If any of you are on social media you may find every once in a while something Harry potter related pop up on your new feed, such as an statement made by J.K Rowling or a GIF related to the film. The main reason for this is because harry potter is part of the cultural convergences category meaning that the audience find a way to keep the topic or product alive by creating their own material based on the original format.
Pottermania is the term used to describe the Harry Potter fans, but what does it mean to be apart of one of the biggest cultural convergences?
The reason for the harry potter franchise success is because of the fans that keep the fictional harry potter world alive. How? by creating fan-fiction (fan made book adaption of original the book), creating fan sites with forums so that they can communicate with other fellow Potter fans, conventions such as leaky con and role playing games.The list is endless. Another reason for the massive fandom is to make the fictional come alive as well as making sure that the fans have somewhere and something to express their passion and their faithfulness towards the franchise which they have as a generation been brought up by.
This is further developed and encouraged by company’s such as Universal studios, creating video games, stationary, trivia games such as monopoly and the Harry Potter world that looks exactly like the movie to further encourage the culture and of course to further create and sustain money for themselves.
Overall, The Harry Potter culture is all about making the fiction come alive as well as making sure it never dies out.