Location: British Columbia, Canada

Favourite Books: Deathly Hallows, Angels and Demons, The Lord of the Rings, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Nineteen Eighty-Four

Favourite Movies: The Return of the King, Inglourious Basterds, The Green Mile, The Godfather, The Dark Knight, Skyfall,

Favourite Music: My Chemical Romance, Green Day, All American Rejects, JET, Mother Mother, Fall Out Boy,

Twitter: @adamvanderzwan

About me: Jogging, skiing, facebooking, saxophone improving, writing term papers, watching films. Woo!

Emily Dillon

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Favorite Books: The Harry Potter Series (do I really have to say that?), The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hunger Games, anything by John Green, The Inheritance Cycle, anything by Fiona McIntosh, The Tomorrow When the War Began series and all fantasy books in general

Favorite Movies: Harry Potter films, Lord of the Rings films, Narnia films (do you see a pattern occurring?) Also, anything that makes me laugh, Death at a funeral and any episode of Friends

Favorite Music: Pretty much anything, big fan of all things Eighties and Glee. Wizard rock and the soundtracks for “A Very Potter Musical” and “A Very Potter Sequel” feature heavily on my playlist as well

About Me: Hi everyone! My name is Emily Dillon and I am from Melbourne, Australia. I am an 18 year old completely and utterly obsessed Harry Potter fan and have been since the age of 9! During my free time I like to listen to podcasts, do Sudoku, play tennis and my flute and of course read as much as I can! My favorite colors are yellow and blue, especially together because they remind me of the beach. I am employed as a tennis coach and love every minute of it! I also enjoy watching Aussie Rules Football and cricket during summer! I am a dedicated nerdfighter and still have not decided what I want to study at University!

Twitter: @egcosgriff

Hollie Ivany

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Favorite Books: The Harry Potter Series by our beloved JK Rowling, Emma and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri, A History of Love Nicole Krauss, Lost Salt Gift of Blood and No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. I also love Dr. Seuss and Shakespeare

Favorite Movies: Harry Potter Series, Steel Magnolias, Almost Famous, Elizabethtown, Jerry Maguire, Beautiful Girls, The Girl Next Door, various Disney, Pride and Prejudice, Anne of Green Gables Series, The Queen, The Young Victoria, Bring it On, Forrest Gump, Braveheart

Favorite Music: Ani Difranco, The Shins, Florence and the Machine, Broken Social Scene, Joel Plaskett, The Tragically Hip, endless Canadian Indie and East Coast music in general (especially Cape Breton artists)

Website: Potter Pensieve, now!

About Me: I am a 28-year old English teacher, artist, and cheer coach. I love to read, and I’m always inching my way through a Harry Potter book. I regularly haunt the pages of MyLeaky when I’m not at the gym. I am happily married to the love of my life, who I first kissed when we were only twelve years old. He is also a teacher, and we work at the same high school. I have wonderful family and friends, all of whom I greatly admire. We are lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Our Island’s culture is very strong and proud, which draws most of us back home no matter how long we’ve been gone, or what distance we’ve traveled. Did I mention that I’m going to be an auntie in December? Oh, and I’m a HUGE geek. There.


Location: São Paulo, Brazil

Favorite Books: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Favorite Movies: Anything Tarantino, Harry Potter and the Prisioner of Azkaban

Favorite Music: For now Glee is taking over my playlists

About Me: I’m kind of addicted to Coca-Cola and I really enjoy going to the movies. My latest hobby has been being forced on working on the Potter Pensieve Website by Adam, with very short deadlines and for no money at all. Good times.

Twitter: @thiagocarlotti


Location: New York State, USA

Favorite Books: Order of the Phoenix, Sorcerer’s Stone, Looking for Alaska by John Green, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, My rapidly growing shelf of manned space exploration history.

Favorite Movies: “The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming!” “The Newsies” “Dead Poets Society” “High School Musical” (That thing is a quality piece of art!)

Favourite Music: The Mountain Goats, Coldplay, wizard rock, Emmy the Great, Harvey Dowd, The Killers, The Decemberists, Julia Nunes

About me: I’m a 2nd year college student, currently studying history and international relations. I’ve loved Harry Potter for 13 years now. Old usernames on fan website can be found dating back as far as 2006. I make videos and play music in my spare time. When I’m not in class or online I like to hike and explore the woods though I have yet to find any magical creatures. Currently I’m in a serious relationship with Netflix instant streaming.

Twitter: @botheringtrees

Kim Cooper

Location: Bowie, MD, USA

Favorite Books: Harry Potter series, the Sookie Stackhouse series and of course, To Kill A Mockingbird

Favorite Movies: Animal House, Step Brothers and basically anything that can crack me up.

Favorite Music: U2 and Weezer

About Me: I’m a Philadelphian at heart but have relocated to just outside the nation’s capital. I miss Flyers hockey, obnoxious sports fans and delicious cheese steaks served by sweaty men in roach coaches. A journalist by trade, I love writing and anything involved in writing, except making phone calls. In my spare time, I like smoking cigars, reading, hanging out with my family and cracking jokes with my new hubby. Oh, and I loooooooooove Harry Potter. So I’m super excited to get the chance to work with Heather and Adam on this awesome venture they’ve got going on.


