Harry Potter is a phenomenon that will surely live on far beyond our current time, though the latest film is approacheth, so it’s a good time to embrace our total geekdom and check out the best Harry Potter fan sites out there.
Harry Potter Fan Fiction
OK, OK. You know as well as I do that a fan fiction site is NOT the same as a fan site. In fan fiction, they write new fiction based on the fiction they love. In regular fan sites, they create other art around the thing they like, talk about it, gossip about it, share news, etc. HOWEVER, I wanted to include this site, because it’s really well done EVEN THOUGH I didn’t include any other Harry Potter fan fiction sites in this post. And there are lots of them. So, there you go. Check out this site for over 65,000 pieces of Harry Potter fan fiction.
>>Harry Potter Fan Fiction – harrypotterfanfiction.com
The Harry Potter Lexicon
Steve started this site before he finished the first book. He’s a big time diagram/blueprint/chart/lexicon type of guy, and he realized that Harry’s world was prime for that type of organization. So, he started this website. It offers an atlas of Harry’s world, an encyclopedia of spells, a visitor’s guide to Hogwart’s, and much, much more. There are timelines, links to other fansites, and so much information you could spend days on this site.
>>Harry Potter Lexicon – hp-lexicon.org
Harry Potter Fan Zone
This site was started by Andy McCray in 2003, when he was just 14 years old. Since then, the young Australian has made a hobby into a career, and his site is one of the most popular Harry Potter fan sites on the internet. One thing that’s particularly cool is that the staff seeks out press junkets related to the movie, so now (a time that the movies are still coming out) they manage to interview people associated with the films, making for some interesting reading.
>>Harry Potter Fan Zone – harrypotterfanzone.com
The Leaky Cauldron
This site had its humble beginnings in 2000, but it sure has come a long way since then. It holds tons of news, Harry Potter information, and resources for fans, and J. K. Rowling herself has called it her favorite fan site. That’s high praise indeed. In addition to all the information offered, the site also has a weekly podcast that is highly rated on iTunes.
>>The Leaky Cauldron – the-leaky-cauldron.org
OK, so the site is kind of messy, the links don’t all work exactly right 100% of the time, but it is a website chock full of information and news about Harry Potter. Right now it’s full of news about the movies, so it’s hard to find anything else, so it will be worth a look once all that hullabaloo calms down.
>>Muggle Net – mugglenet.com