Keeping Up With Harry Potter Beyond Owl Post

By Carrie Tylawsky

Today marks a very important day in my calendar. A huge milestone that seemed like it would never come. You know what I’m talking about- the last Harry Potter movie came out today. I’m not sure about everyone else reading this blog, but I honestly can’t remember a time before the words muggle, Quidditch, and Voldemort were in my vocabulary.

As I’ve been re-reading the books in anticipation of the final movie, it struck me just how integrated Harry Potter has become on the social scene, even though the books started coming out before Facebook existed. All of a sudden I was seeing the dozens of Twitter accounts devoted exclusively to Harry Potter content (or parodies), Facebook fan pages counting down to the movie, and hundreds of blogs commemorating one of the most famous characters in history.

For those of you (like me) who aren’t quite prepared to let go and admit it’s the end of an era, get your Harry Potter fix with these sites:

  • If you’re looking for sarcasm, magically-related pick up lines, or just a little dark-mark humor, follow @Lord_Voldemort7 on Twitter. Even when you think there is no one that days trending topic could be related to Harry Potter, this guy finds a way.
  • For those of you especially interested in the Harry Potter movies, The Leaky Cauldron blog is the place to go. Pull up a barstool, have a virtual Butterbeer, and check out the latest in The Quibbler.
  • Do you consider yourself a Harry Potter expert? If so, maybe you can help answer some of the open questions on Quora. I’m not sure even J.K. Rowling has an answer for all of these (Dumbledore’s age?! Pretty sure he’s about 150).
  • Are you going to see the new Harry Potter flick? Perhaps one of the lucky ones that pre-ordered tickets and actually already saw it at midnight? Make sure you check in with Get Glue and earn one of the eleven exclusive Harry Potter stickers.
  • Last, but certainly not least, check out the previews of Pottermore. I’m still not sure if it will be more World of Warcraft than Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but I’ll be taking a look.

With the millions of Harry Potter fans out there, these are definitely not the only way you can get social with Harry Potter. What are some of your favorite magical sites? Share your thoughts in comments!