Leaky’s Fandom Memories Project


Jun 02, 2011

Posted by John Admin

Many Potter fans are feeling pretty sentimental lately about the final film fast approaching. One of the final projects we haven’t mentioned yet is a Fandom Memories project, and we want YOUR help with it. This is your chance to tell us some of your favorite memories from this past decade+ of Potter for all the fandom to see!


Visit http://leakynews.com/leakycon/ and you’ll see a timeline of events, and a link to contribute on as many as you’d like!

What we are mostly looking for is photos, newspaper clippings, fan art, and especially any high quality video you have relating to and best illustrating these moments. Additionally, we welcome you to film short vlogs of yourself speaking about your favorites in this list – keeping in mind we will using them in short snippets (so keep it short and sweet!)

To contribute video, photos, whatever you have, simply use a free service like http://sendspace.com and put the link in the comments (contribute) area of the corresponding moment on the page!

OH, and did I mention that the top contributors of usable, quality contributions will receive prizes?? Deathly Hallows Part 2 DVDs for the top 3, for starters!

We will use as many of your vlogs, photos, videos, as we can – and you have 2 weeks from today to get them in, so get started!

26 Responses to Leaky’s Fandom Memories Project

Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: It will be hard... I have a LOT of memories...Avatar ImageElwood J. Blues says: Sameee here.Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: Oho wow!! :DAvatar ImageRinny says: oh man, there is so much i can add- hopefully early next week i can film a few short videos of some memories, and try to dig up some old photos; unfortunately some of my really random stuff (name tags and stickers from some of the old movie releases) i used to have when i still lived with my parents, but have now been thrown out...Avatar ImageMariaKeis says: There's so many memories .. It's simply impossible to to keep it short !! Avatar Imagebellbell127 says: i would sum up my entire fandom experience into one memory and use that. would that work?Avatar ImageLivi22 says: I'm sp going to contribute to this!! Sounds amazing!!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Wow! This is awesome!!Avatar ImageAbbyWeasley says: Oh cool!Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Ooooh this is so cool! And a great idea for all us fans to do something. I'd better get looking through all my stuff, I have tons of newspaper clips! :DAvatar ImageNiphai says: This is awesome! But I'm missing some moments. Like the moment Dumbledore came out of the closet. When it was first mentioned on the internet, I fangirled really hard, because it all fit! Then I called my (gay) friend, who was at a meetup of the Dutch Harry Potter Forum I'm a member of), and he fangirled and told everyone else, and everyone seemed to accept it and be happy that someone so huge and famous had come out of the closet, that it didn't matter that Dumbledore is only a fictional character. One Dutch newspaper went looking for some reactions on the internet about Dumbledore coming out of the closet. They quoted me and my best friend, which was really awesome. I think this was an important moment in the past 10 years of Harry Potter, as this moment made a lot of people brave enought to come out of the closet as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender just like Dumbledore did. I am one of those people.Avatar ImageIsabella Cauldwell says: I WANT TO CRY READING THIS ARTICLE! I AM SAD THE END IS NEAR! Why don't you make a slideshow from all the films? Send it to Rupert Grint! HE WILL CRY! :)Avatar ImageCatdelaCreme says: Great idea :DAvatar ImageFarahey Sama Kabir says: Cool!Avatar Imagecamila_black08 says: yeah!!! love your idea... i also think he will cry... as i did.Avatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: @Niphai: What are you talking about?!?!!! Dumbledore never "came out of the closet". JKR said he was gay; he never admitted it. He was simply a genius and I don't think people (like you) should get so worked up over his sexually when its not important whatsoever. Avatar Imagejaclyngirl713 says: Oh, wow. This is already making me feel sentimental... awwwwAvatar ImageNiphai says: @RubeusHagrid Please don't tell me what's an important moment for me or other people, as you don't know them. I know that JKR said he was gay. And it's true that it doesn't matter whether or not Dumbledore is gay, as he's still the same. But for some people (like me!) it gave them courage to came out of the closet, because of the good and awesome reactions people had to this 'coming out'. So in conclusion, Dumbedore is the same, whether or not he's gay. But it was an important moment for some people (like me).Avatar ImageLillylove says: What a fabulous idea, Leaky! Love this project! Avatar Imagekiwimci says: @RubeusHagrid, I think you're missing the point that it was clearly important to her. This is so weird reading that timeline as I can chart where I was during the majority of those moments. I've come such a long way since 2001 and Harry's been with me every step. It'll be difficult to let him go. I just feel so greatful that he came at the right time in my life helping to inspire and inform me. I'm 23 now and I can honestly say my life would have been very very different if it wasn't for Harry PotterAvatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: @Niphai: Okay, yes. But honestly---his sexuality does NOT matter whatsoever. He was a great wizard, character, and man--yes? I don't see why it gave you courage as he never did anything in the books/films relating to being gay...But uou can have whatever feelings you want of course. Sorry for the misunderstanding :) I love this, though! Its really neat. Rereading books for 14th time, on HBP :) Love it so much...Slughorns so great!Avatar ImageFresca says: Dumbledore's sexuality was important to the plot, in that he probably had a crush on Grindelwald, which made Grindelwald's attact on Dumbledore's brother and sister that much more difficult for Dumbledore. He did not come out of the closet, as it were, but people closest to him probably knew. Avatar ImageFresca says: Dumbledore's sexuality was important to the plot, in that he probably had a crush on Grindelwald, which made Grindelwald's attact on Dumbledore's brother and sister that much more difficult for Dumbledore. He did not come out of the closet, as it were, but people closest to him probably knew. Avatar ImageArlen says: hi please join my call of duty modern warfare 2 group! http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/myleaky/groups/10554 thanks:) Avatar ImageMiss.Weasley says: this is exactly what we need now ;]Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: That seems so cool! But, yet, it's complicated! Well, I'm probably not going to do this, but, good luck to everybody who's trying! =]

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