One Year Later: Was It Really the End of an Era?

It has been a year since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was released in cinemas and in that time, J.K. Rowling has announced a new book, Emma Watson has starred in a widely anticipated and as yet unreleased film adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The WB Studio Tour has opened and Deathly Hallows won awards. Not to mention keys to cities and exciting conventions and of course, the sense that none of this is ever going to end. How do you feel about Harry Potter (films, books, videogames, commemorative plastic cups) a year after the film’s release? Do you think it’s the end of an era or do you think we just like anniversaries?

Let us know what you think in comments.

  • Meghan

    At the time I was quite sad because I felt like this was the last sort of “new thing” that would round everything else out. I also was coming off a hard time in my life that Harry Potter helped me through so it was hard in that way. However I was sure that it was always carry on. I have to very sadly admit it feels a little bit of a closed chapter now. One that you can always revisit but still closed. Hopefully with more pottermore info and if I ever can actually go to a con this might be changed.

  • Valcollins10

    Until exactly one month beforehand, I thought the release of DH2 would be the end of the era: one last, big party, then we could all go home and move on.

    And the Pottermore happened. And now we have another five years left, at least.

    See you at King’s Cross! (You all know when…)

  • 19yearslater

    Even before the film it didn’t seem like the end of an era to me. The book had already been out for nearly 4 years and I still loved it, I was never very in love with the films, I hate the HP was my childhood thing. So no, I don’t think the last film had much significance on my fandom. Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home. Those books will become classics. I look at people who are still obsessed with Star Wars or Trek or even older, Jane Austen and Shakespeare still have pretty dedicated followings for instance. I think the HP is over thing is somewhat hyper dramatic, I was worried about it before Deathly Hallows (the book) but then I read it and realized my fears had been unfounded. Knowing the whole story has only helped.

  • Ethan

    Let’s o

  • nahte91

    I can’t deny that of course it was the end of an era. The story has been told on screen and on page, but it’s not buried. I read someone on Tumblr saying “It’s not the end of an era. It’s the beginning of a legend.” But where does that leave us fans? It leaves us with a post-Potter world that we have no choice but to live in :) The Casual Vacancy, Emma’s movie, and Jo’s key to the city? We can’t note these events in the same tone that we’d note the release of a Potter book or movie. The appearance of it is sad. Come on, let’s not pretend that it’s 2003 or 2007. It’s not, but there’s so much still to enjoy. That’s what the launch of proved, I think.