Harry Potter is known for bringing people together and at the end of May, Blogengamot members Arabella (Deborah Chan) and Jenna St. Hilaire met for the first time:
Deborah and Jenna live on opposite sides of Washington State (Deborah in Spokane and Jenna in Bellingham) and got to know each other online in the comments at HogwartsProfessor.com, and later at The Hog’s Head, where they joined the Blogengamot at the same time. They met at last in person a couple weeks ago.
The visit featured an erudite conversation about literature over lunch at the Colophon Cafe as well as a trip to the Colophon’s neighboring bookstore, Village Books, where Deborah bought the first three Harry Potter books on a 2002 road trip and where Jenna attended the midnight release party for Deathly Hallows dressed as Minerva McGonagall (unfortunately, no pictures of that event are available).
Here’s to Harry and the friends who might never have been but for him!
All pictures by Rick Chan. Thanks, Rick, for the photo evidence!