The Theme for MISTI-Con 2017 is
We are celebrating 20 years of the Harry Potter fandom!
A fandom is more than just its source material- it's made up of people and their talents, experiences, and memories. Over the next year, leading up to the convention itself, we will give Harry Potter fans the opportunity to share their history, their memories, and their experiences with each other.
The best place to start is, of course, the beginning. We want you to tell us how you first got into Harry Potter. Was it at random, picking up a book you thought interesting? Did an important person in your life encourage you to read the book? Or were you perhaps drawn into the experience by the films?
Please post your story to our Facebook Group, or to your Tumblr, Twitter, LJ, personal blog, or anywhere else that you would like and tag it #shareyourmagic.
Our Internet wizards will be reading your posts and creating an archive on our website linking back to everyone's stories. We will also be highlighting some of the stories in our newsletter.
We will periodically post additional prompts for different memory topics to share. (Some of these prompts will utilize multiple forms of media- videos, audio recordings, photos, and more!)
We hope that your combined memories and experiences will create a rich multimedia tapestry of our fandom, connecting us closer together and showing what an indelible mark Harry Potter has left on multiple generations.