June 21st, 2003



Have Book. *pets Book* Made brother go with me to Border's and made him stand in the looooong line, but luckily had goldpurple tickets so was in first group anyhow. Saw a couple of kids with robes on, one with Hermione-d hair and a tie, another with a scar on her forehead. Definitely more people than I expected would be there. I also picked up a pamphlet on Harry Potter and the Magic of Britain which is by the British Tourist Authority and in coming days I will regale you with tidbits - I know you'll be looking forward to that.

Anyway, am so exhausted that I fell asleep at 10:30 and woke up at quarter to midnight and ran out of the house, so I doubt I'll get much reading done tonight, not to mention I have to get up at 7 am to get in the car for 3 hours. Luckily I am not driving so I am bringing Book.

*hugs fandom* Nini.
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Oh lookie, my geekiness is in black and white and a Nimbus mention, too! >:D

I've checked but the article isn't on the Chicago Tribune's website (will check again tomorrow), so here's what it says in the relevant section:

Butler has a basement filled with Harryphernalia: Harry Potter pillows, banners, glasses, posters.

But she may be topped by Vicki D-------, 31, of B-------, whose Illinois license plate reads HOGWRTS 1 (edit: it's HOGWTS 1 actually).

After seeing the first Harry Potter movie (edit: it was BEFORE), D------ read the first four Harry Potter books "in about three days. I was hooked, and said, 'This just isn't enough.'" So she joined an Internet chat group to discuss some of the more arcane points of the series -- and met her boyfriend, a Londoner (edit: ARGH I TOLD HER WHERE MARK LIVED) and fellow Harry devotee -- online.

Serious adult fans will gather in Florida in July for Nimbus 2003, billed as "a good mix of academic conference and 'fancon'" on the Potter series.

She got a number of things wrong, but eh well. Am still moderately more famous than I was before, although I'm not certain that's saying much. ;)

And FWIW, I'm now on chapter 28 and intend to be done by tomorrow. If I hadn't had to go to Springfield and back (3 hours each way) for my sister's babies shower, I would've been done already. But it was nice and fun - I won the "Who knows Barb best?" game (but only because our mom wrote many of the questions and so was disqualified!) and got a candle, lotion and bath salts as my prize. But most fun was getting to play with my niece a bit - she gets more adorable all the time. I was going to put up a pic of me holding her, but all of those turned out crap, so here is Collapse ) Okay, time to find some sustenance, then back to the Book. >:D
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