts was real. I wanted to be in Ravenclaw and learn magic. As an adult, I still continue to enjoy them as though it was the first time I read them.
Barnes and Nobles hosted a fabulous party. It was moderated well and the entire staff participated. They had a great deal of events and going ons and I believed that they should have gotten raises.
This is what being a fan is about.