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The 'Harry Potter Generation' opens at the close

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As I write this from a conference of 3500 Harry Potter fans outside of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, the energy in the air around the final film is not only excitement, but gratitude.

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Editor's Note: Andrew Slack is the president of the Harry Potter Alliance, a not-for-profit organization with close ties to J.K. Rowling and some of the actors from the Harry Potter movies. The Harry Potter Alliance seeks to apply the lessons learned and inspiration from the Harry Potter books to everyday life. That includes fighting against what they see as real-world evils, like climate change and illiteracy, as well as bringing the joys of Quidditch to schools across the country.

As I write this from a conference of 3500 Harry Potter fans outside of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, the energy in the air around the final film is not only excitement, but gratitude.

We are grateful for the bonds of friendship we have made in this fan community and grateful for those "other friends" we know we can always visit in Hagrid's hut, to sit down over tea and rock cakes and plot new adventures.

We've spent years being called "delusional" for taking the Gryffindor Common Room, the Great Hall at Hogwarts, and the sweet shops in Hogsmeade so seriously -- as if they were real. As if they were nothing more than a cheap way to escape from our daily reality.

But as the book comes to a close, Dumbledore reminds us that "Of course it is happening inside [our] head...but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"

Reality is mysterious. And the reality is that a fantasy book aimed at children has forever changed writing, publishing, literature, music, sports, social media and social activism.

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