In May, I went to my very first Harry Potter Convention called Misti-Con. I've written about it before. Well, after the convention, a Facebook group was created to re-read all of the Harry Potter books before the 2017 Misti-Con. It was our way to stay connected to the HP World and each other. We just finsihed book 3 and it dawned on me: why haven't I incuded you? So on the forum, I have created topics for each of the first three books. Tell me your thoughts. You can be a first time reader, someone who has read the books 10 times or someone who never has read the book but curious about certain things you've heard or seen. The forum is open to all. Check it out here.
In reading these books again, I remember just why I loved them. Being a Potterhead, you would think I would have read the books a dozen times. The truth is I haven't. This is the first time I am re-reading the series and I am so picking up on all the little clues Rowling left in the story to the conclusion. I am also noticing the huge differences from the books to the movies more so than I did when I first saw them and reviewed them. Don't get me wrong, I love the movies too. But re-reading the stories, I ckeep asking myself why the movie makers made the changes they did or why they excluded what they did. I wish I can ask them.
Over Memorial Day weekend, I attended a Harry Potter convention called Misti-Con. It was my first ever con and I had no idea what to expect going into it. I packed up all my HP costumes and memorabilia with the excited hope of meeting like minded obsessed fans as myself. I was not disappointed.
I loved every minute of the con. The friends I made were wonderfully kooky like me and all talk of Harry Potter was accepted (unlike real-life sometimes). But what made this con so great for me, was the feeling of inspiration I felt afterwards. Because I felt so accepted, I felt motivated to continue down the path of being me and an aspiring writer. It was as if Misti-Con approved of my dreams and now I can go forth and write. It's weird, I know, but it worked. Something, all you need is to feel inspiration, no matter where it comes from.
We all have things we enjoy, thing we're passionate or obsessed about. I say embrace them and see if you can find others like yourself. Who know, they might just inspire you at a time where you feel unmotivated.
There is a joy in conventions, especially when it's the right convention. Misti-Con was the best place for me to start and I can't wait for 2017. Who will join me?
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