Tag Archives: harry potter

September 04

5 Fandom Friday: Fandom Deaths I Just Can’t Even

By: Meg Humphrey Intense emotional investment in fictional characters is nothing new for those deep in fandom. A little piece of us goes with every character that was important to us and we mourn them as we would a flesh and blood friend. These are the deaths that my heart will never heal from. Dr. […]

July 27

My Favorite Changes in the Harry Potter Movies

By: Meg Humphrey I recently binge watched the Harry Potter movies before embarking on my boyfriend’s first journey to the written world of Hogwarts (he had seen the movies, but hasn’t read the books). Here are my happy-face thoughts about what the movies made their own. Neville gave Harry the gillyweed for the second Triwizard […]

July 20

What the Harry Potter Movies Shouldn’t Have Changed

By: Meg Humphrey I recently binge watched the Harry Potter movies before embarking on my boyfriend’s first journey to the written world of Hogwarts (he had seen the movies, but hasn’t read the books). Here are my frowny-face thoughts about what the movies passed over. Dudley never thanked Harry. A recurring theme in Harry Potter […]

October 29

Geeky Nursery Inspiration

By: TCO As I previously mentioned, my husband and I are expecting a youngster in December. We’re currently working on the baby room, and, perhaps not surprisingly, the toughest part has been picking out the proper decor (perhaps second in toughness only to picking a name). Shopping online and in baby stores, everything is very…”baby.” By that […]

August 08

Geeky Baby: Society6, One Stop Onesie Shopping

By: Terra Clarke Olsen Well dear readers, you’re going to find a lot more baby and kid oriented geek posts on Have You Nerd from now on because I’m about to take that crazy journey called motherhood. Needless to say, I’ve started looking at baby clothes and toys far more often than ever before. And while there […]

February 14


LOOOOOVE! Happy Valentine’s Day, lovely Have You Nerd readers! Treat yourself and the ones you love to something special. (Hint, you can’t go wrong with Nutella…) Not into Valentine’s Day? Then this one is for you! Don’t worry, it will all be over tomorrow. And remember, all the candy will on sale this weekend! So […]

January 24

Featured Kickstarter: Geeky Sprinkles

Featured Kickstarter: Geeky Sprinkles By: Terra Clarke Olsen I love when two of my favorite worlds collide. In this instance, it happens to be three–geek life, baking, and fundraising! I recently backed the Kickstarter for Geeky Sprinkles, and of course, I have to help spread the word so this project can happen (and so I […]

November 18

Butterbeer Recipes

Butterbeer Recipes By: Terra Clarke Olsen Like many fellow nerds, the holidays are not complete without watching the Harry Potter films. But now that the series is over (although will be expanding soon), I like to continue the tradition while adding some fun elements into the fix. Making Butterbeer is one of the best ways to add […]

October 25

Geeky Halloween Costumes for Kids

Geeky Halloween Costumes for Kids By: Terra Clarke Olsen Halloween is right around the corner, and personally I can’t wait to see all the trick-or-treaters running around my neighborhood. I don’t have kids of my own, but I couldn’t help but share these adorable favorite geeky Halloween costumes. Many of these can be created easily […]

September 27

The Harry Potter Universe Expands

The Harry Potter Universe Expands  By: Brianna Noll Recently, I discovered the term cryptozoology, which refers to the search for (more so than the study of) animals from legend and folklore. Think Finding Bigfoot, or people who try to photograph the Loch Ness monster. I mean, I’ve known that there are people who do this, […]

March 19

Harry Potter Inspired Fashion: Gryffindor

Harry Potter Inspired Fashion: Gryffindor By: Terra Olsen Gryffindor Fashion Mascot: Lion Color: Crimson and Gold Moto: “Their daring, nerve and chivalry set Gryffindors apart.” (Click on images for larger view.) So Wise Oxford Bootie: $49.95 Prato Satchel: $598 Cutaway Back Studded Faux Leather Jacket: $158 Beautiful Bibliophile Dress: $66.99 Small Claw Front/Back Earring: $14 […]

January 24

Harry Potter Inspired Fashion: Slytherin

Harry Potter Inspired Fashion: Slytherin By: Terra Olsen Slytherin Fashion Mascot: Serpent Color: Green and Silver Moto: “Slytherin will help you on your way to greatness.” (Click on images for larger view.) Green Hampton Crop Pants: $89.50 Charmeuse Abriella Wrap Blouse: $209.30 Vera Wang ‘Hania’ Flat: $198 Furla ‘Gemini’ Snake Embossed Bag: $398 Emerald and […]