Fanfiction Profiles Making the Rounds

Sep 30, 2003

Posted by: Melissa Anelli


The award-winning Silver Chips school newspaper in Maryland profiled Harry Potter fanfic writers from among the student body, saying:

Die-hard sports fans paint their stomachs blue. Groupies scream their lungs out and flash the camera at rock concerts. On the other hand, fan fiction enthusiasts, another brand of obsessed fanatics, slip past unnoticed by the public eye.

Instead of memorizing the statistics of every linebacker on the home team, a handful of Blair students and thousands of devotees around the world spend hours online every day reading and writing fan fiction, popularly called fan fic, an ever-growing genre of literature that uses the characters and worlds from popular books, comics, movies and television shows as a basis for new plotlines and unexplored relationships.

The Leaky Cauldron is not associated with J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or any of the individuals or companies associated with producing and publishing Harry Potter books and films.