Super-fans – Are HP Devotees the Next Generation of Star Wars Fans?
May 27, 2005
The Associated Press today considered what may be the next zone of superfandom, and turns its eye on Harry Potter fans.
If there’s hope for a new legion of obsessives, it could come from
Harry Potter. Just as Star Wars fans attend midnight premieres (apparently the designated hour of the superfan), Potter fans lines blocks for each new book at the witching hour.
One fan site, www.mugglenet.com, currently counts down the next instalment, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, to the second.
Of course, some Potter-fans have been getting their books within seconds of their release since a few weeks after the release of Star Wars Episode One.