Location: Portugal

Favorite Books: Harry Potter series, The Uglies series, The Gone series, Jane Eyre, His Dark Materials, Midnighters Trilogy, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, The Hunger Games trilogy, Pride and Prejudice, Inheritance Cycle

Favorite Movies: The Jane Austen Book Club, Pride & Prejudice, Emma, The Passengers, Chronicles of Narnia, The Day After Tomorrow, True Women, Alice in Wonderland, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and Dead Poets Society

Favorite Music: Florence + The Machine, The Fray, One Night Only, 30 Seconds to Mars, Within Temptation, Evanescence, Muse, Good Charlotte, Paramore, Apocalyptica, Three Days Grace, Kings Of Leon and Wizard rock

About Me: I’m a Portuguese girl, with this huge (no surprise there, I think) obsession with Harry Potter. My hobbies include reading, writing, playing the violin, horse riding, photographing and drawing. I’m always willing to learn more (especially foreign languages) so I’m the type of girl you would see carrying around with an enormous amount of books of various subjects

Sarah Myers

Location: Florida

Favorite Books: HARRY POTTER! Harry, A History. Anything by Dean Koontz and Janet Evanovich. I do like Twilight (note: We, from the Potter Pensieve, didn’t know about the Twilight thing. We are sorry. [Give it a rest, Thio. Those books were fun. Did you even see the last Breaking Dawn movie? -H]) as well as some other YA sagas such as The House of Night Series and The Immortals Series. Lord of the Rings. Another one of my absolute favorite’s is The Celestine Prophecy

Favorite Movies: A Lot! To name a few I can say without a doubt that Heathers is one of my favorites. Pretty much anything directed/produced by Quentin Tarantino. And the one my pugs are named after: Star Wars

Favorite Music: I don’t really have a favorite since I grew up in a musician lifestyle. I love everything from rock to WROCK to R&B to country to jazz to opera…. I really could keep going

Website: So far: yoda829.tumblr.com

Twitter: @yoda829

About Me: I am 31 years old. I have been known to be a bit of a nomad growing up as I moved all over the eastern US. I am a perpetual student because I love to learn new things. I just received my second Associates degree, this one in Information Technology and Networking. I am and have been an avid Harry Potter fan from the release of the first movie (at which time I read all four books published at that time before I saw the movie)

Marcel Schaer

Location: Switzerland

Favorite Books: The Harry Potter series (to quote Professor Snape : “Ob…..viously.”), the Jan Fabel series by Craig Russell, most Dean Koontz novels, the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan.

Favorite Movies: Harry Potter series, American Beauty, Lost In Translation, L’Auberge Espagnole and its sequel Les Poupées Russes, Kick Ass, American Psycho, Halloween, Scream trilogy, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Ginger Snaps….. and a dungload of other horror movies

Favorite Music: Blink 182, Story of the Year, Reel Big Fish, Millencolin, Limp Bizkit, Green Day, My Chemical Romance, The Prodigy, Faithless, Norah Jones, Counting Crows, K’s Choice, Eric Clapton… and many more!

Website: My YouTube channel, if you want to check out my music!
About Me: I am a 28 years old bank employee and I’m probably the biggest, most obsessed Swiss Harry Potter fan! I love making new friends in the fandom, because HP fans are the coolest people ever. My first languages are French and German, I’m a musician and book lover. I kind of live in my own little world and I love it! One day I hope to visit the U.S., Australia and Japan.


Location: Kolkata, India

Favorite Books: The Harry Potter Series (obviously), Ella Enchanted, Agatha Christie Books, Little Women, Pride and Prejudice

Favorite Movies: My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, The Chronicles of Narnia, The King’s Speech, Harry Potter Series

Favorite Music: Westlife, Green Day, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, the Eagles

About Me: I’m a sixteen year old with a Harry Potter obsession and I have a knack for finding something related to Harry Potter even in the most mundane things. I love reading and writing and enjoy dancing, swimming and watching movies as well.

Christine Kaune

Location: Dearborn Heights, MI

Favorite Books: The Harry Potter Series, Freakonomics, The Chronicles of Narnia, a lot of Stephen King, anything to do with pain research and/or the brain and nervous system (I may or may not read textbooks for enjoyment.. :x )

Favorite Movies: The Harry Potter movies, Groundhog Day, Forrest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption, Jurassic Park, Anchorman (there should be a favorite TV show category in here because I really want to mention how much I love Dexter!!)

Favorite Music: Thrice, The Wonder Years, Transit, New Found Glory, Man Overboard, Fireworks, Bane, Circa Survive, Hot Water Music, Verse, Bayside, Jimmy Eat World, Brand New, Manchester Orchestra, etc etc etc.

Website: SpecialisRevelio.

About Me: I’m a 25 year old college graduate with a B.S. in Psychology, applying to graduate school for Neuroscience to go into pain research. My two passions are Harry Potter and the nervous system/brain! I love to read and I also have my own podcast, Potter’s Specialis Revelio, that keeps me busy as well.

Josh Blake

Location: Oregon, USA

Favorite Books: The Harry Potter Series, The Giver, The inheritance Cycle, and The Westing Game

Favorite Movies: Phantom of the Opera, Inception, the Harry Potter series (except for the third), Transformers (the sequel was terrible), Napoleon Dynamite, and all the Pixar Movies

Favorite Music: Anything eighties. Also: Van Halen, Aerosmith, GnR, and Def Leppard. I also like film scores, and the occasional comedy album

About Me: I love to laugh. I like to watch mystery shows (the CSI’s, and Law and Order). My favorite TV shows at the moment are Modern Family and House. I love to read. I like to spend time with my family. Music is a big part of my life. I play piano and listen to music a lot.