Sticky: I’m looking for Harry Potter fans! [Harry Potter Month]

Okay all, so I have this idea, but I need some help for it…Inspired by Rinn’s sci-fi month, (which I LOVED participating in) I’ve decided to take the plunge and try and organise a blog event for something I’m a huge fan of – Harry Potter. So, this is the announcement/gauging interest post for….

Harry Potter month
July 2014

[Why July? Because it gives me enough time to get organised, find participants etc, and because the 31st of July is Harry’s birthday]

What is Harry Potter month?

A month full of Harry Potter celebrations including posts, prizes and a House Cup! If this sounds like something that might interest you, keep reading.


What does getting involved mean?

I’m looking for people for three things:
1) Posting! Whether you want to post once or every day, I’m looking for people to share their Harry Potter love.
2) Hogwarts students for the House Cup
3) I’m looking for at least two prefects per house (more on that below!)

You can just post, without taking part in the Cup, or vice versa – or you can do both!


What do I post about?

Absolutely anything (however loosely) Harry Potter related. That could be anything from reviews of the books to ‘If you liked Harry Potter you might like….’


Does it have to be about the books?

Not at all! If you want to post about the films, the games or something HP inspired, that’s all absolutely fine. Feel free to think outside the box!


Will there be a readalong/watchalong etc?

This one purely depends on interest. I can’t imagine there’d be much interest in reading all seven books in a month, but people may want to just readalong the first book, or just watch the films etc. This one is down to you guys!


How do I earn points in the House Cup?

This one will be explained more later on, but you’ll be able to earn points in a number of ways, from posting to commenting on someone else’s post, from watching a film to reading fanfiction.


What does being a Prefect involve?

Being a prefect basically means keeping on top of your House Points, and reporting them back to me so I can see who is winning! The duties will be shared between at least two of you (more if desired), and the points will be based on round numbers so there shouldn’t be any awful maths involved!


Will I get to be in X House?

I’ll do my best to try and keep everyone happy but in the interest of fairness, and trying to keep the houses reasonably even numbered, I’m asking for a first and second choice house. If we still end up with one house significantly larger/smaller than the others, I’ll have to figure out a different way to balance out the scores later on!


If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please drop me an email to and I’ll send you back some more details!

17 thoughts on “Sticky: I’m looking for Harry Potter fans! [Harry Potter Month]

  1. Ahhh this sounds so cool! I’d love to participate, but I don’t know how much time I would be able to commit. A watchalong would be really cool though, maybe livetweeting and watching at the same time?

    1. Well, there’s no minimum commitment, so you could always just post once 😉

      Yeah I thought the same about the watchalong, but it’d take some thought regarding time zones etc. Definitely a possibility if people seem interested though!

    1. A reasonable amount, especially considering that in all honesty, apart from putting this Sticky up, I’ve done very little for it yet since it’s so far away.

      Can you email me at faith [at] StudentSpyglass [dot] com and I can send you back the details? (Or I can see your uni email address as part of your comment, is that one okay to send them to?)

  2. […] Harry Potter month began this week so I’ve been spending a lot of time on that, thinking up ideas, keeping the House Cup up to date and so on.  I took a day off work on Thursday and went to a theme park with two of my old school friends which was lovely and exactly what I needed after how manic work has been! […]

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