The Booknerds Online Book Club Potterhead Hangout is an initiative by The Booknerds to connect book lovers across India and beyond and to bring joy to them since there are no offline book club and other literary events due to lockdown.
The event kickstarted with an introduction of the format by Rohan Raj co-founder of The Booknerds- a literary startup with the vision of connecting readers across the globe, while the participating Potterheads kept joining in from across India.
The Booknerds Editorial team member Priyakshi Goswami kickstarted the fun by talking about the first book in the phenomenal series Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling.Priyakshi said," Rowling conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series while on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990.The seven-year period that followed saw the death of her mother, birth of her first child, divorce from her first husband, and relative poverty until the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was published in 1997."
The event was also attended by Harry Potter book enthusiasts who discussed fandom,their prized possessions like first edition books,how they got initiated into the Potter Universe and so much more.
The Booknerds Editorial team member Vidushi Nautiyal spoke about the audio version narrated by Stephen Fry versus reading the physical copy or e version of the book and how with Stephen Fry's unique style the book comes to life in a whole different manner.
Throughout the hangout, random spells were cast, the points of which were added to the attendees' score.
Neha Raj, co-founder of The Booknerds conducted the Hogwarts Quiz.
Srikanth from Bangalore won the Hogwarts quiz and due to his thorough knowledge of the Potter Universe was declated Potterhead of the The Booknerds Online Book Club Potterhead Hangout
The Booknerds shall be conducting such online book club sessions every Friday at 6 pm.