Podcast Episode 34: The Episode That Shall Not Be Named

Jonathon Rosenthal, the head organizer of The Group That Shall Not Be Named chats with The Genre Traveler about Harry Potter fandom. Along the way we discuss what the group does at meetings, Muggle Quidditch, how Harry Potter fandom is becoming a part of the culture, the literary value of the Harry Potter books, secret […]

Genre Fiction Is A Fave with American Readers

A recent Harris Poll sought to uncover if Americans are reading, what they are reading and who they are reading. The results show that genre fiction is a favorite among American readers. Among those who say they read at least one book in an average year, 79% have read a fiction book in the past […]

Special Harry Potter Celebration Planned for November

HP Fan Trips is planning a special celebration trip to commemorate the world-wide release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I. Nov. 18 and 19 you can join fellow Harry Potter fans in Seattle, Wash., for a weekend of wizardly fun. There will be: An exclusive showing of the Harry Potter Exhibition, A […]

Does Genre Literature Affect the Teen Brain?

A three-day conference, The Emergent Adult – Adolescent Literature and Culture, at Cambridge University is going to explore the effect on the teenage brain of books like Twilight and the Harry Potter series. Scientists, authors and education experts will all gather to discuss whether there are ‘Twilight zones’ in the teenage mind; areas of the […]

Wizarding World Internet Chatter Round Up

Well, it seems that there is a lot of chatter about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter going on around the Internet. So you do don’t have to go searching, I thought I’d round up a few for you here. Video: Radcliffe: Harry Potter fans ‘live the movie’ at theme park Daniel Radcliffe & other […]

Final Harry Potter Fan Trip Scheduled for July

HP Fan Trips is organizing one last Harry Potter Fan Trip this summer to celebrate the release of the final Harry Potter Film. “We’ve taken the best from each of the seven years of our top-rate HP Fan Trips and created this special itinerary to celebrate the release of the final film in the Harry […]

Step Into the Wizarding World

Would you like to release your muggle coil and experience the world of wizardry? Well, soon you’ll be able to do just that. Warner Bros. has teamed up with Universal Studios to create a theme park based on the Harry Potter movie series. Touted as the real life version of the magical world of Hogwarts, […]

A Boston Valentine for Harry Potter Fans

HP Fan Trips has recently announced the “Witches, Wands, and Wizardy in Boston…Oh my!” event, planned for Feb. 12 through 15, 2010. Special guest, Stan Ianevski, who portrayed Viktor Krum in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, will host a storytelling evening during the event. Here’s a preliminary itinerary: February 12: Your adventure starts […]