On Monday evening, it was once again proven that the power of the internet can turn the slightest of rumours into a full blown menace of excitement, when the Twitter timeline of Potterheads around the world was taken over by the rumour that perhaps, there might be a Harry Potter convention to celebrate the day that the second generation goes to Hogwarts. As we saw in the epilogue of The Deathly Hallows, Harry, Ron, Hermione, Draco and all the other characters we love will be sending their children off to Hogwarts 19 years after defeating Voldemort.
Now, you might be wondering when this event will be. It sounds incredibly exciting, doesn’t it? It was suggested that even queen Rowling herself would make an appearance, which would of course be wonderful! So let’s see when this convention, with appearances of all our beloved Harry Potter actors, will take place: It was 1998 when Voldemort was killed, at the end of the school year, of course, so that would mean that 19 years later will be… well… 2017. The first of September, to be precise… And just in case you’ve forgotten which year it is now: we will have to wait another 4 and a half years.
Of course, who knows, it might actually be true. You would think that a random rumour without any truth to it wouldn’t manage to reach so far on twitter, but perhaps that would be underestimating the power of the internet. To make matters worse, or perhaps even better, later the rumour was added that on that date, there might also be an eight Harry Potter book based on the lives of that second generation, which for me only makes things more dutiable.
It’s a nice thought, though, isn’t it? And it doesn’t even sound like an odd idea. If you ask me, this could very possibly be happening, because right now it seems very unlikely that the Potterhead fandom won’t be around in 2017, so we should be able to organise all this quite easily. Perhaps there is more reason for excitement than skeptical me might think after all, but either way, 2017 is still a long time from now.
So what do you think? Will you (still) be a Potterhead in 2017 and will you be at platform 9¾ on the first of September of that year? And do you think there might be some truth to the rumour, or is false hope nothing but dangerous and painful? Let us know!