Speaking in Tom Riddles and Parseltongues at Coventry’s Harry Potter Discussion Group!

When visiting Harry Potter Studios last year, I realised I was a WIZARD at Harry Potter Trivia. I know so much about this fictional world (considering I can’t remember what happened last week…) and so I decided to use my knowledge to help spark interesting events in my local community.

Following a quick chat with Michael at The Big Comfy Bookshop, Coventry’s Harry Potter Discussion Group “Muggle Musings” was born! With the first one taking place last weekend, this will be a monthly event hosted by yours truly.

And boy, was I proved wrong. I know so very little really in comparison with the knowledge that people brought forward!

Muggle Musings: The Harry Potter Discussion Group

After a heck load of prep work, researching tons of discussion questions I turned up at the shop with no idea how many people would be walking in the door! I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of people and the quality of the conversation we had.

Photos by Lizzie Bee

We discussed everything Magcial creatures related – from Dobby to Fawkes, from Boggarts to House elves. It was a brilliant in depth chat for such an easy topic and I cant wait to get into a more detailed theme!

What a great bunch of nerds!

I was seriously impressed by people’s knowledge and the passion with which people spoke about the Wizarding world. The conversation flowed so well and everyone was so friendly.

I was also surprised to learn that so many of us were feeling anxious beforehand and I am really happy that people came along despite their initial fears and found a little haven of discussion we could all feel comfortable in.

A little shout out to Magic Alley

I thought as I am talking HP, that this would be a perfect opportunity to discuss these lovely things I was sent by Magic Alley. They are a new independent Harry Potter merch stockist and they were kind enough to send me some bits and pieces!

I wore this Ravenclaw necklace to my discussion group (in case my house wasn’t obvious enough to people!) and made sure to wolf down the chocolate frog beforehand (for my nerves!).

I can’t describe how happy I am at the turn out and how excited I am that the next one is only a few weeks away!

7 thoughts on “Speaking in Tom Riddles and Parseltongues at Coventry’s Harry Potter Discussion Group!

  1. Was such a great event! Got me out of my comfort zone and really looking forward to th me next one. You did amazing hosting too!

  2. well done Amy, really looking forward to the next group 🙂
    fantastic group of friendly people and you kept the discussion moving along wonderfully 🙂
    cya next time

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