Welcome to Fandom 101. Get your wands ready! In his debut episode, Gianfranco Lentini--Book Dreams associate producer, news reporter for The Leaky Cauldron, LGBTQ+ journalist, and Hufflepuff--gives Eve and Julie a Potter-centric crash course on why books cast magic well beyond their bindings; who the devoted fans behind the Potter subculture are; and what impact J.K. Rowling’s transphobic beliefs have had on those who grew up looking to her for acceptance.
You Tell Me (short play), by Gianfranco Lentini
Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (play), by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany, and J.K. Rowling
Gianfranco reporting for The Leaky Cauldron from the San Francisco opening day of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
J.K. Rowling tweets on headline “People who menstruate”
“J.K. Rowling Writes about Her Reasons for Speaking out on Sex and Gender Issues”
Dear Mr. Potter: Letters of Love, Loss, and Magic, by Lily Zalon, edited by a team including Gianfranco Lentini