Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Review

The Fantastic Beasts series have always struggled with finding that piece of magic that the Harry Potter films have been known for. The prequels have tried to replicate that same feeling that audiences have had with the Wizarding World, but it ends up becoming a part of that world that isn’t as interesting as it should be. With Fantastic Beasts: […]

I Attended the Harry Potter Return to Hogwarts Trailer Premiere Fan Event!

I was fortunate enough to have won a contest and was invited to attend the trailer premiere fan event for the upcoming Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts special, which will be airing New Year’s Day on HBOMax. Summing up what happened, the event consisted of the fans who won being invited to the […]

Best Fan Vidders

Photo credit: Vicky Fotopoulou 3D Art Direction It’s the nature of the beast that fan-made art is not going to get as much attention as original content. But I’ve long been a fan of fanart, fanfiction, fan music, fan crafts–and fanvids. Fanvids are clip compilations put together by fans of their favorite TV shows and […]

How Game of Thrones Was the Perfect Eff You to Grown-up Harry Potter Fans

Game of Thrones All Ages of Geek

It’s been a year and I’m still upset.  When I think about the way I feel about the end of Game of Thrones, versus the way I’ve felt about others of my favorite series coming to an end, immense disappointment fills my crushed, crushed soul. I’ve had to say goodbye to beloved characters before, but […]

5 Book Series to Revisit During Quarantine

Book Series All Ages of Geek

During quarantine, you may have a lot of time on your hands. It’s the perfect time to revisit some favorite literary series. With the ubiquity of library apps such as Hoopla, Overdrive, Libby, or RBdigital, and paid e-reading apps like Kindle or Nook, getting a new book while social distancing can happen in seconds. This […]

Diaries of a Warcraft Widow Volume 1

Diaries of a Warcraft Widow All Ages of Geek

For a geeky person, dating is always nerve-wracking, wondering when your inner geek will become full-fledged outer geek to your new love interest. When they spot the Harry Potter doll sitting on your bedside table? When they stop by unannounced when you’re six hours into a Buffy the Vampire Slayer marathon, hair a mess, chin […]

Wandlore: Hidden Worldbuilding

Wandlore All Ages of Geek

[image source] “The wand chooses the wizard.” For at least some Harry Potter fans, this particular line is spoken by Ollivander, the wandmaker, is one of the most mysterious in the series.  And it’s something we see to be categorically true time and time again. There are many rules to wand ownership especially on the […]