Like every other woman who went through school with frizzy hair and the label “the smart girl,” I identify strongly with Hermione Granger. I have no illusions about how clichéd this is. It’s about as original as every non-Republican professional woman with glasses believing herself to be the real-life Liz Lemon.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter moved me to rush home and re-read the whole series from the beginning. I also figured that since Eclipse was releasing to theaters soon after my return, I would trudge through the final three installments of Twilight and have a wonderful time writing a series of blog posts analyzing… Continue reading On Reading Twilight and Harry Potter
My wife and I had planned our trip to Florida (our vacanymoon to steal a term from a friend) around the biennial Joss Whedon conference Slayage. We thought we were getting incredibly lucky because Universal Orlando’s new theme park—The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, obviously—had been pushed back to a Spring 2010 opening. When we… Continue reading The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Our Awesome Soft Opening Adventure
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has its grand opening on June 18, 2010. My wife and I are currently vacationing (pseudo-belated honeymoon style) in Orlando, but have to leave before the 18th. Luckily, Universal is going through their soft opening right now, and we were able to sneak a peek at some of the… Continue reading The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Soft Opening Impressions and Red Carpet Event
Every story is about someone, one particular character without whom the story could simply not be told. Every time we pick up a book or watch a movie, we are investing in this single character. It might be the main character; it usually is. We follow them as spectators through their adventures, trials, and journeys,… Continue reading Whose Story is It Anyway?