Even though the last book installment of the Harry Potter series came out nine years ago and the last movie came out five years ago, the magic is still running high. Growing up in the fandom, my life sometimes seems taken over by the world of Harry Potter. When the last movie premiered, I thought that was the end. My childhood would officially be declared over and the love I have for the characters would forever be a memory. Thankfully, J.K. Rowling has yet to disappoint me in keeping the magic alive.
In 2016 alone, us Potterheads have had a crazy year. Pottermore is still growing, the history behind what Rowling was thinking when writing the series is a daily discovering with her on Twitter, and we have had more than a couple books handed our way. This past summer also lead to the debut of “Harry Potter and The Cursed Child,” the play written by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. Although it is only in Great Britain for viewing, the world was able to read along with the published script. Being sucked in to the magical world all these years later brings out the child in all of us. The ones who refuse to truly grow up.
Our magic is not just over yet either. It was announced that another movie would be gracing the screens. “Magical Beasts and Where to Find Them” is expected to be released in November. The film based off the that book that Hagrid used to teach Care of Magical Creatures back in fourth installment of the HP series. While it is technically going to be it’s own trilogy, the film will be based in the same world as Harry Potter, and to me, that is close enough! Until then, I will casually wear my Gryffindor socks and continue to wait for my acceptance letter to Hogwarts… which seems to have gotten lost in the Owl Post somewhere. And do not be surprised if I write about this more often, because HP will forever be one of my favorite things to talk about.