Adrienne Aipia - Potterwatch (News) Editor, Events Calendar House: Gryffindor / Member of: Los Angeles Dumbledore's Army (LADA) -- A business trip to
Singapore back in November of 2000 was the beginning of Adrienne’s love for the
Harry Potter series. With 14 hours to kill in a middle seat, she picked up the
much talked about children’s book that everyone was abuzz about. Right from chapter
1 of Sorcerer’s Stone the magic of the series coursed
through her blood. In summer of 2008, Adrienne decided that she was tired of
having to beg and bribe her friends and then fiancé to attend midnight HP movie screenings in Hogwarts robes and decided that she should start her
own adult fan group in her neck of the woods. As head organizer of The Los
Angeles Dumbledore’s Army (LADA), Adrienne and her Leadership Team have
produced events such as the Tri-Wizard Tournament, HP Pub Crawls,
HP Bowling Night, Madam Puddifoots Afternoon Teas, HP
Academic lectures, an annual HP Roller Skating Night and more.
Heather Murphy House: Slytherin / Member of: Central Florida Slug Club -- Heather has been involved in the Harry Potter fandom since 2003 when, after years of resisting her friend's attempts at pushing her to read the books, Heather's great aunt introduced her to the movies and video games during a family vacation. Upon returning home, Heather quickly jumped into the book series, reading all four in a matter of days and jumping into a new life filled with fanfiction, midnight book releases, Harry Potter RPGs on Livejournal, and conventions. In 2012, the obsession started to ease and Heather declared Ascendio to be her last HP convention. Three days of amazing programming, great friends, a mini funeral procession for Abraxas Malfoy and one strategic conga line later, the obsession was worse than ever. She joined MyHogwarts in order to connect with more HP fans in the area and next thing she knew, she and Melissa Penatzer had formed the Central Florida Slug Club.
Jennifer McIntire - Wizarding Wares Editor House: Gryffindor / Member of: HP-Ohio -- Jennifer first read Sorcerer’s Stone when she was in 7th grade. She soon found other avid fans like her on the-leaky-cauldron.org and attended the first LeakyCon in 2009 where her lifelong devotion to Potter was cemented. She has been a member of hp-ohio for four years where she has hosted many monthly huddles and participated in Harry Potter Weekend. She is currently the hp-ohio Slytherin Head of House. Jennifer is married and has two dogs and one cat. She’s a fan of children and young adult literature and has recently taken up Harry Potter crafting.
Jonathon Rosenthal - Webmaster House: Ravenclaw / Member of: Harry Potter NYC Meetup -- Jon has been active in the HP fandom for close to 10 years. As the head organizer of HP-NYC, he encourages his members to use their talents and abilities to expand the fandom and create new, unique experiences. Through HP fandom, Jon has had experiences he never previously would have imagined including helping to organize 2 Wizard Rock festivals, partying at Disney and the Wizarding World with his closest friends and being on the organizing team of the Aeternitas, MISTI-Con 2013 and 2015 conventions.