Hello Everyone! Today please welcome Thomas Sailor, author of Chronicles of a Harry Potter Fan.
For many years, Thomas Sailer was active in the virtual Harry Potter fandom: After he had developed a huge fancy for the story in autumn 2004, he started to help out on the renowned fan portal 'Emma Watson Empire' the next spring; and it did not take long until he advanced to the site's representative.
Two years later, he founded the 'Knight Bus,' a widescale directory for Harry Potter websites. And finally, he even tried to mobilise fans from all countries by means of an organisation.
During his years as an active member of the fan community, he has accomplished quite a lot and made contacts to fans and website owners from all over the world. However, what he has basically intended with his activity, did not happen to become real.
In this book, he talks about his work in the international fandom, his motives and how the Harry Potter story has influenced his life. When first released in November 2012, the original German version of the book caused a stir within the fan community: Although it has never been on a bestseller-list, there appeared to be several reports about Thomas Sailer's story on many fan based websites from all around the world.