Fan Phenomena: Harry Potter

Fan Phenomena: Harry Potter
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Nineteen years later . . . Even as a new generation embraces the Harry Potter novels for the first time, J.K. Rowling's wizarding world continues to expand. Rowling herself has created a five-film spinoff, a two-part stage play, and an immersive online universe. The fictional sport of Quidditch now has a real-world counterpart, complete with an international governing body and a major league. Fans have adapted the series into role-playing games, crossover parodies, musicals, films, dances, art, and real, published fiction. There are new mobile games, toys, theme parks-even a complete line of Harry Potter-inspired home décor from Pottery Barn. More than ten years have passed since the end of the series, and Potterheads still can't get enough. In this addition to Intellect's Fan Phenomena series, enthusiasts and scholars explore the culture of the fandom, its evolution, and how it managed to turn a boy wizard into the international icon we see splashed across lunchboxes, printed on t-shirts, and enshrined in tattoos. Harry Potter: Fan Phenomena is a journey-yes, a magical one-through one of the largest fanbases of all time and its efforts to ensure that The Boy Who Lived would live forever. Nineteen years later . . . Even as a new generation embraces the Harry Potter novels for the first time, J.K. Rowling's world is expanding with Fantastic Beasts, Cursed Child and Pottermore. There are new mobile games, new toys and, of course, the theme parks. Meanwhile, Quidditch and the Harry Potter Alliance stretch from college to college, inspiring each generation. Fans have adapted the series into roleplaying games, parodies, musicals, films, dances, art and published fiction like Tommy Taylor or Carry On. They are also scrambling Potter with new franchises: Game of Thrones, Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, Hamilton. What else is this new generation discovering about loving Potter? Which are the best conventions, the best fanfiction and wizard rock? And, how has Potter aged and what does it still have to teach us? Fan Phenomena: Harry Potter offers Potter fans a taste of the best the fandom has to offer.
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9781789380705
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Paperback
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April 26, 2014