#7 - Potterheads
You'd best _Accio Seat_ for this episode, as we enter the wizarding world of Harry Potter fandom and talk about Potterheads!
What's it like growing up along side the object of fandom? Is Young Adult (YA) just for kids? Why do people of all ages love Harry Potter?
Whether you're Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin, you won't need a Nimbus 2001 to catch this week's episode!
Everyone's a fan!
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Play-by-play 00:00 - Cold Open 00:04 - Theme Song 00:31 - Introduction 01:22 - Who are Potterheads? 02:10 - Trivia 21:00 - The work and the fans growing up together 36:35 - YA on the rise and Harry Potter fandom 56:16 - Fans of the week 61:58 - Spotlight: [Harry Potter Alliance](http://www.thehpalliance.org/) & [GeekyCon](http://www.geekycon.com/) 66:19 - Goodbye!
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on DeviantArt"](http://julvett.deviantart.com/art/AU-Lily-and-Snape-318542315) ["Hogwarts Student Maker by Hapuriainen on DeviantArt"](http://hapuriainen.deviantart.com/art/Hogwarts-student-maker-302435099) ["How Ginny Should Have Looked by viria13 on DeviantArt"](http://burdge.deviantart.com/art/how-Ginny-should-have-looked-269991758) ["Harry Potter Chibis + Quotes by ShadowSeason on DeviantArt"](http://shadowseason.deviantart.com/art/Harry-Potter-Chibis-Quotes-243928228) ["#6 Polyjuice Potion y Picolo-kun on DeviantArt"](http://picolo-kun.deviantart.com/art/6-Polyjuice-Potion-565044947) ["Harry Potter and the Childish Adult"](http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/07/opinion/harry-potter-and-the-childish-adult.html) ["The New Powers That Be: Harry Potter, the Triumph of Fandom, and the Future of Creativity"](http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/the_next_20/2016/09/online_harry_potter_fans_transformed_what_it_means_to_love_a_story.html) ["Pottermania: Harry Potter Tourism, Where the Pilgrims
are Adults and the Books are a Religion"](http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/roiphe/2013/05/harry_potter_tourism_a_religion_for_young_adults.html) ["Hogwarts Is Here"](http://www.hogwartsishere.com/) ["Fans are leaving heartfelt notes in Harry Potter books"](http://www.themarysue.com/potter-it-forward/) ["Harry Potter Fans Won A Four-Year Fight Against Child Slavery-Produced Chocolate"](http://www.themarysue.com/harry-potter-fans-chocolate/) ["From Young Adult Book Fans to Wizards of Change"](http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/from-young-adult-book-fans-to-wizards-of-change/?_r=1) ["How Harry Potter shaped a generation"](http://boingboing.net/2014/07/23/how-harry-potter-shaped-a-gene.html) ["Fanlore: Harry Potter"](https://fanlore.org/wiki/Harry_Potter) ["How Harry Potter Changed Publishing"](http://io9.gizmodo.com/5821271/how-harry-potter-changed-publishing) ["The New Powers That
Be"](http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/the_next_20/2016/09/online_harry_potter_fans_transformed_what_it_means_to_love_a_story.html) ["Is Harry Potter classic children's literature?"](https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/college-inc/post/is-harry-potter-classic-childrens-literature/2011/07/16/gIQA0RS1HI_blog.html) ["The five levels of YA fiction fandom"](https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2016/apr/13/the-five-levels-of-ya-fandom-ya-fiction-hunger-games) ["Read whatever the hell you want: why we need a new way of talking about young adult literature"](http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2014/10/read-whatever-hell-you-want-why-we-need-new-way-talking-about-young-adult-literature) ["Children's and Young Adult Books: Why is it okay to be a Harry Potter fan but not a Twilight fan?"](https://www.quora.com/Childrens-and-Young-Adult-Books-Why-is-it-okay-to-be-a-Harry-Potter-fan-but-not-a-Twilight-fan) ["#PotterItForward"](https://twitter.com/MuggleNet/status/772229322019069952)
["Make Harry Potter even nerdier with detailed stats on all the series' spells * Great Job, Internet! * The A.V. Club"](http://www.avclub.com/article/make-harry-potter-even-nerdier-detailed-stats-all--244582) ["Harry Potter fandom - Wikipedia"](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Potter_fandom) ["MuggleNet - The World's #1 Harry Potter Site"](http://www.mugglenet.com/) ["Types of Harry Potter Fans | POPSUGAR Entertainment"](http://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/Types-Harry-Potter-Fans-35370029#photo-35370029) ["Online Harry Potter fans transformed what it means to love a story."](http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/the_next_20/2016/09/online_harry_potter_fans_transformed_what_it_means_to_love_a_story.html) ["A Harry Potter fan has called out JK Rowling in the best way possible"](http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13896504.A_Harry_Potter_fan_has_called_out_JK_Rowling_in_the_best_way_possible/) ["Religions | Free Full-Text | 'Snapewives' and 'Snapeism': A Fiction-Based Religion within the
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Credits Music: "The Carnival of the Animals - VII. Aquarium" by by Camille Saint-Saens, performed by the Seattle Youth Symphony (solos performed by Markus Staab on the piano) Logo: ["Glasses"](https://thenounproject.com/term/glasses/132894) by [Anton Anuchin](https://thenounproject.com/antonwebium) used under [CC BY 3.0](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/) ["Harry Potter"](https://thenounproject.com/term/harry-potter/7729) by [Ryan Thomas Noll](https://thenounproject.com/rtnoll) used under [CC BY 3.0](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/)
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