"Harry Potter" fan Kaiulani Fontenot, an administrative assistant for Island Pacific Distributors Inc., says she has not lost her enthusiasm for the magical world created by J.K. Rowling in her sensational book series. She writes:
"When ‘Harry Potter’ came out, I was 13. My English teacher bought the book and would read us a chapter each day. I would imagine what it would be like to have magical powers, fly on brooms and be invisible. Once, Borders had a midnight book release party and asked the customers to show up in either a Harry Potter costume or ball attire. I dressed in a very nice ball gown, only to find that everyone else dressed as Harry Potter characters instead. Even though I am now 26, I’m still rocking Harry Potter fever!!"
Fontenot and other Pottermaniacs are eagerly awaiting the July 15 theatrical release of the final chapter of the wildly successful film franchise, "Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Part 2." As part of a special package of stories to mark the end of Potter movies in the Today section, we’d like to share your memories and feelings about what the books and movies have meant to you.
And let us know of any events planned to celebrate (or lament) the final "Harry Potter" installment.
Email your comments and photos to email@example.com by July 10.