The Harry Potter phenomenon has created a new world: one of Quidditch in the park, lightning earrings, endless parodies, a new genre of music, and fan conferences of epic proportions. This book attempts to document everything — exploring costuming, crafting, gaming, and more, with essays and interviews straight from the multitude of creators. At last, this groundbreaking moment of pop culture is brought to light, from the amazing philanthropic triumphs of the Harry Potter Alliance to the many camps and classrooms that have welcomed Harry into their halls. Today’s internet age has formed a new kind of reader: one who devours 800-page books and then creates fanfiction, art, videos, real-life adventures, and more, reimagining the series to reflect a new growing consciousness. From children to adults, fans are delighting the world with an explosion of captivating activities and experiences, all based on Rowling’s delightful series.
Valerie Estelle Frankel is the author of two books on the heroine’s journey, along with the award-winning Henry Potty parody series. This is her first
anthology, soon to be followed by Teaching with Harry Potter. She lives in Sunnyvale, California.